Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Makeup During Pollen Season

Spring is here! The sun is shining bright [and so are your toes and finger nails], the flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing...so you know what that means?! It's also pollen season. This past weekend, Atlanta's pollen count hit a record high with over 8,000 pollen particles in the air - and still counting. YIKES! If you're anything like me, your eyes are watering like crazy right now. It's pretty annoying when you want to look your best and rock your new makeup for the season.

It's really not the best idea to wear too much makeup because you'll end up wiping off anyway. But if you insist, here's a technique that I think you'll be happy to try. First, of course, prime your lids. Then, for the browbone and lid, use a concealer as a highlight and/or shadows close to your skin tone. Next, put a bright pop of color in the crease and blend upwards into the browbone color so there are no harsh lines. Use a waterproof eyeliner if you want, but definitely go for the waterproof mascara. Your coated lashes will be sure to keep the pollen from falling into your eyes.

If you have severe allergies and you find yourself rubbing your eyes all the time, just make your lips pop and your cheeks rosey. Until you can really show your beautiful face in public again, keep your hands clean, keep them out of your face, and medicate!

Happy First Day of Spring!



  1. This is a great post. I live in Atlanta, too and it is absolutley miserable out there! A good primer, mascara and good allergy/asthma medicine are my best friends right now.

  2. Hi neighbor :) Same here. I wish it would rain already! This pollen is a totally drag.


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