It happens to the best of us: You were out late at a holiday party, and the next day, you look like utter junk. Too bad for us that the day’s demanding work commitments don’t revolve around the fact that we look and feel icky. Obviously, pop an aspirin to survive the day, but to get your visibly hungover state past your higher-ups (and not compromise that pristine impression you’ve dedicated so much time and energy to forming) there are a few editor-trusted beauty tricks that can totally help. Scroll below to see all five and, quite literally, save face at work.
Seeing red? If you consumed a lot of alcohol, you dehydrated your body, and this includes your eyes. Use preservative-free eye drops to reduce the redness and irritation, and add moisture.
We love Juice Served Here Charcoal Cream Party ($11), which combines coconut water, coconut cream, and activated charcoal. The sugar gives you an energy boost, while the charcoal detoxifies your body. But if that’s not available, try chugging any brand of 100% coconut water. It will hydrate you in a pinch.
Yep—this distracts attention away from your dull skin and puffy eyes. Choose a pop of color that will stand out and steal the show. Pro tip: Red lipstick can also be used to coverup dark circles.
Even if you literally skip every other beauty product that day, don’t skimp on the cover-up. Seriously, if used correctly, it hides so much. It’s fair to go for the no-makeup-makeup look, but you don’t want to look like you were hit by a car. Dab this under your eyes and on your lids, and press it into any blemishes. RMS’s version both covers and brightens skin, knocking out two problems in one shot.
Hair looking rough from the night before? No worries; skip a bun or a ponytail (those can scream hangover) and whip up a two-minute braid. This tutorial looks like it takes WAY more effort than it actually does.
Have any of the above beauty tricks worked for you? Let us know in the comments!