How To: ‘Under The Weather’ Quick Fixes.



Everyone you meet at the moment is suffering from some kind of ailment or just those plain old January Blues – I am feeling incredibly run down and a little overworked so I’ve been relying on this combo to help me look healthy and perky.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir £32
Ah one of my favourite and most reliable products – I absolutely swear by this to calm my skin, give it a little glow and simmer those spots. Spritz a little over face in the morning, the mint will have you feeling fresh and alive in no time and it’s an absolute essential when you’re ill. I usually use this like a toner and then spend a minute massaging it in, this encourages circulation and makes skin look oh so lovely.

Clarins Instant Light Complexion Perfector in Rose Shimmer £25
When you’re feeling lazy, the last thing you want to do is apply anything that requires effort – chances are you won’t have the energy to make it look right. Clarins Instant Light Complexion Perfector is an absolutely God-send for those days, it’s not shimmery or glittery but really wakes up skin for an incredible boost, the rose shimmer shade is really warming to the skin tone. It takes no time to apply a bit of this for an awake glow to your skin. Don’t waste time on anything that will engineer your downfall.

L’Oreal Lumi Magique Concealer £8.49 *
This highlighting pen is pretty much a multi-use one-stop cover-it-all product that I swear by after nights out or when I ain’t feelin’ too great. It’s a budget version of the cult classic YSL Touché Eclat, perfect for covering those dark circles and any dark marks. I usually dot a little down my nose and on my cheekbones to help me look a little more alive.

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers £20
Nothing, I repeat nothing, makes you look more awake than bright eyes so get curling those eyelashes because I always find this is the trick to making me look like I’ve had 10 hours sleep when really, we’re missing that zero. Give two squeezes on each eye with these cult lash curlers by Shu Uemura, you can skip the mascara if you want but this step is essential.

MAC Bare Study Paint Pot £14.50
This pearl eye shadow cream is perfect for adding a touch of highlight to eyes, I usually use this to dab a little glow on my brow bone and in my inner eye. I usually leave eyeshadow and add a touch of mascara for a more fresh-faced look but I know adding this light-reflecting cream will make my eyes look so much bigger and brighter.

Benefit Coralista Blush £23.50
Usually when I want to look perky, I reach for peachy blushes for a nice natural flush to my skin. I always love adding blusher to my pale skin because it makes such a difference and I look more alive. I love Benefits Coralista, a subtle shimmery coral shade that suits all! I’m yet to find someone who doesn’t love this healthy flush of colour. See my full review here.

I’m continuously a little under the weather due to my useless immune system and I always manage to cover it up with my favourite products. What do you use when you’re not feeling your best?

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  • Katie

    I’ve had that blush for a year or so, I love it so much! Just the right amount of pigment and shimmer, plus you get a decent amount, it’s nicely packaged and it smells amazing!
    Katie xx

  • Emily

    Been wanting to try a MAc paint pot for ages, just can’t decide on the colour aha:)

  • Lana

    I have the Lumi Magique Concealer and I love it 🙂

    Lana, xo

  • Hannah Cagney and Lace

    I made it my New Years resolution to use the Shu Uemura eyelash curlers as I bought these ages ago but barely use them even though they make you look so awake. *Wrist slap* for me!


  • Sophie

    The bright eyes tip is definitely something I use daily – eyelash curlers, lots of mascara and some nude eyeliner on your lashline can make you look surprisingly alive, even when you’re definitely not.


  • Millie

    Love Benefits coralista blush, one of my all time favs!! Great post too! 🙂 ♥

  • Cherry

    I absolutely love the Caudalie beauty elixir, I have bought countless bottles of it!


    A nice outfit.

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3


  • Kate

    So very tempted by the beauty elixr! I am a sucker for anything minty, so this could be just the ticket to get me going in the mornings. Thanks for the tips!

  • Lucy

    I really need a new blusher, the coralista blush looks like it might be the one!

  • Hearts&Crosses

    I really want to try the Clarins instant light complexion perfecter and the MAC looks great aswell! Definitely need to invest in these with all the colds Im getting because of the horrible weather


  • kassie

    I love maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer/highlither. I just did a product post for it a couple months ago. It awsome and do a perfect job.

  • sabie

    i love the bobbi brown corrector – it just brightens up my face and makes me feel a lot healthier. also a fun, bright blush is always helpful!

  • Amelia

    I’m feeling a bit under the weather at the moment as well, January just seems to have that effect I guess. I tend to get super dark under eyes whilst suffering from a cold, so I always grab for my Bobbi Brown corrector in Peach, of course. I also must have a highlighter at the ready because my skin gets super lack luster, and have been finding Benefit’s Moonbeam fits the bill quite nicely! xx

  • Gemma

    I adore my bare study paintpot, it makes the perfect base for any eyeshadow. I love how it suits all skin tones too!