Courtesy of J.CrewAlexandra Samuel, SELF magazine
Holiday part hangovers are hell, amirite? The crazy amounts of sugar, the towering high heels, the complete lack of any food that's not the size of a York Peppermint Pattie and crazy supply of booze that the overzealous host keeps refilling. (Not that you mind.)
So, if you're the type to wake up bright-eyed and ready for yoga the morning after, I want your secrets. But if you're not (like my editor), here are my secrets to at least looking like you're bright-eyed and ready for yoga (even if you want to crawl back in bed for six more hours).
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Put DOWN the white eyeliner: The white-rimmed eye thing totally does make your eyes look brighter, but it also is so overdone that everyone who knows goes "Oh, yeah. She's totally hungover." Instead, try a nude-colored liner. It does the same thing, but is way more subtle.
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Rock glasses and a bright red lip: Whether I'm spent from partying till 4 A.M. or fried from studying until dawn (like right now--I'm in grad school, in case you guys forgot), contacts are just not an option the morning after. If I try to pop them in, my eyes get super-red and then I just look like I'm on the verge of sobbing the rest of the day. Instead, I liquid-liner the crap out of my eyes, throw on some glasses and reach for the brightest, most Gwen Stefani-ed out lipstick I can find (my fave: Face Stockholm For J. Crew in Chili Flake) and I work it. That way, it looks like the glasses are a sexy secretary statement, not a cover for a rough night.
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Do a quick teeth-touch up: I keep a pack of Crest 3D White Whitestrips 5 Minute Touch-Ups on hand and pop on a strip while I run around getting ready in the A.M. I know it's a little nuts, but I swear that it helps erasing whatever red wine set up camp on my smile from the night before.
And, if all else fails, put on some tight jeans and platform booties, and act like you feel fine. Fake it till you make it, babes.
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