You surely must have enjoyed some of the most exciting nights of the year as 2014 came to a close. You finally got that chance to enjoy that perfect dance, that beautiful dress and that amazing champagne. You finally had some time to have a last with your friends. Unfortunately, after all that partying, your skin and your appearance are bound to have undergone a lot of damage. Puffy eyes, dark circles and pale looking skin are all too common after those New Year parties. Well, hangovers might happen to everyone, but looking like you’re going through a major hangover is something that can easily be avoided. This article from OROGOLD Cosmetics shows you how to cover up all signs of partying and enjoy a beautiful looking appearance.

Tip # 1 – Have everything you need close to you

Make sure that you have things like eye serums, breath fresheners, a dry shampoo, makeup remover and a concealer at your disposal. These things are an absolute must when it comes to getting rid of a hungover look.

Tip # 2 – Wash your face, rinse your face and repeat the process

Before you scrub off last night’s makeup (we’re sure that you’ve most probably forgotten to do it last night), use the makeup remover because it helps you to get rid of the mascara and is easy to work with. After removing the makeup from your face, wash your face with cool water and then wash it again to reduce the blotchiness and puffiness.

Tip # 3 – The Lipstick Debate

If you can draw a straight line on your lips, OROGOLD suggests you to swipe a bright lipstick and forget all about it. This makes your dehydrated and dry looking skin lighten up. However, if you’re not at par with your lipstick applying skills, it might be better to go for something that is more neutral. There are a number of products that can also offer a pop of color and add a sheer tint of moisture to your lips.

Tip # 4 – Drink extra water

Alcohol causes your skin to dehydrate because it decreases the anti-diuretic hormone levels. As a result, the body absorbs less water. The best thing that you can do after getting a hangover is to drink a lot of water. This might not give you an instant fix, but it is really important and very healthy. For something more instant, use a sheer foundation. It can even out your skin tone.

Tip # 5 – Take care of those bloodshot eyes

One of the most important things to take care of after drinking too much alcohol is your eyes. Using the right eye serum can neutralize the puffiness and dark circles and rejuvenate the skin around your eyes. It might also help to use an eye drop because it can eliminate the redness from your eyes. Follow up with a concealer. Make sure that you apply it on the top and the bottom of your eyelids. This helps to further diminish the appearance of those dark circles and smoothes your entire eye area.

Tip # 6 – Cover up

If you’ve got to go to work the next day, there are three things that you really must take care of – the greasy strands, the smell and the smudged makeup. No amount of concealer and foundation can get rid of that smell of alcohol. So make sure that you go for a shower before heading out to work and use some scented dry shampoo.