We know we're supposed to get at least seven hours of sleep per night, but sometimes life gets in the way. But just because you skimped on sleep, doesn’t mean you have to display the evidence on your face! We’ve got a few vital (and easy) beauty tricks that can help you fake a good night's rest. These tricks will help you look polished and pulled together in as little time as possible. After all, less primp time means more sleep time! Win-win, right?

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Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize! 

Lack of sleep will show all over your face. It can cause under eye puffiness and dark circles. Tired skin is also duller and drier. Give your face and neck a moisture boost with a nourishing facial cream, like Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream. The formula is light and fast-absorbing, but provides intense and long-lasting hydration.

If your eyes need an extra boost, decrease puffiness and the appearance of dark circles with hydrating and firming eye cream, like Hydraphase Intense Eyes Hydrating Eye Care Gel by La Roche-Posay.

Emphasize Your Eyes.

The eye area is key to making you look more awake and rested. In addition to applying some de-puffing cream, brighten up your peepers with the help of concealer. Apply concealer under your eyes and any other areas where you have darkness or redness. Opt for a creamy formula that blends in effortlessly, like Urban Decay's 24/7 Concealer Pencil. Open up your eyes even further by curling your lashes and applying a volume-building mascara like L'Oréal's Voluminous Mascara.

Tame Your Mane

Lack of shut-eye can make your lovely tresses lose their shine and bounce. Restore some life to your hair by using dry shampoo, like Redken's Powder Refresh. This will absorb oil and boost volume, saving you time by reviving yesterday's style.

What’s your key to looking wide awake on zero sleep? Tell us your beauty secrets in the comments below. 

Photography: Joshua M. Shelton
Model: Lily Berlina

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