Hangover Makeup Routine

Origins ‘A Perfect World’ moisturiser*, Origins BB cream*, Caudalie Beauty Elixer, 
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide cream blush in Nectar, Make Up Forever Smoky Lash mascara, Collection Lasting Perfection concealer, Carmex moisture plus*

I woke up on Sunday morning thinking I was going to die and I’m sure most of you have been there before. It was my best friend’s birthday, I had an amazing night but the day after was extremely painful. Usually in this case I would just sleep until I am forced to get out of bed, but in this case I’d made plans to meet some friends for breakfast at 11am! This is where the hangover makeup routine comes in…

When you’re hungover you’re very dehydrated (hence why drinking water at the end of the night helps with the hangover) and the same applies to your skin. What I need from my makeup routine in this situation is something very quick and easy. I start by spraying on a little of the Caudalie Beauty Elixer as it helps to wake me up and refresh my skin. I then use the thickest moisturiser I own, the Origins ‘A Perfect World’. This really helps to put the moisture back into my skin; I literally layer it on. I personally avoid any foundation as I haven’t got the energy to use a brush to buff it in and also my skin is never in the right condition to be pilling on heavy makeup. The Origins BB cream is perfect as it’s super moisturising and easy to apply with your hands. It gives a nice amount of coverage and leaves my skin looking healthy and glowing. I use a little bit of the Collection concealer, using the easy applicator to apply it under my eyes, around my nose and on my chin. I usually need a bit of colour (to hide the green) and always opt for a cream blusher. The Elizabeth Arden one is really nice, easy to blend with your fingers and contains vitamins A,C and E. I don’t get busy with eye shadow or eye liner, I just simply apply a nice mascara like the Make Up Forever Smoky Lash. My lips are usually quite dry so a lip balm is a must! The Carmex moisture plus is really nice as it also has a little bit of a natural pink tint. 

So that’s it… my hangover makeup routine. I’d love to say this routine hides my hangover, but I think sitting at breakfast with my head in my hands gave it away! 

Lily xx

Discuss this post

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09294680817836170508 Lana S.

    This is such a useful post! :) I need a Sunday morning routine, will check out these products!
    Love your blog, I’m a follower!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15310975964117373260 MakeupbyNix

    I love this post! It’s really helpful, tips wise, and it’s good to know that other women don’t faff too much with the full works when feeling delicate! I can’t think of anything worse than sitting and putting on a full face when I feel rough.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01809116182599772773 MissJammyxo

    I love that Collection 2000 concelear!!<3

    Check out my blog?? :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01579344700455668911 Laura x

    I really want to try the Caudalie Beauty Elixer! I feel exactly the same when I’m hungover, can’t bear the feeling of heavy makeup after a wild night! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07594192030035675016 Musing on Beauty

    Looks like a good hangover kit :))

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10889799973027429079 ButterflEyes

    Very useful post ! I usually don’t even bother with make up when I’m hungover but you gave me some good ideas :) xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13778835335034179211 Zara – Lifes Pretty Visions

    Dying to try this BB cream but it will probably be too dark for me :(


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01179541354375006290 Benny

    Usually my sunday morning is spent begging friends and clubs’photografers to eliminate pictures of me in my worst saturday conditions from facebook, but I guess refreshing my skin is a good thing as well ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15785967630715955348 Ying

    I would love to try out the Caudalie beauty elixer because i have heard so much great stuff about it and sometimes my skin needs that extra boost and treatment at desperate times! I’m planning to buy the small version off of feel unique so that i can put it in my handbag :)
    thanks so much for sharing~x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05093220689386415510 sezzey

    Ha love this, first hangover post I’ve seen but a good idea! My hangover makeup is similar- BB cream is really good for this!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07947502499981640374 Danielle

    Love this post, perfect hangover routine x Danielle

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09834417021283468601 Supersnoo

    I love this post, very useful

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18166445897432695281 Elodie

    I’ll never forget the day after my 20th birthday. I celebrated it with my friends from uni on the Friday night, which was a brilliant idea… If I didn’t have to hop on a coach back to London at 7am to meet my family. I have a very similar hangover makeup routine but it surely didn’t hide anything from my family – or the girl sat next to me who had to see me running in and out of the bathroom. CLASSY.

    -Elodie x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07057512943929912039 Sarah

    really want to try the beauty elixir!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17635459528266843370 Rosie Swaffer

    I really want to try the beauty elixir too. I love the collection 2000 concealer but unless it’s blended reeeeeally well I find that it dries a lot darker than when it is first applied x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11197208254481947635 Louise

    Ohhhh boy have I ever been here before! I hate people who say they never get hungover! SO unfair!
    Anyways, love the Origins A Perfect World Moisturizer! As I have more combo/oily skin I use this as my night moisturizer :)

    xx Louise
    A Little Beauty Luxury

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05420441633944178346 Steve

    haha! This is awesome! And useful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15308862608320193108 Lola

    It’s really bad when there#s still make-up on from the night bfore, I’m sure-beauty junkie that you are-this has prob never happened. haha

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17861215995457316123 Alex

    Currently nursing a hangover myself, this is so useful! I always do the same in layering on the moisturiser, and avoiding much eye makeup X

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04490510889337142680 Megan

    I find the best hangover make up is some heavy duty concealer under your eyes :) great post. xxx
    A Scholar Life

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16931628941166343794 Emily

    I really should invest in the Caudalie spray, everyone raves about it!