There’s nothing worse than waking up in the morning with a splitting headache, lack of sleep and a puzzled recollection of events after a big night out. But the good news is you don’t have to look as bad as you feel.
Whether you enjoyed one too many at the office Christmas party or you decided to let loose at your best friends New Year’s Eve gathering, these 10 beauty products will help you hide all the tell-tale signs of a holiday hangover.
If you’ve got time in the morning, a quick face mask such as Rodial’s Super Acids X-Treme Hangover Mask will do wonders for a hungover complexion. This triple-action, rub-off clay mask combines potent active ingredients to effectively exfoliate, cleanse and hydrate dull and tired-looking skin so that it appears clearer, more radiant and visibly refreshed.
Dry body brushing improves vascular blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, meaning it will help wake you up and get the alcohol moving out of your system faster. We are big fans of Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Soft Anti-Cellulite Brush as it’s perfect for use on dry skin.
This skin brightening treatment from Charlotte Tilbury is a serious multi-tasker. It colour-corrects, improves redness, reduces pigmentation, erases dark-shadows and instantly blurs, brightens and smooths skin so you look like you’ve had a solid 9 hours sleep – even when you haven’t.
Designed to brighten the appearance of dull skin, the Too Faced Hangover Primer deeply penetrates pores for a powerful boost of hydration. When the skin is tired, or when you’re suffering from a hangover, this moisture-replenishing formula will instantly brighten your look.
Dark under eye circles are a tell-tale sign you stayed up too late, but this natural eye cream from Tata Harper will erase the evidence. It’s infused with real diamond dust to give a luminous look. It also tackles fine lines and dryness.
While it might be tempting to up your base when skin is suffering, the drying effects of alcohol means your foundation might not apply as seamlessly. So try switching out your heavy makeup for a BB cream such as Pixi’s Beauty Balm. Available in six shades, it provides deep and long-lasting hydration while creating an even and flawless finish.
Loaded with skin-loving ingredients, this little tube of magic from IT Cosmetics provides highly pigmented, full coverage that covers everything (including dark circles) – without cracking or creasing. With ‘Drops of Light’ technology, it leaves a radiant finish in six versatile shades, plus it’s enriched with collagen and antioxidants to nourish skin and defy signs of ageing.
To help make tired eyes look a little bit brighter, try an eyelash curler like this one from Shu Uemura. It might look like any old curler, but Shu Uemura actually set the standard for curled lashes that are quick, even, long-lasting, and completely crease free. Top tip: Try heating your eyelash curler with a hairdryer before use. Heating it will help you get a better and longer lasting curl.
Add a bit of colour back to your complexion with this Aqua Blush from Chantecaille. The creamy formula can be easily blended with your fingertips and will help add some moisture to dehydrated skin. The warm coral hue can also be worn on your lids and lips.
If you’ve been tossing and turning all night, chances are you will wake up with hair that’s a little on the wild side. But if you don’t have time to wash and blow dry your locks, try Percy & Reed’s No Fuss Fabulousness Dry Shampoo. The unique formulation soaks up excess oil and cleanses the scalp, leaving your hair looking fresh, shiny and shimmering.