Beauty How-To: Tips & Tricks To Hide A Hangover

Merriment and cheer always feels so great at the time doesn’t it?  When you’re out with friends and the drinks are a flowin’ it is way too easy to “forget” the fact you’ll likely pay for it all over again the next day by way of a nasty hangover.

If you find yourself partying a little too hard on a school night (who’s idea was it to host Melbourne Cup on a Tuesday anyway?!) facing the office the next morning is a tough one. Not only do you feel revolting, but you probably look it as well! HA!

What you need are a few easy (yes, EEEASY…..) makeup tips to help you hide the evidence of what you’ve been up to. And if you’ve ever wondered how to deal with the deeds of the night before, this page might help.

Dehydrated skin, under eye bags and an overall exhausted look are easily fixed with these simple tricks.

1. Reverse the effects of dehydration by keeping your skin clean and well-hydrated with a cream cleanser that removes impurities without stripping moisture.  Remove any traces of eye-makeup with a cotton pad and gentle eye-make up remover.

2. To relieve swelling and puffiness of the eyes, place ice-cubes in a wash cloth and hold over your eyes for 5 minutes. You can also use a cold spoon on each eye that has been in the fridge. Then gently apply a cooling eye-cream to freshen up. To remove redness and bloodshot, a few eye-drops from the pharmacy work wonders.

3. Moisturise entire face and neck with a light-weight cream that relieves dry, dull skin without feeling greasy. Add primer to the bridge of your forehead, nose and chin.

4. Use concealer to balance out dark circles under eyes. Yellow based colour concealers are best to correct dark areas. Take the concealer down each side of the nose and across to the outer corner of the eye (in a big triangle shape). Add a touch of shimmer into your regular foundation for an all-over-the-face instant radiance.

5. Cream blushes (especially rosy-hued varieties, nothing too brown) are better options over powdery ones in this instance as they create a glowing look to the apples of your cheeks and do not “age” the look of the skin. Apply with circular strokes moving away from your face.

6. Brighten your eyes by rimming your inside bottom lid with a white pencil or dab a highlighter on the inner corners of your eyes and under your brow bone. Curl your lashes and apply black mascara. A clean swipe of black eyeliner on the top lid only will open the eyes and make you look instantly fresher.

7. Finish off with a rosy or coral coloured lipstick to compliment your now fresh, glowing look! Plus it’ll detract away from your tired looking eyes!

8. Also – get some mints…and use them. 

1. Clinique Comforting Cream Cleanser AU$38 at David Jones 2. Nivea Aqua Sensation Anti-shadow Eye Cream AU$13.80 Priceline 3.  Chanel Precision Hydramax  Active Serum at EBay 4. Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit – Natural AU$32 at Nordstrom 5. NARS Cream Blush in Montenegro AU$28 at narscosmetics.com  6. MAC Eye Kohl in Fascinating AU$20 at Nordstrom 7.  Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Succulent AU$40 at esteelauder.com.au 

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13 Comments

  • Reply Lucy_piper Wednesday 14th January, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    It’s been a great post with lot many helpful tips. But I would like share my idea which I usually follow.
    Before any big day or the last night is very important to get a proper sleep. You can do some natural facial and spa at home using the natural ingredients available in your kitchen. Then go for a good-night sleep!
    When you wake up in the morning start your day with a Glass of water as starting the day with water is really good for heath and digestion systems. Anyway then get started with your make-up kits!
    Choose your dress first then according to the colour choose the other accessories and then choose how much make you would like to put on!
    I usually go for a touch up or Revlon Foundation then a Flormer compact powder. I usually prefer dark eyes, so I prefer Maybelline Eye liner and mascara. Then I just put a light colour gloss on lips or sometimes deep colour depends on my mood. All my makeup kits are in my budget and available in orderandsave.com.au

  • Reply Lucy_piper Wednesday 14th January, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    It’s been a great post with lot many helpful tips. But I would like share my idea which I usually follow.
    Before any big day or the last night is very important to get a proper sleep. You can do some natural facial and spa at home using the natural ingredients available in your kitchen. Then go for a good-night sleep!
    When you wake up in the morning start your day with a Glass of water as starting the day with water is really good for heath and digestion systems. Anyway then get started with your make-up kits!
    Choose your dress first then according to the colour choose the other accessories and then choose how much make you would like to put on!
    I usually go for a touch up or Revlon Foundation then a Flormer compact powder. I usually prefer dark eyes, so I prefer Maybelline Eye liner and mascara. Then I just put a light colour gloss on lips or sometimes deep colour depends on my mood. All my makeup kits are in my budget and available in https://www.orderandsave.com.au/category/cosmetics

  • Reply xlilda Tuesday 6th January, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Wish I found these tips last week aha

  • mills
    Reply mills Monday 5th January, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Wow, will definitely keep these in mind for my next big night out.

  • Reply BellaB Sunday 4th January, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Or you could drink responsibly.

  • ivysaurus
    Reply ivysaurus Thursday 1st January, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    These were great tips for nye 😛

  • Reply kt Monday 29th December, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Will try these 🙂

  • Reply masiak Friday 19th December, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Oh that may come handy this weekend 😉

  • Reply babygirl3844 Friday 19th December, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Hello everyone i dont know if heads up works but my friend swears by drinking some hydrolight before a big night an plenty of water between drinks to stop a hangover, please enter me to win a evy breakfast with audrey 🙂

    • Vanessa Roberts - Editor
      Reply Vanessa Roberts Monday 22nd December, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      Thanks for the tip on the hydrolight @babygirl3844!

  • Reply sussi Friday 19th December, 2014 at 3:01 am

    Cheers!

  • Reply Rockn Thursday 18th December, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    some great ideas, will definitely have to give them a go, hopefully if I look better I will feel better!

  • Reply amanda6393 Thursday 11th December, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Where was this article yesterday? lol.

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