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Make-Up for the Sick Girl

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Unfortunately I am sick. It’s just a cold but… waaahhh. And as much as I’d like to curl up in bed with a Lemsip and binge watch Netflix, that’s just not how life works. Being an adult means I still have to go to work and put make-up on my dry, sore face. Luckily, I have some products that I can turn to on sick days to help me perk-up and look that little bit healthier.

My sick day make-up routine is very minimal and focuses on brightening my complexion so I don’t look so ill. I also want to feel comfortable so it’s fast and only focuses on the basics. As with my usual work day make-up I am skipping the foundation. It would just be too heavy and uncomfortable on my skin. Instead, it’s straight in with copious amounts of concealer. My current favourite right now is the Clarins Instant Concealer - review here. This is stuff is so good. It looks natural, covers well and brightens like a dream. Perfect for those bleh days.

For my eyes it's just three basic products. Cream shadows are so easy to apply and these Max Factor Excess Shimmers are perfect for a sick day look. I have the shade Copper which isn't the most pigmented but gives a sheer wash of colour across the eye that should add some shimmer and wake me up. Another brightening product comes from Rimmel and it's their Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Liner in Nude. This just makes you look awake and bright. And of course lashing of mascara courtesy of Revlon's Lash Potion to brighten my eyes even more.

To bring some colour into my pale face I am trying out a new bronzer that is quite popular with a few bloggers. It's the Soap and Glory Solar Powder and I am enjoying using it so far. It's not too orange and has helped my look more perked up and lively. For the cheeks I am using the Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush in Cherub. I turn to this when I want fuss free make-up that feels weightless yet put together. It's perfect for a sick day. And lastly on the lips it's just been boring old lip balm.

These products are all quick, easy and thankfully make me look a little healthier. Wearing make-up when your sick isn't the most enjoyable thing but all of these products are really nice and are low maintenance

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