While exciting, the lives of fashion editors are often hectic and full of long nights and early mornings. Teaming up with the makers of
LUMIFY™ eye drops, one fashion editor is spilling her secret weapons for looking fresh and focused even on her busiest days.
We've all been exhausted from a late night out or a busy day at work, and it is not fun — especially when your alarm goes off and it's officially time to rally! As a fashion editor, I'm constantly on the go, hopping from meetings to events and even nighttime parties. But no matter how tired I may be, it's always important for me to look my best — after all, it's in my job description! Over time, I've curated a tool kit consisting of the products I consistently turn to when I need an extra dose of shine, and even on my most hectic days, these must haves never fail me. Check them out below.
A Chic Top Layer
Who has time to put together the perfect outfit when you're in a rush? If I'm short on time, I stick to a basic uniform of a crisp tee or simple blouse paired with ankle pants or jeans (on casual days), and pull it all together with a stylish blazer. A nice jacket like this requires next-to-zero effort to style, but looks like you tried way harder than you did. I even keep a dressy jacket in the office in case a last-minute event pops up on my calendar.
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LUMIFY™ Redness Reliever Eye Drops
(USE AS DIRECTED)
Tired-looking, red eyes are the tell-tale sign of not enough rest, and while concealer is a must, there's one little secret you may not have thought of.
LUMIFY™ Redness Reliever Eye Drops from Bausch + Lomb are amazing for combating red eyes and helping you fake eight hours of sleep. With the help of LUMIFY™, your eyes can appear whiter, brighter, and more radiant, because after all, the last thing you want is to look as tired as you feel. And the best part? LUMIFY™ starts working to reduce redness in 60 seconds and lasts up to 8 hours.
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A Stylish Hair Tie
Styling my hair in the morning can be super time consuming, and if I just don't have the energy or the patience to deal with it, you can bet I'll be putting it up. For a fun alternative to your basic, plain hair tie, try securing your pony with a vibrant option — bows encouraged. Like with everything else on this list, something as simple as an elevated hair tie is a small trick that goes a long way when your goal is to look polished in a pinch.
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These guys are a beauty life-saver for me. In the summer, I use multiple sheets in a day, but even when it's chilly out, I use them on the regular. When I'm dashing to market appointments or client meetings, having these on hand is so helpful for refreshing my look. Just one clears up all my oil and shine, resulting in a more fresh-faced appearance.
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Never underestimate the power of a wow-worthy pair of earrings. Adding a pair like this to your ensemble is a small hack that makes a big difference. Fancy earrings tell the world that you care, that you put thought into your outfit (even if you didn't), and that you recognize the importance of even the tiniest details. Bonus: statement earrings totally have the power to brighten up your face, too, and can transform even the simplest outfits into something special.
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A Flattering Lip Color
Even when you can't be bothered to put on a full face of makeup, swiping some rouge on your lips will give the appearance that you put effort into your look. I always carry a few different colors in my purse, and it's amazing how much more put-together I look after applying just one coat. It only takes 10 seconds, but it makes all the difference.
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