New Year’s Eve is here and no one is immune to the inevitable dehydration and morning-after beauty fails. I can’t guarantee you’ll wake up as fresh as a snow bunny, but here are some next-level tips for what you need to do before, during and after this year’s bash. They’ll help you look gorgeous and glowy despite dehydrating drinks, all-night table dancing and harsh winter weather. Your beauty regimen starts RIGHT NOW.
Before: “Setting” the scene
Tip: Slather cellulite cream under jawline to get a chiseled, sculpted chin. It’s a celebrity secret! It lasts for about three hours, so you may need to run home before your carriage… err, chin, reappears!
Bliss FatGirlSlim features QuSome — powerful, encapsulated caffeine molecules that smooth and firm double chins, at least temporarily (Sephora, $36).
Tip: Shower after you put your makeup on. The steam will set your makeup and hydrate your skin.
Tip: Stay-on-forever lipstick? Jell-O is the answer. Follow with a hydrating gloss.
During: Hydration from the inside out
Tip: Eat anti-inflammatory foods like salmon, water-rich fruits, veggies and nuts.
Yep, it’s a yawn-fest. Head to the fruit bowl, people. I can’t create miracles if you’re chewing on pie all night!
Tip: Slow down! Alternate martinis with seltzer garnished with fruit. No one will know (garnish is essential) and imbibe water throughout the night.
Tip: The last “shot” you should take before going to bed: apple cider vinegar. It cures everything — promise! It balances the pH levels and tops up any deficiency in minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium and iron, which your hungover system is probably crying out for.
Try Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.
After: Mitigating the damage
Look fresh faced in the a.m.! Your typical beauty regimen is definitely unregimented today.
Tip: Telltale sign of a hangover: bloodshot eyes. Spring for new contacts. No one ever thinks of this, but you should spring for a new pair of contacts. They become dehydrated when you do!
Tip: Opt for hydrating foundations that tighten skin.
Make Up For Ever Liquid Lift Foundation is formulated with Polylift, a protein-rich film that enhances the elasticity of the skin and smoothes fine lines and wrinkles for an even complexion. Its lightweight texture creates a natural, dewy finish and moisturizes the skin for a supple, smooth result.
Tip: Ditch the eyeshadows and go for clean, candlelit glow. Forget the hair-of-the-dog morning chaser and packing on the eye makeup. Use nude eyeliner for the bottom waterline instead of white — it’s less harsh and will take away redness from eyes. Opt for a blue-based mascara instead of harsh black to give your eyes a softer, brighter look, swipe a cool blue shaded eye pencil on the upper lash line. Highlight the inner corners of your eyes for a candlelit glow!
Try Pixi Eye Bright Liner No. 1, ELF Cosmetics Mineral Waterproof Shadow Liner, Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash.
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