I-Woke-Up-Like-This Makeup — Wide-Awake Makeup – Cosmopolitan


Cosmopolitan l Amy Armani

Never, in the history of waking up, has anyone ever truly woken up “like this.” Not you, not your glowy-skinned best friend, not even your fave ~effortless~ influencer. This look is a lie—everyone knows it—and yet, the pretense of #nofilter perfection prevails. Luckily, you can fake it, and we’re not here to blow your cover when someone asks how you look so flawless. Below, exactly what you need to make it happen.

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Flawless Coverage Foundation

Maybelline Dream Urban Cover Foundation with SPF 50



$8.59 (22% off)

Cover all your bases with the Dream Urban Cover Foundation from Maybelline. It’s got *chef’s kiss* coverage that leaves skin looking healthy and naturally luminous, antioxidant pollution protection, and SPF 50. But despite the boost of benefits, it still feels super comfortable and lightweight on the skin.


Multitasking Sleep Mask

Lunya Restore Sleep Mask



Who needs eight solid hours of sleep when you have a restorative eye mask? This one from Lunya features a fabric that helps increase blood flow while you snooze, keeping under-eye bags at bay.


Skin-evening Moisturizer

Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer



You could chug two tall glasses of water upon waking… or you can satisfy your thirsty skin in two seconds flat by slathering on this redness-reducing moisturizer. Up to you.


Slip-proof Primer

Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer



Because foundation slippage is a dead giveaway that your glow is of the, um, faux variety.


Lightweight Concealer

RMS Beauty Un Cover-Up Concealer



Sure, you might technically wake up with a zit sticker (or three) on your chin, but no one needs to know that. Swap out your pimple patches for a few dabs of an ultra-lightweight concealer. Blemish who?


Mega-watt Highlighter

Fenty Beauty Liquid Diamond Bomb Glitter Highlighter



Your go-to IG Story filter’s got nothin’ on a few strategic swipes of Fenty Liquid Diamond Bomb Glitter Highlighter. Cheekbones, brow bones, cupid’s bow, done.


Bright Blush

Maybelline Fit Me Blush



Cancel your morning Pilates sesh and get that post-exercise flush (minus the calf cramps) via a swirl of Maybelline Fit Me Blush.


Gloss-ifying Oil

Briogeo B. Well Organic + Cold-Pressed 100% Castor Oil



No one rolls out of bed wearing shadow and mascara—unless, of course, you sleep in your makeup, which we all know is No Good, Very Bad. Skip ‘em both and opt for a touch of natural castor oil on your lids (for dewiness) and lashes (for definition). Bonus: This stuff actually nourishes skin and hair.


Defining Brow Gel

Glossier Boy Brow



It’s better to have your brows appear undone than too done. Wriggle a spoolie of Glossier Boy Brow over your arches for a borderline-bushy finish.


Just-Bitten Lip Stain

Maybelline SuperStay Ink Crayon Lipstick



This lip stain gives you the classic popsicle-kiss slash sexy-by-accident sitch that’s the epitome of this look. 

Jessica Yarbrough is a beauty writer and natural skincare enthusiast who spends her free time DIYing face oils.

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