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How to Hide Your Allergy Symptoms with Makeup

Your eyes are watering, your face is puffy, and you have a stuffy red nose. Clearly, the struggle is real for those suffering from seasonal allergies. And if you’ve got things to do and people to see, you’ll likely want to hide those allergy symptoms in order to look your best. Luckily, there are ways to disguise your allergy symptoms using makeup. So read on to learn more about different ways you can use makeup products to help cover up common signs of allergies including redness and dark under-eye circles. Try using these beauty tips the next time allergy season feels like it’s getting the best of you.

How To Cover Allergy Symptoms With Makeup 

Looking for a quick fix to covering up those allergy symptoms? We can help. Grab your beauty kit and keep reading to learn how to disguise a few of the common allergy symptoms with L’Oréal Paris makeup products.  

Use Green Makeup To Cancel Out Redness 

If you’re constantly sneezing and blowing your nose because of your allergies, you already know how easily that area can turn red. And this is where the color correction makeup technique will come in handy to save you. The color green sits opposite of red on the color wheel, making green a good hue to help to neutralize skin redness. Use the L’Oréal Paris True Match Color Correcting Crayon in Green on target areas to cancel out any redness. Apply a few dots with the crayon point onto your nose, then use a damp makeup blender to blend it out for an even layer of coverage. 

Editor’s Tip: If you’re experiencing redness all over your face, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Magic BB Anti-Redness (For All Skin Tones), formulated with green color transforming pigments infused in a lightweight lotion to counteract the look of redness. Squeeze the product directly onto your face and use a damp makeup blender to blend it out seamlessly across your face. 

Contour Away Puffiness 

By now, you’re probably well aware of how contouring can help chisel and sculpt your facial features. It’s also a great makeup technique to use to hide puffiness. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), facial swelling happens when an excessive amount of fluid gathers under the skin, commonly caused by allergies, and shows up around the eyes, lips, and face. Luckily, you can reduce the appearance of facial puffiness by contouring. Grab a color that’s two shades darker than your natural skin tone from the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Shaping Foundation Makeup Sticks. To create the appearance of chiseled cheeks, blend a line of contour beneath your cheekbones. For defined lips, contour the bottom of your lower lip. After applying the product to your target areas, use a brush or makeup blender and begin tapping the product into your skin until it blends out evenly. 

Editor’s Tip: Apply a dot of foundation to your makeup tool while blending in the contour so the colors blend seamlessly and give off a natural-looking finish. 

Cover Dark Circles With Concealer 

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI), one of the common symptoms people may face with seasonal allergic conjunctivitis (SAC), is chronic dark under-eye circles. Fortunately, there is an easy makeup fix for this and all it calls for is a little bit of concealer. Use the L’Oréal Paris True Match Eye Cream in a Concealer, 0.5% Hyaluronic Acid to give your eyes a bright and refreshed look. This hybrid concealer works double duty by providing the care of an eye cream while also disguising the appearance of dark circles. The formula works to provide 24-hour hydration to the eye area, leaving your under-eye skin hydrated and less puffy thanks to the dose of hyaluronic acid. Apply a few dots of the concealer around the eye area and use a damp makeup blender to bounce the product into the skin until you get a seamless finish. 

Use Waterproof Eye Makeup For Watery Eyes 

While this pick isn’t necessarily a solution to help cover up allergy symptoms, it does come in handy for watery eyes. The ACAAI shares that watery eyes are another common type of allergy symptom. To prevent your eye makeup from getting ruined, opt for waterproof formulas. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Original Waterproof Lengthening Mascara. This mascara features a specially designed flexible precision brush that has two sides, the flat side which visibly enhances the lash length, and the comb side, which precisely separates lashes for a clump-resistant result. It’s ophthalmologist and allergy-tested and deemed suitable for those who wear contact lenses or have sensitive eyes.

Editor’s Tip: Love a good cat eye winged liner look? Grab a waterproof eyeliner like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner. This pencil eyeliner comes in 15 shades and has a creamy formula that glides on effortlessly for a long-lasting, smudge-proof look.

Photo Credit: Chaunte Vaughn

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