I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for Latina Mom Bloggers on behalf of ZYRTEC® ALLERGY FACE® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate.
My two favorite seasons are spring and fall but getting to enjoy the full pleasures of spring is never easy for me because I suffer from allergies. High pollen counts coupled with high winds in my area have made these past weeks virtually unbearable. I suffer from all of the regular allergy related symptoms like red, itchy, watery eyes and a stuffy nose. My eyes also get very puffy, which make me look like I haven't slept in days. These are the signs of ALLERGY FACE and they are not pretty. For me it is especially hard because my main focal feature is my eyes and when they are red, itchy and swollen, I don't look at all like myself. I look like I am suffering from the flu or some other bad illness.
The makers of ZYRTEC® know that allergies don't just affect the way we feel but also how we look. They have partnered with celebrity makeup artist Jackie Gomez to help women everywhere tackle ALLERGY FACE. Here is a video of Jackie that took place during Hispanicize 2014, here she is sharing her looks and tips on how to combat ALLERGY FACE.
Jackie has developed several celebrity-inspired looks that will help us face our allergies, and use a variety of makeup tricks to look camera ready at all times. I looked through Jackie's looks to find one that would help with my main trouble area, the eyes. You can find all of Jakie's looks here.
I am using the Radiant on the Red Carpet look today. This look is all about using bronze and golds to minimize redness and to look radiant.
- Nose: Use a base (foundation) with green tones to minimize nose redness and apply a waterproof concealer that will last all day.
- Face: Apply bronzer to the whole face, including forehead, under cheekbones and on the entire nose. This helps to minimize the appearance of a red nose.
- Cheeks and eyes: Add a golden shadow to your cheeks and brow bone. This gives your entire face a radiant glow.
With Jackie's tips and ZYRTEC®, I feel better and I look a lot better too. ZYRTEC® starts working from the minute you take it on the first day you take it so there is never any having to wait for relief. New ZYRTEC® Dissolve Tabs can be taken anywhere and are perfect for all of us who are on-the-go.
This allergy season I refuse to stay home everyday and look like a zombie. I have places to go and things to do. I will not let ALLERGY FACE keep me from looking fresh faced and flawless. What tips and tricks do you use during allergy season to mask the signs of ALLERGY FACE?