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Expert guide: covering a cold

When you have a cold, there is usually redness and dryness around the nose, and the under-eye area can look extra-tired.


Use a skin illuminator to brighten the darkness under the eye. Make sure the formulation is light and oil free, as both will ‘drag’ the delicate skin around the eye area.


Apply a skin-tone correcting concealer to lighten the under eye area. You’ll instantly look less tired. Using eyelash curlers, give the lashes a good curl and apply mascara – this will instantly open up the eyes. Lastly, line the bottom of the eye rim with white eyeliner


Apply a hydrating face cream, as your skin can be dehydrated when you have a cold. Apply foundation around the nose, and make sure to get right into the corners. If you’re using a sponge, make sure to clean before and after use to prevent the spread of germs. If the skin around the nose is dry and flaky, you can press a face oil or balm on top of the foundation to help give the area more hydrated finish.


Finish the look with a spritz of facial mist to keep your skin looking hydrated and luminous.

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