14 Tricks to Hide Your Post-Cinco de Mayo Hangover (You're Welcome)
Solution #1: Hydrate
The first order of business? Addressing your parched, dry skin. Make sure you’re staying hydrated from the inside out by drinking lots of water, then hydrate from the outside in with a creamy moisturizer, like Kiehl’s Ultra Face Cream ($47). Moisturizing ingredients, like glycerin and squalane, and natural oils, like avocado and olive fruit, will give your skin a dose of hydration and bring it back to life.
Solution #2: Spritz
A spritz of a hydrating, energizing facial mist like Brad’s Anti-Fatigue Mist ($65) is another way to revive your complexion and give it a “I didn’t have four tequila shots last night” glow.
Solution #1: The Frozen Spoon Trick
To de-puff telltale swollen eyes, employ the frozen spoon trick: place a spoon in the freezer until it gets cold, remove, and press directly over your eyes. The cold metal will tighten the skin around your eyes and decrease puffiness. For those of you prone to being “overserved” your drink of choice, we recommend keeping at least one spoon in the freezer at all times.
Solution #2: Brightening Eye Cream
Pat an eye cream, like Tarte’s Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment ($38), underneath your eyes—it contains vitamin C to brighten and tighten, and essentials fatty acids to replenish your skin’s moisture barrier.
Solution #1: Cover & Conceal
Unfortunately, there’s no magic cure for dark circles—your best solution in this situation is to cover and conceal. Choose a creamy, blendable concealer with a yellow base, like Benefit’s Erase Paste ($26) and apply it to your undereye area with a concealer brush. Set with translucent powder and look instantly more awake (and thus, less hungover).
Solution #2: Brighten
Not feeling especially bright-eyed? Fake it with a light-reflecting illuminator, like Yves Saint Laurent’s Touché Eclat ($41)—the shimmery particles will instantly brighten your undereye area, helping to ward off raccoon comparisons.
Solution #1: Illuminate
If your complexion’s looking a bit pallid and lifeless, use an all-over illuminizer like Giorgio Armani’s Fluid Sheer ($62) on top of your foundation to add light to your cheekbones, under your brow bone, and anywhere else you need a radiance boost. Another trick: to achieve the same effect, mix your favorite liquid highlighter with your foundation for a lit-from-within look.
Solution #2: Get Blushed
Blend a cream blush, like Chanel’s Le Blush Crème De Chanel ($38) in Affinité, into the apples of your cheeks for a rosy glow.
Solution #1: Boost Volume
Banish greasy roots and boost volume in one spritz with a double-duty dry shampoo like Oscar Blandi’s Volumizing Dry Shampoo ($25).
Solution #2: Shine On
If your hair is looking dry, mangy, or matted, run a shine-boosting oil, like Orofluido’s Elixir ($30) through your strands, then gently brush through with your fingers or a wide-toothed comb.
Solution #1: Distract
Chances are high that your pounding headache may be preventing you from pinpointing exactly what part of you needs to treated, in which case we say this: distract, distract, distract. Who’ll notice your dry skin if you’re rocking an electric blue liner like Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Pencil ($20) in Chaos?
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If you got a little carried away last night in your Cinco de Mayo celebrations (or rather, libations), we’re not judging. After all, few individuals can say they’ve never suffered the symptoms of post-margarita regret. To help you survive your work day, we’re sharing 14 simple tricks that will hide your raging hangover, stat. Cheers to that.
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