How to Mask Spring Allergies
Blush.com | March 07, 2014
With so many fun fashion and beauty trends to try this spring, the last thing you want is a red nose and a pair of puffy eyes. Here, makeup artist and Beautyblender creator Veronica Lorenz gives us a few easy tricks to mask those pesky spring allergy symptoms!
“To make your eyes look more alert and awake, curl your lashes and wear waterproof mascara. And to brighten the whites of your eyes try using a dark blue eyeliner instead of black.”
For red eyes, use Naphcon A eye drops. This contains an antihistamine to stop itching and a vasoconstrictor that eliminates redness. And for puffiness, pat warm tea bags over the eyes for 10 minutes instead of cucumber. Tea bags work better because they form fit to the eyes.” FOR YOUR NOSE To cover up red nose, apply a cream formula base like Kevin Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer with a damp Beautyblender.”
For dry and scaly skin around the nose, exfoliate and moisturize. For a weekly exfoliation, I like Physiological Ultra-Fine Scrub by La Roche-Posay.
This product pays attention to sensitive skin affected by allergies. One line I find that also works well with my clients is Avene. Their products are safe and gentle for angry skin.”
FOR YOUR SKIN If your skin is red, add a little cortisol cream to your moisturizer. This is safe to use around the eyes but not a routine you should follow on a regular basis. You can also mix the cortisone cream with your Kevin Aucoin Skin Enhancer.
“Use a silicone primer, something like Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector by Becca Cosmetics, to minimize the need for a thicker foundation. This product fills in lines and cracks, and has a good staying power. As for blush, avoid reds and pinks. Go with a neutral tone palette of browns or bronzers.”
“Also hydrated skin is less bloated so drink lots of water! Add lemon and/or cucumber for an extra boost in vitamin C.”