Life in the ‘Fab Lane’ can often mean late nights and plenty of cocktails. But beauty expert Anna De Sousa warns even the best of us are not immune to the inevitable dehydration and morning after beauty fails that come with a night on the town. Lucky for us, Anna has some tips on what to do before, during and after a night of celebrating that will keep you looking gorgeous and glowing for days to come!
BEFORE THE PARTY: SETTING THE SCENE
Tip: Before you leave, you may want to slather some cellulite cream under your jawline to give you a chisled, sculpted chin—it’s a celebrity secret! It will last for about three hours, so you may need to run home before your carriage… err, chin, reappears!
Try: Bliss FatGirlSlim features QuSome—powerful, encapsulated caffeine molecules that smooth and firm double chins, at least temporarily.
Tip: Shower after you put your make up on. The steam will set your make up and hydrate your skin.
Tip: Stay-on-forever lipstick? Jell-O is the answer. Follow with a hydrating gloss.
Try: Good ol’-fashioned Jell-O packets
DURING THE PARTY: HYDRATION FROM THE INSIDE OUT
Tip: Eat anti-inflammatory foods like salmon, water-rich fruits, veggies and nuts.
Tip: Include water in your cocktails—such as a sparkling cocktail like vodka seltzers—so you’ll be imbibing at least some water throughout the night. Beware that too much water paired with booze will make your belly sloshy all night, which is not cute in a body-conscious dress. Hopefully, that visual will keep you in line!
Tip: The ‘shot’ you should take before going to bed? Apple cider vinegar. It cures everything—promise!
AFTER THE PARTY: MITIGATING THE DAMAGE
Tip: What is the telltale sign of a hangover? Bloodshot eyes! No one ever thinks of this, but you should spring for a new pair of contacts. (They also become dehydrated when you do!)
Tip: Opt for hydrating foundations that tighten as well!
Try: Hourglass illusions Tinted Moisturizer. It features Instalift at 3 percent, which lifts and visibly tightens the skin within one hour of applications.
Tip: Cream makeup will get you glowing again!
Try: Urban Decay Afterglow Glide-On Cheek tint is loaded with good-for-you ingredients like vitamins E, C and A, so your skin gets nourished and protected while you get yourself back together.
Tip: Ditch the shadows and opt for a clean, candlelit glow instead. Forget the hair-of-the-dog morning chaser and packing on the eye makeup. Use nude eyeliner for the bottom waterline instead of white—it’s less harsh and will take away redness from eyes. Opt for a blue-based mascara instead of harsh black to give your eyes a softer, brighter look. Highlight the inner corners of your eyes for a candlelit glow!
Try: Pixi Eye Bright Liner (Pixibeauty.com, $12) or MAKEUP FOREVER’S Aqua Eyes in champagne, Givenchy Phenonmen’s Eyes Effet Entension Mascara in blue, and MAKE UP FOREVER Uplight Face Luminizer Gel, which is enriched with pearls that catch and reflect light and contains more than 70 percent water for a fresh lightweight texture.
Tip: No powders allowed! Spray your pressed powder on—and stay more hydrated throughout the day.
Try: SKINDINAVIA Makeup Finishing Spray, not only helps your makeup stay put, but also gives your foundation a healthy, beautiful glow. It’s a celebrity makeup artist’s secret.
For more information on Anna De Souza and her fabulous tips, go to AnnaDeSouza.com.