How to Fake a Good Night's Sleep

Posted by Jenn Brooks on

Do you ever wake up in the morning looking like you haven't had a good night's sleep? Here are some of our recommendations for giving your tired eyes a well-rested look.


1. Sleep in a Dark Room

Whether it’s a cat nap or you’ve had a late night, darkness is critical to a good sleep. When that isn’t possible, I recommend my favorite #silk eye mask by and @stanleykorshak. Favorite color? Rose gold, of course.

Rose Gold Sleep Mask

2. De-puff Your Eyes

I’m a DIY girl, so when I have a restless night, I pop two spoons in the freezer for about 15 minutes and then place them on my eyes. The cooling sensation alone is heavenly. Sometimes when I am headed out in the evening after a long day, I’ve been known to take two caffeinated tea bags dipped in cold water and place them on my eyes while I catch a 15 minute catnap. The caffeine tightens the eye area making puffy eyes a thing of the past.

3. Massage

Gently tap under your eyes going from outside -in to break down an accumulation of fluid, minimizing puffiness.

Eye Tap

4. Conceal

Use the correcting side of @susanposnickcosmetics COLORCORRECT pencils to mask those dark circles and discoloration. They neutralize red, purple, and blue -- darkness gone. Apply with fingertips or brush.

5. Highlight

Apply the brightening side of COLORCORRECT in an inverted triangle under the eye to open up the eye area. Lightly blend with fingertips or a brush. The highlighting side is your all-day lifesaver -- along with a shot of espresso of course.


6. Line the Waterline

Apply our COLOREYEDEFINE liner in turquoise or platinum. Both colors whiten and brighten the eye.

7. Mascara

Apply COLORCOATED mascara to top lashes only, and a few Coats are fine. Keep the focus on the UP and UP!


Use a touch of a light-reflecting product like our @susanposnickcosmetics ILLUMINATE dusted onto the top of the cheekbone and under eye area. Dot a touch of the ILLUMINATE in the inside corners of the eyes as well for the brightest eyes.


We would love for you to comment below and let us know if you try these suggestions, how they helped, and/or what you do differently to give your tired eyes that "good night's sleep" look!

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