We’ve all been there, ladies. Here’s my how-to guide on dominating your walk of shame! Hangover remedies not included, unfortunately….but let me know and I may just make this a part two-er.
Alex’s guide to the perfect morning after look
Everything you need to know to recover yesterday’s freshness while recovering from last night’s madness
We’ve all been there: partying and cavorting the night away, only to wake up in a strange place with your hair and makeup in a stranger condition. Don’t sweat it. We’re only human. Fielding a hangover or the shame of a, ahem, unnecessary slumber party, can do a lot to a girl’s self esteem, but your outer appearance shouldn’t have to pay for it. We owe it to ourselves (at the very least) to look better than we feel, and I’m here to tell you how to make it happen. Using limited to no supplies, you’re going to get the run down on how to pick yourself up and put everything back together. All you need is a semi-clean bathroom stall…..
The I-had-no-friggin-clue-i-would-be-going-out-last-night-and-i-didn’t-bring-anything-for-the-morning-after beauty guide:
Nothing feels worse than awaking the next morning to the burning realization that you didn’t bring any kind of morning toiletries, not even a toothbrush. Here’s what you can use instead. The public restroom is actually a sanctuary of resources….
- Wash your face: Probably the most difficult thing to do in a public restroom, but totally do able. Grab as much toilet paper as humanly possible (way less harsh on the skin and way more absorbent than the standard paper towels) to dry off with.
- Since you don’t have a hairbrush, throwing your hair into a messy, chic top knot is going to be the best way to go
- If your hair or face is greasy: old news, but it always works. Take a toilet seat cover and rip it into sections. Use the sections to pat down your roots or your t-zone. It will absorb all those gross oils.
- Sunglasses. No explanation needed for this one.
- Take a walk: Chances are, you’re doin the walk of shame anyway, but actually being outside in brisk, fresh air will rosy up those cheeks, and also soften that bloated mug of yours.
When you know you’ll be crashing somewhere, and you need to carefully select the best makeup solutions:
Space in that purse is limited, I know, so here’s a convenient list of supplies that won’t take up too much room:
- pack of mini brushers
- travel size bottle of visene red eye
- portable bottle of Garnier BB cream (2 in one moisturizer and light weight concealer)
- blush or bronzer
- hand cream
- small bottle of makeup remover
- chap stick
- travel size mascara
- travel size deodorant
- 10. hair ties
With the above acoutroments, you’re sure to fool anyone into thinking you spent all morning preparing your “fresh-faced” look. Just remember, the best make up is confidence, so fake it till you make it!