Make Up Tips to Hide Allergy Symptoms

Make Up Tips to Hide Allergy Symptoms

It’s beginning!  Allergy season is coming full force!  It’s the time for sneezing, itchy eyes, irritating cough, congestion, and watery eyes.  Pollen is bombarding us daily, outdoor mold is releasing airborne spores, and then there’s grass.  Oh, the grass!  How is a girl to handle these allergy symptoms and ward off that “Are you coming down with something?” look?  I have some ideas that will take just a few extra steps every morning and will combat and conceal allergy symptoms.  These Mary Kay products will keep you from looking as bad as you feel!

Disclosure: I was given several Mary Kay products to review if I chose to and because I love these four products here is my review.  These are 100% my thoughts and no compensation was provided.

– To distract from watery eyes and a red nose:

 Mary Kay Concealer

  • – Apply Mary Kay Concealer under the eyes to diminish dark under-eye circles and under the nose to conceal red irritation.  This fabulous concealer comes in six natural shades plus yellow (which is amazing at reducing the appearance of red in the skin tone).  I’ve used a lot of concealers and this is one of my favorites!

Mary Kay Facial Highlighting Pen

  •  – Use Mary Kay Facial Highlighting Pen on the top of cheekbones and the inner corner of the eyes to brighten the face.  This product is amazing!  I used this product from Mary Kay a few years back and it wasn’t nearly as great as it is now.  They must have improved the formula and I’m sure glad they did!  This pen includes special light-reflecting pigments that optically “lift” the shadowy areas of your face.  The Highlighting Pen comes in four different shades.

 – To relieve discomfort:

Mary Kay Volufirm Eye Renewal Cream

  • – Soothe puffy eyes with Mary Kay TimeWise Repair Eye Renewal Cream. This cream is designed to reduces dark circles, puffiness, and undereye bags.  What’s not to love?  The unique metal applicator is cool to the touch which not only feels great when applying the cream but it also helps reduce puffiness and provide a fresh look.

Mary Kay Moisture Renewing Gel Mask

  • – Combat dryness and brighten your complexion with Mary Kay Moisture-Renewing Gel Mask.  I absolutely adore this mask.  I’ve never only used it for 10 minutes and washed it off like one of the suggested uses says but instead I opt for the second suggested use and leave it on overnight for a “pampering experience.”  Seriously, this stuff is good!  It’s a tremendous moisturizer without the weight you would expect from a heavy-duty moisturizer.  The first time I put it on it was hard to quit, I put it all over my face, my neck, around my eyes, then back on the rest of my face.  This will be a product I plan on buying as long as they’ll keep making it.

This mask contains a potent blend of vital skincare essentials, including moisture-loving Sodium Hyaluronate, Vitamin E and B3, and an extract of the super-fruit Acai Berry.  This helps skin feel calm and nourished.

I have extremely dry eyes year round {so much so that I have tear-duct plugs and use two different drops multiple times a day!} but when allergy season hits, with it’s merciless force, my eyes are red, itchy, and DRY!  Because of my eye dryness I’m much more prone to get wrinkles around my eyes so it’s important for me to use a great eye moisturizer day AND night.  I take every precaution to avoid wrinkles by keeping my eyes moisturized, by using glasses when reading to avoid squinting, by gently applying and removing eye make-up and skin care products, and to use an eye treatment product at night.  Because this is such a tremendous moisturizer I plan on using it nightly around my eyes in place of the more expensive eye creams that are available.  If you have dry eyes, or allergies that affect your eyes, this is a product I think you will enjoy.

By the way, I apologize for the quality of this picture!  Because I use this at night, every night, I could never remember to take a picture of it during the day.

While it’s possible to buy Mary Kay products on Amazon and eBay I recommend buying them through a local independent beauty consultant that way you can support a local business and you can trust that the product isn’t outdated or hasn’t been tampered with.