When my skin looks really tired (read: terrible as a result of a night on the vino), Clarins Beauty Flash Balm is the first thing I reach for after an ice-cold face dunk. It always appears on cult product lists and it's easy to see why - it brightens up dull faces, evens skin tone, makes everything feel a bit tighter and provides a great base for make up should you wish to wear it. It's a bit pricey but, depending on your drinking habits, doesn't need to be used that frequently and generally lasts a while.
I also think it smells like Elnette which always provokes fond childhood memories for me. It was the early nineties, my mum had a perm.
You can find it here for £29.