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We have all had those mornings. Whether you went to happy hour the evening before and/or just had a very happy night, you're suddenly aware that you're operating on no sleep and — what was it you had to do today? Oh yes, The Biggest Thing Of Your Life is on the schedule. So, you look in the mirror and you're carrying undereye bags that won't fit into an overhead compartment, and your hair looks like you've brushed it with your foot. You've got to clean it up and get out the door... Right. Now.
Don't panic. We've all been there, and we will all be there again. What you need at this moment are quick tips on how to look gorgeous and well-rested when all you want to do is call in scared. (As in, you're afraid you won't make it today.) Oh, you'll make it alright — we've got your back.
We called in four experts — Melissa Silver, makeup artist for Maybelline New York; Romy Soleimani, director-at-large for Beauty.com; Stephanie Stanko, senior stylist at Takamichi Hair; and Dr. Marina Peredo, a board-certified dermatologist — to give us fast and easy tips to fake eight hours of sleep. Nap time is for later, buttercup. It's time to look awake now!