Friday, October 22, 2010

Under-the-weather makeup

Before I begin this post, I just want to thank all of you who commented on my last post from Wednesday. I truly appreciate the kind words of encouragement and support, and I know that many of you are either experiencing similar situations or have in the past (and have survived the madness!) This is why I love blogging. It's such a great way to interact with others from different parts of the world, and really, we all have common problems in some form or another. So...THANK YOU AGAIN!

I've definitely been under the weather the past week. I have barely had the energy to get dressed in the morning and have spent the majority of my time in bed. It's been fun to catch up on t.v., blogs, and YouTube, but I am really looking forward to feeling better and leaving the house! I think I have a head cold, because it started out as a sore throat and now it's all concentrated in my nose. I know, it's gross. Sorry! Anyway, I did manage to look semi normal, albeit not until six in the evening yesterday.

Here are some beauty products I use when I'm not feeling well, but still have to look presentable:
From Left to Right:
1) A good moisturizer is always a must when feeling sick. The weather here has been cloudy, rainy, and cold so a good facial lotion is a must regardless. But when I'm sick, my skin gets extra dry and flaky. My combination skin turns completely dry! I like Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, because it soaks right in and is moisturizing without feeling too heavy or greasy. I have used this stuff since I was eighteen and I love it even more now than I did then.

2) I usually skip foundation when I'm sick and just use a light tinted moisturizer instead. The one I have used for awhile now is by Korres, and it smells like watermelons! It's the perfect amount of lightweight coverage.

3) A little bit of blush and bronzer to brighten up the complexion is vital. I look extra pale when I get sick, and this ELF blush and bronzer duo has enough sheen and shimmer to make me look a little less like a zombie.

4) Concealer! This is the most important in my opinion. I get really red around my mouth and nose when I'm battling a cold. I use the green tinted concealer in the bottom left corner of this Sonia Kashuk concealer palette to cover the redness. I might sneeze it off, but it's sort of like a security blanket while i'm out in public.

5) EOS lip balm is my savior! My lips have been chapped all week (cuz I can't really breathe through my nose, so I breathe through my mouth). This causes lots of dryness, and lip balm feels so good when you're sick with a cold.

~Honorable Mention~ Any type of eye brightening shadow to enhance the eyes and bring some light to the face. I like All That Glitters, Grand Entrance, or Naked Lunch all by MAC. Just a quick sweep over the entire eye makes a big difference.



This was me forcing a smile last night. I wore everything I mentioned above, plus mascara and eyeliner. A GIANT MISTAKE! A few minutes after this, I started sneezing like crazy and the eyeliner wound up everywhere. So, I suggest skipping liner, especially on the bottom lash line. I'm just a creature of habit, so I lined them anyway but I don't recommend it. Just keep everything clean and simple.

Other under-the-weather must haves: Vitamin C, Water, some type of OTC cold medication to alleviate symptoms, a warm blanket, fashion mags, and if brave enough, a sweet loving BF to cuddle with. Just don't sneeze or cough on him ;) Have a great weekend everyone! I'll be back next week, hopefully feeling back to normal! ♥ Noelle

16 comments :

  1. Sorry you're not feeling well, I hope you get better fast! You still look great no matter what :)
    Sorry I missed your post last week, I think the best thing you can do in matters like this is follow your heart! Not being happy or fulfilled in your work can make you miserable in about every aspect of your life. You would rock as a fashion buyer!!
    One of my good friends is a buyer in NYC, want me to ask her something specific for you?

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  2. Andi: That would be great! Maybe you could ask her how she got to where she is today, or if she has any advice for those of us who are curious about working in the industry. Thanks Andi!

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  3. That's funny I just picked up the Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel and the EOS lip balm in summer fruit, the same one in your pic. I love both of them! Feel better love.

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  4. I think that you look gorgeous even though you're sick. I just read your last post and I'm so sorry dear :/ I'm only 19, and in my second year of college so I've got a bit of time to decide but I'm trying to become an art director, or at least something similar to that. It's just scary because it's not a typical job, and since there's no real major for it i'm doing a program where you sort of make your own art major. Sometimes I wonder if I should just become an accountant or something instead, because it's a much 'safer' option. I hope that everything works out for you dear, and I'm sure it will. In time I'm sure that everything will come together, but I know how hard it is to make decisions. Follow your heart! :) <3

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  5. A la moda: Thank you!

    e manticoff: Great minds think alike ;) And since we share the same birthday... =)

    Caitlin: Hey sweetie, I'm happy to hear from you again! Thank you, I really miss being 19 ;) College was such a fun time for me. Enjoy it while you can!

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  6. Hope you feel better soon! I LOVE that EOS! I'm about out of mine!! It's so cute and feels amazing!

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  7. Nicole: Thank you, I am feeling a bit better today ;) I love EOS, I want to get more!

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  8. Wow..you look amazing for being under the weather! You definitely don't look it at all!

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  9. SUCH good under-the-weather tips! The makeup is perfect for brightening up a dull face.
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  10. PearlsandGreenTea: Thank you! I'm just today getting over it!

    Josie: Thanks love, just don't get sick!

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  11. You look so pretty especially for being sick!

    Ok, so the sneezing after you do your eye makeup, i swear that happens to me all the time. I'll put on mascara and look great and then two seconds later I sneeze and it goes everywhere!!

    Hope you feel better soon! xx

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  12. Emily: LOL, that happens to me too! I'll put mascara on and all of a sudden my eyes water and I sneeze or get itchy. I hate that!

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