Feeling under the weather can really put you down and leave you craving a day snugged up in your favourite pjs, under the duvet watching movies and daytime tv. But what about those days where you feel rubbish yet have a busy day ahead with plans that can't be cancelled? Despite how I feel when I'm ill I always find a bit of makeup tends to help me feel better no matter how minimal it is, and I wanted to share with you my makeup picks for when you're feeling under the weather.
I don't know about you but I find that when I'm feeling ill my skin likes to tell the world this, so I like to opt for the MAC Pro Longwear Foundation, I really like that this foundation is buildable without ever looking too cakey. This not only provides coverage to conceal any tell tale signs of illness but it always looks natural on the skin, banishing redness without leaving your skin feeling weighed down or looking dull. I like to team this with the Nars Creamy Concealer as I can never seem to get a good nights sleep when I'm ill I don't know about you? But this helps to conceal and brighten any dark circles under the eyes whilst giving extra coverage to any areas that may have redness or blemishes.
To perk my pale skin up I like to dust my complexion with Nars Laguna and Benefit Bella Bamba - which is now unfortunately discontinued - but this duo really helps to perk my skin up with a healthy flush of colour. Bella Bamba is one of those shades that you only need a little but it gives you such a healthy glow which makes me sad that it was discontinued. Laguna is definitely my go to bronzer as it never looks too overdone or orange but instead very natural warming glow on the skin.
To create the illusion of wide awake eyes I like to wear the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara as this definitely adds a bit of oomph, naturally lengthening and volumising my lashes. When applied this mascara doesn't clump, flake or smudge so you don't have to worry about looking like a panda throughout the day.
Last but not least I wouldn't feel complete without a swipe of lipstick, and I love to wear Mac Angel, this is the most perfect pink-y nude that is great for when you want to sport a bit of colour without going too full on. This is really creamy when applied so will never feel heavy or drying on the lips, because after all when you are ill you don't want to make yourself feeling worse with uncomfortable makeup.