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Your beauty nightmares answered

Bloodshot eyes? Ghostly complexion? Witchy locks? Here's how to fix your beauty frights

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Your beauty nightmares answered

Never mind Halloween, the cold weather and lack of sleep in the hectic run-up to Christmas can be the stuff of nightmares – even with the best-laid beauty plans.

Red eyes, smudged make-up and a pallid complexion are obviously great if you’re out Trick or Treating, but not so good if you’re on a night out and want to look your best.

Thankfully, these beauty mares don’t have to last, because we’ve come to the rescue with some easy ‘tricks’ to make you look a ‘treat’!

Red eyes

Red eyes are often caused by tiredness, which can easily happen when you’ve been burning the midnight oil...

Fix

Get relief with Asda Dry Eyes Intensive Eye Drops – they moisturise and lubricate your peepers, which helps soothe them. Then, tone down the redness with a hat-trick of products. First, swipe George Illuminate Under Eye Concealer in Light, underneath the eye and across the lid. Then, apply Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof Khol Kajal Eyeliner in Nude, directly to the waterline. Finally, layering on George Matte Lipstick in Vibe, will redirect attention away from your eyes and onto your lips. 

Zombie-esque make-up

We all know what it’s like to have only five minutes to apply make-up. A rush job can lead to smudged eyeliner and mascara, leaving you looking more like a zombie by the end of the night. 

Fix

To keep this horrifying look at bay, go for a non-budge liner like George Precision Eyeliner in Black. Then, use an angled make-up brush to press George Eyeshadow Palette in Smokey, carefully over the top. Add lashings of George Pool Party Mascara, before closing your eyes and double-setting everything with Rimmel Insta Fix & Go 2 in 1 Primer & Setting Spray

GHostly complexion

Sun-kissed skin may be a distant memory, but you can still brighten up your face and get a warm glow in the winter months with these oh-so-simple steps. 

Fix 

First, double-cleanse your skin. Start with L’Oréal Paris Skin Expert Pure Clay Detox Wash, to help draw out dulling impurities, then use Garnier Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash, to lift away grime. Before applying any moisturiser, treat your skin to just a pea-sized amount of nspa Radiant Flash Serum – it’ll give you a gorgeous glow. Finally, sweep a fine layer of George Illuminating Primer, underneath your base.

Witchy hair

Undone, textured hair can look super-sultry. However, full-on frizz whipped up by gale-force winds is a definite no-no. Luckily, there are easy ways to tame those troublesome tresses, whatever the problem. 

Fix

Love using heated tools? Work VO5 Frizz Free Cream,  through your hair, avoiding the roots, then blow-dry. For unruly curls that are prone to frizz, apply John Frieda Frizz-Ease Miraculous Recovery Intensive Masque, once a week. Or, if you’re a big fan of blow-dries, get volume and bounce with the Andrew Barton Miracle Frizz Tamer Brush.

Make sure you stock up on everything you need at Asda or pop into your local store