Allergies: itchy eyes, stuffy nose, scratchy throat, none of it is very fun. Not only do you feel sick, you look sick too. Spring brings green grass, planted crops, trees blooming and...wind. This means if you suffer from allergies it is pretty much a guarantee that you will suffer because of the pollen constantly drifting through the air. There are a lot of medicines to mask these symptoms, but they are only just a band-aid to the underlying problem. You may not be able to do much to control environmental allergies, but you can make it look like you’re not suffering as much as you really are.
There are beauty tricks to help you cover up the inevitable allergy affected look and I am here to help you do it!
If you have running watery eyes as a symptom of your allergies, there are 2 easy things you can do to help you look your best. The first is get yourself an eye primer , you should have this anyway, but if you don't you should now. Primer is a base for your makeup. It protects your skin against makeup and environmental toxins. It helps the pigment of your makeup stay longer. The eye primer will help your makeup last instead of run down your face. When the inevitable watery eyes come, you won’t have to worry looking like you just walked out of a really sad movie. The second if waterproof mascara. Waterproof mascara will stay on through your running, watery eyes. If you decide to use waterproof mascara you better make sure you wash your face every night. It will clump up, and build on itself, if you do not wash it off before you go to bed.
If you have a stuffy nose, it always seems to look swollen and uncomfortable. Not only that, but your nostrils are red and tender. You can make your nose look smaller or look like its normal size with face contouring. This means you use light and dark makeup to your face to create shadows and highlights. With a swollen nose, I would put the light conceal down the center and the dark conceal on the side of your nose. This technique can also be used to shadow a large forehead and make it smaller or can be applied to your cheeks and jawline.
Lastly, if you have a scratchy throat, it means you're always drinking water and sucking on lozenges or candy to relieve your dry mouth. Lip gloss will not hold up all day. It might last an hour without reapplying it, but a lip stain should last eight hours without another application. When allergies strike, the lip stain can last at least 4 hours. Lips finish the face. They make your eyes stand out, your cheeks look raised and your smile super bright. Lip stains are not lipstick. They are drier, you need to take your time applying them. Once you apply lip stain it is very hard to remove, so be careful when you apply it.
Spring is here, allergies are inevitable, so do what it takes to feel good and look good this spring.
(This content is part of our Tami's Tips Collection)