Back to work? These products will make it look like you know what sleep is

Written by Bea Taylor

Remember when we were all sleeping in because the ‘office’ was 10 steps away from our bedroom?

We’ve all been enjoying the WFH sleep in. The 30-odd minutes saved on the commute was instead filled with valuable sleep time and the result? A fresh, well-rested complexion. But, no more. If you’re back to the office and have the under-eye bags to prove it, these products will help you look like you’re well-rested, even if you aren’t.

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum

This is a top-rated product for a reason. It’s intensely hydrating, fast penetrating and lightweight. Put it on before you go to sleep and you’ll wake looking bright-eyed, even if you’re not bushy-tailed.

 Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum

Vitamin C is the hero you need in your beauty cabinet. Goodbye dull skin, hello bright complexion and (bonus) collagen production. Drunk Elephant’s C-Firma Day Serum is spiked with marula oil, a highly absorbable oil laced with antioxidants, which will help nourish and rejuvenate your skin for a much-needed, youthful glow. 

Go-To Transformazing Face Mask

Printed on this sheet mask’s packaging are the words “this mask will make you look like you know what sleep is”, so it’s a no-brainer that it made it onto this list. This serum drenched mask promises to transform dull, dehydrated skin — and it delivers. This is not a Sunday night mask. It’s a pre-going-out mask or day-after-a-big-night mask — it will give you a glowy, bright complexion and set your skin up for the day. 

Tarte Shape Tape

Let’s get back to the eyes. The windows to a soul that’s tired, sleep-deprived and probably over-caffeinated. No eye cream can really and truly get rid of dark circles completely, but concealer can (at least for the day). Tarte Shape Tape is a super blendable concealer that instantly brightens and smooths the skin for a firmer, more-lifted look. 

NARS Orgasm X Cheek Palette

Nothing says ‘awake’ more than a pair of rosy cheeks. So, get your blush out. This palette comes with three stimulating shades, one of which is a highlighter, so as well as a pair of flushed cheeks, you’ll also have a blinding highlight. 

MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick

If all else fails, slap on a killer red lip and hope it distracts people enough not to look too closely at your tired eyes.

woman putting on lipstick

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