Friday, May 24, 2013

Makeup Tips for this Allergy Season

This post is part of a sponsored campaign on behalf of Latina Bloggers Connect and the makers of ZYRTEC®


It's that time again during the year were pollen is all over the place and if you suffer from allergies it can be a true nightmare. As your eyes start to water and the sneezing if you are wearing makeup you might as well just call it a day as you may start to look like a raccoon because of watery eyes. According to a recent survey by the makers of ZYRTEC®, 96 percent of women suffering from allergies experience ALLERGY FACE™

 
I have personally suffered from allergies most of my life and I have learned some tricks to at least relieve some of the misery, first thing is to get an allergy medication that will work for you. My doctor recommended Zertc a while back and I have been using Zyretc for a while and it helps a great deal. Zyrtec is working with Carmen Ordonez to share some beauty tips with us below. 

 “Tackling ALLERGY FACE™, One Tip at a Time, With Carmen Ordo├▒ez,” Carmen introduces her tips to help disguise a red nose, a puffy face and watery eyes.  Her tips include:

  • How to Disguise a Red Nose: Use a foundation or bronzer with a dewy or shimmery finish instead of a matte finish, which will only highlight dryness.
  • How to Contour a Puffy Face: Using an angle brush, apply a bronzer with brown undertones parallel to your jawline to help contour your face. Make sure it’s only one or two shades darker than your natural skin tone as you don’t want to overdo it.
  • How to Distract from Watery Eyes:  Dab a white or silver shimmery eye shadow in the inner corner of your eyes. 
  • Nose: To help offset redness around your nose, apply a corrector or primer with a green tint, followed by your foundation.
  • Face: Add a pearly nude eye shadow to the top of your cheekbones to help them stand out. This will help distract from your ALLERGY FACE™ and illuminate your face.
  • Eyes: Draw attention away from puffy eyes by defining your upper lids with a navy liquid liner. Go for a stylish cat eye, which is a favorite among celebrities and has been all over the fashion runways. Start at the inner corner of your eye and create a wing effect once you get to the outer corner of your eye.

Here are some of my tips that I have learned over the years.

1. Start your allergy medication, a good one my doctor recommend to me is Zyretc is a good
over the counter one.
2. Buying water proof mascara, look for hypoallergenic makeup 
3. Purchase water proof eyeliner
4.Keep a touch up bag with you when out
5. Don't pack on the makeup keep it light and just work on the trouble areas
6.Keep a bronzer on hand that has brown rather than red undertones. "A bronzer is great to use as a contour or as a blush to chisel the face and take away the appearance of puffiness.
7.Wear sunglasses 
8.To reduce allergy symptom irritations, spring for tissues infused with hydrating ingredients, such as Puffs Plus Lotion Facial Tissues with vitamin E
9.It's a great idea to purchase a golden or yellow-based concealer and stay away from those with beige and pink undertones. This will really help to counter any redness on your face around your eyes and nose," It's especially handy to cover up allergic shiners, or the dark circles that may appear under your eyes during allergy season.
10.Smooth roughness on lips by buffing your lips with a soft-bristle toothbrush and applying a hydration lip balm with spf

Resources: WebMd, Shape



What are YOUR favorite beauty tips to help combat ALLERGY FACE™?

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