How to look fab on no sleep

No time for a nap? No problem!

We’ve all been there: stayed up super late, only to regret it and hate ourselves the next morning when we have to arise for work. And this is the exact same scenario that happens in the new episode of Britain’s Next Top Model, which is airing on Lifetime this Thursday at 9pm. The girls have to work through the night to get the perfect shot, plus take part in an underwater shoot the following morning - eek!

If this all-nighter situation happens to you on a regular basis, then rest assured that we've enlisted the help of Heat’s beauty team to lay down an 8-point plan that will help you get away with turning up to work after a sleepless night – whatever your reason for not sleeping ;)

1. Compress puffy eyes with a cold spoon

If you skipped a night of sleep your eyes will probably show the signs. Fight off any puffiness by applying a cold spoon to the area or try keeping your eye cream in the fridge. The cooling sensation will hydrate and soothe in one go – bonus!

2. Use white eyeliner to brighten eyes

Make your eyes appear wider and brighter by applying a white or nude liner in your waterline. Finish with a generous dose of mascara and you’ll be on your way to faking a full night of sleep.

3. Be generous with concealer

Got dark circles? Then concealer will be your BFF. Start with a yellow-toned colour corrector to hide any dark patches, and then use your ring finger to apply a concealer that’s one or two shades lighter than your skin tone, to brighten the under-eye area.

4. Distract with a bright lip

If all else fails, distraction is your best defence – and a bold lip will draw all of the attention to your mouth. Plus, did you know that a blue-toned red lipstick will also make your teeth appear whiter? It’s true, people!

5. Curl your lashes

Mascara not doing the trick? A lash curler will open up your eyes even more. Try heating it with a hairdryer before applying to your lashes for a curl that lasts.

6. Slap on a rich moisturiser

Skin needs hydration to stay looking it’s best, so a rich hydrating moisturiser will help to give it an extra boost. If you have the time, apply it in a thick layer and allow it to soak into your skin while you get dressed.

7. Pack on the bronzer

Skip contouring and apply bronzer across the cheeks, forehead and décolletage for an all-over glow. You bronzed goddess, you.

8. Revive hair with a dry shampoo

Some (if not most) mornings, it’s definitely worth lazing around in bed for an extra 15 minutes than it is using that time to wash your hair. But don’t let greasy hair get the better of you: use a dry shampoo to soak up excess oil and leave your mane looking fresh-to-death.

To follow this year’s bunch of 6-foot tall glamourzons, catch new Britain’s Next Top Model sponsored by Colgate, on Lifetime, Thursdays at 9pm. Keep up to date on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and don’t forget to watch the Front Row on Heat’s Facebook page on Thursdays at 10pm for all the latest goss from the show.

Plus, check out this weeks episode of the Front Row with Charlotte Crosby, Nicky Johnston and Hilary Alexander, above.

In association with Lifetime

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