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4 beauty and makeup tips to hide your hangover the morning after

29 August 2019

WORDS BY Fashion Quarterly New Zealand

If last night is written all over your face, re-animate instantly with these post-party beauty pick-me-ups.


1. Cleanser is your new best friend 

If you’ve slept in your makeup, vow to stock remover wipes in your nightstand for next time, then remedy the current situation ASAP with a gentle oil or cream cleanser. Rev up circulation and drain fluid retention with a mini massage as you apply. Shock skin back to life by rinsing with freezing-cold water to reduce puffiness and tighten pores – it’s a Kate Moss go-to, apparently. Banish lingering mascara remnants with a cotton bud dipped in micellar water.

2. Round of drinks

Re-hydration should be a top priority, like the rest of you. Applying a hyaluronic acid-soaked sheet mask or cooling eye pads will return you to your aesthetic A-game quicker than you can say ‘never again’. But you’re already at your desk, so reach for a face mist with glycerin and re-spritz throughout the day — it’ll give skin a boost, and distract you from the headache and dry throat.

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3. Give your locks some life

If dry shampoo won’t revive limp locks and mop up oil, cut your losses and sweep hair back into a sleek ponytail or high bun — it’ll make you look peppy and constrains unruly strands. If your ‘do has retained the unappealing aroma of last night’s location, a hair perfume will replace it with a soft pretty scent instead.

4. Bright eyes

Eye drops are good but a brightening concealer is even better. You want one with light-reflecting abilities to camouflage the circles but a sheer consistency so you can apply and blend with your fingers while squinting tiredly at the mirror. A nude or white liner on the waterline instantly makes eyes look brighter and a squeeze with an eyelash curler will lift lashes and help you look more awake.


Words: Megan Bedford
Photo: Michael James Rooke

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