Happy Monday! May your coffee be strong and your Monday short.

After a weekend off, how many of us are itching to wake up at the crack of dawn to put a full face of makeup on? I’m not. In effort to promote healthy skin and save time, I’m always tweaking my makeup/getting ready routine. Always on the hunt for the best and quickest.

The Brunette Blend-eye Brightening Fake up-beauty-view 2

With a new puppy and a new wake up time, I need a quick fix for sleepy eyes. Coffee can only do so much. I’m all for a fierce cat eye, but some days I don’t have the time or the energy. Anyone else with me? If so, a new fake up (fake wake up) routine to the rescue.

Scouts honor, with this quick little routine, none of this “omg, you look tired today….” Nope. I look great and completely alert (sipping extra coffees in the corner). Check out what’s in your toolbox:

The Brunette Blend-Eye Brightening Tool Box-Eye Brightening Fake Up-Beauty

-white eyeliner pencil or white eyeshadow crayon
-highlighter // I’m hooked on Watts Up by Benefit, but a super light shadow would work, too
-eye lash curler
Exact product links can be found at the end of the post.*

The Brunette Blend-Eye Brightening Fakeup-Makeup-Step by Step

one | on your lower lash line, line with your white eye liner. This creates the illusion of bigger and brighter eyes

two | on the inner corners of your eyes, apply a little highlighter and blend. This continues to open up those eyes.

three | curl lashes

four | apply mascara


The Brunette Blend-eye Brightening Fake up-beauty-view one

This has been my latest go to eye look, because it’s natural looking and is just so incredibly quick. Do you have any quick go to looks to share?

The Brunette Blend-eye Brightening Fake up-beauty-finish

Products Used:
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (Milk)
Watts Up! Cream to Highlighter Powder
Maybelline Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara