Christmas is the time of year I go out the most – especially in the weeks coming up to the holidays. Between work parties, catching up with friends, and family gatherings, I seem to spend a good chunk of time trying to hide signs of tiredness or a hangover! Down through the years I have perfected my ‘morning after‘ makeup and here are some of my tips:
Before you get into bed that night:
Try your best to take your makeup off, even if you only use a makeup wipe!
Slather on a good rehydrating cream – I swear by Origins Drink Up Intensive overnight mask at this time of year.
Drink a pint of water, no matter how difficult it may seem to force more liquids into you…
The next morning
Makeup is key here. Dont pile on the foundation – instead use clever concealing to hide the bad bits (under eyes, blemishes, discoloring). Use a brightening liquid like MAC’s Strobe cream to give a fresh dewy look.
Avoid red/pink/purple eye shadow as this makes your eyes look more tired. Use a white pencil in the inner corners of your eyes to brighten them and along the waterline. Benefit have a good one. I usually lash on the mascara, 2-3 coats, after I curl my lashes.
Blush is a good idea to make you look a bit more perky. Keep your lips simple but lots of lipgloss can detract from tired skin so choose a nice nude or pink shade.
If you are in a rush, revive last nights hair with some dry shampoo and massage it in to give more volume to your locks. A few curls or a fancy hairband will disguise unwashed hair too!
Finally, smile and don’t tell anyone how you are really feeling 😀