Home beauty Easy (and Useful!) Makeup Tips For Allergy Face
I was invited to this event sponsored by Zyrtec and while I received a 20 minute touch up, but I was not compensated in any other way for this post.

You may or may not remember my posts last year when I went to an Allergy Face Event and learned so much cool stuff–well, I did it again! Now I’m back with even more tips to avoid Allergy Face since the Allergy season is upon us!

I know a lot of you suffer from very bad allergies, including my friend Joi, so here are some great tips to avoid and make the best out of a puffy face, watery eyes, red nose and ALL the makeup issues that come with having allergies!

  • To help reduce redness under your nose, opt for an on-trend, high shine lipstick or lipgloss in a copper or bronze color
  • If you wear glasses during allergy season, don’t forget that they can magnify puffy eyes. To compensate, look for a concealer two shades darker than your skin tone. Be sure to pat on the concealer with your index finger or brush.
  • Try avoiding makeup all together, apply a self-tanner for a fresh and healthy glow that lasts all day.
  • At the end of each day avoid rubbing skin that may already be irritated by a runny nose. Instead, look for gentle, “tug-less” cleansers or makeup removers.
  • Use a cotton swab and dab a shimmery pearl shadow on the area between the bridge and the nose and your eyes. The lighter shadow will help brighten up your face
  • Take advantage of the big, bold brow trend, which allows you to go easy on eye makeup. Focus on shaping and penciling brows to help “wake up” your allergy face and distract from watery eyes.
  • Your eyes are one of the first signs that your Allergy Face is acting up. “Naked” eye shadow palettes are made up of softer colors and less pigments, they can help to lighten and brighten eyes when you are suffering from Allergy Face.

As a part of the event I got a mini makeover, including my brows (I never pay attention to my brows, when I’m in the nail salon the ladies are ALWAYS begging asking me to do my eye brows) So I was really excited about that. I also got to reconnect with Rebekah George, beauty expert and overall sweetie pie!

Do you have allergies? Do you do change your make up routine to accommodate them? 

Do you keep up with your eye brows? Am I the only one in the world that doesn’t pay attention to them?!

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Joi April 4, 2013 - 6:35 am

This is good stuff. I used to rub my eye liner off almost everyday due to pollen allergies. The last two years, I’ve managed well starting my daily treatment in Jan before the pollen even gets here. My makeup hasn’t bothered me that much this season, although I don’t wear much anyway. I do keep up with my eyebrows though. If I forget, they remind me with the quickness at the nail salon too.

Kim Porter April 4, 2013 - 12:09 pm

Your brows look great! if there’s anything I must do whenever I go out, it’s my brows. They change everything. Great event recap 🙂

Tamara April 4, 2013 - 4:49 pm

This is awesome. Not only do I get allergy face, I get “sinus face.” That one is much worse. It’s all puffy and sunken. NOT pretty.

Mimi April 4, 2013 - 4:57 pm

I do not play about my eyebrows!! I spend $20 because I play not with just anybody doing my brows. They really do make a difference on how your face looks. I do have awful allergies so I tend to not wear any type of eyeliner because after I’ve rubbed my eyes silly it looks a mess

Carli April 4, 2013 - 8:29 pm

I had no idea about the lipstick/lipgloss trick. So cool!

I pretty much keep the same makeup routine regarless of what is going on. Even allergies.

My brows are not just blonde but pretty much transparent. If I don’t pencil them in it doesn’t look like I have any.

I can see the difference in your brows from the avi. They look good!

The Dose of Reality April 4, 2013 - 10:15 pm

You are so photogenic, Nellie!! I don’t pay enough attention to my brows. I just…can’t. I just don’t have time for one. more. thing. –Lisa

Nellie April 7, 2013 - 7:43 pm

I know what you mean, maybe I will learn and do it for very special occasions 🙂

Kimberly {Manifest Yourself} April 5, 2013 - 4:15 pm

I have TERRIBLE allergies…to everything…including my own dog. I generally just give up and make sure I carry a wad of tissues and super moisturizing chapstick & something to go under my nose to prevent peeling. Glad to know you can still look fab while you are suffering with allergies! Next time, in between sneezes, I will try some of these makeup tips.

miss donna April 6, 2013 - 12:11 pm

your brows look good! well, all of you does, but you know what i mean. i can’t begin to tell you the pain i endure as a result of allergies. and right when the kids and i were about to start our injections, Baby Daddy got laid off and there went the insurance. i avoid all eye makeup during peak allergy season. i recently bought some BB cream and am looking forward to using it for light coverage when my face is irritated. thanks for sharing such great tips!

oh – and if Zyrtec is ever in my neck of the woods – i’d love to attend!

Sherelle April 8, 2013 - 4:11 pm

I love your eyebrows girl! I just got mine waxed yesterday…lol! I have to get them touched up once a month. My allergies include extreme headaches…darn pollen.

Amber Jones April 9, 2013 - 2:01 pm

Nellie! I keep up with my brows! It shapes my big round face! You and my sister. Rxfitnesslady.com , always give out useful tips. So here’s my tip for you Superblogger (that’s what I call you at home to Joi, lol) I love your brows- keep it up! <3

Nellie April 9, 2013 - 2:44 pm

haha, Yes, given the feedback on this post, I have been losing in life by not keeping up with my brows. I will do better for the summertime at least. Thanks so much for dropping by!! 🙂


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