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Being sick is seriously the worst, especially if you need to work or study on these critical days of your life. Wearing a full face of Instagram makeup isn't the best option on days like these, but there are some simple makeup hacks, that can make you look better and won't be too heavy for your skin. Here are my favorite tricks, which help me to feel and look better when I don't actually feel great. 

Substitute Full Coverage Foundation with BB Cream

First of all, try substituting your full-coverage makeup foundation with something more lightweight. A light coverage BB cream hydrating skincare routine, and moisturizer go a long way. The reason, why you should opt for something subtle, is because when you have a fever the skin tends to get all dry and patchy. Therefore moisturizing and light coverage foundations are crucial for a sick day makeup look.

Go Waterproof

A high-quality waterproof makeup product is my to-go choice when my eyes are all watery and swollen. As an allergic myself, I know what it's like to have panda eyes mode. For the same reason, you can skip the bottom lashline completely, leaving your lashes makeup-free. This will give your look a youthful and fresh appeal. Go ahead, try it yourself, it really does a huge difference!

close-up of highlighting makeup product
Photo: Karolina Grabowska

Glowing Highlighter is a Complexion Saviour

Highlighting and contouring are two makeup techniques that bring dimension to your face, and your life on a sick day. I don't imagine an everyday makeup look without my favorite highlighter. However, I suggest you use a very subtle amount of both and opt for pearly and matte textures. The chunky shimmers may only emphasize redness and puffiness on your face. Refreshing peachy and rosy shades are mandatory, as they brighten up the dull complexion.

Put An Accent on Your Lips

Finish your sick day look with an accent on your lips. Smooth them with scrub, moisturize with a lip line, and add some liner. Juicy pick shades are what will bring back brightness to your skin, and, of course, raise your mood when you don't feel great. Stay healthy, glowing, and good-looking!

Lots of love,