So you didn’t clock eight hours of sleep? Fake it. We tried dozens of skin boosters to find the ones that give you a well-rested, lit-from-within glow without the beauty rest.

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1 Best Powder: Chantecaille Les Paillettes

Dusting on these rose-gold and pink micro-pearl pigments will make you feel fancy even on days when you aren’t going anywhere. Run a brush over both shades and sweep it along your cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose to perk up dull skin.

To buy: $79;


2 Best Foundation: Clinique Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup SPF 15

In 30 shades, this sheer liquid foundation contains luminizers for instant radiance plus vitamin C to brighten skin over time.

To buy: $29;


3 Best Oil: Kevyn Aucoin The Neo-Elixir Weightless Beauty Oil

Wear this lightweight, antioxidant-packed oil alone or under makeup for a healthy dose of hydration and a dewy sheen. For evening, add a drop to your foundation.

To buy: $52;


4 Best Stick: Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick

This creamy stick—available in five shades—makes highlighting foolproof, thanks to its triangular tip, which deposits light right where you want it.

To buy: $42;


5 Best Moisturizer: CoverGirl Vitalist Go Glow Luminizing Lotion

For the no-makeup woman: This vitamin-laced moisturizer has light-reflecting pigments, so skin looks fresh and natural—only better.

To buy: $6;


6 Best Multitasker: Sol de Janeiro Copacabana Bronze Glow Oil

Extend your glow to your arms and legs by massaging this fast-absorbing, sweet nut-scented oil into skin. Gold mica flecks offer a subtle shimmer that won’t transfer.

To buy: $35;