Hungover? These Makeup Looks Are For You

Photographed by Jacqueline Harriet
There are people in the world whose makeup looks fantastic 24 hours a day. Come rainstorm or tequila storm, work party or dance party, their liners and lipsticks stay put. They're never shiny, and their Instagrams look top-notch no matter the hour they're posted.

We are not those people. After a night of dancing and sweating, our liner is smudged and our lipstick is on our teeth. And it's not for lack of trying to keep things looking tight. We just would rather have that fourth shot of Fireball than go to the bathroom and check our mascara. And there's nothing wrong with that — just like there's nothing wrong with not-so-subtly reapplying your lipstick in the middle of a crowded bar.

For us, the term hot mess isn't an insult. Hey, they're saying we're a hot mess, right? So we decided to come up with a handful of beauty looks that are still rockin' when the overwhelming desire for disco fries hits at 7 a.m. — creased shadows, smudged liners, frizzy strands and all. We tapped hairstylist Nate Rosenkranz and makeup artist Misuzu Miyake to whip up a quad of beauty looks on our dream girl gang. The only rule? These styles had to be ones that would look decent, albeit a little lived-in, after a long night.

Ahead, find the looks that emphasize the "hot" in hot mess. Yeah — we're taking that phrase back.

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Teased strands will hold up better than a shiny, sleek blowout. (Just ask your mom which 'do lasted her longer while she was doing the hustle at Studio 54.) So it's no surprise that Rosenkranz opted for a Donna Summer style for Torraine. But it had a twist — he kept the top of her hair flat and clipped, so that Torraine didn't have to worry about post-dance hair-flattening.

Rosenkranz started by parting Torraine's hair down the center and then smoothing down the top with a boar-bristle brush. He then slid two silver barrettes right above the ear on either side of the head to keep the hair flat. After a mist of hairspray, he moved on to the bottom section of hair. He curled one-inch sections with a one-inch iron in alternating directions for a more natural look. Then, using his boar-bristle brush, he gently teased the strands from the bottom layer up for a fluffy, cotton-candy look.

M Missoni top and dress.


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Your hair will stay put during a marathon dance session with your BFF.
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Sure, green shadow may seem like a holiday cliché. But make it metallic and add some gloss, and it's decidedly badass. Miyake swept a liquid green shadow across the lids, up to the crease, and then under the eyes for definition. She then tapped on a gloss for added texture, giving the sparkles a more badass texture that will crease in the coolest of ways as the night goes on. Miyake added a layer of mascara to the eyes, and then swiped on a coral lipstick for a modern contrast. Can you think of a sweeter look to disco in all night long?

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You had a killer blowout with some curls when you went out last night. But now that you're rolling into the diner at 7 a.m. after a night of drinking, you can't. even. deal. So what do you do? Toss it all into a killer side-pony, of course.

Rosenkranz first curled Roscoe's hair with a one-inch iron, and then sprayed it down with loads of hairspray for texture. Then, he grabbed a hair tie and roughly twisted it into a side bun. Feel free to pull out a few strands — or just let them fly out when the beat drops.

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The more pieces fall out, the cooler this look is.
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A statement lip doesn't always have to be bright red or pink. In fact, we think an off-kilter hue, like navy blue, is the perfect option if you're going for bold. Miyake popped on a matte, navy-blue shade, which we opted not to touch up during our shoot — because who has time for reapplication when partying? The result was a dope, diffused mouth in a badass shade. We especially like how the navy complemented the sparkles around Roscoe's eyes — a total throwback to our go-to middle school looks.

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As much as we dig a classic cat-eye, it can be boring AF. This is especially true if we're talking about a New Year's party. So opt for a more graphic line by sketching in a flick to your lower lid. Miyake opted to draw on the cat-eye with wet black shadow instead of a typical liner for a more punk-rock look.

Miyake dipped an angled shadow brush into some water, which she then swirled into some black shadow. She first drew the line on the upper lid, from the inner corner out, and then swept a second line from the middle of the lower lashline out, so that the two lines were running parallel. Add a bright-orange pigment to the lips, and you're solid gold.

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Not your typical cat-eye and red lips pairing.
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The more your eye makeup smudges, the cooler it looks. How awesome is Rebecca's rock-'n'-roll liner?
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Of all the beauty rules, the idea that frizz must be fought is one of the silliest. So when Reese walked in with some lived-in curls, we jumped at the opportunity to show them off. Rosenkranz used a half-inch iron to go over a few of Reese's coils to give them a bit more spring. Then, he spritzed them with a bit of hairspray and massaged them with his fingers to create some fuzz. To show off Reese's face, Rosenkranz pinned two one-inch sections along the hairline. The effect was a hair headband that framed her face.

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Big hair, don't care.
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If there is one holiday look we can't help but dig, it's gold lips — inspired by one of our favorite makeup artists, Pat McGrath. But since her kits are notoriously tough to get your hands on, Miyake grabbed a gold shadow and mixed it with some mixing medium. She then used a lip brush to paint the pigment on Reese's mouth, then took it up to the eyes. Talk about a disco queen.

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Now, all that's left to do is gather your girl gang for some French fries and milkshakes. That's the best cure for a hangover, after all.
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