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How To Get A Refreshed I-Woke-Up-Like-This Glow

How To Get A Refreshed I-Woke-Up-Like-This Glow
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While we all like to think that we wake up looking beautiful and flawless like the women in films always do, the reality is usually pretty different. I don’t know about you, but when I wake up, I’ve got pillow marks across my cheeks, messy hair and skin that could do with some serious TLC. Luckily, though, the January ‘Sleep and Refresh’ GLOSSYBOX is filled with products that allow you to create that I-woke-up-like-this glow, even if you haven’t had the best night’s sleep.

Here’s how to make the most of them.

Step 1: Energise Up Your Skin With A CDB Oil Face Mask

If you tend to wake up with dull-looking skin that needs refreshing and reenergising, nothing beats this CBD Infused Mask. Formulated with Cannabidiol (a plant that is known for its therapeutic and anti-inflammatory properties), it helps to calm, soothe and restore your skin.

To make the most of your Beauty Pro treatment, simply cleanse your skin, then apply the mask onto your face. Leave it to work its magic for 15 to 20 minutes before gently removing it. You can then massage any excess serum into your neck and décolletage.  Your skin will feel so much smoother and look so much brighter.

Blemishes? Uneven skin tone? Redness? You can say goodbye to all of it thanks to this mask. I mean, you wouldn’t expect anything less from this multi-award-winning British sheet mask brand!

Step 2: Shape Your Brows

I always think that as long as you have strong, beautifully-shaped brows, you can get away with wearing very little makeup. They just frame your face so elegantly and soften your other features.

That’s why we’ve provided you with a pair of Tweezers from Basic Beauty. They boast a classic slant tip that has been hand-filed so that you can easily pluck individual hairs and shape your brows effortlessly.

For those of you who find plucking a bit painful, try these best practice tips to make it far more comfortable:

  • Open your hair follicles with hot water: By opening up your hair follicles, you’ll be able to pluck the hairs much closer to the root. No extra tugging – no extra discomfort! To do this, either pluck after a shower, or place a wet, hot towel onto your brows for a couple of minutes before removing any hairs.
  • Don’t pull hairs at random: Plucking really doesn’t have to be that painful. As long as you pull the hairs in the same direction as they grow, grab them at the root and hold the tweezers as parallel to your face as you can, it should be pretty painless.
  • Never overpluck: We all remember the microbrows from the 90s and 2000s. Well, I hate to break it to you, but it wasn't a great look. Always pluck within your designated brow line. If in doubt, remember that less is more.
  • Soothe your skin: If your skin feels sore after plucking, try applying a little Aloe vera over the irritated area. It will soothe and cool.

Follow these top tips and you’ll have flawless brows painlessly.

Step 3: Give Your Skin An Extra Boost

Now that you’ve shaped your brows, you can start applying your makeup. To maintain that refreshed, clean feeling, I’d recommend going for a no-makeup makeup look. Pair your foundation with your BYBI Strawberry Booster and you’ll have a healthy, natural I-woke-up-like-this glow.

Start by applying foundation to the back of your hand, then mix in a couple of drops of your BYBI Strawberry Booster. It will create your own DIY lightweight BB cream. Next, you can apply it to your whole face using your fingers. Sweep it across your cheeks, jawline and forehead, then blend it into the smaller areas of your face (across your nose, around your mouth and under your eyes). Great coverage and deep hydration – what more could you want?

Of course, if you don’t want to wear any foundation, you can just apply 2 to 3 drops of oil directly onto your skin. It will give your whole complexion its bright lustre back.

Step 4: Groom Your Brows

To finish off your natural no-makeup makeup look, you just need to set your brows. That’s where your ModelCo Brow Gel comes in.

Boasting a lightweight, clear formula, this eyebrow gel  is the perfect tool to shape and hold your brows in place.

Brush the spoolie through your brows in an upward motion, then glide it along the top arch of your brows to tame the hairs. Though it applies wet, it will dry instantly to keep the hairs in place all day long.

Insider Tip: If you want to really embrace the natural look, you can use the gel on its own. Alternatively, use a brow pencil or powder to fill in your brows, before setting the colour in place by going over your brow with the gel.

And there you have it, four steps to achieve an I-woke-up-like-this glow.

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Featuring complexion-boosting skincare and refreshing makeup, our ‘Sleep and Refresh’ GLOSSYBOX will give you a healthy I-woke-up-like-this glow.

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