How To Hide A Hangover With Makeup After All Those Raging Holiday Parties — PHOTOS

It's the holiday season, and if you imbibe, it's basically inevitable that one day this season — here's looking at your New Year's Day — you'll wake up hungover. Hangovers are basically a rite of passage, but you'll need to know how to hide a hangover with makeup if you want to go out in public following a night out with your friends. Because even though you may feel like death, it doesn't mean you have to look like it, too. A little hair of the dog and some strategic products, and you'll look good as new.

It's not a secret that a little makeup can do wonders when you're not feeling your best. Whether you're typically a full face kind of gal or a more natural woman, cosmetics can help pull together a look or in this case, make you not look like a zombie. Tons of makeup hacks exist out there. Whether it's lessons learned from drag queens or hacks for days when you're feeling lazy, you've got options galore not matter what your regular style is. But let's get honest. It's the holidays, and while some of us will be surfing YouTube for the perfect holiday smoky eye, there are those of us who will need to know how to hide the fact that we had a little too much eggnog at the office holiday party. How to hide a hangover with makeup takes precedent over your usual wash and go routine. So how do you do it?

Prime Your Face

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, $36.00, Ulta

The truth is that your skin is going to suffer a little once you've had too much to drink. Wash your face, moisturize, and prime to ensure that your canvas looks flawless for when you're ready to apply products.

Use A Multi-Tasking Base

Amore Pacific Color Control Cushion Compact, $60.00, Sephora

Your first instinct may be to reach for a full coverage foundation but don't. With your skin potentially dried out and your body recovering, the thick formulation won't help you look your best. Instead, opt for a BB or CC cream that's moisturizing and will even out your skin tone.


Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer, $28.00, Urban Decay

Concealer is the most crucial element of hiding your hangover with makeup. Those bags under your eyes will be gone in a flash with some clever concealing.

Add A Rosy Glow

Nars Blush in Orgasm, $30, Sephora

Add a bit of color back into your face by adding blush to your hungover look. It'll make your skin look healthier and give back a little of the color you've lost from sickness.

Use A Nude Pencil

NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil, $4.49, ULTA

Adding a nude or white liner into your waterline will help make the whites or your eyes look even brighter. This means that if you're still suffering from some redness, this can help camouflage it.

Don't Forget Mascara

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara, $22.00, Sephora

Want an instant eye lift? Whether hungover or not, mascara is the perfect choice to make our eyes look immediately wider and more awake — which is exactly what you need when you'd rather be curled up in bed.


Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop, $38.00, Sephora

Want to really wake up your face? Try popping on a bit of highlighter. Lightly go over the tops of your cheekbones and your cupid's bow for a glowing complexion even though your still reeling from the night before.

Want more beauty tips? Check out the video below, and be sure to subscribe to Bustle’s YouTube page for more hacks and tricks!

Bustle on YouTube

Images: Andrew Zaeh/Bustle; Courtesy of Brands