We’ve all had a night when we think, “waking up a mess is not an option.” Whether you’re in a new dating sitch or have to go to work extra early, rolling out of bed with a fresh face is the goal — waking up with flawless makeup, though, is a dream. We all know how bad it is for your skin to not wash your face and sleep with your makeup on, so as much as we love beauty quickies like easy winter eyeshadow and five-minute fixes, that’s not an option. What is, however, is this makeup hack. I came across a BB beauty balm that is designed specifically to wear to bed, and it hit me: What other makeup goods are out there that are okay to wear to sleep on those nights that it would actually make sense to? The good news is that there are plenty. I found them, tried them and am now passing them onto you!


This before-bed beauty routine is so easy. Five products, five minutes and you literally can do it without any makeup skills. Just make sure you’ve cleansed + prepped your face for makeup like you’d normally do. Just remember to put your pjs on before you do your makeup this time around!

Your Pre-Bed Makeup Routine: 5 Products That You Can Wear to Sleep


  1. Step 1: Apply Base + Brighten


    Dr. Jart+ BB Night Beauty Balm ($38): Designed to brighten and hydrate your skin day or night, this BB beauty balm will have you wake up feeling extremely refreshed, even if you didn’t get a full eight hours of beauty sleep. It comes in different self-adjusting hues that will even out your skin tone while you snooze, so you roll out of bed with a fresh foundation. To apply, squeeze a small amount onto the back of your hand and then blend over your face evenly with your fingers. If the rest of these steps are of no interest to you, this alone can achieve desirable results with nothing more!

  2. Step 2: Contour + Hydrate


    TrèStique Bronzer Stick ($34): Made from natural ingredients like coconut oil that will hydrate your skin, this combination cream-and-gel bronzer stick should be your go-to when you want to define your features. To apply, paint the stick onto the sides of your nose, along your hairline, in the hollows of your cheeks, directly under your lower lip in the center and down your jawline lightly onto your neck. Blend with a slightly damp beautyblender ($20) by tapping the sponge over the makeup. This “stippling” will give you a more natural look as you press the product into your skin to help it last throughout the night.

  3. Step 3: Pop of Color + Plump


    Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint ($35): This 100% all-natural, non-toxic formula is designed to treat, moisturize and plump your skin with sexy ingredients like Spanish lavender. Apply to the apples of your cheeks, the creases of your eyelids and to your lips. To blend, gently tap your finger to press the cream blush into your skin.

  4. Step 4: Smudgy Eye Setup


    Tarte Emphaseyes High Definition Pencil ($19): The active ingredients in this eye pencil are palm oil, vitamins A and E, antioxidants and aloe leaf extract, which are all hydrating and soothing, and can act as treatments for your eye area. Another bonus is this slim design — you can more easily apply a precise line that can get that slightly smudgy smolder while you sleep on it.

    Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Waterproof Mascara ($21): Four-in-one mascara will lengthen, curl, give volume and most importantly, condition your lashes while you’re sleeping.

  5. Bonus: Pineapple Your Hair


    Put your hair up in your version of the pineapple technique and shake your hair out the next AM to reveal slightly wavy tousled locks. Simple. As. That.

  6. wg8In most situations, applying your makeup before you go to sleep seems insane, but for those rare moments that call for a little extra oomph the next morning, this routine will at least help you feel good about making the call to go there. This can also be a good go-to for a night that you’re going out with your girlfriends and know it’ll be a late one, and washing your face before bed may or may not happen. Just apply a heavier, more dramatic look!

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