Ok, ladies, this one is for you! Throughout my wine-drinking years, I have come across a number of beauty products that I believe have helped me out as a wine drinker. Whether that is to hide what I’ve been up to (e.g. the dreaded red wine lips or wine flush) or simply to just help reduce the effect wine might be having on my skin and body as a whole. Today on the blog I wanted to share with you some of my best-kept beauty secrets for wine lovers.
Whether you’re battling red wine lips, avoiding the red wine flush, helping your skin recover from wine flu or simply wanting to look like you’ve only had one glass of wine – not the entire bottle, these beauty tips may just help you out. They work for me!
Micellar Cleansing Water
My mum actually introduced me to this product. I use the Garnier micellar cleansing water which is about $7 at the supermarket. What I love about it, is it makes removing makeup so quick and easy that there’s no excuse to sleep in my makeup after a big night on the wine. But I think the absolute bonus for wine lovers, especially red wine lovers is that if you run it over your lips it removes any traces of red wine left on your lips. One day I was reading the bottle and was quite surprised to find that it actually says to ‘wipe face, eyes and lips with it’ – I thought this was a bit strange but when you add red wine lips into the equation, it makes perfect sense!
Lip Service Primer
I have been a big fan of Napoleon make-up ever since I tried their primer about 15 years ago. Last year I went in to get my make-up done and they used this Napoleon Perdis Auto lip service product on my lips and I was sold! It’s aim is to protect and repair lips and you can put it on before lipstick or just use it by itself as a gloss. Why I love it for my wine drinking adventures is that when I use it by itself it feels like it puts up a decent barrier up, especially against red wine and my lips, without it feeling too sticky and cloggy. Plus it gives your lips a beautiful shine. It’s about $28 from Napoleon.
There seems to be a trend with this post so far, but we have to admit – suffering from red wine lips is a pretty serious condition! If you have the elegance to cope with red lipstick then this of course is another trusty trick to avoid red wine lips. Simply slap it on and then you don’t have to worry about them the rest of the night, hopefully, the lipstick will also put a bit of a barrier up against red wine stains on your gorgeous pout.
Update: LipSense Lipsticks
Thanks to Hello Kisses LipSense by Tracey she recently sent me some of the Fly Girl LipSense to try and I’m hooked! LipSense is a smudge and kissproof lipstick. Therefore for wine-lovers like you and me, it means no red wine lips AND also no lipstick coming off on your wine glass! I already can’t wait to order more colours.
There is nothing worse than looking like you’ve drunk 2 bottles of wine when in fact you’ve only had 2 glasses. It happens to the best of us and it’s never nice to be given that ‘you’ve obviously had too much wine / jeeeze she got drunk easily’ look. Sometimes it is the wine that can cause red bloodshot eyes, but sometimes it’s also other things – so why blame the wine! I love Actimist 2 in 1 Dry & Irritated Eye Spray for about $20 from the supermarket. The spray is 10 times better than eye drops because you can do it with minimal fuss. I actually use this quite a bit even when I am not drinking. It really refreshes the eyes and gives you a nice bright-eyed and bushy-tailed look. It is also good for the next morning when you’re suffering from the dreaded wine flu!
If you’re a wine festival goer or an ‘outdoorsy’ person who loves sipping wine on your patio then sunscreen is a MUST! All beauty people say it’s a must at all times, however when you’re at a wine festival make sure to pack it in your handbag too so you can reapply. No one wants to deal with a burnt red face or shoulders for a week after.
Calming Skin Primer
I came across the Napoleon Auto Pilot Calming Skin Primer recently and it is magical! This one is an absolute beauty for those who suffer reddish skin – normally and when drinking. For me, I have quite pale skin which tends to get flushed quite easily, however, this primer really does calm the skin and dull down the redness! At approximately $39 it’s not too bad to help avoid those, ‘it’s so easy to tell you’ve had one too many glasses of wine’ red wine cheeks.
There is no excuse for avoiding this one. Water must be the best beauty tip of them all and it’s free! Hydration is key when drinking wine (or any alcohol). It’s good for your skin, body and overall well-being. I literally carry a bottle of water around with me everywhere and if I am out I always try to order a glass of water for every wine or alcoholic beverage I have. It doesn’t always happen but I do my hardest as I know water can work wonders!
So those are just some of my beauty tips for wine lovers, what are yours? Leave a comment below!