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    20 Beauty Products For People Who Are Tired Of Always Looking Tired

    Even if you're actually tired, it doesn't mean your skin has to be!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A Maybelline under-eye concealer that'll not only cover up your dark circles, but will brighten them and trick people into thinking you actually *did* get the proper eight hours of sleep last night.

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    Check out how much a BuzzFeeder loves this goji berry and Haloxyl formula (which reduces the appearance of puffiness) in her full review on this concealer.

    Promising review: "This is hands-down the BEST under-eye concealer I've ever used. I have tried countless brands and spent a ton of money trying to cover my dark under-eye circles. Now as I'm approaching 30, I've noticed a lot of the thicker concealers settle into my fine lines, dry and crack, and make me look ten years older. This product not only covers well, but it BRIGHTENS my eyes and makes me look so refreshed and awake, lasts all day, doesn't settle in my fine lines, and is super easy to blend in." —Katie

    Get it from Amazon for $6.67 (available in 12 shades).

    2. A long-lasting Elizabeth Mott powder blush to add a fun pop of color to your cheeks for when you're looking (and feeling) a bit sleepy. A few quick swipes of this perfectly creamy and pigmented powder will instantly brighten your face.

    This beautiful blush is paraben-free and cruelty-free! Not to mention it lasts alllll day!

    Promising review: "This blush has a very subtle shimmer and the peachy-pink color is the perfect shade to apply whenever I feel my complexion has a dull appearance or needs a little pick-me-up. If you're in the market for a fresh powder blush, I suggest you try one of the cruelty-free shades offered by Elizabeth Mott. This one is superb!" —Persephone

    Get it from Amazon for $15 (available in three shades).

    3. A Baebody eye cream for sending those fine lines and bags under your eyes running for the hills by using powerhouse ingredients like jojoba oil, vitamin E, and a blend of amino acids. Not to mention, over 13,000 Amazon reviewers swear by this cream!


    Check out more amazing before-and-after photos in a BuzzFeeder's closer look into this eye cream.

    Promising review: "I never post reviews — as in NEVER! But I was looking for an eye cream that would help with bags, dark circles, and fine lines. This product is it! My face, especially my eyes, were brightened. You can use the product all over your face and neck, which I did. My face is softer, smoother, brighter, and my eyes especially look awake and fresh, not tired. " —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.95.

    4. A L'Oréal highlighting lotion you can wear under your foundation or by itself to give you a seemingly natural glow, even if you're only running on a few hours of sleep.,

    Promising review: "I have been applying moisturizer then foundation for years, but recently I have noticed the foundation settling into the few fine lines I have and just looking sort of dull overall. I tried a more moisturizing foundation, but no luck. I bought this thinking for the price I would give it a shot. I'm glad I did. I mix it in a 50/50 ratio with my foundation, apply it over my moisturizer, and it is like magic. My skin tone looks so much more even and so much less tired. It is not glittery and I don't look like a makeup tutorial gone wrong. If you want to brighten your complexion easily, I recommend this." —Sarah R.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.30 (available in four shades).

    5. A rose quartz jade roller that'll help reduce puffiness under your eyes and rejuvenate the skin around them. Looking tired (even after a long slumber) will no longer be how you ~roll~.


    It includes a rose quartz gua sha scraping massage tool!

    Promising review: "I've been using this roller for about two weeks now and love it so far! Let me preface by saying that I have a bit of a skincare and makeup addiction and have tried more products than I can count. I was a bit skeptical at first, but decided to give this a try anyways. The packaging and the roller itself is super cute, and I like that you essentially get three different sizes to use as needed. I find it helpful in reducing puffiness. I've always been a crier and having been super hormonal lately so my eyes have been red and puffy. Sticking this quartz roller in the fridge for a few minutes and then using it to roll over my eyes with a little bit of aloe vera helps tremendously. I'm giving it five stars for helping me walk into public without feeling self conscious about my huge puffy eyes! Everyone should have one of these in their beauty arsenal." —Angel Liu

    Get the set from Amazon for $27.99.

    6. An Ebanel brightening peel so you can peel away dead skin and reveal your truly radiant complexion, even if you stayed up until 3 a.m. watching Black Mirror.

