How to: Hide the hangover!

We’ve all been there… the dreaded morning struggle. That moment you have to raise out of your pit after things got a little too thirsty! All we want to do is be ready to turn up to THAT event without the effort of actually getting ready. Well, we know that some of you may have completed the dry January challenge (big congrats!), so with the first weekend of February here, we thought give you some “hide the hangover” tips with the help of our Assistant Makeup & Trend Artist, Lauren Hogsden. You know… just in case… 😉 Over to you Lauren…

Ladies….!!!!! It’s the end of dry January, so big congratulations if you made it through 31 days alcohol-free…you should be incredibly proud of yourselves! But come on, I think I may just know how you’re going to celebrate! Hehe.

Who knows, maybe you are already nursing a heavy hangover!? At this point girls it’s time to fake it till we make it…. You got this, and it’s nothing that a bit of makeup won’t hide. Follow my key top tips below for the perfect morning after makeup!

Step 1 
Give your skin a drink! You were thirsty last night, and as a result, so is your skin! Quench your skin’s thirst with our triple performing moisturiser

You see, when we drink alcohol, our skin can become very dehydrated; so comfort and nourish the skin with this oil free emulsion. This beauty will help to capture, maintain and develop water reserves within the skin, meaning you’ll look so radiant you’ll need a dimmer switch! 

triple performing

Step 2
Now it’s time to banish those bags! it’s potent! eye cream fades dark circles & helps smooth out any fine lines which may have popped out to say”hello”. With a sweep of this you’ll have brighter, youthful-looking eyes. PLUS it actually contains a blend of hydrating botanical extracts and loquat extract, to help protect the skin from free radical damage. The perfect pick me up for your eyes! 

its potent eye cream

Step 3
Give your skin an overall healthy brightening finish, with a brightening primer called that gal. This face primer contains raspberry & camomile extracts soothing the skin, whilst light-reflecting pigments within the formula help softy brighten your complexion. 


that gal

Step 4 
Now it’s time to even out your complexion with the help of hello flawless oxygen WOW foundation. This oil-free brightening liquid foundation with an SPF 25+++ protection, builds from a light to medium coverage for a natural look, leaving you with an luminous & healthy looking complexion.

hello flawless foundation

Step 5
Little Sleep!? Take action with fake up! This is a hydrating, long lasting crease-control concealer, with Vitamin E & apple seed extract, it’ll  hide those pesky dark circles for under eyes that look and feel so silky smooth. 8 hours sleep in seconds! YES PLEASE! 

Step 6
Can’t face doing a super complicated contour, no problem! Instead opt for a colour that won’t budge. The Benefit lip and cheek stains are perfect for a lazy day, as they do all the work for you! The great thing is that they have maximum staying power that will not smudge or budge, so no need to keep re-applying… Phew! 

Step 8 original

Step 7
Now it’s time to get brows in a flash! Brow styling doesn’t get easier then with gimme brow. This coloured micro fibre gel not only defines with colour, but the micro fibres build dimension to the brow, giving a natural fuller looking brow with a stroke of a wand, easy!   



Step 9
Give your eyes that wide eyed look with skyscraper lashes… You’re not tired at all..!! 😉
they’re real! mascara lengthens, curls, volumises lifts and separates in just a stroke of the wand. Perfect when you really don’t have energy to do your makeup. It also has a long-wearing formula to help prevent smudging around the eyes. Apply by positioning wand horizontally & wiggle brush from side to side base to tip, to achieve maximum volume, length & lift. Then, hold wand vertically & stroke upwards to curl & separate. 



Hope this helps the hangover ladies… We’ll get through it together! Hehe!

Have a beauty dilemma!? Feel free to reach out to me via Instagram or Twitter @lauren_benefit using #learnwithlauren.

Love and lipstick,

The Digital Darlings xx

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