Late Night? 9 Easy Beauty Tricks For Looking Well Rested

Illustrated by Gabriela Alford.
We've all been there: trading in beauty rest for another round of margaritas or a tempting late-night rendezvous. It seems just as you tuck yourself into bed, you're jolted awake by the soul-crushing beep of your alarm clock. And, one glance in the mirror will confirm that you're utterly exhausted, baggy eyes and frizzy bedhead on full display.
But, there's no need to play hooky today, because we're here to help you pull it together. Ahead, we detail some of our own morning-after rituals, from depuffing eye tricks to getting ready in next to no time. Armed with unlikely tools like olive oil and dryer sheets, we're taking beauty hacks to the next level. Fool your coworkers into thinking you got eight glorious hours of sleep — we'll keep your secret.
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Illustrated by Gabriela Alford.
If you spent the better part of the night hanging around dive bars or with smokers, the quickest way to rid yourself of that odor is a dryer sheet. Simply rub one on your hair and — voilà! — you'll smell fresh in seconds.
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Illustrated by Gabriela Alford.
Red wine tends to leave a wicked stained lip, and just one glass can leave your lips totally dehydrated and chapped. To fix both of these morning-after mishaps, dampen a toothbrush and exfoliate the lip to remove the dead or tinted skin.
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Illustrated by Gabriela Alford.
Maybe you woke up in a home that’s not your own and have to make due without your trusty makeup remover. No sweat. Snoop around the kitchen for a bottle of olive oil, which can do double duty on last night's smeared mascara.
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Illustrated by Gabriela Alford.
If you're anticipating a late night out, don't skimp on the long-lasting eyeliner. A waterproof or 24-hour liquid liner will get you through the night, so you don't have to spend time reapplying in the morning.
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Illustrated by Gabriela Alford.
If there's one product you'll want in your arsenal for the morning after, it's a brightening concealer. Applying it in unexpected areas, such as your cheekbones and up the center of your face, will fool anyone into thinking you're well rested.
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Illustrated by Gabriela Alford.
No time to apply primer, moisturizer, foundation, etc.? Cut straight to a rosewater spray (that you can DIY ahead of time) that will instantly give your skin the moisture and glow it needs to look totally refreshed.
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Illustrated by Gabriela Alford.
The quickest way to appear pulled together and fresh-faced is by swiping on a bright-red lipstick. The splash of color will draw attention away from any less-than-perfect skin situations from that all-night dance party.
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Illustrated by Gabriela Alford.
Puffy eyes are an instant giveaway to a late night out. Minimize baggy eyes by applying a chilled spoon under them. The cool sensation will also help wake you up.
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Illustrated by Gabriela Alford.
If you battled your alarm clock and don't have time to get a good rinse in the shower, take care of greasy bangs by shampooing them in the sink. Pull the rest of your hair up into a top knot, and dip your bangs into the running faucet water. Bonus: If you have time to blowdry them, you'll get an even more polished look.
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