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How to fake a good night's sleep

how to fake a good night's sleep

I am so guilty of not getting enough sleep. I have the best of intentions, but decide to read or watch too many YouTube videos in bed and come morning I'm not looking too great. However, I do have a few tricks up my sleeve that somehow manage to help me fake a good nights sleep, so if you're guilty of burning the midnight oil too, keep reading.

A new discovery and one that has become a firm favourite is the REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial (£32). Applied to dry skin this is perfect for whacking on first thing in the morning as it's super easy and doesn't take up much time at all. Afterwards my skin looks and feels more radiant and alive. To calm down the eye bags and help wake me up I always turn to the Origins No Puffery cooling roll-on for puffy eyes (£24). Mine lives in the fridge so the cold gel and metal applicator really help reduce my eye bags to something more manageable. I could just stand there rolling this on all day!

how to fake a good night's sleep

how to fake a good night's sleep

When my skin is feeling a bit dull and grey the Sarah Chapman Skinesis Morning Facial (£46) is a lovely addition to my routine. It's a fine oil which sinks in super quickly and just really perks up my face. I'm not sure quite how it does it, but it makes such a difference. It really does give a post-facial glow and makes my skin feel so soft and moisturised. If you team it with the Overnight Facial before you go to bed you're laughing. Seriously.

One thing I never skip when I've not had much sleep is curling my eyelashes with the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers (£20). Totally unrivalled, they really curl my lashes and open up the eyes, making them look much more rested. I also love using the Rodial Instaglam Magic Pen Eye Glow (£22) in the corner of my eyes as the shimmery champagne colour really perks things up a notch. It's so easy to apply but makes all the difference. It's also rather lovely blended onto your brow bone.

To conceal any remaining eye luggage or blue tones I reach for the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Flawless Wear Concealer (£21.50). It covers pretty much anything and hardly creases at all. It's a really good all-rounder and great on blemishes as it doesn't cake. If all else fails and I really can't hide how bad I'm feeling in my eyes I always turn to a bright lipstick like the Bourgois Rouge Edition Velvet in Hot Pepper (£8.99). Wearing a bright lip somehow makes you feel a bit more perkier and special, and it will take all attention away from your eyes, so no one will be staring at those bags. The Rouge Edition Velvets are also pretty hydrating for a matte formula and they really do stick around so you can be pretty low maintenance too, which is definitely what I go for when I'm feeling a bit tired.

Do you have any tips and tricks for faking a good night's sleep?


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