Thursday, December 17, 2009

The morning after!

If you've had a long night partying and want to look like you haven't the next day, there are a few things you can do to make you look like you've had 8 hours sleep and only been drinking water!

Here's how to do it:

No matter how tired you are or how many drinks you've had it's important to take your makeup off when you get in. The easiest and most effective way is to use a makeup remover on a cotton pad. One of the best I've tried is Lancôme EAU FRAÎCHE DOUCEUR Micellar Cleansing Water Face, Eyes, Lips, 6.8 fl oz.Lancome's Eau Fraiche Douceur which removes all makeup easily and thoroughly. Splash your face after with cold water and dry gently then apply SAMPAR Nocturnal Lifting Mask 1.7ozSampar's Nocturnal Lifting Mask which firms and smooths overnight. Believe me this really does make a difference!
In the morning rinse the mask off and then put a few drops of Orlane's Morning Recovery Concentrate. This revs up the circulation and brings color back into your face. Leave for a few seconds to absorb then apply your regular moisturizer and a depuffing eye serum like Arcona's Peptide Eye Serum. ARCONA Peptide Eye Serum 9 ml If you have red eyes try Naphcon-A eyedrops (check with your Doctor first). I buy these in bulk as they are the only ones I've found that really work. While these are woking and your moisturizer settling in, have Bradford Tonic's (available at most Wholefoods) Irish Moss and Roots drink as a meal replacement, it really helps a hangover and if you are feeling nauseous sip the B-Ginger one during the day.
Now on to makeup to conceal the effects of overdoing it! Start by patting a highly pigmented concealer like tarte Dark Circle Defense with Concealer Brush, Light to Medium 1 ea  under your eyes to erase dark circles and minimize puffiness. Sweep a luminizing foundation powder Guerlain Parure Compact Foundation with Crystal Pearls SPF20 # 01 Beige Chic 9g/0.31oz (I love Guerlain Parure Compact Foundation) all over your skin to disguise sallowness and even skintone and top with a dusting of matte bronzer and light pink blush.
Blend a light satin finish lilac eyeshadow over the eyelids to brighten eyes instantly and line inside the lower rim with a nude eyeliner like Pixi'sEyebright Liner   to cover redness and make the whites look whiter. Put a couple of coats of navy mascara like NYX Doll Eye Mascara-Volume!  on to finish the whitening effect.
Give your lips a healthy flush and some much needed moisture with Benefit's Benetint Lip Balm Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Lip Balm SPF 15
and no one will be able to tell you've been out all night!

(some of the above products were provided to me and some I bought)

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