Makeup & skin care tricks to look flawless after a big night out
So you think you can’t start the day with bright, flawless skin after a big night out? Think again. There are some excellent makeup & skin care tricks that every girl really should know and we’ve put together a quick guide to some of the best.
Water therapy works
Start your recovery programme with a shower, alternating between warm and cold water. The cold water will wake you up and it causes blood to rush to the surface of the skin for a healthy-looking rosy glow. Water really is one of the secrets to flawless skin and it’s important to rehydrate your system after a big evening out. Drink at least one full glass of water. You can stick to cool water or you can drink a glass of boiled water with a slice of lemon to cleanse toxins from your system. Follow with a light breakfast. A bowl of porridge, yogurt with fresh fruit, or a boiled egg and wholemeal toast will make you feel so much better.
Emergency beauty fixes that work
Mash up some fresh cucumber and apply it liberally as a face mask. Lie back and allow the mask to work for at least ten minutes. Cucumber is naturally cooling and when used as a mask it reduces redness and puffiness. Try massaging eyelids with ice cubes to reduce dark shadows and signs of fatigue. Alternatively, place cold teaspoons that have been in the freezer for 10 minutes over the eyelids. If your eyes look red and sore try using a couple of warm teabags instead. The astringent effect of the tea calms eyes and makes whites look brighter.
Makeup for flawless skin
After completing those basic steps, you can accentuate the effects with a light makeup. Use a primer or serum after moisturising. Primers and blurring creams have light reflecting pigments that help to disguise tiny lines and give the appearance of flawless skin. Apply light foundation with SPF to protect your skin from UVA/UVB rays and add a highlighter or concealer to tricky areas. Slick on two coats of mascara UP by Realash. The flexible silicone applicator allows you to sweep lashes up and you can then apply EDGE eyeliner by Realash to extend the lashline and open the eyes. Use a peach toned blusher to give skin a soft, dewy look and complete the picture with pastel pink lipgloss or a dab of Vaseline to give dry, chapped lips a silky sheen.
Armed with a few basics any girl can look gorgeous, even after the most hectic night. Invest in a good mascara like UP by Realash and matching liner, a light foundation and a pastel or clear lipgloss. Take some vitamin C before you going out and drink at least a pint of water when you get home. Note: if you can, remove makeup before going to sleep – it will make it easier to achieve flawless skin in the morning.