Friday, February 3, 2012

Before & After: Sick Edition- How to Look Cute When Your Sick

Flu got you feeling ugly?
Has a cold kicked all the cute-ness from your face?
Has a virus, virtually removed all color from your once colorful face?

Here's how to look cute, or at least feel like you look better or cute, when you're sick with a cold, flu, or anything else making you feel "not-so-great"!

As you probably know, I am sick as I type this...and I thought, "hey, what better time than to do a tutorial on how "look better when you don't feel better". And since I don't really like to wear make-up when I'm sick, but you don't want to look so awful and washed out- here's my "make-up tutorial" for when you are feeling yucky.

So sip on some tea, grab your box of Kleenex, and come watch my tips for "how to look cute with a cold" :
(PS. I'll list all the stuff I used below the video, too)

#1. Apply a Self-tanner to give to life and glow back to your face that your cold has robbed from you.
I used: St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse

#2. A little foundation can go a long way to knock our the redness of a cold.
I used: L'Oreal VisibleLift Foundation

#3. Conceal the redness of the signature "rudolph the red-nosed sick person", with a little "heavier coverage foundation- it will be creamier than a concealer, which is great for how dry a cold makes the skin and nose area, already.
I used: Cover FX Total Coverage Cream Foundation

#4. Add some contour, dimension and color to your face with concealer pencils. I don't like adding blush or dry bronzers when I'm sick, but you want to add some color so you don't look like your dead with just one foundation color all over.
I used: Urban Decay's 24/7Concealer Pencils (that I love to contour and highlight with- it's so fun, just like you're coloring!) I used it in shade: M16

#5. Powder only where you feel needed. I just powder the eyelid area mostly, because I don't want my foundation or concealer to crease. Any powder will work.

#6. Curl the stars of your face: the lashes and apply your fav mascara!
I used:  Voluminous False Fiber Mascara ( I love this mascara because it makes your lashes truly look like you have fake lashes on, and if that's all I'm going to have for eye make-up, they better dazzle!)

#7. Last but not least- lips need some love and moisture. If you're blowing your nose and drinking as much water as you can, you don't want a bright color lipstick or gloss coming off on your tissue or water glass or tea mug.
I used: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Sugar Frosting

TIP: And perhaps one of the most important parts when you are sick- after you've kicked your cold or flu, you want to make sure you wash all your brushes that you used while you were sicky and make-sure you disinfect all your make-up (which you should always do anyway). And you don't want to use alcohol because it can dry out and change the consistency of your cosmetics as well as change the pigment too. I love and use BEAUTY SO CLEAN cosmetic disinfecting spray.
I love it because Beauty So Clean has been clinically proven to remove Staphylococcus Aureus, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa and Escherichia Coli (E. coli)

I hope everyone who's sick feels better and if you are not sick, just save this in your "mind library" for the next time a cold or flu sneaks up on you!

bowls of yummy soup, mugs of tea, and lots of huge hugs to you from me, your kandee

1 comment:

Kircie Allyn said...

I love this natural look on you!! I love the way you do your normal makeup, don't get me wrong lol. But there is something about this look that I like. I think this should be your every day makeup with just a touch more eyeshadow :)<3

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