How to do your makeup when you are drunk

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And it's much easier than you think!


Let me paint the picture. It's a Saturday night and my girlfriends and I have rented a hotel room so we can catch up for some quality chats because we're finally all in the same city. We're down a bottle or two and we've decided it's time to hit the town. The only problem, we all haven't done our makeup!

So my friend and I head to the bathroom suite where I sip on another glass and watch her transform into a glamour queen - fierce, fabulous and ready slay.

Blurry eyed and giggly, it's now my turn to apply a face of #FLAWLESS.  But I was quickly consumed by the challenge. Everything was going according to plan until I bravely attempted to glide on my blood red Dior lipstick. At first it seemed harmless but when my focus kicked in I realised that one side of my lip was perfect while the other was a disaster. What's even worse is that somehow unknowingly a fingerprint smudge of Dior ended up on my cheek!

As you can see, trying to put on makeup when you have had a few can quickly turn into a disaster! That's why I want to share these 5 beauty tips with you that will ensure that a makeup failure after a few drinks is nowhere in sight.

1. A neutral pallette is a safe bet

Let's not go too crazy with the base. Moisturiser and primer and a touch of foundation blended smoothly is a must! Focus on your T-zone and use a mattifying powder to hide any shine. Steer away from a bronzer in this situation as it's quite unforgiving, instead opt for a peachy blush and apply in small circular motions to avoid a streaked look.

2. Winged eyeliner is a no go

Hand-eye coordination is honestly somewhat troublesome after a few too many, so winged eyeliner should be avoided at all costs. Instead of adding a dark line of drunk confessions to your lid, simply apply a soft shade of colour and hone in on the inner corners. Rim a dark eyeliner to the top of the lid and a nude to the bottom (stay away from liquid and use a pencil). Take it slow and ta-da. 

3. Be mascara ready

While we are keeping our eye makeup to a minimum, to give the WOW factor mascara is a must. Apply your mascara starting from the lash line. While it's still wet add a few layers. Don't apply the mascara in an up and down motion, rather go from left to right to create a smooth and even application. Oh, and only apply to the top lash ... stay away from the bottom.

4. Steer clear of a bold lip

It's safe to assume that anything bold at this point is now dangerous. Let's stick to a nude lipstick or a soft shade of pink or why not just glide on some gloss. Your lips are a clear giveaway to makeup perfection or makeup horror - so keep it simple and somewhat understated.

5. Makeup wipes will be your best friend

I don't think makeup wipes require much of an introduction. They are there for you when you fall. Wipe away any makeup flaws and simply start again. It's the perfect corrector and nobody has to know.