Jesse Morrow

You Did Not Wake Up Like This: 6 Simple Beauty Tips To Hide Your Hangover

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You just woke up, head throbbing, waves of nausea setting in. You’re hungover. You shouldn’t have ordered another beer/taken that tequila shot/drank that bottle of wine/etc. on a weeknight, but it’s too late to worry about that now. You’ve got to get to work.

A quick peek in the mirror reveals all the signs of a hangover, and you certainly can’t let your boss see you for the living, breathing bottle of Jack Daniel’s that you really are.

Don’t panic, ladies! There are a few essential items that can mask signs of a wild night. Keep them by your nightstand or pack them in your purse, because you never know where you might end up (not me, Mom).

Follow these beauty tips after you’ve chugged a Gatorade, taken an aspirin and washed your face (you probably never removed last night’s makeup).

1. Depuff

Your undereyes are likely dark and puffy, a result of dehydration and lack of sleep. An eye roller is key to constricting those blood vessels that caused swelling.

The metal ball on the roller will cool and massage away those bags. Get one with caffeine and put it in the refrigerator for a few minutes before use to give yourself an extra jolt.

High-end:  Clinique’s All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage

Low-end:  Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller

2. Moisturize

Remember that your skin is thirsty, too. Use a tinted moisturizer to cover up blotchiness and even out your skin tone.

A BB cream is preferred over your typical foundation since it leaves the skin with a dewy finish. Powders and matte finishes will leave you looking dull.

High-end: Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream

Low-end: L’Oreal’s Youth Code BB Cream

3. Liven Up Your Eyes

Now is NOT the time for dark eye makeup. Use a white or nude liner to make eyes look less red and irritated. Line your inner rim (also called the waterline) to make eyes look fresh, brighter and less -- well -- dead. Finish off with one coat of mascara, or better yet, just give your lashes a curl.

High-end: Tarte Cosmetics EmphasEYES Inner Rim Brightener

Low-end: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil

4. Brighten Skin

Bring some life to that sleep-deprived skin with a pop of color. Swipe blush or tint onto the apples of your cheeks to look healthier and more refreshed.

High-end: Benefit’s Benetint

Low-end: Revlon Photoready Cream Blush

5. Pucker Up

One tip offered by most makeup artists is to choose one focus point: eyes or lips. In this circumstance, the goal is to keep focus away from your tired eyes, so a bold lip is the way to go.

A pop of pink will have you looking fresh and keep attention off your alcohol-laden skin and eyes.

High-end: MAC Girl About Town Lipstick

Low-end: CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain in Wild Berry Wink

6. "Pat Yo’ Weave, Ladies"

At the Thanksgiving dinner table, I proclaimed that I was “thankful for dry shampoo,” to which my mom replied, “That’s it?” But truthfully, dry shampoo is a blessing from above.

Spraying it onto your roots will bring life to your morning-after hair without having to wash. Sweep that mane into a high ponytail or messy bun. Don’t be insecure, girl. Work that updo!

High-end: Bumble and Bumble Prêt-à-Powder

Low-end: Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo

Photo Courtesy: We Heart It