There’s no worse feeling than getting up in the morning after a night of virtually no sleep, really. You’re exhausted, lethargic, and drained— and unfortunately, it’s definitely going to show on your face.
It doesn’t have to be this way, though. Luckily enough for you, Daily Vanity has found 12 of the best beauty products for those of you who suffer sleepless nights. Trust us, they’ll perk up your skin and appearance to make it seem as if you’ve had a full 8 hours. Read on!
Travelling soon? Win Travel Sized Beauty Essentials!
1. Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Premium Hydrating Lotion
Rejuvenate tired skin with the Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Premium Hydrating Lotion, which contains five whole types of Hyaluronic Acid to lock, store, and replenish moisture levels. This is an essential step, with the lack of sleep affecting both moisture and PH levels. Thankfully, this baby is PH balanced and also happens to be suitable for all skin types, ensuring smooth, radiant skin after use.
The Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion is available at all Guardian and Watsons outlets, as well as at selected NTUC Fairprice and SASA outlets. It is also available at selected departmental stores. It retails for SGD19.90.
2. BelleWave Blanc Precision ProWhite Duo Pack
Skin looking especially dull and uneven after a fitful night’s sleep? Go the extra mile and reach for one of the best skin reviving products out there: the BelleWave Blanc Precision ProWhite Duo Pack. Containing a White Luminance Cream and Essence, the cream is formulated with a combination of antioxidants and ultra-hydrating agents to help restore dewy, radiant skin. The essence, on the other hand, helps deter further spot and pigmentation formation.
The BelleWave Blanc Precision ProWhite Duo Pack is available on its site. It retails for SGD148.
3. Starskin 100% Camellia Nourishing & Brightening 2-Step Oil Sheet Mask
Upping your moisture levels is essential considering what a lack of sleep does to your skin. This mask by Starskin is definitely one of the best beauty products to use on sleepless nights, with it bursting with radiance-boosting ingredients such as Peony Root Extract and Mulberry Bark Extract. Not only does it nurture and nourish dull, dry skin, it also helps bring out a beautiful glow that rejuvenates your appearance instantly.
The Starskin 100% Camellia Nourishing & Brightening 2-Step Oil Sheet Mask is available at all Sephora outlets. It retails for SGD16.
4. Clinique All About Eyes
The first area to suffer when you haven’t had enough sleep? The delicate under eye area. Yup, we’re talking dark eye circles and puffy bags that make you look like a literal member of the walking dead. Ease them STAT with an all-purpose eye cream, like this one by Clinique. This one diminishes the appearance of shadows and reduces swelling, and even helps hold eye makeup in place.
DV Tip: Keep the product chilled to help achieve maximum benefits from it!
The Clinique All About Eyes is available at all Sephora outlets and retails for SGD62.
5. 111Skin Meso Infusion Lip Mask And Plumping Duo
There’s no doubt that dehydration is one of the major side effects behind a lack of sleep, especially if you find yourself downing cup after cup of coffee to stay awake. Keep your pout hydrated with the Meso Infusion Lip Mask And Plumping Duo from 111Skin. The lip mask helps volumise and plump lips, while the balm moisturises and nourishes, making it a match made in heaven!
The 111Skin Meso Infusion Lip Mask And Plumping Duo is available at 111Skin beauty counters in Robinsons at The Heeren. Its price is currently unavailable.
6. Supergoop! 100% Mineral Matte Screen SPF40
Skin reparation mostly occurs when you’re asleep, so make sure to opt for a product that defends your skin from external aggressors when you’re lacking some snooze time. The Supergoop! 100% Mineral Matte Screen SPF40 does just that, providing broad spectrum protection against UVA, UVB, IRA, and even blue light! It is also water and sweat resistant, making it perfect for our climate.
The Supergoop! 100% Mineral Matte Screen SPF40 is available at all Sephora outlets from the 2nd of August. It retails for SGD56.
7. Too Faced Hangover Primer
Pores appear to be more prominent when you don’t get enough hours of sleep, so be sure to counteract that with a primer that doesn’t just help keep your makeup in place but also conceals pores. This one from Too Faced does just that, making it one of the best beauty products for sleepless nights. It even comes infused with coconut water, which is a probiotic-based ingredient that helps promote skin elasticity as well as boost skin radiance.
The Too Faced Hangover Primer is available at all Sephora outlets and retails for SGD49.
8. The Body Shop Matte Clay Concealer
A lack of sleep means your body doesn’t get the down time it needs to regenerate your body’s cells, which, consequentially, leads to the formation of dark eye circles. Conceal them with The Body Shop’s Matte Clay Concealer, which has great staying power all whilst providing high coverage.
The Body Shop Matte Clay Concealer is available at all The Body Shop outlets and retails for SGD12.
9. Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder
Don’t be intimidated by its pale lavender hue. This powder by Urban Decay actually goes on invisibly and works for every skin tone, helping get rid of shine effortlessly. It even contains tea tree oil to help calm and soothe skin that may appear red or sensitised, which is a common occurrence when you haven’t had your usual hours of sleep.
The Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder is available at all Urban Decay outlets, such as at Bugis Junction and VivoCity. It is also available at selected Sephora outlets, such as at ION or Great World City. It retails for SGD52.
10. Etude House Active Proof Flyaway Hair Fixer
Bad sleep affecting your hair? Say goodbye to unwanted flyaways and frizzy strands with this baby from Etude House! Also known as a magical hair fixer, this hair mascara helps tame fine and thin hair that just won’t behave. It also happens to be formulated with argan oil and Brazillian nut oil, ensuring that your hair stays nourished (and neat) at the same time.
The Etude House Active Proof Flyaway Hair Fixer is available at all Etude House outlets. It retails for SGD14.90.
11. Make Up For Ever Artist Lip Blush
Inspired by a blush’s ability to reawaken every look, this lipstick by Make Up For Ever is slated to give your pout a velvety touch of colour. It has a matte finish and is available in ten soft, dusty shades that mimic classic blush hues.
The Make Up For Ever Artist Lip Blush is available at all Sephora outlets. It retails for SGD33.
12. Clarins Water Lip Stain
Lips are peeling or flaking too much to opt for matte formulations? Go for the Clarins Water Lip Stain, instead. The formula is non-drying and has a light, barely there texture that helps add a pop of colour to your face. It is transfer proof, long-wearing, and comes in a multitude of different shades to pick from.
DV Tip: We recommend a bright, bold lip to distract people from your tired visage.
The Clarins Water Lip Stain is available at all Clarins beauty counters at departmental stores such as Metro, Tangs, and Takashimaya. It is also available at its boutique located in ION Orchard. It retails for SGD36.