If you had a late night followed by a very early morning, use one of these brightening beauty products to look more awake.
Did you have another late night? You’re not alone. There are lots of very valid reasons why we should be getting more sleep, but sometimes, getting our recommended eight hours just doesn’t happen. There are too many things on our to-do lists, we don’t realize the time, or we have to see what happens next on The Walking Dead. When you wake up the next morning, you’ll probably feel like you could have done with those extra few hours of sleep, but that doesn’t mean you should look it. There are lots of brightening beauty products that will make you look awake. Think of them as an espresso for your face.
Pretend you got a good night’s sleep with these 13 products:
1. Turnaround Daytime Revitalizing Moisturizer In Rosy Glow, Clinique
It’s not just the dark circles under your eyes that give away a late-night; your lackluster complexion is another telltale sign. This lightweight moisturizer nourishes skin while boosting radiance. It comes in rose and gold so pick the one that best works with your skin tone.
2. Lights, Cameras, Lashes Inner Rim Liner, Tarte
The eyes always reveal when you’ve slacked on your sleep. This nude eyeliner is specifically designed to be used on the inner rims and inner corners of your eyes for a wide-awake look.
3. Wake Me Up BB Cream SPF 20 In Light, Rimmel
When you’re sleep-deprived, you don’t want to be applying 10 different products to your face. That’s where this BB cream comes in. The 9-in-1 product evens out your skin while providing a natural-looking radiant finish. It even has SPF 20, so you won’t be caught out if you forget to apply your sunscreen.
4. Studio Secrets Magic Lumi Light-Infusing Primer, L’Oreal
Even if you could hide your tired eyes behind dark glasses, they’re not going to be big enough to disguise your tired face. This primer boosts your skin’s natural luminosity, so you look refreshed and ready to face back-to-back meetings.
5. Panda’s Dream Brightening Eye Base, Tony Moly
You’ll want this stick just for the adorable packaging, but the product inside is just as good. It is a portable eye serum in stick form that you apply around your tired eyes. Wear it under concealer or by itself for a refreshed, glowing look.
6. Eye Perfection Gel In Vibrant, Perfekt
Your eye area will look as bright as the lime green packaging on this multipurpose product with one quick swipe. The palladium tip applicator and cucumber extra help banish puffiness. Plus, it has light-reflecting particles to make your peepers look even better. Choose between a colorless formula for all skin tones or three other shades.
7. Radiant Luminizing Drops In 01 Ultralight, Sephora
Whether you had five hours of sleep or 12, everyone is always looking for a radiant I-look-like-I-just-had-a-facial glow. You can mix these drops with your regular foundation or dab them directly onto your cheekbones to perk up your sallow complexion.
8. Secret Concealer In 1, Laura Mercier
Say goodbye to those unsightly dark circles when you’re using this concealer. The rich formula hydrates the eye area without setting into lines. It lasts up to eight hours, so you don’t have to worry about touching it up at work.
9. Wake Up Liquid Makeup In Ivory SPF 20, Almay
The name says it all with this one. The foundation is formulated with caffeine extract, which gives your skin the same boost your latte does to your mind, minus the shakes, obviously.
10. Touche Éclat Radiant Touch In 5.5 Luminous Praline, Yves Saint Laurent
There is a reason why Touche Éclat has become a cult favorite beauty product. The luminizing pen gets rid of any signs of fatigue by adding light to the eye area. Even if you fall asleep at your desk, no one will ever say that you had tired-looing eyes.
11. Well-Rested Eye Brightener SPF 20 Concealer, bareMinerals
You can pretend that you are well-rested even if you’re attempting to function on three hours of sleep with this concealer. Cover any dark spots on your eyes area, then apply it to your lid as base for your eyeshadow.
12. Ooh La Lift, Benefit Cosmetics
Nope, this isn’t a lip gloss. It is actually a creamy concealer. It is formulated with raspberry extract and has a subtle pink color that wakes up your eyes and conceals even the deepest dark circles.
13. Argan Enlightenment Illuminzing Wand, Josie Maran
This isn’t your average concealer. This is a brightening wand that is formulated with high-performance crystals and multi-colored luster pigments. Think of it as an instant pick-me-up for your tired complexion.
14. Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner, Pixi
This toner helps perk up your face. It contains 5% glycolic acid, aloe vera, and ginseng to get rid of dry skin and brighten your complexion. It’s gentle enough for all skin types. Best of all, it requires minimal effort to apply it.