From foundation to dry shampoo, these beauty lifesavers will help you wake up effortlessly flawless—even when your man's around
7 Beauty Products For Your Adult Sleepover
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The first night he stays over can be…well…awkward. Let's face it: the only women who can really pull sexy bedhead are paid to do so (and by that we mean models). Luckily, you can still get the #IWokeUpLikeThis look with just a little help. These products make it as easy as one, two, Zzz. (Look effortless all day and night with these beauty products that serve as Double-Duty Beauty Hacks.)
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Even Out Skin Tone
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You want the coverage of a BB cream, but don’t want to sacrifice skincare for a dude. With Dr. Jart Night Beauty Balm ($38; sephora.com), you don’t have to. The lightweight gel combines hydration and anti-aging with encapsulated color pigments that burst on contact (and self-adjust to your skin color) so you’ll look even-toned and flawless. Even better, it’s formulated sans parabens, oil, fragrances, or any other pore-clogging ingredients—so you can sleep easy!
Score Better Bedhead
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For a gorgeously tousled, undone look on day two, take these steps before he comes over: Loosely curl your hair with a 1.5-inch curling iron, then spray your roots with a dry shampoo before bed. That way, your hair looks beachy—not greasy—when you wake up. We like Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo ($27; skinstore.com), which also gives hair a little lift. (While you’re at it, check out these 5 Easy Fixes for Winter Hair Problems.)
Spritz on a Sexy Scent
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Nothing screams “siren” quite like a musky fragrance. Try Eau de Lacoste Sensuelle Spray ($82; lacoste.com); fruity top notes of pink pepper and blackcurrant stimulate the senses at first, but it’s the dried-down, super-sexy amber scent that’ll linger through the night.
Freshen Your Breath
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You can combat the dreaded morning-after breath. Just designate a spot in your nightstand drawer for the tiny, all-natural Hello Breathspray in Supermint ($4; drugstores) to subtly refresh your mouth funk in the A.M. If it’s not just morning breath getting you down, head over to 11 Things Your Mouth Can Tell You About Your Health.
Boost Your Natural Lashes
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Wearing mascara to bed leads to a number of problems, like black smudges on your pillow or—worse—eye styes. Instead, add a little oomph to your natural lashes with a great curling tool like Kevyn Aucoin The Eyelash Curler ($21; barneys.com).
Wake Up Fresh-Faced
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Prone to breakouts? Don’t worry, you can still cover up without fear of post-sleepover acne with BareMinerals Pure Transformation Night Treatment ($60; bareescentuals.com). The buildable formula delivers the effect of foundation, while the mineral powder offers good-for-you antioxidants for skin—all without leaving any residue on your pillow. (Did you know that face powder also doubles as dry shampoo? Check out these 8 Secret Uses for Your Beauty Products.)
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Use Products With Staying Power
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Dab on a kiss-proof lip stain like Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain in Shanghai Sizzle ($10; drugstores) for color that stays bright all evening. You can also blend a little of the gloss onto your cheeks with your fingertips for a subtle flush and sheen that won’t fade come morning.