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4 Quick Celeb-Approved Tricks to Hide Tired-Looking Skin

Is your skin looking dull, tired and stressed? Help is at hand.

Despite having super busy schedules, jet-setting around the world, and getting altogether very little sleep, how do celebrities always manage to look fresh for the camera? While here at The Gaggler we don’t profess to have all the answers, we certainly do have a bunch of handy tips and tricks on how to always look fresh and well-rested with just a few simple beauty and makeup tricks. So, whether your skin is feeling a little tired or dehydrated from lots of travel, stress or very little sleep, we’ll let you in our beauty secrets so that no one knows the better.


Rule number one is to ensure that your skin is amply hydrated. Besides ensuring that you drink plenty of water (remember to consume at least two litres a day, and more if you are flying), beauty products that quench your skin’s thirst and protect it from environmental stressors will do wonders to keep you looking fresh. A good moisturiser is ideal for harsh weather – from extreme hot to cold – and particularly if you are flying a lot. Products that you can keep in your handbag for a quick refresh can also act as rescue remedies, while a facial spray can perk you up in an instant.

Our picks:
Avène Thermal spring water
This Works In Transit No Traces rosewater and water mint infused pads – Use code ARABFUN for 22% off
Aesop Elemental facial barrier cream

Thermal Spring Water by Eau Thermale Avene Spray for Unisex, 10.5 oz pack of 1 ON SALE

aed 95.69 Avene
aed110 14

In Transit No Traces – Rosewater And Water Mint Infused Pads

aed 86 Thisworks

Elemental Facial Barrier Cream

aed 203.89 Aesop


It is with good reason that they say the eyes are the window to the soul. If you’ve fallen under the weather recently or simply haven’t been getting enough rest, your eyes will be the first to give it away. With some carefully applied makeup, however, those big dark circles and puffy red eyes will be no more! Start with a good concealer applied under your eyes in an upside-down triangle shape. To widen and brighten the eyes, apply white eyeliner to the lower inner lash line. Add a touch of highlighter or shimmery white eye shadow to the inside corners of the eyes and hey, presto! You look as good as new.

Our picks:
L’Oréal Khol Superliner in immaculate snow – Use code ARABFUN for 22% off
Make Up For Ever star lit powder in frozen silver
Nars radiant creamy concealer

Paris Khol Superliner (Immaculate Snow)

aed 32 L’Oreal

Star Lit Powder

aed 100 Make Up For Ever


Focusing on the lips is a great way to draw attention away from the eyes, where your tiredness is most likely to show. The brighter the hue, the better!   

Our picks:
Missha M Matt lip rouge in holiday
The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes long-lasting liquid lipstick in sentimental – Use code RMZM for 10% off

Lip Rouge SPF17

aed 40 M Matt

Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipstick Sentimental ON SALE

aed 45 Thebalm
aed105 57


Applying blush or bronzer is another great way to draw attention away from the eyes, as well as adding colour to your cheeks, which are likely to be looking drab and dreary if your skin is on the tired side. Try opting for products that promise to moisturise to ensure they don’t leave your skin looking dehydrated. Cream blush is ideal.

Our picks:
Clé De Peau Beauté cream blush
Benefit Hoola quickie contour stick

Cream Blush

aed 237.11 Clé De Peau Beauté

Hoola Quickie Contour Stick

aed 146.00 Benefit Cosmetics