5 Makeup Tips For Hay Fever Sufferers

24 June 2014
Wearing makeup when you suffer from hay fever can be a nightmare. Puffy, blotchy skin, itchy eyes and red noses mean that makeup can be a lifesaver in disguising common problems caused by hay fever. With more and more people suffering from hay fever than ever before more of us are having to adapt our makeup routine to hay fever, so I thought I'd offer some helpful tips to help you in the process. 

1. Use waterproof long lasting makeup especially mascara and eyeliner. Jet black mascara or eyeliner running down your face, because of itchy watery eyes, will not only make you look like a panda but ruin the rest of our makeup. This is the last thing you want when you've spent ages putting your makeup on in the morning.

2. Avoid pink toned products. Using a green or yellow toned concealer will mask a red nose or eyes as they cancel out red. Another option would be to use a colour correcting primer like the Stila One Step Correcting Primer.

3. Less is more. If your skin is itchy and inflamed it is probably best to not wear any makeup at all but if you do choose to wear makeup try to wear less. Makeup can become very obvious as watery eyes and runny noses can cause patches to rub off, so natural makeup will be less noticeable if it rubs off until you get a chance to touch up.

4. Eye drops can work wonders for some hay fever sufferers as they add moisture to dry itchy eyes. Itching your eyes will not help and only ruin your makeup so carry round some eye drops instead.

5. Use a nude eyeliner on your waterline. Using a nude eyeliner on your waterline will not only brighten up your eyes but counteract the redness making red irritated eyes a lot less noticeable.

Do you suffer from hay fever? If so, what are your tips?

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