Christmas Series: The morning after the night before…

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

Start with something like Clarin’s Beauty Flash Balm (one of my favourite products ever) to tighten the skin. Use a good eye cream (I like Eve Lom) and some eye drops to fix tired looking eyes.

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 😀

Images via We Heart It


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