Plus, you can avoid all of those, “Wow, you look really sick,” comments because really, who loves those? So, try these hacks to get you quickly out the door and put your best face forward.
Skip black eyeliner:
Black eyeliner will smudge very easily when your eyes are watery and can make them get super irritated. The last thing you need is a huge mess on your hands. To make tired eyes look wide awake, line the inner rim with a white eyeliner or a nude colour pencil.
Tame puffy eyes:
Puffy eyes are bound to come with the territory of being sick and not a cute look at all. To diminish any swelling in the eye area, apply a smoothing gel to the under eye area. Go for a gel that has a metal tip that dispenses the product. The night before you do your makeup, stick it in the fridge and when you wake up, the cool metal tip will refresh your skin and help soothe any puffiness — score!
Prep skin with luminous primer:
A dewy skin look is the best for days when you’re feeling under the weather. Avoid matte makeup that can make the skin look dull and use a luminous primer instead for under your tinted moisturiser or foundation. It will allow light to reflect off your skin and leave you with a healthy and glowing finish.
Use blotting sheets:
Going for the dewy look is one thing, but having oily skin is a whole other battle. If you’re fighting off a fever, you may feel clammy and it can show on your face. Your body will produce excess oils and you’ll look shiny in your t-zone areas. Soak it up with a blotting sheet and you’ll be good to go.
Swipe on sheer lipstick:
Sheer lipstick is trending and for a good reason. Makeup brands are coming out with sheer lipstick in a variety of colours because let’s face it, they look good on everyone. Unlike mattes that can be drying and show every single line in your lips, sheer lipsticks are much more hydrating making them perfect for sick days.