Hair & Beauty

How To Hide a Hangover: The Best Hangover Beauty Tips

By Iro Kotsimbos
9th Dec 2014

Ohhh party season, how we love you so. Dressing up, dancing, cocktails – what’s not to love?! Well, the morning after, that’s what – the inevitable hangover that plagues you and makes you look, and feel, like ummm garbage.

As much as we’d love to hide in bed all day, sometimes that’s just not an option! Rather than face the world with a bare face (and scare small children and the elderly in the process), we suggest taking note of the following beauty tips to help you hide that hideous hangover.

Tried, tested and highly recommended, these hangover beauty tips will fool people into thinking you were tucked in bed, fast asleep by 9pm the night before. Hangover? What hangover?!


It’s no secret that plain ol’ water will be your best friend the morning after the night before…so drink it like it’s going outta fashion! Pop in a Berocca and keep chugging before moving on to a deeply hydrating face mask to nourish skin that’s feeling drier than the Sahara. We’re big fans of Cleanskinco’s Premium Royal Jelly Face Mask – a single use cloth mask that’s packed full of vitamins and amino acids to help clear and brighten the skin. Sure, you might look a little scary while it’s on (hey, at least you match how you feel, right?) but your skin will look and feel so much better afterwards. 


Ahhh blotchy, red skin – the not so wonderful by-product of a night out. Not to worry though, this is an easy fix! Start off by applying some Retextur Cream from Curtis Collection to further hydrate and even out the skin, plus prep it for the BB cream that’ll follow. This light, silky primer helps makeup to last aaaalll day, which is fab especially when you’re trying to hide the sins of the night before! 

Next is our obsession of the moment – Natio’s Pure Mineral Skin Perfecting BB Cream. This multi-tasking beauty balm has Vitamin E, jojoba and shea butter to hydrate, green tea and chamomile to sooth and combat redness, and SPF 15 to protect (don’t think a hangover is an excuse to skip sun protection!). Seriously, this BB cream is one of those ‘what would we do without it?’ beauty products and has saved us maaaany times before!

To finish, tap some Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer under the eyes (it’s yellow-based which will help brighten), set with the nifty matching powder that comes with it and no-one will know that you’ve only had 2.5 hours sleep – winner! 


The eyes are usually what gives away your hangover secret, so instead of being reactive this season, do some prep work and book yourself in for eyelash extensions at Simply Brows & Lashes in Camberwell or South Yarra instead. Choose from either luxurious Mink Silk extensions or voluminous Russian XD lashes – both help to create that bright-eyed, bushy-tailed look which is a lifesaver on those mornings that you just.can’t.move, let alone apply eye makeup. 

If you can manage a little something, we highly recommend Mecca Cosmetica’s Beauty Sleep Artistry Eye Brightener – a dual-ended magic wand with a creamy highlighter on one end to help lighten and brighten, and a flesh-coloured pencil on the other to combat eye redness. Magic stuff!


No, no, not popping bottles – what kinda hangover tips do you think we’re giving here?! We’re talking about a pop of colour on the cheeks and lips to help lift the complexion and help you look somewhat alive when you feel anything but. For this, we turn to Stila’s Convertible Colour – these highly pigmented colour creams can be used on cheeks and lips, instantly brightening the face and making us feel pulled together in a cinch. 


Last but not least is hair – it’s the crowning detail after all! If you’re being proactive and have time up your sleeve, book yourself into Anaka Hair in Malvern for some face-framing highlights using the innovative Wella system (after all, it’s the coolest way to colour your hair this season). Strategically placed colour will trick the eye and go a long way in helping you look fresh – just pop in some dry-shampoo and you’re good to go.

If all else fails, treat yourself and leave the hair hard-yards to someone else; namely the crew at The Poodle Blow Dry Bar. Here you can put your feet up for 40 minutes while The Poodle team wash, dry and style your hair to perfection – the ultimate pampering experience!

So there you have it Listers, the best beauty tips on how to hide a hangover! Any that we’ve missed? Email us to let us know!


Image Credit: Kevin Tachman

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