Desperately googling ‘how to hide a hangover’ the morning after your Christmas party? We’re here to help…
‘Tis the season where desk-side prosecco, cheese-fuelled dinner parties and one-too-many late nights become the norm. Which co-incidentally means that December ‘tis also the season where our skin takes a battering and those alcohol-induced all-nighters show up on our face come morning.
While hiding a hangover is never particularly easy (especially if you’ve got the sauvignon-sweats at your desk) there are ways to not only conceal three hours of sleep but help your skin on its road to recovery.
So if you’ve been burning the candle at both ends, we can help. Meet your post-party revival kit, that’s been tried, tested and approved by the Stylist beauty team.
How to hide a hangover
Whether it’s booze, brie or lack of sleep that’s affecting your skin this party season, tweaking your skincare routine can help you re-discover your glow.
This Works Morning Expert Multi-Acid Pads
Start your morning with these energising acid pads. They sweep away any dirt, grime and oil left over from last night’s antics, while the blend of acids and enzymes munch away at dead skin cells left on the surface, revealing your brighter, more radiant-looking skin beneath.
This Works Morning Expert Multi-Acid Pads, £33
Milk Makeup Cooling Water
Tired, hungover skin can feel dry, tight and in desperate need of a drink (we’re talking water, not wine.) This genius stick rehydrates thirsty skin, de-puffing and cooling as it goes. It’s also packed with caffeine, to help boost micro-circulation, allowing your skin to look more awake than it actually feels.
Milk Makeup Cooling Water, £20.50
Herbivore Rose Quartz Facial Roller
It might feel like a bougie thing to do, but you’ll thank yourself for keeping a crystal face roller in your fridge the morning after a big night out. Roll the smooth, cold crystal over your eyes, cheeks and forehead to de-puff and generally feel amazing.
Herbivore Rose Quartz Facial Roller, £36
Caudalie Beauty Elixir
Tired, hungover skin cries out for water. Keep a facial mist on your desk for an instant spritz of hydration.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir, £12
Skyn Iceland Skin Hangover Kit 2.0
This genius skin hangover kit is amazing for post-party skin. There’s eye gels, face masks and a daily cooling lotion which all help to bring your skin back to its pre-party health.
Skyn Iceland Skin Hangover Kit 2.0, £20
Once your skin is sorted, it’s time for make-up. From the best concealer to cover dark circles to drawing attention away from your sleepy eyes with a bright lip, this fool-proof lot will help hide your hangover in five minutes flat.
Huda Beauty Overachiever Concealer, £23
This creamy concealer is not only packed with pigment to cover even the darkest of under-eye circles, it’s infused with green tea and jericho rose extract to moisturise the delicate under-eye area and protect against external aggressors.
Huda Beauty Overachiever Concealer, £23
Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
One of the biggest tell-tale signs of tired skin is that dull, pale or ashy hue it gets. Warm up your complexion with a swirl of bronzer and no one will ever realise how ill you’re feeling underneath.
Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer, £23
Jillian Dempsey Cheek Tint
These blusher pots are nothing short of genius. The cream formula gives skin an added sheen, leaving your complexion looking plump, highlighted and healthy from within.
Jillian Dempsey Cheek Tint, £26.50
IT Cosmetics Vitality Flush 4-in-1 Reviver Lipstick Stain
One of the most common ways to disguise a hangover with make-up is to wear a bright lip. Why? It works as a distraction, pulling the focus away from your tired eyes to your ‘wow I like your lipstick’ pout. But if your lips are dry, try this moisturising formula, that won’t draw attention to chapped areas.
IT Cosmetics Vitality Flush 4-in-1 Reviver Lipstick Stain, £18
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