Beauty Survival Guide To Freshers Flu

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Freshers: tired eyes, dry skin and coarse hair. Here are 3 simple steps for fighting freshers flu so you can make it to your lectures on time, without looking too shoddy.

Moisturise

The key to life. Your skin and hair will be extremely dry from excessive drinking and lack of sleep, so maximum hydration is needed morning and night. Try a hair mask 3 times a week to keep your locks looking shiny and voluminous. A heat protectant spray will also prevent your hair from feeling and looking coarse. Meanwhile, for the face, a deep hydration is needed morning and night – if you’re not too drunk to take your makeup off! This will ensure that your skin is prepped for another night out.

We Recommend:
L’Occitane En Provence Repairing Hair Mask £26
Label.M Intensive Mask £14
Clinique Moisture Surge £34
Tresemme Styling Spray Heat Defence £5.50
The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream £19
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil £28 (This can be used for both hair and skin!)

Brighten

We need to look awake, even when we don’t feel it! Your eyes are going to be puffy with dark circles, so a hydrating, depuffing eye cream is essential. Alongside that, an under eye makeup brightener can be used to reflect the light away from your dark circles – perfect for looking awake in a 9 am lecture after a heavy night. Plus, if you’re looking/feeling particularly rough, popping a nude or white eyeliner in the waterline and highlighting your inner corner will give your eyes that extra boost of looking awake. Brightening the hair may also be an idea, by getting highlights to lift the complexion.

We Recommend:

Clinique All About Eyes £27
Simple Kind to Eyes Soothing Eye Balm £4.02
YSL Touche Éclat £25.50
Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer £7.99
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil in Yeyo £15.50
Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Khol Kajal Eye Liner in Nude £3.99

Glowing/Even Complexion

Most, if not all of us, suffer from some sort of varying pigmentation on the face. It’s completely natural, so don’t feel as though you have to cover it up. However, many of us have the desire to conceal it. A BB cream or brightening foundation is a holy grail for freshers, evening your skin and perking up your complexion. Using a primer underneath is key for protecting your skin from the makeup itself. A natural looking bronzer and blush are also essential as they give your face a bit of shape and colour. Finally, everyone’s favourite part, a blinding highlight to reflect the tiredness from the skin.

We Recommend:

MAC Face and Body Foundation £23.50
Garnier BB Cream Original £9.99 (one is also available for oily skin)
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation £33
MAC Strobe Cream £25
Smashbox Photofinish Foundation Primer £26
Too Faced Milk Chocolate Bronzer Soleil Bronzer £25
Rimmel Natural Bronzer £5.99
Illamasqua Gleam in Aurora £25
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Skin Frost in Ice Cold or Siberian Gold £25.50
Make Up Revolution Highlighter in Golden Lights or Peach Lights £3

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