Not A Morning Person? Here's How To Look Like One

When it comes to looking fresh-faced and awake in the morning, we could all use a little extra help now and then. Especially during the lazy, soporific days of summer, there are just some times where we appear tired. Sure, we could splash some cold water on our face, but that won't do anything for droopy eyes and dull skin. (And don't get us started on our Uncle Fester circles.)
No, what we need in the a.m. — besides an industrial-sized caffeine drip — are products that will do the hard work of faking consciousness for us. And, we need them to work fast. We've found those cosmetics that will instantly make us appear well-rested. Now, all you have to do is look alive out there!
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Shiseido's daytime moisturizing cream is formulated with vitamin C to brighten skin and revitalize your face. It also acts as your skin's very own bodyguard, protecting against UV rays, air pollution, and dryness. Too bad we can't bathe in it.

Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Protective Cream, $54.50, available at Shiseido.
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This pencil duo defines eyes with its dark side, while illuminating irises with the shimmery highlighter. (The highlighter also delivers a cooling, refreshing sensation to perk up your pupils — nice.) Dot the highlighter in the inner corners of your eyes to fool everyone into thinking you got nine hours last night.

Almay Wake Up Eyeliner + Highlighter in Black Gold, $8.99, available at Ulta.
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Feeling energized starts with the first step in a morning routine: washing your face. With cucumber extract and bursting beads, this hydrating facial cleanser could wake you up better than your alarm. And, since it's oil-free, it won't leave you greasy, either.

Clean & Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Facial Cleanser, $6.99, available at Target.
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Any magician will tell you that the key to pulling off a trick is distraction. Well, we're borrowing from you, David Copperfield. Draw attention away from your puffy eyes and on to your lips with an electrifying lip gloss. By law of transitive property, if we wear vivacious lip colors in the a.m., maybe we'll start feeling more exuberant, too.

Elizabeth Grant Light Up Your Lips in Shimmering Red, $20, available at Elizabeth Grant.
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Cover up under-eye bags and dark circles with a concealer specifically created to reduce visibility of puffiness and discoloration. With just a few dabs of this concealer, you mimic wakefulness all day.

Cargo Jet Lag Concealer, $32, available at Ulta.
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Fake glowing skin on days you'd rather be in bed with Bobbi Brown's illuminating powder. The compact is infused with mulberry, grape, and scutellaria extracts — meaning your face will stay fresh all day, even if you're not feeling it.

Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder in Brightening Nudes, $50, available at Sephora.
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Tackle the most obvious signs of sleepiness with a light-diffusing eye cream that instantly reduces the appearance of dark circles and dehydration. The cooling tip applicator soothes tired lids, while oat peptides boost collagen to reveal radiant, healthy-looking eyes over time. Super handy.

Supergoop! Advanced SPF 37 Anti-Aging Eye Cream, $45, available at Birchbox.
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BB creams are huge , in case you hadn't heard. This one by Napoleon Perdis takes it one step further, even adding an extra "B" in its name. The BBB cream has light-reflecting properties that create the appearance of convincingly luminous skin.

Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot BBB Cream, $45, available at Napoleon Perdis.
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Want to look bright-eyed, even at the crack of dawn? This mascara promises to give sleepyheads er, bigger looking eyes. There's a separate wand for upper and lower lashes, which ensures each hair gets a coat for complete volume.

Maybelline Volum' Express Falsies Big Eyes Mascara, $9.49, available at Maybelline.
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