Hangovers are never fun, especially when you need to be up early to meet your besties for brunch. While you may not feel great at brunch, you can at least look great with a few simple steps. Glitter Guide contributor, Caylee Ashwell, shares some tips on how to look healthy and refreshed after a late night out and a hangover that has you feeling tired and blah.
We’ve all been there. Saturday night fun goes a little later than expected and Sunday morning brunch starts a little too soon. And to make matters worse, we live in the Insta-age. It seems like every brunch meeting is also a mini photoshoot, and a tired-looking face does not make for a very fun “tagged photo.” To combat the look of a late night out, we’re sharing a step-by-step beauty guide on how to look refreshed in time for brunch:
Step One: Wash your face! We recommend using an oil-based cleanser because it gently removes makeup and impurities without stripping your already-dehydrated skin of nutrients it needs. We like Kopari’s Coconut Cleansing Oil ($32), because it’s made with natural ingredients like coconut and green tea oils and leaves skin feeling clean, but not dry.
Step Two: Ice, ice baby. One too many drinks mixed with lack of sleep can lead to a very swollen morning face. That’s why we’ve invested in a handy-dandy Skincool Ice Roller ($23.19). Keep it chilled in the freezer so it’s ready and waiting whenever you need it. Simply roll it over your face and neck and feel its immediate soothing effect. It minimizes discomfort and irritation while reducing redness and the appearance of wrinkles. Seriously, this thing is magic!
Step Three: Time to bust out a hydrating serum. Because your skin is depleted of the water and vitamins it needs to look glowy, layer a nutrient-rich serum under your moisturizer to perk it up a bit. Try Glossier’s Super Bounce ($28). It’s packed with vitamin B5, which helps regenerate skin layers, making it appear supple and soft.
Step Four: Brighten up your eyes. A lightweight, but powerful under-eye cream makes all the difference after a late night out. We like Skinfix Brightening Eye Cream ($24.99) because it’s 96.5-percent natural and reduces puffiness. To mask those raccoon circles, you need a pigmented, but light concealer like Tarte’s Maracuja Creaseless Concealer ($26).
Step Five: Makeup and go. Don’t overwhelm your skin by layering on your thickest foundation—it will yield the opposite result you’re looking for. Instead, opt for a lighter tinted moisturizer (Laura Mercier, $44) to give your skin some air. Add a swoop of mascara (L’Oréal Voluminous, $7.99) on your top lash line to open up your eyes and then add a couple dabs of a pink cream blush (MILK Lip + Cheek in Swish, $24). This will keep your skin dewy, not cakey.
Voila! Bring on the brunch…and the selfies!