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Beauty tricks: How to mask a hangover

Frank Masi / Today
You know what those boys in "The Hangover" needed? Some moisturizer.

It’s not easy being the belle of the ball. Whether you played hostess or house guest, taking on the start of 2014 with the same enthusiasm as New Year's Eve can be a challenge. Need to fake awake in a pinch? Here’s a beauty insider's cheat sheet to looking fresh-faced the morning after.

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Hydration station
We all know to drink water before bed but we also need to remember to quench our skin's thirst. Apply an intensive night cream like Aveeno Positively Radiant before falling asleep to help hydrate while you rest. This will leave you one step ahead when you start a new day.

Bonus: The oil free night cream has B3, a key water soluble vitamin. The result is a brightened, healthier looking complexion.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Night Cream, $17.49, ulta.com

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Eye therapy
It’s morning. The first plan of attack? Apply the Sephora Depuffing Eye Mask. It acts as an eye therapy, reducing dark circles and puffiness while moisturizing delicate skin. Try chilling the mask in the refrigerator for an added cool that can help comfort a headache. Place over your eyes for 10-15 minutes and remove.

Bonus: This is your permission slip to hit the snooze button and get a few more minutes of shut eye.

Sephora Instant Depuffing Eye Mask, $6, sephora.com

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Hair hero
Resist the temptation of an up do — it's an advertisement that you are underslept. Instead, revitalize dry frizzy locks with two drops of Josie Maran Argan Oil. Work the oil into damp hair with your hands starting at the ends and gently brush through. The oil nourishes the hair while taming flyaways. Possibly the most heroic part is that it cuts your drying time in half leaving you more time to pick up that skim latte.

Bonus: Since it’s all natural, you can use this oil on your skin too. Dab a small amount onto your cheeks for a dewy effect or onto dry cuticles to spruce up a dull manicure.

Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil, $14, sephora.com

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Nature's secret
I love a good household product to remedy a beauty woe. Tired eyes can look glassy. Omega 3s are a natural way to make eyes bright and happy again. Flaxseed Oil is an Omega 3 that both tastes good and is easy to find. Drink one spoonful to do the trick, morning or night. Flaxseed has a nutty flavor which also tastes great mixed with a vegetable juice, oatmeal, or yogurt.

Bonus: Flaxseed oil also helps make hair shinier and improve brain function.

Cold Pressed Flaxseed Oil, $9.99, GNC.com

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Balancing act
This cream is a splurge but it is hands down my favorite red-reducer. Take a tiny amount on your fingertip (a little goes a long way) and work into a circular motion on the palm of your hand. Gently apply to key areas (nose, temples, and forehead) using a light tapping motion. Watch the red tones neutralize in seconds leaving the skin even, matte and smooth.

Bonus: Since this is a facial cream and not a foundation, it allows the pores to breathe makeup-free while shielding the skin with SPF 15. In a nutshell, it won’t bring on a breakout.

REN Satin Perfection BB Cream Sunscreen, $38, beauty.com

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Pop of color
Distract from sleepy eyes with a pop of color on your lips! I received Maybelline Baby Lips Lip balm as a stocking stuffer two years ago and have been completely addicted ever since. It's affordable, easy to use (no mirror required) and a great beauty item for everyday. My favorite: Pink Punch for a colorful lip pop.

Bonus: Works like a gloss with the staying power of a lip stain.

Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm, $3.99, ulta.com

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Doe-eyed
Create the illusion of bigger eyes. Apply white eyeliner pencil to the inner corners of your eye lid drawing a “v” shape. Gently blend the liner with your fingertip inwards smudging the liner to create a subtle daytime look. Don’t forget to curl the lashes and apply mascara for the optimal wide awake effect.

Bonus: White eyeliner is a hidden gem and can also be used as a highlighter/definer beneath your eyebrows.

Nars Larger Than Life Long-Wear White Eyeliner, $24, sephora.com

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    Most fashionable ladies of 2013

    Smart, stylish, funny, and fabulous, celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence and Helen Mirren proved they've got all that and a bag of chips.

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    Which women made a statement on (and off) the red carpet this year? Smart, stylish, sexy, creative, cool, funny, and fabulous, celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence and Helen Mirren proved they've got all that and a bag of chips. TODAY style editor Bobbie Thomas shares which ladies are worthy of a girl-crush:

    Sophomore style: Jennifer Lawrence

    Refreshingly real, "adorkable", and talented, Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, 23, poses an ability to authentically relate regardless of the gown she's in.

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    From leather and leopard to pink hair and plexiglass platforms, Helen Mirren, 68, is an inspiration to explore and embrace your style boundaries.

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    While singer Florence Welch, 27, fills the void for those who miss or have just uncovered the retro-rock scene, she also adds an ethereal, supernatural twist of her own.

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    Girlish with a womanly spin, "Masters of Sex" star Lizzy Caplan, 31, wears an eclectic mix of contemporary designers without losing her own personal flair.

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    Beautiful in a tailored LBD or a tracksuit with Jeremy Scott's pink poodle hi-tops, funny actress Rebel Wilson, 27, exudes infectious confidence.

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    Always reinventing how to wear chic black and white, not to mention pants, R&B singer Janelle Monae, 28, expands the notion of womenswear.

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    Tasteful yet interesting, French actress Marion Cotillard, 38, is a red carpet favorite -- a risk-taker in fashion-forward designs.

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    Rocker Gwen Stefani, 44, has never looked better, but still hasn't changed a thing about her expressive creative style.

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    English model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whitley, 26, effortlessly adds accessories that are both polished and trendy.

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    Much like her stylish "Scandal" character, actress Kerry Washington is sophisticated, classy and striking.

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    Supermodel and mom Miranda Kerr, 30, knows how to navigate street style with a chic mix of casual separates.

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    Australian actress Rose Byrne, 34, manages to try new trends in a cool, understated way.

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    "Skyfall" actress Naomie Harris, 37, always seems to spot pretty red carpet picks, leaving you wanting to know what's next for the up-and-coming star.

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