Makeup tips for allergy sufferers

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  • Monday, August 26, 2019
Makeup tips for allergy sufferers
Makeup tips for allergy sufferers


Who doesn’t love spring? Allergy sufferers - that’s who! While everyone else is excited about warmer weather, fields of flowers and pretty spring pastels, it’s the season you dread the most if you’re prone to allergies.


Watery eyes, a red nose and puffy cheeks isn’t exactly a beauty look to aspire to. So we have some tips on how to apply makeup that conceals and minimises the effects of allergies.


Colour correct to reduce redness

Say goodbye to your red nose with colour-correcting concealer. Green tinted primer or concealer helps to cancel out any redness. Dab a little Urban Decay Colour Correcting Fluid in Green over any red areas, and blend with a beauty sponge. You can also try Maybelline Facestudio Master Prime in Green which has a blurring effect in addition to colour correcting. Follow up with a full coverage foundation.


Contour to hide puffiness

A little contouring and highlighting can help minimise puffy cheeks. Contouring won’t necessarily hide the problem, but it does help to make any puffy areas less noticeable. Sweep a small amount of bronzer underneath each cheekbone, and highlighter above your cheekbone, to enhance your bone structure.



Makeup tips for allergy sufferers: African woman with makeup brush


Waterproof eyeliner and mascara

Waterproof products are a must if allergies are making your eyes tear up. If your eyes are feeling itchy and inflamed, you may want to avoid heavy eye makeup. But waterproof mascara on its own can really help to lift your lashes and make your eyes appear wider and less puffy. We recommend L'Oréal Paris Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara - a long wearing product that provides extra length and curl.


A dot of white eyeshadow

White eyeshadow brightens things up a lot, makes your eyes look wider and minimises redness. Use a soft, clean brush to apply a dot of NYX Professional Makeup Hot Singles Eyeshadow in Matte White in the inner corner of each eye.


Remember it’s especially important to keep your makeup and brushes clean, and to properly remove your makeup each night – otherwise, your allergies will get worse! Keep on the lookout for anti-allergy products for your makeup kit, and avoid anything that’s heavily fragranced.


If all else fails, you can rest assured that spring doesn’t last forever, and soon you’ll be back to your regular, allergy-free daily makeup routine!


Makeup tips for allergy sufferers: African woman with heavy makeup

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