The ‘I’m Not Sick’ Makeup Look

There’s nothing worse that being ill. Not only do you feel under the weather, your immune system also takes it out on your skin and honestly, that’s just not fair. When you’re feeling tired, grumpy and basically like shit, all you want to do is crawl into your pj’s.. but no, work awaits (or school).

This was me almost two weeks ago now. I’m never so ill that I don’t go into work and it’s the first time I’ve pretty much been forced home because of how unwell I was. Turns out it was a really nasty chest infection and after a course of antibiotics, plenty of sleep and water, I’m back to normal. This is also why I’ve been a bit M.I.A. The strangest thing about it all though is that I’ve gone of cups of tea! Anyway, I digress…

This makeup is what I wore for the days I did go into work and felt like total crap. It takes about 6 minutes and uses the least amount of product possible, whilst making you look like you’re actually okay. I’m not wishing sickness of any of you, but this is a great option to have in case you are.

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Oil Free Photo Edition Foundation in Medium Ivory (£35, Feel Unique)
Applied with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (£5.99, Boots)
RCMA Translucent Powder (£13, Beauty Bay)
Applied with the Zoeva Silk Finish brush (£13, Beauty Bay)

Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Tan Lines (£4.95, Beauty Bay)
Applied into the crease and under the eye, then blended in with the Pro Tapered Fluffy Blending brush from the Unicorn Cosmetics Class of ’86 brush set (£25, Beauty Bay)
Maybelline The Falsies Angel Push Up Mascara in Waterproof Black (£7.99, Boots)

Tanya Burr Perfect Brows Palette (no longer available sorry)
Taking a mixture of all three brow shadows and applying to the brows with the Zoeva Brow Line brush (£8, Beauty Bay)

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer in Rock On World (£4, Beauty Bay)
Applied all around the perimeter of the face to bronze everything up using the New CID Chrome Powder brush (£31.50, New CID Cosmetics)
Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush in Rose D’Or (£6.49, Boots)
Applied on the apples of the cheeks with the Real Techniques Blush brush (£9.99, Boots)

NYX Butter Lipstick in Root Beer Float (£6, Look Fantastic)

Love, always.



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12 thoughts on “The ‘I’m Not Sick’ Makeup Look

  1. It’s so funny how I’m reading this today as I myself have the flu and can’t be asked going out. You look great and I hope you get well soon! xx


    1. Oh no, I hope you feel better soon. I’m definitely back to my normal self now and I’m wishing you a speedy recovery x


  2. Feel better, love! I like how quick and easy this look is, and it definitely makes you look very put together. Not to mention, no one asks you “are you okay?” every five minutes!
    Great post!
    Khanak x


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