For the past week I’ve been stuck with a miserable cold – started with a sore throat quickly followed by a blocked nose and headache. Luckily I managed to spend some time hidden inside with a bare face but (unfortunately) sometimes it’s just not possible to hibernate inside for a whole week – there are places like uni and work to get to! I thought I would share what I put on my face to make myself look decent when I’m not feeling 100% to maybe give you some ideas if you’re stuck in the same pickle as me and don’t feel like ‘packing’ on the make-up!
Like always I start with my Arbonne Makeup Primer – seriously feels like velvet! When I’m sick I try to use as little as possible because the last thing I feel like doing is having a layer of foundation on my skin. Usually I dive straight into mineral powder but on this particular day my skin was feeling extra dry so I decided to use my Chi Chi BB Cream followed by my Arbonne Natural Radiance Mineral Powder. This stuff has light-reflecting technology in it which means it reflects natural light off the face in all of the right places, amazing for when I’ve been sick since my skin has looked extra dull (I’m not even wearing highlighter in these photos, it’s this foundation working it’s magic!) I also used an Avon stick concealer because my under-eye circles have been darker than usual because I’ve been so blocked up. Next I used Benefit’s Hoola bronzer and Lollitint cheek tint to put some colour back into my face since I desperately needed it. I used Urban Decay’s eyeshadow ‘Naked’ from the original Naked palette and Benefit’s Gimme Brow to fill in my eyebrows like always. This day I was feeling a bit better than earlier in the week so I made the effort to subtly define my crease by using ‘Naked 2’ from UD’s Naked Basics palette. Again, not wanting to ‘pack’ a lot of makeup on, I only used one mascara and went with Maybelline’s Mega Plush Volum Express then finished off with Maybelline’s Babylips in Pink.
Luckily I’m feeling much better *touches wood* and hopefully I’ll be back to 100% soon enough! Hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend xx