10 Ways to Fake a Good Night’s Sleep

If you didn’t get a solid eight hours of shut eye last night (or the night before or the night before that), there’s no reason to freak out. In fact, no one needs to know. You can easily depuff baggy eyes, hide red and splotchy skin and breathe life back into your complexion with these saviors.

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La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation ($110)

The name La Mer may be synonymous with some of the most high-end skin care money can buy, but its new lightweight, stay-put foundation promises not to disappoint. It magically makes skin look perfect and pores barely visible, making this makeup a must for late nights.


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Éminence Organics Cucumber Eye Gel ($68)

We all know how important a good eye cream is when your eyes aren’t looking so fresh. Loaded with cucumber extract, which instantly revitalizes the skin around the eyes, and shea butter, for added moisture, this freshly scented gel goes to work on contact to combat dark circles and puffiness.


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Klorane BB Eye Cream ($26)

When time is of the essence and you need to tackle all your eye concerns in one shot, reach for this rollerball BB cream, made specifically for delicate eyes. Not only does it create an illuminating effect under the eyes, but it’s also super easy to use, and one shade, which covers up imperfections, suits all.


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Elemis Superfood Facial Oil ($72)

A drop or two—don’t go overboard—of this plant-based facial oil helps to wake up tired-looking skin and give it a healthy glow while hydrating and nourishing it. 


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Jan Marini Rosalieve Redness Reducing Complex ($85)

A side effect, for some, of not getting a good night’s sleep is red, blotchy skin come morning. This azelaic acid– and peptide-rich cream helps to take down flushing in the skin so that it’s more even in tone. 


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NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($29)

One of our favorite concealers ever created, this one covers everything from red spots and dark circles to bags and everything else that comes with a lack of sleep. It’s buildable, so the more you add, the more coverage you get. 


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Morganna’s Alchemy Instant Lift ($30)

If your skin looks tired, loose and like it’s lost all signs of life, this serum can be a life saver. Apply it in the morning (before makeup) and watch as it forms an invisible film on skin that gives a fast tightening effect.


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Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid ($41)

You may not think of highlighter as a must-have for tired-looking skin, but you’d be surprised as to what this creamy one is capable of doing. Dab a few drops on your temples, the tops of your cheeks and on your Cupid’s bow for more polished -ooking skin that gleams and glows.


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Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy Boosting Mask ($62)

If the fresh citrus scent alone doesn’t wake up your skin, then the blend of lemon, clementine and orange fruit extracts should. Use this gentle exfoliating mask to give your skin a boost and to make it look and feel smoother and softer.


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Derm Institute Cellular Brightening Bio Crystal Mask ($80)

Sheet masks can do wonders for skin that needs a little pick-me-up. This one, which is made with medical-grade materials, helps to brighten dull skin so that it looks that much better regardless of what occurred the night before.