With so many fun fashion and beauty trends to try this spring, the last thing you want is a red nose and a pair of puffy eyes. Here, makeup artist and beautyblender creator Veronica Lorenz gives us a few easy skin care and makeup tricks to mask those pesky spring allergy symptoms!
FOR YOUR EYES
- “The best way to conceal dark circles is to apply a cream concealer with a brush and blend it with a makeup sponge.”
- “To make your eyes look more awake, curl your lashes and give them a few swipes of waterproof mascara. Brighten the whites of your eyes by using a dark-blue eyeliner instead of black.”
- “For red eyes, I use Naphcon A eye drops. This contains an antihistamine to stop itching and a vasoconstrictor that eliminates redness.”
- “For puffiness, pat warm tea bags over the eyes for 10 minutes instead of cucumber slices. Tea bags work better because they form fit to the eyes.”
FOR YOUR NOSE
- “For dry and scaly skin around the nose, exfoliate and moisturize. For a weekly exfoliation, I like Physiological Ultra-Fine Scrub by La Roche-Posay. This product pays attention to sensitive skin affected by allergies. One line I find that also works well with my clients is Avène.Their products are safe and gentle on irritated skin.”
- “To cover up a red nose, apply a cream makeup base, such as Kevin Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer,with a damp sponge.”
FOR YOUR SKIN
- “If your skin is red, add a little cortisol cream to your moisturizer or foundation primer. Something like Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector by Becca Cosmetics will minimize the need for a thicker foundation. This product also fills in lines and cracks and has a good staying power.”
- “As for blush, avoid reds and pinks. Go with a neutral tone palette of browns or bronzes.”
- “To keep your skin from looking bloated, drink lots of water! Add lemon and/or cucumber for an extra boost of vitamin C.”
READERS – Are you prone to spring allergies? Tell us how you mask your spring allergy symptoms on the comment section below.