9 Beauty Tips to Look Good When You’re Sick

All these fluctuating temperatures and cold winds are bound to make us fall sick, but don’t worry, we got the tips for you to look and feel better even during the times when you thought it wasn’t possible!

1. De-Puff Those Puffy Eyes

Congestion can cause puffy eyes. Try to sleep with two pillows under your head slightly propped up to allow fluids to drain more easily from your face. In the morning, take two cold wet tea bags and place them over your eyes while you lie down for 15 minutes (try to find the time to schedule it in :)). A great way to de-puff those puffy eyes!

2. Cool the Cream

Put your eye cream in the fridge. The cooling will help fight puffy eyes and will also refresh tired eyelids.

3. Prime Away



There is no way you will escape sneezing and rubbing your eyes when you’re sick with a flu. Remember to apply a face primer on top of your moisturizer but under your foundation to keep your makeup on longer throughout the day.

4.Conceal Dark Under Eyes and Redness

Having a red nose is the biggest sign you’ve got a cold. Use a full coverage concealer in a yellow undertone to camouflage the redness.

5. Less is More

When your sick, your skin tends to be dry (inside & out), so try to wear less of your regular foundation. As an alternative choose a natural coverage BB Cream or tinted moisturizer to even out your complexion without making the skin look dry.

6. Warm Up Your Skin

Adding some color to your skin always makes you look fresher (sick or not). Take down any pinkness and highlight the warmness in your skin by dusting a natural looking bronzer along your cheekbones and then lightly dusting it all over your face and neck. Use a peachy blush along the apples of your check and don’t forget to finish off the look with a bit of a natural looking highlighter. You look as good as ever!

7. Brighten Up Your Eyes

Dab pale, shimmery beige or gold creamy eye shadow on your lids and at the inner corner of your eyes to catch the light and to counteract any redness or dullness in the eye area.

8. Avoid Runny Mascara


Sneezes and sniffles mean watery eyes and potential smudging. To avoid a washout, stick with waterproof mascara.

9. Keep Lips Smooth and Shiny

When you’re stuffed up, your lips have a tendency to get super-chapped. Rub them gently with a warm, wet washcloth to remove any flakes, and then condition with a rich salve or balm. Stick with tinted lip balm or gloss in a neutral tone for a fresh look.

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Nilo Haq
Tagged as one of the five women to have shaped the beauty industry in the Middle East, Nilo is a pro makeup artist with stints at MAC Cosmetics, Toni&Guy, & Alexander Zouari Paris. Nilo Haq is the founder of iGlow Studios, Snobby Face lashes and creator of the first ever Online Makeup Course made for South Asian women. Nilo is now based in Toronto and is a sought-after bridal makeup artist who runs makeup workshops across three continents.

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