    Promising review: "I just received this today and used it. My skin looks so fresh and you can notice the difference in my pores already. My nose looks cleaner and brighter with a lot less blackheads standing out. My cheeks peeled the most on my face. I have sensitive skin and this didn't cause any redness or dry skin. It's really easy to use and works wonders. After just one use my skin looks brighter! I can't wait to use it more to see how great it makes my skin look." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.25.

    7. A Milk Makeup cooling stick to help you ~keep your cool~ when you're feeling like the bags under your eyes are drooping down to the floor. Just dab some of this caffeine- and seawater-based balm all up in there to get rid of puffiness and to energize your skin.

    Promising review: "I was a little skeptical buying this at first, because I was thinking 'how is a water balm going to de-puff my face', but IT ACTUALLY DOES. I have classes early in the morning and hardly have time to do my makeup when I get up, but this stick makes me look alive even without the makeup. It has honestly made my life so much easier and I would definitely purchase it again! Also, I love that it's water-based so it doesn't trigger any breakouts." —Nanancy

    Get it from Sephora for $24 (also available in a mini size).

    8. A Maybelline highlighter for giving your face a total ~glow up~ and having your skin look luminous in under one minute, regardless of the fact that you hit the snooze button a million times before you got out of bed this morning.,


    Promising review: "This is the best highlighter ever. It’s super blendable and glides right into the skin. The glow is amazing and super bright. This is my go-to highlighter and for the price, it beats any high-end brand." —Dominique Farrar

    Get it from Amazon for $7.12 (available in five colors).

    9. A Mario Badescu rosewater facial spray that'll be like pressing the refresh button on your skin! If you notice your skin is looking dry, dull, and tired, this will give you a dewy finish in just a few spritzes.

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's deep dive on this game-changing facial spray!

    Promising review: "I love this stuff. My skin is VERY sensitive so I am always skeptical about every product I use for my skin. But this has caused no irritation at all. When I spray it, it feels like it really goes deep into my skin. It doesn't feel like it just sits there on top of the skin, which is awesome. My face feels hydrated and supple afterwards, but not oily or gross. I bought the option with the bigger and smaller bottle, which is great, because I keep the smaller one in my purse so I can freshen up my tired skin at work, and then I keep the bigger bottle in my bathroom at home. It's so inexpensive, it's worth a try!!! I also love the smell of it." —Mrhodes

    Get it from Amazon for $7+.

    10. A bottle of NYX honey primer, aka the primer you've been dreaming about when you actually do catch some ZZZ's. The gold flecks will illuminate your skin (under makeup or by itself!) so no one has to know you pulled *another* all-nighter to finish a huge paper.


    Reviewers say that it can be a bit sticky upon application, but once it dries it leaves your skin sooo soft and glow-y. For best results, apply this after moisturizing!

    Promising review: "This product is SO AMAZING! I am 54 years old, and need all the help I can get. This product makes my face glow and helps makeup stay on ALL DAY! It truly makes my skin radiant!" —Diane L.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.19.

    11. An Eraorganics Revive facial scrub made with aloe vera, manuka honey, walnuts, and powerful vitamin C so you can scrub away those tired vibes while nourishing your skin with only the best ingredients. Your complexion will *definitely* be thanking you.

    Promising review: "My skin was dull and tired looking so I went on the search for something to help. My skin is glowing after only two uses and the improvement is remarkable. This is an awesome product!" —AMM

    Get it from Amazon for $16.87.

    12. A TruSkin vitamin C serum to perk up your skin after a sleepless night spent staring at the ceiling. That 4 p.m. large cold brew may have been a mistake, but this plant-based formula made with aloe vera, botanical hyaluronic acid, and jojoba oil will help brighten your skin and get rid of the dark circles under your eyes in no time.

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's closer look at this vitamin C serum for more amazing before-and-afters!

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this product! My skin is so radiant and beautiful! I feel gorgeous and everyone has seen a difference. These before-and-after pictures (above) are only five uses/days apart! My dark, tired circles around my eyes have drastically improved. I am so happy." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    13. A Juice Beauty blemish-clearing cleanser made with vitamin-rich organic fruit acids and essential oils that'll wake you up every morning with a burst of fresh citrus scent and purify your skin to make sure you're ~squeezin' the day~ with a glowing complexion.

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $24.

    14. An ice roller that'll have you singing "ice, ice baby" as you're using it. Pop it in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes and then roll it all over your face to de-puff your eyes and revitalize your skin. Who stays up 'til 1 a.m. on social media every night and regrets it the next morning? I don't know her.

