10 Beauty Products to Mask the Symptoms of Allergies
Spring has sprung, and although some of us are taking the time to stop and smell the daffodils, many are sneezing because of them. Allergies are rampant this spring thanks to the Pollen Vortex (and I thought the Polar Vortex was frustrating). And if itchy noses, watering eyes, and congestion weren't enough to contend with, sufferers know that allergy symptoms can look as bad as they feel. In anticipation of the pollen overload, here are 10 products that target common allergy symptoms so you can actually actually enjoy the great outdoors.
Dark Under Eye Circles
For dark under eye circles, try a creamy concealer with pink undertones to illuminate the area, like this one by Laura Mercier.
Laura Mercier High Coverage Concealer For Under Eye, $28, bergdorfgoodman.com
Dark Under Eye Circles
One product may not be enough to conceal particularly deep circles. For maximum effect, use a corrector like this one by Bobbi Brown to cancel out purple tones, followed by a regular under eye concealer.
Bobbi Brown Corrector, $24, sephora.com
This fashion-industry favored concealer is preferred for a reason: its consistency covers imperfections without being obvious, and the concealer doesn’t budge for hours.
Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer, $70, shop.nordstrom.com
When in doubt about how to conceal nasal redness, go with a sheer luminizer like Yves Saint Laurent’s Touche Eclat.
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat, $41, sephora.com
For eyelids that are puffy and swollen, apply a white or nude eyeliner in the waterline to help counteract redness. As an added bonus, the liner will also make mascara and eyeliner pop.
NARS Larger Than Life Longwear Eyeliner in Santa Monica Blvd or Rue Bonaparte, $24, bluemercury.com
This eye roller may be billed as a dark-circle remover, but the product does so much more to relieve allergy-plagued eyelids. The natural-looking tint conceals while the metal roller and caffeine gel helps to reduce puffiness.
Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Skin Roller, $11.04, drugstore.com
Yes, blue mascara may seem daunting, but the shade helps to visually counter any redness in the eyes, making them appear whiter.
Yves Saint Laurent Waterproof Volume Effect Faux Cils Mascara in Majorelle Blue, $30, barneys.com
If you want to go to the source of your bloodshot eyes, try Clear Eyes Redness Relief. Consumers praise the magical effects of the drops in combatting eye irritation.
Clear Eyes Maximum Strength Redness Relief, $2.92, amazon.com
Waterproof mascara is the solution to many beauty woes, including hay fever-induced tears. Clinique’s stay-put formula will keep your lashes voluminous during prime allergy season.
Clinique Lash Power Mascara Long Wearing Formula, $16, bloomingdales.com
Make Up For Ever’s Waterproof Eyeshadow Pencil is a panacea for eye-related allergy woes: it’s foolproof to apply, adds luminosity, and stays put even when pollen has your eyes in a perpetual downpour.
Make Up For Ever Waterproof Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil, $20, makeupforever.com