Had one too many last night? We’ve all been there. But don’t fret. Here’s how to hide those tired eyes so you look just as gorgeous today as you did yesterday—pre-cocktail hour, of course.
Step 1: Get going
Since there’s no time for dilly-dallying, take a power shower with a super invigorating body wash like Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel from The Body Shop. The wafting citrus scent will wake you right up.
Step 2: Salvage your skin
Instead of tussling with your face cream, primer, and foundation, rely on an all-in-one BB Cream, like Garnier’s Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector. It’s a tinted moisturizer that covers redness and unevenness just as well as a full-blown foundation.
Next, add a healthy wash of color to the apples of your cheeks with Dream Bouncy Blush by Maybelline. Available in 10 bright and beautiful shades, apply the lightweight gel formulation using a tapping motion with your fingertips for a seamless, natural-looking finish.
Step 3: Energize your eyes
Did you know that excessive alcohol consumption dehydrates your eyes? That’s precisely why they feel dry and look bloodshot after a wild night out on the town. For instant relief, lubricate them with two drops of your favorite redness-banishing eye drops.
Chances are your eyes are swollen and saddled with dark circles as well. De-puff and brighten your peepers with Lancome Beinfait Multi-Vital Eye SPF 28. Enriched with vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids, using just the tiniest amount of this treatment will help mask the unsightly effects of last night’s debauchery.
Your primping pièce de résistance? YSL Touch Éclat Radiant Touch. Loved by many industry professionals, this miracle concealer is the ultimate beauty essential—a click and a few swipes underneath each eye illuminates the shadowy area, leaving you looking like you caught much more than a few hours of shut-eye last night.
For a little bit of oomph, doll up your gaze with the length- and volume-inducing Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara. It gives your eyelashes a sexy false lash effect with just two coats.
Step 4: Master your mane
Don’t bother fussing with your hair; that’s what impeccable ponytails are for. Dampen your locks and palm a handful of Redken Hardwear 16 Super Strong Sculpting Gel from your hair line to the nape of your neck. Brush hair into a low ponytail using a boar bristle brush, and tautly secure the base with a tress-tone elastic. Not only does it hold hair in place for hours on end, it also imparts a high, healthy-looking shine.
What are your tricks for looking good when you have a hangover?
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