Wake Up Makeup

W editors share their secret for looking rested when they slack on sleep—just in time for New York Fashion Week.


“When pressed for time—and running low on sleep—applying this primer simultaneously gives me sun protection and a smoother, more luminous complexion, even without makeup.” – Vanessa Lawrence, Features Writer

NARS Pro-Prime Light Optimizing Primer SPF 15, $34,


“The operative word being ‘Lift.’ Need I say more?” – Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director

Dr. Jart + Cheek & Eye Lift Sheet Mask, $12,


“My NYFW Wake up trick is a blow out from Dream Dry salon. They open at 6:30 a.m., which gives me time to get my hair fix before running to the office. Their blowouts leave me looking as if I’ve gotten 5 more hours of sleep than I actually did.” – Gillian Sagansky, Assistant to the Editor in Chief

The Blowout, $40, Dream Dry, 315 West 57th Street; 212.951.0485.


“Fashion week leaves no time for pampering, so I swap seeing Rachel at Bliss SoHo for the brand’s at-home Triple Oxygen line. Pro tip: When people ask you if you’ve just had a facial, just say yes.” – Sue Williamson, Digital Editor

Bliss Triple Oxygen Radiant Protection Energizing Serum, $58,


“I use this moisturizing toner whenever I need to quickly refresh. It instantly cleanses and brightens your skin – the perfect on-the-go item for fashion week.” – Ann Jacoby, Fashion Assistant

Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence Moisturizing Toner, $85,


“The Spring 2016 season is going to be a hot one, so I’m using these refreshing wipes and then packing a few to use throughout the day. In all-black, they look chic too.” – Emilia Petrarca, Associate Digital Editor

Cleanse by Lauren Napier Luxe Box Facial Cleansing Wipes, $18,


“One quick spritz, and it looks like I’ve had a leisurely morning getting a blowout! It’s the best beauty-on-the-go hair secret to make me look put-together” – Sarah Leon, Senior Web Editor

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, $22,


“Fashion week leaves no time to sleep, let alone makeup. La Prairie’s on-the-go compact comes to the rescue on both counts.” – Mia Adorante, Assistant Beauty Editor

La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream Blush in Rose Glow, $70,