I have a full blown cold, like most of the people in Ireland at the minute, right? Lovely start to the year 🙂 Life goes on though and we have to suffer through. This is my go to simple makeup for when I’m feeling a little under the weather. Let me blow my nose one last time and we’ll begin…
I have oily skin so I wouldn’t be adding radiance to my face on a regular basis, but when I am under the weather my skin does tend to dry up a little more so I can weirdly take advantage.
I added a good amount of the Botanics Radiance Balm onto cleansed skin (I have a full review of this stuff here, we all need it in our lives).
For some lip hydration I applied some of the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, literally can’t be without this. I apply it every night before bed, and when I have a cold it goes under my nose too helping with the extra dryness.
I still have to prime, so I did and then it’s foundation time, thank god! I used a damp Beauty Blender to apply a thin layer to my skin.
I think the sponge feels more kinder to your skin when you’re feeling a little rough.
I used it for concealer too.
I applied some waterproof concealer around my nose, just a light layer, it’s going to diminish pretty quickly with all the nose blowing, but if you set it with powder you’ll get a little time out of it 🙂
For the actual makeup look, I think the softer the better.
I filled in my eyebrows.
I used a skin colour eyeshadow primer to conceal any redness on my lids.
To brighten up the eyes I applied a light gold cream shadow stick all over the eyelid.
Over the top I applied a similar coloured shimmery shadow.
To add a little definition, I added a matte taupe shadow lightly into my crease.
I applied a a light shimmery shade to the brow bone.
Lastly, I added a really small amount of the taupe shade on the lower lash line too.
I needed a touch more concealer under the eyes then…those bags ain’t Chanel 🙂
To brighten up the eyes more I applied some skin coloured eye liner to the waterline. This is a great step to tackle any redness and make you look more awake.
Curl the bejesus out of your eyelashes. I know it’s simple makeup, but I never neglect the lashes.
Then, lots of mascara on the top lashes. I opt out of mascara on the bottom ones because lots of watery eye shenanigans happen and of course the compulsory sneezing…it’s not worth it even the waterproof kind.
Bronzer is a nice addition, to warm up the complexion a smidgen. There’ll be no contouring today though 🙂
I added some peachy blush rather than pink, as I already have enough pinky flush going on.
I applied some light setting powder all over the face, nothing to heavy. There’ll be alot of face touching throughout the day, no point caking it on. You can always re apply.
I couldn’t resist a little highlighter, but it’s not necessary whatsoever. A little in the inner corner of the eye always helps I think though 🙂
To finish off this simple makeup look I just applied some glossy balm to the lips.
And we’re done!
I didn’t go into depth with the products I used, because I think they’re all stuff you already have lying around or that you use everyday. This is definitely not a glam face of makeup, it’s more of a I want to look human and survive the day makeup!
If you’ve been hit with the January plague like myself, feel better soon 🙂