5 Makeup Tips For Sick Days

Just because you don’t feel good, doesn’t mean it should reflect on how you look!

To make the most of those sick days, use a few of these makeup tricks to de-puff those eyes, even out the skin tone, and even counteract those red eyes.

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1. Use a BB cream

Rather than applying layer after layer of foundation on your already delicate skin, give it a break and use a BB cream. The formulas are usually lighter and won’t clog your pores – it’ll feel like your second skin!

Apply with your fingers, and take care around a dry nose since the makeup can gather and accentuate these areas for the wrong reasons.

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Rimmel Radiance BB Cream, $12.95

2. Cream eyeshadow

Anyone with watery eyes will know that applying mascara is a no-go. Especially since it can smudge, transfer on the top eyelid, and create a mess with your entire makeup look.

To keep your eyes looking their best, use a cream shadow and lightly dab it over the top with your fingers. Stay away from dark shades which will only make your eyes look small and blood-shot.

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Maybelline Color Tattoo 24H Metal Eyeshadow, $11.95

3. Blush

Who knew that a bit of blush could transform an entire makeup look? A bit of rouge on the cheeks helps to bring some glow back into the skin, without applying layers of foundation or bronzer.

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Bourjois Blush, $20

4. Eyebrows

If you’re sick in bed, the last thing you’ll want to do is tame those eyebrows. To keep them looking their best, use a coloured, gel wand which is easy to apply and doesn’t take too long to set. So much easier than drawing your brows on with a pencil or gel formula.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel, $25.52

5. Coloured lips

Rather than using a matte formula for your lips, choose a lightweight gloss or balm to keep them healthy and shiny. They require little to no maintenance, and look amazing if you’re heading out during the day or night.

Keep a few options in your handbag and switch them up during the day.

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Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush Lip Balm, $9.06

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