Makeup Tips for Hiding a Hangover

Lois Joy Johnson offers makeup tip perfect for hiding your hangover!

 

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Makeup Tips for Looking Good the Morning After

5 Beauty tricks to memorize for hiding your hangover!

-Lois Joy Johnson

 

HangoverSummer is just an excuse for weekend parties and clubbing. I’m usually the one holding Pellegrino or cranberry juice while my friends throw back cocktails and wine with abandon. A glass of wine with dinner always guarantees a morning-after headache for me. Nothing that a couple of Tylenol, lots of bottled water and throwing up can’t cure but the fact is I look worse than I feel. By 6 a.m. my eyes are puffy and red, my skin dehydrated and I’m desperately seeking my biggest, darkest sunglasses. I wonder how some women manage this as a lifestyle whenever I’m in France. Maybe smoking is some sort of chemical antidote to alcohol. Maybe this is why a French woman Terry de Gunzberg invented Yves Saint Laurent’s Touche Eclat – the brightening pink shimmery highlighter pen that started the big eye brightening craze!

Here’s my five-step makeup secret for damage control:

Pearl Ice1. Use an eye mask first thing to reduce swelling. Inka’s Pearl Ice Cooling Ice Mask ($26, sephora.com) contains tiny beads encased in a thermal plastic wraparound eyeshade. Keep it handy in the fridge or chill in the freezer last minute. Five to ten minutes and you’re ready to face anything.

2. Pat on a cooling eye gel instead of an emollient eye cream. Ole Henriksen Ultimate Eye Lift Gel has soothers like cucumber, calendula extract and sodium hyaluronate ($38, sephora.com)

3. Apply a light-reflecting pinky highlighter from inner eye corner to completely under the eye in a half moon crescent-shape. Splurge on Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat ($40, yslbeautyus.com) because it’s worth every penny and you can stash it in your bag for retouches later. It comes in 4 perfect skintone shades.

Stilla Silk4. Blend a sheer, pale, shimmery cream shadow across the lids like Stila Silk Eye Shadow Wash in Kitten ($22, drugstore.com) Skip dark smoked shadows and pass on eye liner for today. Both will only emphasize lines, puffs and redness.

Add lots of black mascara to upper lashes only. I’ve been loving CoverGirl Exact EyeLights Waterproof Mascara in Black Pearl ($7.49, drugstores) because of the subtle sparkle.

5. Emphasize cheeks instead with a fresh pinky peachy blush. Benefit’s “Coralista” ($28, ulta.com) or my classic solution Nars Orgasm Blush ($25, sephora.com) put back a healthy awake glow.

Let me know if these makeup tips and technique helps or if you have any others!


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13 thoughts on “Makeup Tips for Hiding a Hangover

  1. hipstergal23 says:

    I don’t know if I would be sober enough to remember the eye mask but the Touche Eclat sounds divine

  2. lilshopper44 says:

    I love CoverGirl Exact Eye Lights!

  3. Ann13 says:

    I want the mask!

  4. bellavita says:

    great tips, i’ll try the eye gel trick next time it’s needed!

  5. Shanece says:

    omg, Betty should pass this article on to every college campus across America lol

  6. MissPinkSlip says:

    I can vouch for Stila’s kitten shadow. Gorgeous shimmer!

  7. MissPinkSlip says:

    I can vouch for Stila’s kitten shadow. Gorgeous shimmer!

  8. MissPinkSlip says:

    I can vouch for Stila's kitten shadow. Gorgeous shimmer!

  9. MissPinkSlip says:

    I can vouch for Stila’s kitten shadow. Gorgeous shimmer!

  10. jjhorowitz says:

    GENIUS! The shimmery cream shadow is not something that I had thought of before reading your article. I plan to try it this weekend!

  11. georgeousbetty says:

    Georgeous Betty I am truly a mascara fan I dont really need it but it does wonders when you are having a rough next day hangover also the ice packs are a plus for the puffiness that occurs during this awful ordeal I also have some advice that can be a help alka selzer all the way to the bank

  12. georgeousbetty says:

    Geourgeous betty try some rest and relaxation

  13. tessadanielle says:

    Great tips for the dreaded puffy-eyed look you sport the day after!

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