As we sit bleary-eyed at the kitchen table trying not to fall asleep into our Weetbix, morning TV hosts like Lisa Wilkinson, Sylvia Jeffreys and Deborah Knight have already been up working for a few hours.
And while we’ve got bed hair (not the good kind) and are probably nursing an angry-looking pimple, they look fresh faced and glamorous – despite the fact it’s not even 7am yet.
Of course, access to professional TV makeup artists with a trunk full of beauty products certainly helps – and now we’re in on the secret.
Hair and makeup artists at Channel Nine have opened up their makeup bags to reveal the fake-awake essentials they use on their on-air talent every single day.
You'll want to grab a pen and paper.
1. Prime time.
According to Jo Bentley, senior makeup artist at Channel Nine, the trick is all about priming the skin with the right product.
It's also used on Sonia Kruger and Wilkinson's fellow host Sylvia Jeffreys.