Eye makeup tips for those with late-summer allergies

With August in full swing, those who suffer from late-summer allergies are sure to be looking for ways to hide their watery, red eyes. Instead of reaching for your largest pair of sunglasses however, employ a few simple techniques to stay beautiful and bright-eyed.

While pollen may make eyes red and puffy, applying a bit of concealer that is one shade lighter than your skin tone will help counteract redness, Allure magazine reports. Also, avoid wearing rose-colored blushes and lipsticks, as pink shades may emphasize irritated, red-rimmed eyes.

To fake a wide-eyed look, makeup artist Tom Pecheux suggests applying a bit of shimmery gold shadow to the inside corner of your eyes. "It makes eyes look wide open and beautiful in the light," he told the news source.

However, since your eyes are likely to tear, and you may be inclined to rub irritated lids, the magazine recommends using a water-resistant mascara to keep your lashes looking full and impeccable.

Acrylic-based tubing mascara forms protective seals around each lash, creating a long-lasting look that won't smudge, smear or flake, even during the height of allergy season.ADNFCR-3356-ID-19922599-ADNFCR

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