6 Beauty Products You Need If You've Ever Been Told "You Look Tired"

Anyone who says they’re a morning person is a fugly slut freak. Do not trust them. I can’t even wake up on time for work with the assistance of six alarms, so I’m most def not going to wake up just to hear the little birdies chirp while I sip on some green smoothie. No fucking thanks. For those of us who are barely staying afloat in adulthood, working a full-time job is can be more exhausting than any SoulCycle class we’ve attempted. That’s not including us betches who work in major cities where the 9-to-5 concept doesn’t even exist. Maybe, more like 8 to 8 and by that time, I’d rather take a pen to my eye.

Dead Inside

^^^ Me every goddamn day.

The continuous repetition of working late, drowning our sorrows in wine, and waking up early the next day obviously takes a toll on us and our beauty routine. It’s basically a given that we’re all too lazy tired to do a full face of makeup at 6am. So, when our triple-shot venti soy latte doesn’t wake us up, here’s makeup that energizes your face so you don’t look, or feel, like a zombie by Wednesday.

1. MILK MAKEUP Cooling Water

Obviously the bags under our eyes are *not* designer, and therefore, shouldn’t be on our face. This caffeine-infused gel stick de-puffs and decreases under-eye swelling to make you look more awake in minutes. It helps restore your natural glow and brightens your eyes so no one can tell you got like, four hours of sleep the night before.

MILK Makeup Cooling Water

2. Lancôme Paris Énergie De Vie Liquid Care Moisturizer

A good moisturizer is a must if you are in constant dire of sleep. This anti-fatigue and lightweight moisturizer refreshes dry skin and jump-starts the hydration it needs to get through the day. It eliminates the fact that we’re slowly becoming ancient and makes you feel re-awakened, regardless of how much lack of sleep you’re suffering from.

Lancôme Paris Énergie De Vie Liquid Care Moisturizer

3. SheaMoisture Shea Butter Coffee Scrub

If you don’t exfoliate at least once a week, you’re already fucking up. This raw scrub made from actual ground coffee replenishes and energizes your face for a nourished, healthy look, so now is your chance to start exfoliating like crazy. Use in the morning as a substitute for like, an extra shot of vodka espresso.

SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Coffee Scrub

4. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Le Teint Radiance Awakening Foundation SPF 22

Before applying a full contour, use an awakening foundation like this gem for a non corpse-like radiant look. This also works as a highlighter so even without the extra glitter, your cheekbones will still ah-maze. It specifically targets the bags under your eyes and conceals them for a natural-looking appearance.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Le Teint Radiance Awakening Foundation SPF 22

5. Nia Glow On Demand Energizing Illuminator

This is the extra daily perk you need to get you through the day without taking a nap under your desk. The illuminating serum literally makes your face glow like a fucking diamond immediately after use so you look more refreshed, alert, and well, alive. You can use before or after foundation as that extra boost whenever you need, but I wouldn’t use in addition to highlighter or you might honestly look like a disco ball.

Nia Glow On Demand Energizing Illuminator

6. Eyeko Lash Alert Mascara

Obviously the heavier your eyelids, the more tired you feel. As an extra pick-me-up, layer this mascara treatment on for fast lash growth so your eyes look extra wide and awake. It lasts literally all day so, by 5pm, you won’t be fighting to stay awake on the train.