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Hide a cold with your makeup routine

Words by: Emmy Schofield. Photography: Jonathan Taylor

April 23, 2014

FashionMay3

How much are you not loving this indecisive weather? It’s great that we’re getting the last of the summer rays, but going from 35ºC one day to 18ºC the next is no fun at all. If you’ve fallen victim to a horrid change of season cold, we’ve got a few crafty tips for you to hide the evidence.

Brighten your eyes

Your eyes are red and puffy when you’re ill so get your hands on some brightening eye drops. They will not only help reduce the redness, they will also help to moisturise your eyes. Then conceal any redness on the rims of your eye with a cream or taupe eyeliner. Steer away from white – it’s too harsh.)

Rudolph nose be gone!

Possibly the biggest giveaway of having a cold is that sore, red nose from (what seems like) endless blowing. Clinique’s Redness Solutions Make-up SPF15 is designed to colour-correct redness. It calms the skin and protects it with the help of probiotics and antioxidants.

Add some colour

Pale is really not interesting when you’re sick. Add a hint of colour to your complexion with a pop of blush. Apricot is the most universally flattering shade, but any shade will help here. Rimmel, essence and Maybelline all have great options at the moment.

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