9 Beauty Fixes for Insomnia Face

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After another sleepless night, the last thing you want to hear the next day is “you look tired”. The solution? Fake it. With these 9 beauty products, no matter how much you’re struggling on the inside, you can count on your face not to give it away.

What makes a product right for a Hylda woman?

Here’s how we choose… Our beauty writers are experts in their field and have years of experience writing about the best in beauty. They will only recommend products that they know will make a difference and help with the symptoms caused by the fluctuations of the menopause years. Our reviews are honest – they are not paid for by the brands. We might earn some affiliate commission if you choose to buy the product, but we are not paid by the brands to put them in the article. Never ever. Picked by experts and chosen just for you, that’s our Hylda promise.

Top 9 fixes for insomnia face…

Best for puffy eyes: Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks, £54. Buy it now.

Best for plumping: Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream, £47.20. Buy it now.

Best for natural-looking coverage: NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, £34. Buy it now.

Best for dark circles: Smashbox x Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector, £25.50. Buy it now.

Best to open your eyes: Lancôme Hypnose Waterproof Mascara, £22.80. Buy it now.

Best to look fresh-faced: Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour, £25. Buy it now.

Best for glow giving: Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid, £38. Buy it now.

Best for hydration: Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe Herbs And Rosewater, £4.95. Buy it now.

Best for an airbrushed finish: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, £45. Buy it now.

Best for puffy eyes: Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks, £54

Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks

Why it’s a great buy: Woken up with tired, puffy eyes and need a quick fix? These cooling and moisturising Elemis masks, with plankton extract and chlorella, work to tighten the skin, so you’ll look fresher in minutes.

What we love about it: You can put them on while you make your morning coffee – the ultimate multitasker.

What we don’t love quite so much: At almost £10 a pair, they don’t come cheap.

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Best for plumping: Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream, £47.20

Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream

Why it’s a great buy: Drunk Elephant is worthy of all the hype it gets from beauty editors. This day cream quickly plumps up hollowed-looking skin and and leaves you looking fresh all day.

What we love about it: It’s full of collagen-boosting ingredients like amino acids and protein peptides.

What we don’t love quite so much: It contains marula oil which some people may be sensitive to.

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Best for natural-looking coverage: NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, £34

NARS Cosmetics Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser

Why it’s a great buy: It’s a combination of natural coverage and hydration benefits. Think your skin, but better.

What we love about it: Less it more. Heavy foundation could make you look dry and even more exhausted but this covers imperfections while nourishing your skin.

What we don’t love quite so much: Some reviews say they struggled to find their perfect colour match.

Best for dark circles: Smashbox x Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector, £25.50

Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector

Why it’s a great buy: BECCA Cosmetics may have closed down, but the Under Eye Corrector was so good that Smashbox collaborated with the Aussie brand to bring it back.

What we love about it: This is like eight hours of sleep in a pot. A swipe under each eye will instantly brighten the area while reducing the appearance of dark circles.

What we don’t love quite so much: It can still be quite hard to get hold of.

Best to open your eyes: Lancôme Hypnose Waterproof Mascara, £22.80

Lancome Hypnose Drama waterproof mascara

Why it’s a great buy: The quickest trick to looking wide awake is a good mascara. Lancôme’s iconic Hypnose creates the illusion of being naturally blessed with your lashes without looking overdone.

What we love about it: The waterproof formula is equally effective and even better if you’re conscious of streaming eyes.

What we don’t love quite so much: A few customers have found the mascara runs dry quickly.

Best to look fresh-faced: Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour, £25

Laura Mercier Creme Cheek Colour

Why it’s a great buy: A cream blusher is easy to apply after a sleepless night and will give you that fresh-faced look without drying out your skin.

What we love about it: This one by Laura Mercier is buildable and so easy to blend.

What we don’t love quite so much: If you’re experiencing redness and hot flushes throughout the day you may want to skip this step.

Best for glow giving: Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid, £38

Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid

Why it’s a great buy: A good highlighter can give the illusion of younger skin. When applied to where the light naturally hits, the Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid will wake up your face and define your features.

Why we love it: It offers a subtle sun-kissed effect, with no unwanted glitter or sparkles.

What we don’t love quite so much: It’s on the more expensive side.

Best for hydration: Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe Herbs And Rosewater, £4.95

Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe Herbs And Rosewater

Why it’s a great buy: Drinking lots of water during the day will keep you looking and feeling more awake, but for an extra dose of hydration always have a face mist handy.

What we love about it: This will be a life saver in moments when you need to cool down quickly.

What we don’t quite so much: It contains fragrance which may cause sensitivity in some people.

Best for an airbrushed finish: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, £45

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder

Why it’s a great buy: If you really need to look the part, this Hourglass finishing powder is like a photo filter for your skin.

What we love about it: It’s designed to give the same look you’d achieve in very flattering restaurant lighting. We’ll take two.

What we don’t love quite so much: It’s pricey for a finishing powder.

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