BEAUTY 101 | Beauty Prescription for a Hang-over

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Just in case you go a little overboard with the alcohol consumption this evening (it is New Year’s after all!), here are a few quick make-up tips to help you nurse (and conceal) tomorrow’s hang-over!

1. Moisturize!
If you didn’t get the chance to do so the night (or early morning!) before, make sure you thoroughly cleanse the skin and remove any leftover make-up. Hydrate the skin by applying moisturizer, as alcohol dehydrates the body. Don’t forget the lips – apply some lip balm to soften them for your lip application later.

2. Say bye to post-party eyes.

Use some eye drops to lessen any redness in the eyes, and an eye cream to help tone down any under-eye puffiness.

Concealer will make all the difference for telltale signs of a late party night (i.e. darkened undereye circles!). Use a peachy-pink concealer to brighten any dark undereye circles, and follow with your skin tone matching concealer to blend it all in.

Avoid eyeshadow colours that are red-based (like purple, mahogany and certain browns). Red-based tones tend to enhance any redness in sleep-deprived eyes. Instead, opt for a black or even a dark blue eyeliner to contrast the whites of the eyes, making them appear brighter. Top the eyes off by curling the lashes and adding 2 coats of mascara for a wide-eyed look.

3. Get (well,
fake) glowing skin!
Apply bronzer in this prescribed 3-shape motion to build-up an even glow and bring life back to post-party dull and dehydrated skin. Smile and add some blush to the cheeks – this will help you look awake…even though you may not feel so awake right away!

4. Shine on with gloss.
As the finishing touch, apply a moisturizing gloss in a peachy-pink colour and you’ll be ready for a new day…AND a new year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!!! See you in 2010 :) -Rhia
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