You get that text from your sexy fuckbuddy: Wanna sleep over? You put the vibrator down and thank your lucky stars. You text back, Be there in an hour. If you are like many women, after the initial horny bliss, you come to realize that this means you’ll have to start putting on makeup. And worse? You’ll likely be sleeping in makeup. Women know that sleeping in makeup is uncomfortable, transferrable to sheets, and skin suicide. But, we understand why you do it. You want to wake up looking like the flawless angel that you are.
First, we want to let you know that you are a flawless angel without makeup, but we know that if you’re guilty of the glam-sleep, you’re already rolling your eyes. Don’t worry. We understand why you want to keep wearing makeup to sleep during these slumber parties, and we are here for you. If you find yourself doing this often, you’re going to want to start getting strategic with your makeup. We’ve compiled a list of sexy sleepover must-haves. They will keep you looking flawless and comfortable without totally destroying your face!
If you are going to sleep without washing your face, you’ll definitely need to prep your skin for a long night ahead.
You’ll want to use some rich moisturizer like L’Oreal Paris Hydra Genius Glowing Water Cream. Rub it into your skin and let it absorb because whatever makeup you put on over the moisturizer is likely going to dry your skin out if you leave it on overnight. This cream is great because it absorbs quickly and its effects last for up to 72 hours.
After your moisturizer, you should use an enriching primer such as Vapour Stratus Soft Focus Instant Skin. Not only will it allow your makeup to set properly, but it will so feed your skin with vitamins. This particular primer has a formula that is created with pumpkin and papaya, which is healing and healthy for your skin.
If you’re like most of us and have some blemishes to cover, we suggest covering each pimple individually rather that lathering concealer all over your entire face. Not only will you look more natural, but you’ll also be saving your skin from a potential breakout by sleeping with makeup. We suggest using a concealer that also has acne-fighting properties so that it can get to work on your existing blemishes. A great option is Bare Minerals Blemish Rescue Skin-Clearing Spot Concealer.
Once you’re covered, you can dust your face with a lightweight colorless setter. It will absorb any greasy spots while also providing a naturally beautiful finish. A great translucent powder to use is Ben Nye Neutral Set Colorless Face Powder. It will give your face that perfect touch while keeping your makeup set all night long. It also won’t transfer onto any sheets!
Speaking of transferring onto sheets, we must discuss mascara. Many women hate the idea of not using mascara, but we also know that sleeping in mascara is a nightmare. Even waterproof mascara causes racoon eyes when you wake up in the morning. For that reason, we advise using an eyelash curler followed by clear mascara, such as Great Lash Clear Mascara. This will elongate your lashes while maintaining its curl.
Another clear formula that we love is eyebrow gel. If you are someone who uses makeup to perfect your brows, using eyebrow gel is a great way to lock in your work. Go about shaping your eyebrows using your regular pencil, powder, or liner. Afterwards, lock in your marvelous work with a clear eyebrow gel such as Glossier’s award-winning Boy Browgel.
And, of course, you’ll want to make your lips look irresistible. Believe it or not, chapstick is the way to go when engaging in a sexy sleepover. We love chapstick because it smells delicious, keeps you hydrated, and looks very glossy. We love a tinted chapstick such as Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm in Pink Punch. It makes lips look, smell, and feel irresistible. Plus, it’s packaging is really cute!
What to pack:
Makeup is not designed to last an entire sleep, which is why we suggest packing a little bag with a handful of items to make sure you feel your best all night long. In terms of makeup, concealer and lipgloss are two things that come off very easily. That being said, they are also super simple to re-apply. It won’t seem crazy to head into the bathroom and make this little touchup. Beyond makeup, we suggest packing a perfume roller (the best scents are available in roller form at Sephora or Ulta) to apply before bed and in the morning, a pack of little mints to throw in your mouth in the morning to combat morning breath, and a travel-sized deodorant in case the next day goes beyond just the early morning!