I know, I have been a very bad blogger. Ah well, such is life. It was my birthday on Saturday and then I came down with a wicked flu. Not fun at all.
Anyway, I thougt I would share my secrets of how to look healthy when you are sick. I think I have perfected this art at this point as I seem to always be sick with some sort of cold or flu now. Which off of the topic, but really baffles me. I eat healthy, I exercise, I treat my body well and I take vitamins. I am actually going to try some alternative eastern types of medicine. If anyone has good advice let me know!
Anyyyywayyy, back to the point of this post, how to get your beauty routine on point when you do not look so hot.
#1. First of all, drink TONS of water to keep you hydrated. I know, I for one, tend to get very dried out from being sick. My skin and hair will look dry. I combat this with tons of water and Creme de La Mer moisturizer.
#2. Already mentioned above, but prime your face with a good moisturizer. Like I said, I get dry and the last thing you want to look is flaky and dry. Its bad enough you feel crappy, you don't have to look it too!
#3. Next I use a moisturizing foundation for the above reasons. My go to favorite is Chanel Vitalumiere. This is my old faithful, I have been using this for 8 years now. I cant even believe it. I really do not wear foundation anymore, but when I'm sick my nose is red and i look a bit uneven, therefore foundation it is!
#4. Vitalumiere is extremely moisturizing so it will need to be set with a powder. I like to use MAC's Refined MSF (From the sugarsweet collection). It is a light peach with a very subtle opalescence to it. I actually use this all over my face to give a glow. I love this powder, it sets my makeup without being powdery. I have a back up of this that I picked up at the CCO! Score!!
#5 Concealer. Lord knows I need concealer when I am sick. I get dark circles like no ones business, my favorite concealer is Make Up Forever's palette concealer. It has a peach one to counteract blueness. Also another trick is to take white eyeliner (I uses NYX jumbo pencil in Milk) and dot it on JUST the darkest parts and then blend your concealer over it. It works like magic. I don't know why, but it does!
#6. Blush!!! You need blush. I use a nude, dusty pink. My personal favorite right now is NARS Douceur. Its an amazing color. Check this color out!
#7. On my eyes, I do not want to look like I am wearing a lot of makeup but I want to look fresh and alive (opposite of how you look when you have the flu). I used specifically NARS Nepal eyeshadow (a peachy rose champagne) on the lid to warm up my eyes. Then I use NARS Blondie (a warm taupe- HIGHLY pigmented). I tend to go for warm tones when I am sick because cool tones can wash you out. Also, a good trick is not to use black when you are sick, it just looks too harsh! I line my lower lash line with Urban Decay Baked 24/7 eye pencil, a warm soft gold to give some life. However, I still use a black mascara to top it off! Do not forget to curl your lashes, this helps you look wide eyed (Again, opposite of what I really am with the Flu).
#8. Lip Balm, I am a HUGE fan of Nivea Lipbalms. You need to use that when you are sick because we all know, lips get dry from colds.
#9. Lipstick to give your face some color, I like to go with something very subtle but definitely not nude. Nude will be way harsh id you are sick. I went with a light peach, NARS Barbarella.
ANDDDDDDDDDDDDDD thats it!!
Hope this helps some of you during evil flu season!
Let me know your tricks and tips!