New year, same me standing in front of the mirror every morning trying to make myself look more awake. At this point, I have come to accept that puffy morning eyes and regular dark circles are just my lot in life—and while there are ways I care for my skin internally and externally, there's no magic solution that is going to fix them forever. Instead, I just need to listen to my body, prioritize sleep, take my supplements, and layer on that whip-thick eye cream.
And when all of those fail? Well, it's time to turn to makeup and cover-ups. Concealer may not be a solution to a sleepless night—but it's a great tool come morning. And recently I chatted with global makeup artist and wellness influencer Alexandria Gilleo about all her favorite makeup tips, skin care prep, and the secrets to clean makeup. So of course I asked her to give me a deep dive on how she preps her clients' tired eyes. Here, your complete no-fuss routine for looking wide-awake. Yes, even in January.