Your eyes are watering, your face is puffy, and your nose is a shade a red that no one’s nose should ever be. You have allergies. You also have things to do, people to see and places to go, so you need those symptoms hidden, pronto. If you are looking for solutions so you can walk out the door feeling put together and looking good, here are some tips on how to cover allergies with makeup.
Watery eyes: One way is to use disposable mascara wands because allergens get on everything, especially when spring arrives and your windows are open. Another method is to use waterproof mascara. If you’re not a fan of it because it dries your lashes, use a regular mascara first and then apply a waterproof one as a top coat. That way it is not going directly on your lashes, but it is still sealing everything in so your mascara doesn’t run. Waterproof eyeliner can create an amazing smudged eyeliner look so even if your eyes get watery, it still looks pretty organic.
Puffiness: You can mask puffiness with contouring. An easy trick is to make a fish face so the hollows of your cheeks are really prominent, then taking a cream or powder, apply it to your cheekbones. Add a little bit underneath your chin, because that is an area that can get a little puffy too.
Redness: It is all about color correcting, so your best option is to use a green to cancel out the red or a finely-milled creamy concealer that will ease into your skin.