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Best Makeup Tips for Eye Allergy Sufferers

An allergy sufferer can be spotted from a distance, runny nose and bloodshot eyes. I’ve been there, and trust me folks, it is NOT cute at all. For a makeup freak like myself, allergies don’t sound very good especially if makeup is one of the causes of allergy eruptions. So what’s the solution? Of course, it is hypoallergenic cosmetics but there are other tips and tricks that can effectively help fix the problems or at least keep the symptoms at bay. So without any further adieu, let’s discover these tips.

  • Allergies leave horrible reminders in the form of either acne marks, and in his case dark shadows under the eye. Lathering up foundation is so not going to help, you know that you must’ve tried it and it cakes up. A fine way of hiding it is by using a pearly highlighter. First draw an upside down triangle, and blend the product well. Then pat a spot of concealer (liquid) on it, do not rub it. And finally to set it, apply some yellow loose powder. The reason we use this particular order of products is to effectively counteract the dark pigmentation under the skin. Voila! Perfect under-eyes.
  • Allergies often make eyes bloodshot red, and anything that looks far from normal cannot be cute (unless it is Barbie), to counter this problem you’ve got to ditch your regular black and brown mascaras. The next thing you do is, find yourself a dark blue mascara (preferably waterproof so the constant tearing up does not cause any smudges through the day) and you wear it in place of your regular mascara so the excessive redness of your eyes can be countered by the blue pigment. This naturally makes your eyes look more appealing and covers up for the redness perfectly!
  • Often allergy sufferers have those really puffy eyes, and we all know how hard it is to draw up a makeup look with puffy eyes. So I’m going to explain a little puff-control routine here. Place a stainless steel spoon in the freezer for some time and before you start doing your eye makeup, place the spoon on your eye lids, respectively. Press down gently and then lift. This will help counter the puffiness, after that you should take a concealer that is two shades darker than your own skin tone and blend a drop of it well on your eyelids. The helps create the depth to counter the puffiness.
  • The products that come directly in contact with the eye are of prime importance in this respect. Always consider splurging on the products that are to be applied in or on your eyes (unless it’s eye shadows) and in severe allergy cases, even your eyeshadows should be hypoallergenic. Normally, eye pencils and eyeliners come in contact with the eye so consider getting high quality products for the eyes. This eyeliner helps keep your waterline safe.

These are some of the tips that will help you get through your eye allergy issues effectively. Hope it helps! Stay happy and wonderful!

Author Bio: Jane Auston is a makeup artist and stylist. She is obsessed with fashion, makeup and new makeovers. She regularly blogs at http://styledowntheaisle.net/.