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Sleep is a hot commodity when you’re a parent. Whether it’s a sleep regression, sickness, or growth spurt, there’s always a reason that your sweet little babe is waking up at night. The nights when you get a full eight hours feel like finding a unicorn.
Not sleeping through the night guarantees a tired, puffy face the next morning. Because that 9 a.m. meeting doesn’t provide hair and makeup to look alive, we have some tips on how to take matters into your own hands.
Open the blinds and let the natural light in. Drink a big glass of ice water and eat breakfast with some protein. And then try out a few of these trusted products that help fake a full night’s sleep. And if all else fails, head to your nearest coffee shop for a double espresso.
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This uber popular serum absorbs fast and is packed with rare super berry antioxidants and leaves skin soft, hydrated, and glowing. Add a drop to your foundation or moisturizer for glowing skin.
This cult find promises to make your eye area looks radiant and refreshed while masking dark circles. It’s easy to apply with the sponge applicator. The product can be applied to the inner corner of the eyes and brow bones for extra luminosity.
Nothing opens up your eyes like curled lashes. This one is well loved by makeup artists around the world. Pro tip – curl your lashes, apply a volumizing mascara base and finish with mascara.
It's official - masks are everywhere. Even for your lips. This one is like a super-charged lip balm. Put on at night and wake up with soft as a baby's bottom lips.
Have you ever tried to apply blush with a brush in the car? It’s next to impossible. Glossier’s Haloscope Highlighter comes in a stick formula, which makes for an easier application that isn’t glittery and provides all-day hydration with a bit of a glow.
Every tired mama needs a pick me up. This hydrating face mist is the spritz we all need to stay awake in the morning. It’s formulated with coconut water, hibiscus flower petals and rose.
Washing your face can feel like the ultimate chore when you’re tired and ready to fall into bed. Micellar water lift dirt, oil, makeup, and impurities. Apply it to a cotton pad, wipe and you’re done. No rinsing required.
A cup of coffee will perk you up mentally but it won’t do anything for dark circles. Clinique's eye cream does not contain parabens and helps minimize the loop of dark circles and puffiness.
What’s your go-to beauty product to help you perk up in the morning?