The Truth About Allergies and Face Time continued...
A good bronzer can even make you look refreshed when you have allergies. "One that has a little bit of shimmer, not too much, is going to help really wake you up and give you a more perked up look rather than if you go with matte textures," she says.
For trouble spots, makeup artists like to apply a green corrector that you can pick up at the drugstore. "Green cancels red. It's one of our tricks," says Joanna Schlip, celebrity makeup artist and author of Glamour Gurlz: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide to Great Make-up and Gurl Smarts.
Carry a touchup bag with you during the day. "When you make facial expressions, makeup moves," she says. "You laugh or cry as you go through your day and what you put on at 9 a.m. isn't usually there at 9 p.m."
Red Nose? Color Me Happy
"Any time you're congested, you tend to look more red around the nose," says Vadhera. So you want to use colors in your cosmetic arsenal to your advantage.
Invest in a golden or yellow-based concealer and stay away from those with beige and pink undertones. "That will really help to counter any redness on your face around your eyes and nose," she says. It's especially handy to cover up allergic shiners, or the dark circles that may appear under your eyes during allergy season.
Choose a deep blue or bright blue eyeliner and rim the inside of your eyes or try applying a blue mascara. "That brightens the whites of your eyes so it makes you look more rested and not like you're falling apart when you're having an allergy attack," she says.