    Fun fact, reviewers also keep these in their freezer to alleviate headache pain.

    Promising review: "This is the easiest and most affordable way to calm down redness, help puffiness, and simply wake up and tone your skin! It has become a part of my morning routine. While I sip my coffee, I roll!" —Kronk

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    15. A Milani baked bronzer to make you look like you just slept for days in a beach chair on a tropical island. It has a never-streaky, pigmented formula that will give you a *sun-kissed* glow and mask how exhausted you actually are (and how much you actually need a vacation).

    Promising review: "This bronzer is awesome! It gives an amazing glow that looks like a real tan and it doesn't look cake-y on my skin." —LB

    Get it from Amazon for $7.89.

    16. A Tarte highlighting pencil so you can ~fake it 'til you make it~. Just smudge this brightening eyeliner across your waterline to make your eyes look bigger, wider, and less tired.


    This pencil is made with vitamin E and A, as well as aloe leaf extract, so you're not putting anything unnatural near those precious eyeballs of yours!

    Promising reviews: "I absolutely LOVE this stuff! I use it under my lower lid and it makes me look more awake and refreshed. My eyes are notorious for dark circles and this helps 'distract' from the darkness. I definitely need a couple more, especially one for my purse!" —Mthein2018

    Get it from Ulta for $20, Tarte for $20, or a similar style from Amazon for $5.49.

    17. Or! A creamy Nyx jumbo eye pencil for making you *appear* less tired by dabbing some white eyeliner on the inner corner of your eyes to brighten them up. You can also use the other available shades as eyeshadow to give some color (a.k.a. life) to your eyes.,

    Promising review: "I love this product, especially in the white color, because it makes me look awake. I apply it on my bottom lashes and inner corners. I love it and get complements on my eyes all the time." —Shannon

    Get it from Amazon for $2.52+ (available in 27 shades).

    18. A Neutrogrena Hydroboost moisturizer that'll feel like you're splashing ice cold water on your face to wake yourself up. This oil-free moisturizer will revive your skin by leaving your face plump, refreshed, and hydrated *without* feeling greasy or heavy.

    Kayla Suazo / Via BuzzFeed

    Check a BuzzFeeder's in-depth review of this moisturizer for how she avoids flaky, White Walker–esque skin.

    Promising review: "This is hands-down the best moisturizer I've ever used. I tend to shy away from moisturizers, because I have oily, acne-prone skin, but some of the acne products I use will create rough patches. The first day I used this I couldn't stop touching my face, because it was so soft. It wasn't greasy or heavy at all. It soaked right in and smelled wonderful. It's almost like an ocean type scent that's very faint. By the third day or so, my skin's condition improved quite a bit. The pores look much smaller and my face just has a natural glow. It also looked less tired and sunken in and around the eyes." —Liz T.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    19. A set of Grace & Stella under-eye masks so you can say buh-bye to the annoying bags under your peepers. These collagen, vitamin C, rose oil, and hyaluronic acid miracle workers will have you looking like you've slept for days, even if your roommate's pupper kept you up by barking all night.


    Promising review: "I am always skeptical of products like this, because nothing ever seems to help my under-eye circles. These truly work! Even after just one use, I took them off and my eyes felt rejuvenated, my dark circles were lighter, and I just looked more awake. They have a slight cooling effect, so it really wakes your eyes up in the morning. I will definitely be buying more of these. Great buy!" —Laura Malkin

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $21.99.

    20. A bottle of L'Oréal True Match foundation packed with simple ingredients like antioxidants, vitamins E and C, and pure water to make you the queen of covering up tired skin after a wild night of bar hopping with your BFFs. Your complexion will look as though you're glowing from the inside out (even though you're probably super hungover).


    This foundation works in ~overdrive~ to help you have healthier, clearer, and more radiant skin as you wear it!

    Promising review: "This is the best foundation I have ever used at a price tag that cannot be beat. This leaves my skin glowing and I have gotten several compliments about how great my skin looks. This looks so natural even when you build it up. It can cover acne, redness, and any other concern. The shade that I got was exactly what I expected and I only had to put it on once throughout the whole day and it still looked great by the time I washed it off. Anyone who wants to look like they have clear skin needs to buy this." —Carolina Dancu

    Get it from Amazon for $7.40 (available in 15 shades).

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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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