7 Tips To Mask Your Inevitable Thanksgiving Hangover

Arielle Benasillo
Arielle Benasillo is a 23 year old New Yorker who's passion for makeup is real. Growing up with both parents as hair stylists, the skill ran in the family. She recently graduated from Make Up Forever Academy New York certifying her in beauty & fashion, theatrical, special effects makeup and body painting. Arielle is now a freelance makeup artist working on photo shoots, weddings and events, as well as being employed at Salon S for makeup artistry. On her free time she enjoys traveling, being outdoors, froyo night with her roommates, and taking advantage of bottomless brunch in Manhattan with friends.

As 20somethings, the majority of us will be waking up on Thanksgiving Day with a real struggle — an inevitable hangover resulting in dull, tired and puffy skin. I’m going to be your hero this year by sharing some beauty tips to help you look a little livelier for the family. You’re welcome! Wash your face to remove that makeup from the night before, pop some aspirin and follow these tips:

Prep your body before the big night out

Before you’re out for the night, grab some coconut water and chug the whole thing. Really. If you’re the type to forget then put it on your nightstand, or put a post-it on your bed to remind you (post-its save my life always). Drinking regular water is an option, but coconut water is much more hydrating and will ultimately be more beneficial.

Use cold spoons to de-puff those bags

You might look crazy, but it’s ok. Place a spoon on each under-eye area to de-puff. The cold restricts the blood vessels and helps reduce puffiness. Anything cold like a cucumber slice or even a paper towel/washcloth that you can run under cold water will suffice. I find that the spoons are easiest to just grab and lay back down for a few.

Drink some mint water

Remember when you would take the SAT’s or ACT’s and they would allow a calculator, pencil, and gum/mints? Like why gum or mints? Random. But it’s actually not so random. In fact, they’re helping you out. Mint is stimulating for your tired brain and skin. Add some mint into your water to get your brain to wake up and pick up the speed. It also doesn’t hurt to drink a lot of water to keep your metabolism moving because, let’s face it, a food coma will be in full effect soon.

Conceal it

It didn’t happen. You’re not hungover. Just conceal it. Brightening concealer under the eyes will do wonders.

Curl those lashes

Curling your lashes will open up your eyes and adding a few coats of mascara will make you look more alert and ready.

Add a pop of color on your cheeks and lips

You might be looking a little pale (or near dead) from last night’s adventures, so adding color back into your face has to happen. Blush or a bright lipstick will have you looking healthier and more refreshed.


Obviously Thanksgiving Eve is the biggest night to go out because there’s an endless amount of food for the hangover munchies. So take advantage and forget counting calories because it’s Thanksgiving and we need to be thankful for everything — especially turkey, mashed potatoes, and pies. So treat yo self.

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