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Give Yourself An Instant Refresh With These Beauty Products

Hangover, who? If you've had too much to drink over the weekend, here are the beauty products that will hide that hangover in a flash.
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Starstuck, $37
When you’re nursing an awful hangover headache, chances are, your skin can also tend to look dull and pasty. Fake the look of glowing skin with a handy stick highlighter like this. Sized like a lipstick, you can easily carry it in your purse for touch-ups throughout the day. Made with ultra-fine pigments that reflect light beautifully for a glimmering effect, simply swipe onto the tops of your cheekbones and at the inner corners of your eyes for an instantly wide-awake look. Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Fluid Foundation, $74
The last thing you want with a foundation when you’re battling dryness is one that looks matte and cakey. So, opt for a formula that is lightweight and has a dewy finish. This lightweight foundation from Shiseido adapts to your skin tone and melds invisibly into your complexion, blurring out imperfections like enlarged pores, fine lines, acne scars and pigmentation while imparting skin with a natural radiance. Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer, $56
For an instant fix, there’s nothing that works better than a pigmented concealer. And when it comes to masking dark circles and minimising the look of puffiness, this creamy concealer from Hourglass does the trick. Despite its rich formula which glides onto skin smoothly without tugging at the fragile skin, it blends seamlessly into your skin without any greasiness. And thanks to its power-packed formula, it prevents makeup from sinking into fine lines and stays put for hours on end while masking everything from dark circles, redness, pigmentation, acne scars and blemishes. Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, $102
Another sign of staying up late and excessive alcohol consumption is dry and rough skin. And nothing gives you away more than uneven, patchy makeup. Prep your skin with this deeply replenishing face oil from Drunk Elephant. Made from pure virgin marula oil, it features a raw, cold-press extraction and filtration process to ensure that it contains the highest concentration of polyphenols and fatty acids. When applied onto the skin, it instantly hydrates and improves the appearance of fine lines, roughness and unevenness. Skin is better protected from the elements and feels smoother, which makes makeup go on flawlessly. Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydra-Gel Eye Patches, $98 for 60 patches
When you were enjoying yourself, knocking back glass after glass of champagne or wine, there’s a whole series of events that’s happening within your body. A sudden increase in alcohol intake can disrupt the hydration levels in your body, so your body reacts by holding on to every bit of moisture it can. This results in water retention, which then shows up as puffy eyes and face by the time you wake up in the morning. To relieve this, drink loads of water to help restore balance within your body. And as for the puffiness, try a pair of cooling eye patches like these ones from Peter Thomas Roth. Made of a flexible hydro-gel material, they instantly cool skin surface to help alleviate puffiness. At the same time, it infuses skin with hyaluronic acid, caffeine and ceramides to improve circulation and hydration for brighter, smoother skin. Clinique All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage, $60
Alternatively, choose an eye serum that comes in a rollerball format. As you apply it on your eye contours, the rollerball helps massage the area to reduce the appearance of puffiness and energises tired eyes.This one from Clinique also contains antioxidants and botanicals to hydrate and protect the delicate area. Skin Inc Get Glowin’ Platinum Mask, $48 for three pieces
For your face, try this brightening mask from Skin Inc. Made of a soothing hydrogel texture, it is enriched with a blend of brightening ingredients including floral extracts and niacinamide. In just ten minutes, skin is hydrated, looks brighter and perfectly plumped for makeup application.