Hi Darlings, in today’s post I’m going to share with you my Sick Day Essentials & Beauty Tips.
So, in case you missed yesterday’s post, I’ve been sick for a few days and, long story short, I don’t have sick days at work so I had to go and look presentable because beauty store and such.
In today’s post, I’m going to share all my tips and essential products you need to make sure you look at your best even when you feel like crap. They won’t do miracles but they help. Promise!
Here’s the makeup look I did yesterday, but today I’m going into detail on what you need and why.
Sick Day Skincare
Chances are that if you are sick your skin is HELLA DRY! So you have to hydrate it. But chances are that if you are sick, you really don’t feel like doing anything.
I have two solutions for you. One is sheet masks, if you are a fan of those, this Starskin Hydrating one is amazing. They make me claustrophobic though so I rather go with sleeping masks.
They aren’t anything fancy, they are just hydrating masks you can keep overnight and work on your skin while you sleep. My two current favourites are the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask and the Kora Organics Noni Glow Sleeping Mask. You just put them on instead of your face cream and go to sleep.
A side effect of my cold was puffy and teary eyes which, in my opinion, was the worst part of the whole flu thing, because
- a) the constant tears create dryness around the eyes
- b) wearing makeup is a freaking challenge
- c) you can’t see because you are busy crying
The easiest resorts are under-eye patches because they help with both hydration and puffiness, I don’t love them so I normally don’t do them but they were such a great thing to have. Both the Starskin Eye Catcher and the Patchology FlashPatch Restoring Night Eye Gels were great for me.
My real essential though is The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG, I’ve been using it every day for months now but it really helped me these pasts few mornings when my eyes could barely open. Such a great product to drain fluids and it’s also fuss-free and affordable.
Last is lips, again they get so dry, so lip balm is the way to go. Two favourites are the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask and I recently got the Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm.
You can use lip balm for this but I always have Homeoplasmine around because is my beauty secret, you just put it around your nostrils to prevent dryness from friction from blowing your nose. Works like a charmer but you can’t do it when you are wearing makeup.
Sick Day Makeup
The last thing you want to do when you are sick is wearing makeup, I know, but sometimes you just have to, again if you want to see this look in details you can check out yesterday’s post.
Here I want to explain in more details some steps I did and how they helped me to look more presentable but as a general rule: do the bare minimum, use cream products because they are easier and avoid anything too matte.
Concealer: Instead of my regular concealer I used two different ones. On the undereye I used the YSL Touche Eclat All-Over Brightening Pen in 01 because the area was already dry and puffy and I need something to give light that wasn’t too thick or heavy.
If you read my review, you’d know I’m not a fan of it because it’s too thick for my tastes but it has amazing lasting power and a lot of coverage. The Smashbox Studio Skin Full Coverage 24 Hours Foundation in 2.15 was perfect to go around my nose. This is the kind of product that doesn’t disappear as soon as you blow your nose.
Eyeliner: A light nude eyeliner is a must for the waterline because it helps to contrast the redness of the eyes. Plus, when it fades you won’t notice it.
The Kiko one (on top) is discontinued (it was just an example). I actually prefer the other on which, is the Smashbox Always On Gel Liner in Bubbly. These eyeliners last forever and this one is also a bit shimmery which works with the brightening theme.
Mascara: Last essential for me is waterproof mascara. I never use it but since my eyes were so watery it really helped me. This is the Smashbox Full Exposure Waterproof.
PRO TIP: When you use waterproof mascara put it on top of a regular one. You’ll get the waterproof qualities without the struggle to remove it.
If you are sick I hope you’ll get well soon!
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