Partied too hard last night? Fight the hangover with eight simple beauty tips. 

As much as we all hate to admit it, once you’re out of college, hangovers are no longer an excuse to look like a slob. Long gone are the days when you could roll into your 11AM lecture in baggy sweats while smelling like last night’s beer-chugging competition. Whether you’ve gone a little too hard at the mid-week office happy hour, or had one too many margaritas celebrating Cinco de Mayo at the local Mexican cantina, you still need to show up to work the next morning looking bright-eyed and bushy-tailed — despite feeling like you were hit over the head with a frying pan.

So, how do you fake eight solid hours of beauty sleep when you only got a few hours passed out on your couch with a piece of pizza on your chest? Well my cocktail-loving friends, I am here to enlighten you with 8 easy steps to take you from swine to divine.


The Hangover Beauty Routine


Step 1: Triple Performing Facial Emulsion By Benefit

I do not care how gross you feel, putting SPF on your face is a necessity every single day. Not only does this product prep your skin for the day ahead, but it also comes in a gorgeous bottle that will brighten even your darkest mornings. Simply rub a thin layer into your entire face and you’re already ready for the next step.

Step 2: Hangover Primer by Too Faced

How much more fitting could this be primer be when it literally has “hangover” in the title? It’s time to brighten and hydrate your tired skin that partied tirelessly into the wee hours of the morning and now is seriously showing the signs. And, it even has a nice light coconut scent, so unless you were chasing shots with Vita Coco the night before, the smell is very soothing. A quick layer is all you need for a flawless dewy complexion.

Step 3: Camera Ready BB Cream Eyes by Smashbox

Most likely your eyes look more tired than Steve Buscemi on a bad day, but that’s nothing a little BB cream can’t fix. Swipe and blend to diminish the appearance of dark circles and fade that pesky puffiness.

Step 4: Blush and Brighten Palette by Vintage by Jessica Liebeskind

Adding some color to your complexion is vital when you probably look like a you just walked off of the set of The Walking Dead. This palette is perfect because it gives you multiple options, whether you feel like a casual neutral or a sassy pop of color, this will quickly breath life back into your zombie-like appearance. Merely dust over cheeks for an instantly healthy glow.

Step 5: Bulletproof Liner by Too Faced

Although you may look like you have your life together, you still don’t want to draw too much attention to yourself, so a neutral eye is definitely the way to go. Apply ‘Mink’ along your lash line then add ‘White Lie’ to the inner corners to brighten eyes and appear more awake. Fake it till you make it, girlfriend.

Step 6: Roller Lash by Benefit

Now, this is a mascara that you are going to want to incorporate into your everyday routine, trust me. Ever since Zoella gave it a shout-out in her April favorites, I have become Roller Lash’s number one fan. It hooks onto lashes to curl and lengthen, opening your eyes for even more faked alertness. Simply swipe onto upper lashes and you’ll look like you never took that last kamikaze shot at 2 a.m.

Step 7: Plump + Shine Lipstick by Fusion Beauty

Lipstick is one of a women’s strongest weapons, so look fierce with a pop of pink and simultaneously distract people from the Trenta-size iced coffee you just toted into the office. Plus a little plumping  and smoothing never hurt anyone. Quickly swipe ‘Foreplay’ over your pout and you’re ready to take on the world.

Step 8: Naturia Dry Shampoo by Rene Furterer

Odds are that prying yourself out of bed will take quite a few rounds of the snooze button, meaning you most likely won’t have time for a nice shower. Luckily, your hair can look and smell refreshed with a few spritzes of dry shampoo. Simply spray evenly over hair and brush it through. Soon enough you’ll be singing “Homie I’m so fresh, and I’m so clean” on your way out the door.


Now go pop some Advil and chug a glass of water, because you look like a million bucks. Which should probably remind you to check your credit card bill and see how many overpriced drinks you actually bought last night… You might want to sit down for that one. Good luck!

Bonus: This is the future, people! Showers come in to-go pouches now. Recently, we discovered the Power Shower wipes by Nathan and the game has been changed. Yes, they are technically designed for use after the gym, but honestly these portable refresheners are perfect for any stinky situation. Swipe these babies all over your body and you’ll be feeling like a new woman, or at least smelling like one.

Keep your head up champ, only four hours until your lunch-break where you can squeeze in a quick nap in your car.

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