Fake your way to beauty sleep


Been out on a school night? Down a coffee, attempt to fully open your eyes in order to read this, and discover our list of must-have saviours to help you fake those eight hours you should have had.

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Help your head kick into gear with these invigorating Molton Brown Brighten and Revive Body Washes.

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Put this Aloe Vera Gel by SBC in your fridge the night before your night out, then in the morning smooth over you eye area and lightly tap in. Leave to settle into your skin – while you’re drinking your coffee or brushing your teeth – for soothed (and hopefully de-puffed) eyes.

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Cleansing and toning is more imporant than ever the morning after a big night. Remove any last traces of make-up (because of course you didn’t forget to take it off the night before…) with the refreshing and hydrating Murad’s Renewing Cleansing Oil. Then use Pixi Glow Tonic to revitalise and gently exfoliate to leave your skin feeling fresher and looking brighter.
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After not much sleep (and potentially a few too many glasses of vino) your skin will be absolutely parched. Hydrate with the intensive Elemis Superfood Facial Oil, with nine power oils. Your skin will drink it up!
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Give your eyes some TLC with this incredible multi-tasking Eye Cream by Algenist. Not only is it super-rich to moisturise the skin around your eyes, it is infused with optical diffusers to help brighten the skin around your eyes and blur imperfections.
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Becca’s Undereye Brightening Corrector is a full-coverage creme corrector that will help you say bye to those dark circles and redness, acting like backlighting for your foundation and concealer and giving you a bright and bushy-tailed look.

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Cover any uneven tones and blemishes with Bareminerals Complexion Rescue’s dewy, lightweight coverage. A moisturiser and foundation in one, it hydrates your skin while brightening the look of your complexion for a fresh-faced ‘I was in bed by 10pm’ appearance.

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Illuminate cheekbones, brow bones and make your eyes look brighter by dabbing Laura Geller’s Baked Highlighter on the inner corners and lower lash line of your eyes, and voila! An instantly glowing complexion that alludes to ‘beauty sleep and vegetables’ as opposed to ‘late bedtimes and one glass too many’.


Mascara is a must for sleepy-eyed days. Benefit’s Roller Lash is perfect for adding on some extra shut-eye – it helps to curl and lift your lashes for a wide(r)-eyed look.

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Finally, lift a slightly pale or pallid complexion by adding colour to your cheeks –  Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge has a lightweight, creamy consistency with a high pigment – the final touch in fresh-faced beauty!

Discover more tips and inspiration online with out Back to Beauty School feature.


1 Comment

  1. Catherine Williams July 3, 2016 at 2:06 pm -  Reply

    What a great little bunch of tips, I needed them, fantastic ideas and I will do them,…here’s hoping to looking awake when I’m half asleep! Lol xx

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