For the past few days I’ve had a fever, so it’s the perfect time to shoot a sick day makeup for you. Also, most of my brushes were drying, so this doubles as an (almost) brush-free makeup tutorial.
The products I used are:
Urban Decay concealer (review) || Nars Sheer Glow foundation (review) || Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara || Natural Collection colour correction stick || Stila cream blush || Rimmel Stay Matte powder || Oilatum Natural Repair face cream || Revlon highlighting fluid || Real Techniques powder brush || Sleek contour kit || Shu Uemura eyelash curler
Start by moisturising your face with a rich face cream to hydrate all those dry areas caused by blowing your nose 24/7. Then use a green colour corrector on any red areas caused by rubbing your eyes, nose and mouth. When concealing under your eyes, take it onto your eyelids too, to cover any discolouration and brighten the area. Then finish off your base with a hydrating foundation.
Using the tackiness of your concealer as a base, pack a highlighting powder all over your eyelid to further bring light to the area. Curl your lashes to open up your tired, puffy eyes and apply just enough mascara to define your lashes.
My theory is that using as many liquid and cream products as possible will emulate a healthy glow, so take a liquid highlighter across the tops of your cheekbones and down your nose, and apply dabs of cream blush on the apples of your cheeks and lips to return some colour to your face. Lightly powder anywhere you feel needs it, which for me is under my eyes and my T-zone. Finally, comb through your brows to keep them neat.
Et voilà, a completely fake, healthy glow. Disclaimer: this won’t cure your cough.
Do you bother to wear makeup during a cold? If so, do you take any extra steps to make sure it stays looking good? Let me know in the comments below.
P.S. Top tip: White clothing will reflect light onto your face, making you look positively flushed in comparison, whereas dark clothing will absorb light, draining your face and making you look extra pale.