Update your makeup bag with these affordable picks.

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Depending on your age, adults need about seven to ten hours of sleep every night, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, when you have a job, a family, and life's daily stressors, that's easier said than done. (Especially for those with a late-night Netflix habit.) Unfortunately, that lack of shut-eye not only makes us feel groggy but also makes the majority of us look less than our best. If you're starting to notice your usual glowy skin starting to look a little dull, or maybe your typical bright eyes suddenly have dark circles underneath them, it might be time to revamp your makeup and skincare routine. These affordable products, including a moisturizer, a concealer, mascara, and more, will have you looking ultra refreshed. (Even if you didn't get a good night's rest.) And as a bonus, they're all less than $25.

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kiehls lip treatment
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Nourish Lips

Apply a coat of hydrating, tinted lip color before heading out the door. Kiehl's softening lip treatment goes on like a gloss, minus the stickiness. It comes in five colors, including a non-tinted option.

Buy It: Kiehl's Love Oil for Lips ($20, Sephora)

nars climax mascara
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Fake Thicker Lashes

Long, thick lashes with a natural-looking curl make eyes appear more awake (even when you don't feel that way). This mascara's whipped, creamy formula and its ribbed brush work in tandem to evenly coat and curl lashes without any clumps.

Buy It: Nars Climax Mascara ($24, Ulta)

garnier glow boost moisturizer
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Brighten Dull Skin

Radiant skin looks youthful and healthy. A sheer tinted moisturizer with pearl pigments will give skin a subtle glow, and it can be used on its own or as a primer for foundation.

Buy It: Garnier Glow Boost Moisturizer ($9, Walmart)

jouer cosmetics
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Hide Dark Circles and Redness

Banish traces of a restless night with a high-coverage concealer. This liquid formula comes in 25 shades so that you can find the best natural-looking color match for your complexion in any season.

Buy It: Jouer Cosmetics Essential High Coverage Liquid Concealer ($22, Sephora)

micro precision eyeliner
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Define Your Eyes

Fighting tired eyes? A superfine eyeliner, like this option that comes in six shades, can fill in gaps between lashes and help make eyes appear larger and more awake.

Buy It: Bare Minerals One Fine Line Micro Liner ($14, Bare Minerals)

loreal brow gel
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Shape and Fill Eyebrows

Full brows look youthful and fresh. (They're also trendy right now.) Fill in patchy spots with a long-wearing gel that won't budge as you a busy day. This gel is available in five shades to match your brow color.

Buy It: L'Oréal Unbelieva-Brow Longwear Brow Gel ($17, Ulta)

fenty blush
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Perk Up Cheeks

A swipe of a coral or pink blush can instantly brighten a dull complexion. If you're using a buildable cream formula, apply a small amount of product to the cheeks and gradually increase to your desired level of rosiness. As a bonus, it also works on your lips.

Buy It: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush ($20, Sephora)

Of course, the best thing you can do for your physical health and hour outward appearance is to ensure you're getting a proper amount of sleep every night. However, things happen, and these affordable products will have you faking a full night's rest in minutes.


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