How to look as though you’ve had a great night’s sleep, even if you haven’t

Sallow skin, puffy eyes and under-eye bags so big they qualify as extra airport luggage, the classic signs of sleep deprivation are not pretty. Whether it be a long-haul flight, bedtime procrastination, a tipple too many or just the consequences of a hectic, day-to-day work life — prioritizing Z-catching over everything else is often an unattainable feat.

As the reality of a solid eight-hour sleep seems like a distant, vanishing dream, we instead learn to improvise. Thanks to a trove of fatigue-concealing beauty products, we no longer have to look sleep deprived even if we are. Herein is a list of our top picks that will help fake your way to radiant, sleep-fulfilled beauty.

Slip Silk Pillowcase
Made from long-fiber mulberry silk and non-toxic dyes, these luxurious pillow slips are made to be anti-ageing, anti-sleep crease, and anti bed head — an all-round nighttime saviour that won’t upset your bedroom’s aesthetic.

CODAGE Night Cream
This emulsion-based moisturiser repairs and nourishes your visage as you sleep. Boosting the natural cell regeneration process, it leaves smoother, glowing skin come morning. Spring Spa works this nurturing cream into an array of facial treatments.

Mecca Cosmetica Bright Eyed Eye-Mask
So your bags are packed but you’re not going anywhere… there’s nothing worse than the cursed under-eye inhibitors that tell the tale of a sleepless night. Place these cooling, gold-flecked pads underneath the eyes to replenish, rehydrate and brighten the eye area.

NUORI Vital Eye Cream
Combining shea butter, vitamin C, vitamin E and aloe vera, the Vital Eye Cream from NUORI restores and replenishes the delicate skin around the eyes, simultaneously smoothing out those dastardly fine lines.

Babor Collagen Booster Fluid
Specifically designed to give an overall ‘boost’ to tired and ravaged skin, this ampoule serum uses tripeptides to stimulate the skin’s own collagen production — creating a plumper, smoother looking appearance.

Babor BTX Lifting Serum
This hydrating serum focuses on relieving micro-tensions, by directly targeting fine lines and tired skin it is designed to plump, smooth and tighten. Coming in a handy rollerball applicator, the lifting serum is easily spread for optimum coverage. 

Aromatherapy Associates, Bath and Shower Oil
Treating yourself to a deeply relaxing bath is the perfect prerequisite to a blissful night’s sleep. Blending Vetivert, Chamomile and Sandalwood, this glorious bath oil is a natural sedative which conjures up a blissful state of tranquility.

Sothys Dark Circle Eraser
Combining Vitamin PP (an organic compound known as Niacin) with Biotech yeasts, this tinted moisturiser is much more than your average concealer. It’s active ingredients limit hyper-pigmentation and improve the capillary micro-circulation process, creating even skin tone and regenerated, brighter looking skin.

Ecostore Brightening Exfoliator
A delightful fusion of jojoba beads, New Zealand Glacial Clay and sweet pineapple, Ecostore’s brightening exfoliator clears pores and removes impurities to give a brighter and smoother complexion for a fresh-faced look.


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