When Jennifer Lawrence found herself sick the night of the Screen Actor’s guild awards, she could have just admitted defeat and stayed home with a bowl of chicken noodle, but did she? Of course not! J Law knew she couldn’t let her fans down, and besides, she had a midnight blue Dior waiting for her to wear it and she’d be darned if she was going to leave it on the hanger. So maybe you’re a little under the weather, but hey it’s the holiday season and then there’s that New Year’s Eve party! There are Auld Lang Synes’ to be sung, cocktails to be drunk, and people to be kissed at midnight and you’ve got to look your best. Here are some tips for looking good even if you’re not feeling it.
Use the Right Tissues
When buying tissues, it is very tempting to skimp on quality. After all, they are only destined for the trash and it’s not likely that your friends will say, “OMG, I really can’t hang out with you if you’re going to keep using those embarrassing tissues!” However, if looking good is your priority, lotion treated tissues will keep a red nose at bay.
Use Teabags to Depuff
Puffy eyes are one of the most common symptoms of a cold or flu. If you’re looking to de- puff’ try and sleep with your head propped on the pillow; this will allow congestive fluids to drain from your face more easily. Web MD recommends a tea remedy: Place cold wet teabags over your eyes and lie down for 15 minutes. You should see significant results.
Chill Out Your Eye Cream
Want another way to get rid of swelling around your eyes? Store your eye cream in the fridge. It will decrease puffiness and the coolness will refresh tired eyes.
If you’re trying to look well, red eyes definitely will not help your cause. Fortunately, eye drops are an easy fix for cooling eyes and reducing redness. Stash them in your purse when you’re not 100%.
Nose blowing, sneezing and eye- rubbing are all sure -fire ways to decrease the likelihood of your makeup staying flawless all night. Primers will add staying power to your makeup and keep you looking picture perfect for hours.
The best way to balance redness in your skin is to offset it with a yellow based, opaque concealer, in a shade a bit paler than you would usually go with.
Skip the Face Powder
Unless you’re going for that Lucrezia Borgia look, you’re best advised to lay off the face powder if you’re sick. If you want some coverage, try topping moisturizer with mineral foundation, which is less likely to cake.
Hey, if Jeniffer Lawrence can do it, so can you! Let us know how you toughed it out his holiday season! We want to know all about it!