Grass. It’s growing. It’s summer. That’s what it does. And when it does its job well, people tend to cut it. This cycle repeats throughout the months.
A friend of mine whose name I won’t mention (you can tell who she is…she has puffy, drippy eyes, heroine junky eyes) is very allergic to grass. So summer months leave her usually looking like a mom who is up all night with her infant. Too bad her son is 7.
Although my allergy horror show doesn’t start until October (suffering, thy name is ragweed), I’ve put together quick tips to help all of you with summertime allergies look beautiful anywhere the green grass grows.
- Keep things clean by using disposable mascara wands. You can find these at most beauty stores (think Sephora or Ulta). For liquid liners, wipe clean between each use with a mild cleanser and warm water. Give pencil liners a quick twirl in the sharpener.
- Your eyes have enough in them (pollen, being No. 1), so keep your eyeshadow out of them. Sweeping on an eye primer like Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion or Too Faced Shadow Insurance beforehand will help keep those speckles of shadow right where they’re supposed to be.
- The deeper the shadow color, the richer the pigment. This could mean more irritation, so try lighter tones like beige, tan and Earth tones.
- While in your drippy state, use unscented tissues, soaps, cosmetics and lotions on your face. If the great outdoors put you in this mess, why would you want to smell like it?
- You’re already red. Don’t exacerbate the affect by wearing blush.
- Using cooling eye packs that you put in the freezer can help take some of the itch and sting away, while reducing puffiness. Try the Sephora’s Pearl Ice Cooling Mask or DuWop I-Gels.
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