How to Hide a Hangover

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It’s been a week since I’ve turned 21, and I’ve had a blast celebrating! As you may have experienced, and as I am learning, going overboard with alcohol can have some serious effects on the way you look the next morning. Luckily, there are a few well known quick fixes to hide a hangover and keep the previous night’s indulgences a secret… unless you Instagrammed the whole night. In that case, you’re on your own!

How to Hide a Hangover

1. That Night: Cleanse Completely

Although the bed (or floor) is calling your name, don’t knock out until you’ve taken all of your makeup off! Sleeping with your makeup on can lead to skin irritation and breakouts. Ain’t nobody got time for that! For the quickest cleanse and a jump-start on soothing your skin, use the Pond’s Evening Soothe Wet Cleansing Towelettes.

2. The Next Morning: Rehydrate & Moisturize
It’s no secret that alcohol seriously dehydrates your body and skin. As soon as you wake up, replenish with a few glasses of water. Give your face another good cleansing, and then pile on the moisturizer before moving onto your makeup routine. I like to use a medium strength moisturizer that also protects my skin, like the Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer.

3. Chill & Conceal
If you find yourself waking up the night after a rager with massive bags under your eyes, apply chilled tea bags, cucumber slices, or spoons to your under eye area for 10 minutes to bring the swelling down. You can also use ice wrapped in a cloth. Apply a full-coverage concealer like the L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer to lighten the dark circles.

4. Light and Bright Face Products

You’ll want to stay away from using a lot of face powders, which will accentuate dry patches and dullness. Stick with a lightweight and buildable foundation like Revlon Nearly Naked, and illuminate with a cream— don’t be afraid to grab a luminous cream shadow to use as a highlight!

5. Open, Neutral Eyes
Go easy on the eyes in terms of makeup, since they are likely to look tired and slightly sunken. Stick to neutral shades, combating redness with a pop of beige liner– like the Rimmel ScandalEyes Eyeliner in Nude– in your waterline. Curl your lashes and use lengthening mascara that won’t smudge, like the Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara, on the top and bottom to open them up and look more awake.

If all else fails… break out your oversized sunglasses.

How do you hide a crazy night from showing on your face the next day?

…And what’s your best tip for curing hangover sickness?

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  • http://behappyandbuypolish.wordpress.com/ Jessica W

    Though I don’t go on benders really anymore, my biggest tip is hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Makes a huge difference the next morning.

  • http://www.makeuplifelove.com/ jamie @makeuplifelove

    Perfect timing for those in need the day after St. Patties Day. :) I agree with hydration. For sure it is key. Water and gatorade work wonders.

  • Noelle

    Definitely agree with everyone else that hydration is a must! That and a cute pair of sunglasses ;)

  • http://www.helloprettybird.com/ Rebecca B. Bird

    Definitely hydration… I’d add gulping a few glasses of water down BEFORE you to bed to the list!

  • Anastasia

    Been there done that, and all of those steps are definitely lifesavers :) The most important parts are drinking lots of water (and making sure your skin drinks some moisturizer) as well as #1, aka complete cleansing.

  • beautybymissl

    Great tips!

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    My drinking days are way in the past, but I know for sure that hydration is key!

  • http://www.geniabeme.com Eugenia

    Great tips for a cure!!

  • Amber

    Great tips!!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    Haha! Great post!

  • http://libbyspinkvanity.blogspot.com Kimberly

    Gosh, I’m soooo glad my drinking days are long gone!!! But, even staying out late and not even having a drop to drink, these are healthy and great tips!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    Great tips! Been a LONG time since I’ve had a hangover – but these definitely are good tips

  • Justina

    These are great tips!

  • http://loveforlacquer.com/ loveforlacquer

    Good tips!!

  • Kat D

    I’m going to have to bookmark this, haha. Or just avoid a hangover! =P

  • http://theplasticdiaries.com Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    I do all of these tips the morning after a big night.

  • http://mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

    great tips! I agree with all of them!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Ha, somebody had a blast, lol! I’m allergic to alcohol, I develop red itchy rashes right away and my lips swell!

  • GlitteryGlossy

    Thanks for the tips! Thankfully I havent had a hangover in years. I dont drink alot.

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    Ahhhhhhh so many memories come flooding back as I read this post lol I don’t drink like that too much or really at all anymore, but back in the day my cure all was grease the next day (McDonalds breakfast) and a tonnnnnnnn of coffee/water. HOT Shower, sleep, stay out of sunlight like you’re a vampire.

  • Nidia Doherty

    The serum from Hard Night Good Morning is amazing for helping me not look so tired from a bender the night before! Water, water, water!

  • http://behappyandbuypolish.com/ Jessica W

    I always, and I mean always, brush my teeth (I’m a fanatic about brushing my teeth, lol) and wash my face no matter how drunk I am. I also drink at least one or two glasses of water before bed (not the morning of) as your body needs that hydration ASAP. Great tips, Miranda! :)