Ahh sleep! It feels like I never have enough of it! When working on five hours rest but you wanna look like you had 12 hours sleep you might want to indulge in some of these makeup and beauty picks to give you the look!
I always feel like I’m not getting enough sleep. I’m an utter night owl. My day starts at 4:30 AM which is when I get up to take photos for the blog, write posts, and take care of general blogging bits and bobs. At around 6:45 AM I hop in the shower and start getting ready for my “real” job. During all this I’m typically living dead girl because 1. I don’t drink coffee and 2. I’m just not a morning person. I’m up at 4:30 AM yes but I’m still very much asleep until around 5 PM and that’s when I start getting my second wind. At this point I’m utterly on party mode. I’ll stay out late, I’ll come home and watch TV until late, I’ll game until late, etc…I’m just wide awake and if I let myself I’ll stay up until 4 or 5 AM. If I could put myself on frat house party hours I’d totally do so which would be party until 5AM, head to bed, and sleep all day until 5PM, wake up and do it all again.
Unfortunately, I can’t do that because real life and responsibilities get in the way. Jeez!
The thing is even though I know I have to get up at 4:30 AM I’m still up late and in the morning, well, that isn’t a pretty affair so I use these products to help revive my skin, conceal my dark circles, and make me look like I have 12 hours of sleep instead of merely 4!
Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque $2.99 (Review)
So everyone raves this masque and I have to admit it’s one of the first things I use in the AM to wake my skin up and ease dullness. I typically shower first and directly after getting out of the shower I head to my vanity sink, splash my face with cold water, squeeze a dollop of Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque into my hands, and massage it onto my face for a few minutes. The tiny grains exfoliate gently plus they give my skin a nice glow and a brighter appearance!
Sana Hadanomy Collagen Mist $14 (Review)
You’ve heard me rave it many times but Sana’s face mist is one of most hydrating facial mists I’ve had the pleasure of using. I always say moisture is the key to easing dullness and giving your skin a much needed boast. So if your skin is looking a little tired after too little sleep, mist this on your face and be prepared for a brighter, happier, well hydrated complexion!
Pixi Glow Tonic $29 (Review)
I typically prep my skin with Glow Tonic because I like how it smooths, softens, gently exfoliates, and preps my skin for moisturizer. It revives my dull, tired skin instantly!
Philosophy Miracle Worker AM Pads $59
I believe Philosophy has sadly discontinued these but they are still available at certain shops online! These act to gently exfoliate skin while they brighten and treat skin to anti-aging antioxidants.
Em The Great Cover Up Concealer $17 (Review and Swatches)
I’ve tried a lot of concealers but I keep coming back to the hydrating formula that is the Great Cover Up! This one makes me look like I have 20 hours of sleep while remaining soft and hydrating under my tired eyes!
Benefit Lemon Aid $20
For my upper lids I conceal with Benefit Lemon Aid! I’ve been using this for like 17 years now and it is one of my favorite ways to wake up my tired eyes and give them a bright eyed look! Using this truly makes me look like I had plenty of sleep the night before when in fact I really didn’t!
Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essentials in Demure $27
When I’m too tired to do my eye makeup but I want to look awake, refreshed, and like I had a ton of sleep I dab a little Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essentials in Demure on my lids! This soft dusky pink gives my big eyes a wide awake appearance!
Josie Maran Protect + Perfect $36
This is one of my FAVORITE products for nourishing my skin and giving it that my skin but better appearance. When I’m looking tired and dull this revives my skin and gives it subtle skin evening coverage plus an SPF 47.
Makeup & Beauty products that make you look like you had 12 hours sleep sure are a god sent.
What are some products you use to look more awake?