When I was a girl, I was pretty convinced that allergies were something that grown-ups blamed to get out of things like going to the zoo or taking a walk in the park. I didn't suffer from allergies back then, and I thought it would always be that way. Boy was I wrong.
What do you mean "It's Allergies"?!In my late teens, I got what I thought was a cold. My eyes itched, my nose ran, and I had trouble breathing when I slept at night. That "cold" lasted for six weeks and returned every year. I tried to deny it for a while (how could I have possibly developed allergies?!) but it eventually became so bad that I had to turn to some OTC help to get through the allergy season. (So much for denial.)
I'm not the only one in my family who suffers either - my mom & dad, my younger brothers & sisters, grandparents & cousins... One thing that has definitely gotten us through the fall months (when the ragweed decides to try to kill us) has been ZYRTEC®. And that's no plug, that's the truth! As a matter of fact, when I mentioned this post to my mom, her words were: "Perfect! We use ZYRTEC® all the time!" (Actually she didn't put that ® symbol in her sentence, but you get the picture.)
Red Nose & Puffy Eyes? Not the best time for a picture...As someone who now is all over the internet (photo-wise), I get pretty nervous whenever I know I need to do a post and I'm looking like a big sack-o-blah. A runny nose & itchy eyes aren't exactly what I want my readers to zero in on when they visit my site, so I was thrilled when I saw that celebrity makeup artist Jackie Gomez was working with ZYRTEC® on some awesome ways to combat the annual ALLERGY FACE® problem!
I love that ZYRTEC® is sensitive to the fact that allergies don't just affect how you feel, but also the way that you look! And because I especially love a makeup tutorial (it's an excuse to make myself purty), I decided to share a step-by-step on one of the looks with you all!
And now for the tutorial!The look I decided to go for is "Fresh-Faced & Glamorous", which helps out when your allergies are causing watery eyes or irritated skin (two problems I face frequently during the ragweed season). Below is a picture of me looking downright icky.
Jackie recommended using a lightweight concealer to cover flaws. This gives my facial skin a break from wearing anything too heavy but still allows me to cover up any blemishes. In the photo below I'm using SheerCover concealer, a product I did a review on recently.
Next, Jackie suggests a soft taupe color for the eyes because of its great ability to be an "everyday" color. I applied the eye shadow in the crease of my eye & the upper eyelid area, all the way out to the corners. I made sure not to get any eye shadow on my lower lashes or the bottom of my eye so that I didn't cause my peepers any extra irritation.
(Don't have a taupe shadow? You can mix an off-white with a dark brown to achieve the right blend.)
After I applied my eye shadow I added some water-proof mascara. Jackie's suggestions say to use three coats, which will help the curl of your lash stay up and away from your sensitive eyes all day long.
Next I did my cheeks! The directions in this look say to add blush on the apple of the cheeks for a face-brightening pop of color. I used my favorite AVON Color Confetti Blush with Peach Flecks.
Lastly, a bright pink lipstick finishes off the look, detracting from my eyes and making me stand out in a good way! As soon as I heard the words "bright pink" I knew I had just the thing, thanks to my recent review of One Direction's new makeup line. The color, "I Should Have Kissed You", is a definite head turner and really brought this look together.
After I had put my look together, I ended up with this! These tips from Jackie Gomez were great, and I couldn't be happier with the results. You'd never guess that I was suffering from allergies in this photo, and with the easy-breezy application, this is something I'll be able to do everyday!
Want a different look to zero in on a different problem?Here are the links to find all of the looks that Jackie Gomez has created to combat ALLERGY FACE®!:
- Looks in Spanish with description: http://bit.ly/1BDlCFf
- Looks in English with description: http://bit.ly/1kVSqnw
- Looks in Spanish without description: http://bit.ly/1AyPocA
- Looks in English without description: http://bit.ly/1mmZZiD
Some ZYRTEC® Facts!
- ZYRTEC® Dissolve Tabs can be taken anywhere! They dissolve in your mouth without water and provide relief for 24-hours. These are great for people who are on-the-go.
- ZYRTEC® (cetirizine HCI) is the number one allergist recommended brand of OTC oral antihistamine products!
- ZYRTEC® helps relieve allergy symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, itchy, watery eyes and itchy nose or throat. Symptoms can be caused by allergy triggers like dust, mold, pet dander, tree pollen, weeds and grasses.
- ZYRTEC® starts working at hour one on the first day you take it and provides 24-hour relief.
Connect!Want to know more about ZYRTEC®? You can find their website at www.zyrtec.com! Or, find them in social media on Facebook & YouTube! (They have some great tips on their YouTube vids, I highly suggest you check them out!)
What do you think of this look? Do you suffer from allergies?
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