Beauty remedies to hide a hangover
Big night babes? If you’ve woken fully-clothed with a cheeseburger on your nightstand, recover your composure with these post-party pick-me-ups. Or as we like to say, blue Powerade in foundation form.
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If you’ve slept in your makeup, vow to stock remover wipes in your nightstand for next time then remedy the current situation asap with a gentle oil or cream cleanser. Rev up circulation and drain fluid retention with a mini massage as you apply. Shock skin back to life by rinsing with freezing cold water to reduce puffiness and tighten pores - it’s a Kate-Moss go-to, apparently. Banish lingering mascara remnants with a cotton bud dipped in micellar water.
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Like the rest of you, re-hydration should be a top priority. Applying a hyaluronic acid serum or cooling eye pads will return your to your aesthetic A-game quicker than you can say ‘never again’; but if you’re already at your desk, reach for a face mist with glycerin and re-spritz throughout the day, it’ll give skin a boost and distract you from the headache and dry throat.
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Eye drops are good but a brightening concealer is even better. You want one with light reflecting abilities to camouflage the circles but a light consistency so you can apply and blend with your fingers while squinting tiredly at the mirror. A nude or white liner on the waterline is a instantly makes eyes look brighter and a squeeze with an eyelash curler will lift lashes and help you look more awake.
If dry shampoo won’t revive limp locks and mop up oil, cut your losses and sweep hair back into a sleek ponytail or high bun - it’ll make you look peppy and constrains unruly strands. If its retained the unappealing aroma of last night’s location, a hair perfume will replace it with a soft pretty scent instead.
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Evening out skin tone and re-animating your face with minimal effort requires multi-tasking cream color. A BB cream or tinted moisturiser is like waving magic wand - two seconds to transform blotchy skin - even better if it has a glowy, pearlescent element. Less is more so don't be tempted by full-coverage - it’ll make the situation more obvious, A rose-pink product (even a lipstick will do) dabbed on lips cheeks and eyes with leave you fresh-faced, requiring just a lick of mascara and you’re good to go. Alternatively skip all previous steps and distract and divert with a single swipe of shocking colour on your lips. No one will look anywhere else.
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What are your best pick-me-up tricks for your appearance after a big night?