Get a warm feel
Apply a creamy blush on your cheek bones and blend it while taking it upwards till your temples so that your skin gets a dewy effect. Add a warm feel by applying little bronzer on your forehead, nose and chin.
Beautiful and Bright Eyes
A little extra make-up during a bad cold is simply going to help you. A striking effect can be added by using champagne or soft peach colored eye shadow on the inner corners of your red eyes. Make your eyes seem bigger by applying a pencil liner on the edge of the lower eyelid. Make sure the pencil liner you are using matches your skin tone.
Getting rid of Red
Is the redness around your nose making you look like Rudolph? A mint green colored collector is all that you need to hide your stuffy nose. Apply the corrector around the nostrils and blend it completely near the edges. Apply concealer to match your skin tone.
Waterproof make-up products
If your eyes are watery, slightly bloated and red, use waterproof mascara to make them look big.
A person suffering from cold, feels dehydrated a lot. Your healthy complexion can assist you in looking bright and shiny even if your skin is dry. Generously apply moisturizer on your skin, blending-in properly. Add a pinch of extra virgin olive oil for better results.
Soft and smooth Lips
Sometimes, when our lips get cracked and dry, we get allured to scrub the peeling skin off. However, experts have other advice. You can liberally apply a moisturizer or a petroleum jelly-based lip balm and keep doing so till the lips gets in good shape.
If your eyes generally are swollen when you wake up in the morning, you can stop this by sleeping on 2 pillows adding height to stop or lower the swelling. You can either place ice cubes under the eyes or can try frozen gel packs for around 15 minutes. Use a paper towel to warp the cubs and keep them in a baggie.
Fill the Inside up
When you have cold, it is important that you drink a lot of water that will keep your skin dehydrated. Completely avoid alcohol. As far as caffeine is concerned, keep it little. Both of these lead to drying the body out.
Clean Make-up Brushes
Not many know that extensively used make-up brushes are pretty dirty and harmful for the skin. You can keep your skin healthy by using clean make-up brushes. Dirty brushes have bacteria that cause more harm when one is suffering from cold. Clean your brush with a dash of shampoo and clean it with warm water, later air drying it. If you are extra cautious use an antibacterial wipe.
Make-up should stay put on your face and not your hands. Even after eye rubbing and sneezing, you can make your foundation last long by first applying primer. Apply primer and then leave it for 5 minutes. As it sinks in completely, apply foundation.
Art of Distracting
Wearing pajamas and loose t-shirts sounds the best bet when one is sick. But, if you really feel like boosting your mood, try wearing a pretty dress. All the attraction from your sniffles will go on your lovely outfit.
Go natural and pure. If you do not want that your foundation should look piled-on on your face, it is best to mix the foundation with a moisturizer. This results in a lighter and thinner foundation, giving you a natural look.