Sick Day Beauty Tips!

Hey beauty lovers! An incredibly ill Shawna here, and as you could probably tell from the title, I’ll be sharing some quick tips on how to look good when you’re sick.

Now I’m not going to avoid it, makeup free is usually the way to go when you’re sick. After all, if you’re staying home, no one’s going to see you but yourself! But if you have to go somewhere important and need to be looking professional and NOT like a sick mess, here are some easy ways to look healthy and glowing!

1. Rejuvenating Cleansers and Masks

Left to right: Freeman Avocado and Oatmeal Facial Clay Mask, Clean and Clear Morning Burst Fruit Infusions Reviving Cleanser, Bath and Body Works Apricot and White Tea Face Scrub, Clean and Clear Morning Burst Skin Brightening Facial Cleanser

The first thing I would recommend is to start the day off by cleansing with a cleanser specifically designed to wake you up (or at least one with a refreshing feeling or nice scent). If you’re like me, the LAST thing you’d want to do when you’re sick is get out of bed and face the day (which is most likely to be rainy and gloomy if you’re in Vancouver >.<).  Also, A good face mask can help eliminate dark circles and leave your skin feeling moisturized and clean.

2. Moisturize!

Skin can become distressed from constantly blowing your nose, rubbing your eyes, etc. Drinking lots of water and moisturizing your skin can help it heal. If you need some coverage I would recommend using a good concealer for blemishes and dark circles. If you still need more coverage, stick to a light foundation that is not too thick, or a BB cream.

3. Golds and Peaches

Gold and peach shadows/ eyeliners can help to make eyes bright, youthful, and appear less tired. Natural, bright, and simple makeup is best, darker makeup or extreme looks can be saved for other days. And besides- you really don’t want to spend much time on your makeup anyway when you’re sick, right?

4. Light Blushes

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Peach Satin

Physicians Formula Glow & Mood Boosting Blush in Warm

e.l.f Blush in Twinkle Pink


A light dusting of a peachy, rosy, or corally blush will help add a healthy flush of colour to your cheeks. If your skin tends to get pale and bleak-looking like mine, you’ll find that this helps a lot in making your face look revitalized. It may even complement your paler complexion and create a beautiful, radiant effect!

5. Innocent Lips

Left to right: Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me, Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait, Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous

Like the eyes and cheeks, a touch of warm colour is best. This is because cool colours can amplify the paleness and blue/purple tones in the skin brought out by being sick. Also, a moisturizing lip product that has long staying power ensures that you won’t have to worry about reapplying anytime soon.

Well, that’s it for the tips! Most of the products featured in this post have very nice scents to brighten up your day. Reviews of these products coming up very soon!

Style, sense and swag! 🙂