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Tips For Looking Good When You’re Feeling Bad

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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.

woman using eye drop
Eyedrops
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%.

Primer
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.

Concealer
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!

Makeup That Accentuates Your Eye Color

No matter what color your eyes may be, there’s probably a song about it. Crosby, Stills, and Nash harmonized about “Sweet Judy Blue Eyes” in the 70’s while the Axl Rose sang about “eyes of the bluest skies” in “Sweet Child O’ Mine” in the 90’s. Van Morrison paid his tribute to a “Brown Eyed Girl” in a song of the same name in the 1960’s and Crystal Gayle did double duty with her 70’s mega-hit “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue?” Sugarloaf gave us the funky “Green Eyed Lady” and Kelly Clarkson gave hazel eyes some love in “Behind Those Hazel Eyes.” If for every eye color there is a song, well there too is an ideal make up for every eye color. So green, blue, hazel, or other, these eye makeup tips have it covered.

Woman with green eyes
Green Eyes
If you are a green eyed lady, like Rhianna, violet and plum shades are your best bets. However, you have a wide range of other hues to choose from, including deeper purples, mauves, and greens for a fall or winter look, peach or apricot for a spring blush or gold, bronze and copper for a sun- kissed effect. Lilacs and medium pinks are also good for a more subdued look. When highlighting the brow bone, avoid white, which will do nothing for your peepers; instead try apricot, taupe, or peach.

Woman with brown eyes
Brown Eyes
If you’re a brown eyed girl, congratulations. Your eye color is the easiest to complement, so you can get away with colors that might look garish on other girls. Go for purple, pinks, and blues for some added brightness or more neutral grays and greens. Golds and browns are great earthy options for you. You can also pull off a bright blue, which may be challenging for those with lighter colored eyes, so take advantage. Cooler tones make brown eyes pop.

Woman with blue grey eyes
Blue or Gray
The blue or gray-eyed are best advised to use shades that are slightly darker in tone than your natural eye color. Try contrasting shades of brown rose and violet. Soft peaches, lavender, lilac and fuchsia are great standout options, while golds, warm taupes, and rich browns will work for a more understated effect.

Woman with hazel eyes
Hazel
Hazel- eyed girls have a range of fun options! You can go for lavenders, deep greens and shades with ochre undertones. Gold -based shadows will create a cat -eye effect by bringing out those golden flecks, and brighter green shades will bring out the intensity in the green flecks. Try experimenting with different color intensities or use a combination. For example, you can try three different shades of purple to bring out blue specks, or if you just want to play up the brown base, use shades of natural browns.

Flecks
If you have pool or flecks other than your dominant eye color, decide which color you are trying to emphasize. For example, if you have green eyes flecked with brown, you can choose colors which accentuate only free eyes or only brown. Avoid trying to bring out both colors, as this may have the effect of neutralizing both rather than accentuating either.

Brown, blue, hazel, and gray- it’s all about drawing attention! Bring out your best this season and keep batting those lashes. What’s your fave makeup combo for your eyes? Let us know!