13 June 2014

Hayfever Make Up Tips

Hayfever sucks. I pretty much get it all year round but it's especially bad in the summer months. So for all you fellow hayfever sufferers out there I have some really helpful make up tips to get you through all the sneezing.

1. Start off by preparing yourself for that pesky pollen. I use eye drops in the morning to stop them getting itchy and irritated. You can buy eye drops specially for hayfever such as the Opticrom Hayfever Eye Drops
2. Prep the skin with a primer like the Revlon Photo Ready Primer. Layer on top the Revlon ColourStay Foundation for a long lasting base that won't budge all day. Make sure when applying foundation that you don't go right up to the lash line as will avoid irritating the eyes further.
3. For concealer, opt for a yellow based shade as it will help counteract any redness around the eyes and nose. I like the Bourjois Healthy Mix concealer as it doesn't look cakey on. 
4. Next apply a creamy blusher. This is a better option over powder blush if you get watery eyes. Powder based formulas tend not to stay put as well if eyes are running. This bright pink one from KIKO is gorgeous and gives the skin a healthy flush.
5. If you're an eye liner wearer the newest addition to my make up collection is A-mazing! The Seventeen Tattoo Me liquid liner is a semi-permanent which really does not budge. Great if you have itchy eyes as you don't have to worry about rubbing them. 
6. It's also important to go for a waterproof mascara like the Collection Does it All Waterproof mascara. Just apply it to the top lashes as it can irritate the eyes if you put it on the bottom lashes. 
7. Finish with a lip product of your choice. I've gone for the Tanya Burr lip gloss in 'Let's Travel The World' which is a coral-red, perfect for summer!

There you have it - a  simple, waterproof make up look with a few tips for hayfever sufferers. Here is a really useful video with make up artist Aimee Adams on how to achieve a waterproof summer make up look. 


  1. So glad you posted this - great post! I love the Bourjois concealer - it was a bit scary and yellow at first, but it is a keeper :)

    Beccy ~ Bluebell & Bumpkin

  2. I love this post! I suffer from hayfever too! There's nothing worse than having done your makeup, then sneezing occurs which results in watery eyes (with smudged eye makeup!) and a red nose!

    www.beautiboe.blogspot.co.uk x

  3. This is such a GOOD post. Suffering with hay fever right now hence the capitalization of the word 'good' as I'm sneezing everywhere. I also had a bad case of hay fever itchy eye at the hairdressers on Tuesday which wasn't what I wanted. This past week I've just gone makeup free so I suppose I might try some of these tips and tricks

    Rosie :)



  4. Great post! I get quite bad hay fever so I'll bear this all in mind when I do my make up :) xx


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