The Morning After

Most of us have done it. You’ve gone out, arrived home a little late, had a little to drink and simply fallen straight into bed. Most of us with like to deny it but sometimes it’s simply too late, you can just about bring yourself to brush your teeth before crawling under the covers. I figured since most of our diaries are getting filled with Christmas parties and with New Years on the horizon I thought I would share what I do the morning after. 

Before bed- Sometimes I’m simply too tried to do this but I will try my best to cleanse, it’s usually a quick one but it’s better than nothing. Failing that I will either reach for a Micellar Water or a face wipe- I’ve recently been using the Skyn Iceland Glacial Cleansing Cloths. If I’ve had a drink or two I will also grab a large glass of water before bed as it help rehydrate you and I feel much better in the morning.

In the morning I start with another large glass of water and a really good cleanse. I double cleanse, usually with a sonic brush to help remove any makeup I left on my skin and waken up my skin. To prevent puffy, sore eyes I then use the Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels which cool and de-puff eyes. Alternatively you can keep your eye gel, eye mask or even spoons in the fridge which will also help de-puff the eye area. To cool the skin I like a facial spray such as the Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist.

And then I like to move onto hydration. My skin is always super dehydrated and it’s made so much worse if I have alcohol, I like to use a serum such as Vichy’s Aqualia Thermal Serum which although feels light on the skin hydrates it and adds the luminosity my skin needs. I’ll then finish the skincare part with a little of my day cream and a great lip balm.

I then usually want to pile on the makeup but have to resist the urge and instead go for a lighter, dewy, natural look. I’ve been loving the Burberry BB Cream, it’s absolutely dreamy as it gives the skin a beautiful glow but I do then follow up with a concealer to hide tired eyes, redness and blemishes. My two weapons of choice are the Clarins Instant Concealer and Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage. I apply both the BB Cream and concealer largely with my fingers to stop it from sitting on the skin and do the same with a cream blush as I find it looks the most natural.

I don’t waste time with too much eyeshadow and will either skip it or apply a light cream shadow all over the eye. I do also apply a little tiny bit of Benefits Brow Glow in the inner corner of my eye and under my brow bone just to brighten the eye area a little. Once again to open the eyes, I use my trust eyelash curlers and a good few coats of Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. I skip my brows as they are fairly dark but if you do have fair brows filling them in with make the world of difference. I then finish off with a swipe of Clarins Lip Perfector which looks fairly natural but moisturised.

What are your go-to products after a late night?

16 Comments

  1. 16th November 2014 / 8:23 pm

    Perfect timing as I'd a late night last night! Today I wore my Bourjois CC Cream and my skin actually looked really good, which is miraculous as usually I look terrible the morning after a big night! Swear by it now for daily use!

    Mary // beautyonthecheap.net

  2. 16th November 2014 / 9:06 pm

    Oooh which Clarins Lip Perfector is this? Looks gorgeous xx

  3. 16th November 2014 / 10:40 pm

    The Burberry BB cream looks to die for! Great post, I was in need of this situation today!
    Mimi x
    Mimiflys.blogspot.co.uk

  4. 16th November 2014 / 11:32 pm

    I always find layers of mascara help me feel more human, maybe not as good but least I feel sort of normal!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  5. 17th November 2014 / 12:18 am

    I always reach for a BB when I've had a late night because it just works so well with tired skin!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

  6. 17th November 2014 / 4:24 am

    Facial mists help so much x

  7. 17th November 2014 / 4:11 pm

    I love a good face mask or face mist after a big night out x

    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

  8. 17th November 2014 / 10:01 pm

    I always try to pamper my skin the day after a night out. I quite often double cleanse in the morning and then either exfoliate or pop a face mask on.

    Oh and I'll drink a big ol' mug of Green tea 🙂

    Sal x
    http://saleficent89.blogspot.co.uk

  9. 18th November 2014 / 2:53 pm

    Quick question where is that goooorgeous necklace in the photo from?!?

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