Tuesday, 30 June 2015

HOW TO: Look Healthy When You're Feeling Sick

Makeup Tips for a Healthy complexion!

Finally, I'm back in to blogging after a couple of weeks with the flu, &  I picked up a few tricks while trying to present myself for work, or just leaving the house in general at this time.
I think it's important to keep your skin moisturised, especially in Winter, 
and to give some life & radiance back to the skin.
(Products I used & why, listed below)


After moisturising my face, I mixed a full-coverage luminous foundation with a illuminating face primer/base to give the ultimate glowy base!

I used NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation mixed with
L'oreal LUMI Magique Base Primer or MAC Strobe Cream

I then go for a highly pigmented & brightening concealer to cover those 
dark, sleepy circles around my eyes! Ensuring it is lightweight to prevent creasing.

Using Urban Decays Naked Complete Coverage Concealer (my current fave concealer!)
Also Benefits Fake Up concealer (surrounded in Vit C & Apple Seed Extract) 
keeps skin around the nose hydrated!

Typically, I would then start using powder products to set, contour, bronze etc, but I found working with more cream products would keep my face looking dewy & prevent enhancement of any dry skin

I Love Soleil Tan De Chanel as a universal cream bronzer to contour & add sunkissed colour!
Benefit Watts Up is a stunning champagne, cream highlighter for the cheekbones.
Cream Blushes! Tarte, Stila, Colourpop, MAC are just a few brands
 with amazing colours & formulas! 

I actually went for a powder blush most days, Benefit Dandelion Blush.
This is a pale peachy pink, Face Brightening powder. This powder has a slight sheen on the skin giving a natural radiance with very subtle shimmer. Love!
Using the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, I set the oilier parts of my face with "Dim Light" & used "Radiant Light" over the cream bronzer! It gives a beautiful, brightening finish to your complexion when you're sick!


When you're sick, you feel weak & your appearance can be the last thing you care about! So I like to leave a few unnecessary makeup steps out...

Eyeshadow! I will quickly pop a dot of shimmery white shadow in the inner corner to 
open the eyes & look wide awake! I won't bother doing a crease/lid shade..
Mascara is a MUST to open up the eyes, Benefit Rollerlash is a great option.
Eyeliner is not necessary if you don't feel up to it, I personally don't feel myself without it! 
I go for Maybelline Master Precise Liner, it's a felt-tip like pen & I find it super easy to use!
Kat Von D Tattoo Pen Liner is another easy alternative. 


I prefer to go for a simple lip colour, something undetectable that fades off & is easy to reapply throughout the day. Creamy & Moisturising to hydrate your lips if they get dry.

I love my nude shades! Gerard Cosmetics "1995" I'm wearing in the photo above^ It's a rosey brown nude, deeper then my natural lip colour, super easy to wear!
Chichi Cosmetics "O.M Nude" a mauve brown Nude that's creamy & moisturising!

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