If you’ll be out all night and need to look good the next morning, here are a few foolproof tricks to keep you looking your best.
1. Prepare before you walk out the door. Leave makeup-removing wipes (Josie Maran Bear Naked Wipes, $12, Sephora Town Square), eye drops (Naphcon A, $11.79, CVS Pharmacy, 3758 Las Vegas Blvd. South) and water by the bed. At the very least, when you get in, you can swipe your makeup off, put in drops and rehydrate with a glass of water. It’ll make a huge difference the next day and save precious sleep time.
2. When you wake up, splash your face with water and apply some Orlane Morning Recovery Serum to plump up and brighten the complexion ($100, Neiman Marcus, Fashion Show). Next, blend a dab of tinted moisturizer and add concealer under the eyes. I like Votre Vu Love Me Deux, a tinted moisturizer with a concealer, in the lid ($43, VotreVu.com). Add a pinch of cream blush like After Glow Glide-On Cheek Tint by Urban Decay to the apples of the cheeks and use what’s left over on the lips ($24, Ulta, 7265 Arroyo Crossing Parkway).
3. Curl eyelashes to open up the eyes. Blend a little lavender eyeshadow on the lids to counteract redness (Clinique Smoothie in Born Freesia, $19.50, Nordstrom, Fashion Show), add a coat of thickening mascara like Diorshow ($25-$28.50, Dior Cosmetics, the Shoppes at the Palazzo) and no one will ever know you’ve had a wild night.
Melissa Walsh is a celebrity makeup artist and beauty expert. Her body of work can be viewed at melissawalshmakeup.com.