The fresh look is something we all aspire for—whether that means showing off a gorgeous, naked glow under a layer of SPF or applying our makeup in a deceptively natural way. For ladies with less-than-goddess-level skin, it’s probably the latter—and hey, that’s fine! A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.

Let’s say you don’t have the time (or energy) to put on a full face everyday, but you still want to look like you got eight blissful hours of beauty sleep. Here’s our tip: bring all the focus to your lashes. Something as simple as curling them already makes a noticeable difference—you appear a little more wide-awake, and certainly more relaxed. Can you imagine the effect that two clump-free coats of volumizing mascara can bring on top of that?

Now, to really nab that extra-youthful, spa-refreshed visage you see on celebrity Instagrams, we’re going to go out on a limb here and suggest you stick on a pair of falsies. Too much? Not necessarily! Given you keep the rest of your makeup simple, wearing false eyelashes is just another alternative to mascara (even when you aren’t going to a wedding).

Look how some of the country’s lash-blessed beauties are pumping up their volume:

Source: @kellymisa on Instagram
Source: @juliabarretto on Instagram
Source: @missizacalzado on Instagram
Source: @bernardokath on Instagram
Source: @maxenemagalona on Instagram
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