My favorite products for a few hour’s sleep.

by Maddie Scott

What happens when you fall asleep at 4am, and have to be up in three hours in order to look presentable? There’s no time to shower, your hair is greasy from the day before, and the bags under your eyes look more like two black eyes. For anyone dealing with school, work, or a combination of the two, getting a full eight hours is a rarity. It’s even more scarce to manage looking like a human being on almost no sleep. Yet, there are still some girls who are able to manage it (and we try to not hate them for it).

As a girl who rarely has enough time to get ready in the morning, I have learned that there are three simple ingredients to looking like you have received eight hours of sleep (when in actuality you have only gotten three). There are plenty of tools in a beauty cabinet to help you fake it til you make it.

  1. Dry Shampoo. Using Drybar’s Triple Sec 3-in-1 dry shampoo in the morning not only makes it look like I have showered, but it also gives me more volume. If I have a little extra time in the morning, I’ll curl a few pieces of my hair, and then brush them out with my fingers. This delivers the infamous, slept-in “sex hair” look that everyone loves. Curling your hair when it is a little dirty also makes the curl stay longer and look better.
  2. Concealer. NARS concealer is a second must-have! Dab concealer under your eyes, below your eyebrow bone, and a couple problem spots (Lack of sleep means breakouts!). The extra lighting affect from the concealer will help you will look more awake then ever. A few extra shots in your regular Starbucks drink may help a little, too.
  3. Mascara. Too Faced “Better Than Sex” Mascara is a product I have learned to live by. Although the verdict is out on whether this mascara is actually be better than sex, I think it may tie as the second best thing. Mascara is something that takes less than a minute to put on in the morning, and is one of the most crucial steps in any routine. It makes your eyes look wide awake, even if you aren’t.

Of course, the best remedy for a sleep-deprived complexion? A good nap. Thank us later.