At this time of year in particular, there just aren’t enough weeks in a day. And at the end of days like that, spending even 10 minutes fussing at the bathroom sink before bed seems like an overwhelming effort. With some smart bedside beauty tips, though, you can streamline your nighttime routine and go to bed with makeup on.
Yep, that’s right: go to bed with makeup on. I do it. All the time. You should, too. Seriously, go ahead: brush your teeth, floss and rinse with mouth wash — you can’t mess with your oral health — then just climb into bed. And reach for some essentials on your bedside table to take care of your skin before sleep. Well, duh — you can go to bed with makeup on, but you don’t want to go to sleep with makeup on.
Bedside beauty calls for some no-sink required essentials. It’s all about being able to snuggle against your pillows to cleanse, treat and moisturize before you drift off to sleep so you can wake up with soft skin and a glowing complexion.
cotton facial pads Shiseido Facial Cotton pads ($11 at Shoppers Drug Mart, murale.ca). If you haven’t tried these yet, you don’t know what you’re missing. We beautygeeks know what you’re missing, though — here’s why Shiseido Facial Cotton is the best. ever.
eye cream Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream ($55 at clinique.com), a satisfyingly moisturizing formula that softens without feeling heavy.
face cream Bliss Triple Oxygen Ex-”glow”-sion! Vita-Bead Infused Moisture Cream ($64 at sephora.ca), which isn’t designated as a night cream, but is rich enough to serve as one for my skin.
hand moisturizer Rodial Glam Balm Multi ($49 at murale.ca) — I’m really on a Rodial kick right now, it seems.
organizer Anna Sui Beauty Tray ($25 at murale.ca)
I actually have similar collections of essentials in my living room, too, so I can cleanse, treat and moisturize while I’m catching up on episodes of “Elementary” via ROD (#IwanttobeLucyLiu). Plus, I’ve been known to fall asleep on my couch; a couchside beauty routine minimizes the risk of my falling asleep with makeup on.
Think you’ll try going to bed with makeup on anytime soon?