beauty sleep products

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Photography by Samantha Goh

Getting enough sleep is so important for our overall health, including skin. Still, I get into the bad habit of staying up too late and waking up too early to get the recommended eight hours. My remedy? A few products to boost my beauty sleep so my dry, sensitive skin doesn’t show it — now I’m one step closer to proudly saying “I woke up like this.”

After cleansing and toning, I pat the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate on damp skin. It’s a pretty lightweight oil that sinks in quickly and, most importantly, you’ll notice a difference from the first night using it! I lock that in with one of several moisturizers, depending on what my skin needs. My go-to lately is The Body Shop’s Oils of Life Sleeping Cream — it’s super hydrating without being heavy (ideal for the warmer months) and packed with essential oils that nourish, prevent free radical damage and improve skin tone. About once a week if I want something more heavy-duty or am battling any spots, Kate Somerville RetAsphere Night Cream works so quickly to smooth and brighten. When my skin is simply parched, I slather on Origins’ Drink Up Overnight Mask because it replenishes moisture plus builds up a reserve for the next day. I always exfoliate my lips and follow with Bite Beauty’s waxy, wonderful Agave Lip Mask. Finally, a spritz of This Works’ Deep Sleep Pillow Spray is instantly relaxing so I can fall asleep and let everything work its magic.

wide-leg

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Photography by Christina Emilie

Sunglasses: Celine, Earrings: Lulu Frost, Top: Zara, Pants: Zara, Shoes: Sam Edelman

I’ve been a devotee to skinny jeans for years and years. So it took quite a bit — in the form of street style images of culottes and kick-flare jeans and trying on endless pairs of palazzo pants — to warm to the season’s wide-leg silhouette. My number one tip? Get them tailored! The right length is key so bring the shoes you plan to wear them with to make sure.

date night makeup

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Photography by Samantha Goh

I like to take a little extra time, add a little extra shimmer to my makeup before a date. Truth be told, sometimes the getting ready portion ends up being the best part of the night and if that’s going to be the case, I may as well enjoy it. I’m not talking about anything crazy, just five little extra products to add to my typical makeup routine. I’ll start with Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream for hydration and seriously glowy skin. LORAC’s Unzipped Gold palette has all the perfect, illuminating shades for a subtle-yet-romantic eye or something a little smokier and sultrier, plus the shadows are butter-soft and gorgeous. I like to smudge a mix of the shades Unpredictable, a shimmery rose, and Unleashed, a bright copper, with a pencil brush along my lower lash line. One swipe of Urban Decay’s Subversion Lash Primer under mascara makes my lashes more voluminous and fluttery — almost as if I was wearing falsies. Using this fan brush, I dust Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop on the top of cheekbones, very lightly down the bridge of the nose and on the cupid’s bow. Tinted balms like the Fresh Sugar ones are always my lip color of choice because they look natural and I can reapply without a mirror. Shop all of these products below!