Look it up: revenge sleep procrastination is a thing.
It’s such a common phenomenon that the National Sleep Foundation in USA has a definition for it: the decision to give up sleep for more leisure time, because of a lack of free time in your busy daily schedule.
In other words, busy individuals tired from work and who need more sleep are delaying their bedtime.
While there are a ton of tips to help you unwind properly before bedtime so you can turn in earlier, what Daily Vanity can help you with is a beauty routine that can help you fake that 8-hour sleep.
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix
Designed to treat areas on the face where stress shows up most visibly, this night moisturiser forms a protective matrix over your skin to lock in moisture.
Thanks to its host of nourishing ingredients such as Padina Pavonica (for hydration), Drone Peptide Technology (for anti-ageing), and Microalgae Dunaniella Salina (for purifying), this helps skin look more youthful and less stressed, literally overnight.
Retails for RM900 and available in the brand’s stand-alone stores at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and 1 Utama.
Fresh Rose Hydrating Eye Gel
Tired-looking eyes are the dead giveaway that we hadn’t clocked enough hours in dreamland. Treat the fatigue appearance with this lightweight gel-cream for the eyes.
It has a cooling texture that offers continuous moisture for up to 30 hours. Besides intense moisture, it also delivers antioxidant, soothes, and nourishes the eye area so it looks brighter and perkier.
Retails for RM175 and available at Sephora.
Pixi +Rose Radiance Perfector
This rose-infused complexion enhancer puts energy back to your complexion, thanks to the pearlescent finish it offers to give your skin a natural-looking healthy glow. The lotion is easy to apply and gives a fresh radiance instantly.
Retails for RM80 and available at Sephora.
Natasha Denona Retro Eyeshadow Palette
When your eye cream and concealer no longer work quickly or well enough in hiding those dark circles, perhaps a distraction with the right eye makeup will work.
This palette is inspired by the brand’s bestselling Mini Retro Eyeshadow Palette and features 15 beautiful burgundy and mauve shades, as well as grey-browns, taupes, dusty rose, and vintage pinks.
These colours are super flattering and help create a romantic look that takes the attention away from the fatigue in the eyes.
What’s more the eyeshadow formula is buttery smooth and hydrating so it would never accentuate those fine lines around the eye area.
Retails for RM295 and available at Sephora.
Yves Saint Laurent Libre Intense EDP
We already know that scents can help you sleep better; the reverse is true – it can also help perk you up.
This bold new scent is inspired by the feeling of “freedom” and captures the accords of French lavender and Moroccan orange blossom, making it an invigorating fragrance that can perk you up.
Retails for RM585 and available at Sephora.
Frank Body Lip Balm
Lack of sleep often leaves us with dull-looking and dry lips that look anything but kissable. Treat the dryness with this lip balm, which has a petroleum-free formula that keeps your lips soft and hydrated.
Pro tip: you can also use it on your cuticles, brows, or any other dry patches that need some TLC.
Retails for RM55 and available at Sephora.
Wei Multitask Multi-Mask Collection Set
For the ultimate routine, consider this three-day masking set. Use one mask per day from this collection and watch your skin glow brighter by the day.
The three masks include: Bee Venom Anti-Wrinkle Cream Mask, Brown Sugar Ready Glow Exfoliating Mask, and Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask.
Retails for RM90 and available at Sephora.
Perricone MD No Makeup Skincare Blush
This may be a little pricey for a blusher, but think about what it really does.
This 2-in-1 product performs as both a gel-cream blush while also delivering skincare benefits so you’re no longer faking that glow.
The blush delivers a delicate rosiness for a healthy-looking. At the same time, it is enriched with vitamin C to help boost your skin’s radiance over time.
Retails for RM160.50 at LookFantastic.
Charlotte Tilbury Cryo Recovery Face Mask
We’ve always known that cryotherapy (cold therapy) can help perk up skin and reduce puffiness. This new Charlotte Tilbury mask makes cryotherapy at home much easier.
Simply pop the mask into the freezer, then put it on your face when you need it. This unique mask comes with strap that can help you secure it snugly on your face and chin, and there are beads on the mask that help press on facial acupoints to deliver even more skincare benefits.
You’ll find your skin looking lifted, firmer, and more refreshed. Puffiness and pores are also less visible after masking.
Retails for USD55 at the Charlotte Tilbury website.
Glow Recipe Guava Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum
Whether you’re seeing darker spots or duller skin from insufficient rest, this vitamin C serum can probably do something for you.
This silky, but non-sticky serum is made with a complex of five water- and oil-soluble vitamin C, as well as potent ingredients such as Guava Seed Oil, Tranexamic Acid, Ferulic Acid, and Vitamin E. Use it faithfully and see your spots visibly lightening and your complexion more radiant than before.
Retails for RM210 at Sephora.