Question: What’s the best no sleep makeup?
Answer: We’ve all been there: pulling an all-nighter to write that last-minute term paper, cramming for final exams or simply staying up late with the girls. Although most doctors recommend 7-9 hours of sleep per night, few of us actually get that much. Being sleep-deprived is an inevitable part of life, but that doesn’t mean that you have to look as tired as you feel. Thanks to some beauty tricks and miracle products, you can refresh your haggard visage while the coffee brews.
As always, you must start off with a clean face. If you haven’t already removed last night’s makeup, (gasp!) now is the time to do so. Wash your skin with a polishing exfoliator to brighten. Fresh’s Sugar Face Polish leaves skin silky and pores significantly smaller. Once your skin is clean, you can apply a quick five-minute mask. Bliss’s Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask goes on as a pink cream and froths into a mouse. You can feel your skin bubbling and tingling as the oxygen penetrates the epidermis. This mask is meant to be an at home version of Bliss Spa’s famous Triple Oxygen Treatment, and its price is much more affordable than the $170 spa experience. The results of this mask are literally instantaneous. Next, apply toner and moisturizer. Clarins’s “Beauty Flash Balm” is a unique balm that is to be patted on the face. It tightens and rejuvenates your skin, so it’s really no wonder that it’s a backstage beauty secret models swear by.
In addition to these face creams, use eye cream to freshen your look. An eye cream will lift the skin on the eyelids, giving your face an alert and taut look while also diminishing puffiness. I personally think that the less makeup the better, especially after pulling an all-nighter. Concealer, mascara and blush are enough for a minimalistic, pretty look. Dab concealer onto the problem areas and paint the waterline of your eyes with a nude pencil— they’ll instantly appear more open.
Coat lashes with mascara and use blush on the apple of cheeks, and you’re all done! By now you should be looking like a new person ready to take on the day (and fool others into thinking you’ve slept like a baby).