"The Morning After"

23 Aug 2014

So Thursday's post may have come as disappointment to you as it wasn't the most interesting for you as a reader so I thought I' treat you to a Saturday post where I talk about how I rescue my skin after a late night out as well as what I'd do with my hair and make up if I find out I'm having to go out on only a few hours sleep!

It's very unlike me to be being invited to parties but I seem to be doing something right to be getting invited. I've attended quite a few late night photos with friends over the last few weeks which means late nights. 
When I'm only getting home or back to a friends in the early hours of the morning, there is no time a skincare routine with all the works and I'm lucky enough to remember to take my make up off. Looking back into the archives, I found a post where I spoke about some quick skincare solutions to get your make up off quickly along with a quick all over cleanse and moisturise. 
In this post, instead of speaking about what I'd do when I get home, this is what I'd do the morning after.

The thing I find being my biggest problem after a late night out, is dry skin so if I was at home, I would apply a thick moisturiser or a moisture mask such as the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask (£23). Seeing as this is an overnight mask and I'll be applying it in the morning, I would let that soak in to my skin for between 10-20 minutes and with a cotton pad or tissue, dab off any excess product.
It's always my luck that I find I'm actually having to be out and doing something the morning after a late night and so I want a base that will refresh and re hydrate my skin. Recently, I've been using a Avon Clear Emergency Creamy Cleanser(£5). I haven't been using it long enough to give a full review, but I will say that I feel it really refreshes my skin. To re hydrate, I start by applying my new Avon Hydra Beyond Hydration Lotion(£7.50);I've been using this almost like a serum by applying two pumps to my finger tips before working it into my face concentrating on the dryer areas. I will then go in with my usual day to day moisturiser which is the Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser(£3.79)

Onto the hair; this is quick and simple. Dry shampoo was made for occasions like this and as usual I use Batiste Dry Shampoo and I've been loving the Cool & Crisp Fresh scent as I really find it's a nice refreshing smell unlike how I find the others which tend to linger in not a nice way. This isn't the time for any dramatic hairstyles because you won't be fooling anyone so I simple ponytail will do. If I find I'm having a particularly greasy day, I'll wear a head band to disguise the oiliness at the front of my hair.

As for make-up. I want to keep things simple so I sin primer and go straight to my The Body Shop 3 in 1 BB Cream along with my 17 Stay time concealer which I apply to blemishes and under my very tired eyes. To make myself look more awake, I'll make sure to apply mascara to both my top and bottom lashes;I'm currently using Maybelline The Falsies. To accompany this, I apply my Rimmel Kohl Liner in Nude into my waterline keeping my eyelids bare. As for the eyebrows, I think it's a real give away if you're eyebrows aren't done so I do my usual and take a cheap matte brown eye shadow and angled brush to fill them in and slightly shape. I wouldn't take my advice on eyebrows for this one now because they seem to be a catastrophe in the above photo and after taking the photos, I attacked them with the tweezers!
Who can really be bothered with contour when your sleep deprived? Not me so I just apply my L'oreal Glam Bronze bronzer in the usual areas to make sure nobody will mistake me for a real zombie. I find a blush with a shimmer to it helps add some colour and a natural glow to my face effortlessly and for this I used my ELF Baked Blush in Peachy Cheeky. To set my make up in pace, I found the ELF Colour Correcting Powder great for this kind of occasion as it brightens up any dark areas just slightly as well making my whole face look a lot more put together. Finishing off with a lip product that I haven't used for a while which is my Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me for a hint of colour.

So this is all skin hair and make up all rolled into one post for anyone has a late night out and needs some skin rescuing the morning after or you find out that you're having to go out when you look like you've been dragged through a hedge.
What do you to make yourself look more awake?
Hope you're doing great,

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