When you are suffering from hay fever, applying your makeup can be an itchy, annoying process. The makeup tips for older women in this video will help you to fight back. Here’s how you can take control of your red eyes and itchy nose this hay fever season.

Here are Ariane Poole’s top tips for fighting back against hay fever, while still getting the look you want from your makeup. Enjoy the show!

Margaret:

I have a common makeup challenge for you today. I’ve had this ongoing cold for several week and I just realized that it’s probably hay fever. I have a runny nose and scratchy eyes. I wondered if you could give us some help. What can I do with my makeup if I have hay fever?

Ariane:

Well, hay fever is a real bugbear for so many women. My hay fever kicks in at the end of May. I have it with the chestnut trees that we have in the UK. I saw blooms today and started to freak out. Sometimes it only lasts a short time. But, for this short time, it’s really debilitating. You’re constantly blowing your nose. Your eyes are itchy and sore.

At the same time, you still need to go out in public. You still need to look good. Unfortunately, it’s not even like a cold, where you can take a pill. There are hay fever remedies, but, they don’t always work perfectly.

Margaret:

They make you sleepy too. I don’t really like taking them. So, let’s talk about how to deal with this using magic makeup.

Ariane:

Let’s work from the top down. Sometimes our skin gets a bit blotchy and sore. If you have hay fever, I would recommend switching over to a CC cream. It’s a little bit lighter. It offers a little more protection for the skin. So, a CC cream. Then, you can add some concealer if you want a little extra coverage.

I use my CC cream. Then, I use my concealer. You can use your favorite concealer. You don’t need to use mine. You can just kind of pat it on the areas of your face that you need it.

Now, when you have hay fever, your eyes also get sore. You can use drops to help with your eyes. What you can’t always fix is the inner area around your eye.

Margaret:

Your eyes water as well.

Ariane:

So, I use a white pencil on the inside of my eyes.

Margaret:

I’ve never seen that before.

Ariane:

This camouflages the redness. It won’t irritate it any more than it is already irritated. It’s ophthalmologically tested for the eyes. Don’t choose a nail pencil. There are some pencils that are white and this is what they’re there for. I’ll do it on the other side so that you can see. It’s almost like using a coal liner. This brightens up the eyes.

Be careful to use one that is like a creamy white. Don’t use the blue-white. The blue-white ones tend to look like Tipp-Ex.

Margaret:

Is it waterproof?

Ariane:

Yes, it’s waterproof. It will definitely stay put.

During the hay fever season, try to keep your eye makeup simple. For example, use one simple eye shadow. Use a water-proof liner, if you’re going to use one. Try not using anything underneath – if you can get away with it.

Water-proof mascara is a savior during this time of the year. You may only use it during a few months of the year, but, it can make a big difference! This is one of my favorite makeup tips for older women.

Margaret:

Can you actually get something to coat your existing mascara?

Ariane:

I have a product that is like a raincoat for your favorite mascara. I love the way this makes your lashes look lush. This clear product puts a sealant on your mascara. It doesn’t make them go crispy. It just works. It’s also clear. So, you can change your mascara shades.

For underneath the eyes, I use a mineral pen. This is a great solution. I do it slightly lower than where the puffiness is. This provides the illusion that this area is a little bit lighter. It also makes the puffy bit look a bit less puffy. There are also some wonderful eye creams that can help. You can try these ones.

You may also want to try the under eye and face brightener.

Now we get on to the nose. I have discovered this fantastic product here. This is fabulous. It’s called hay max. It’s a cream. Let me just open this up.

Margaret:

Now, we’re not making any recommendations for products here. I don’t even know what the ingredients are. So, you’ll need to check it out and make a decision for yourself.

Ariane:

Absolutely. You just put a little bit of this around your nostrils. It may help to stop the pollen from getting into your nose. I love it because it’s non-invasive. It means that I’m not constantly blowing my nose. After all, it’s the itchiness that totally drives me crazy. So, this was a really good things to find. It’s definitely worth trying.

Margaret:

So, would you put a little bit of concealer over that?

Ariane:

Yes, I would. You can just apply some concealer.

Margaret:

Your own concealer is really firm.

Ariane:

Absolutely, it’s not going to slip all over the place.

Margaret:

So, this is how we’re going to fight back against hay fever. We’ve done the eyes. We’ve done the nose. You should be all set now!

If you are ready to take the next step in developing your own makeup style, please check out the exclusive makeup for older women series of videos that Ariane and I recorded.

Also, don’t forget to visit Ariane’s website to find out more about her products.

Do you find it especially difficult to wear makeup during the allergy season? What solutions have you found that work for you? Are you enjoying our makeup tips for older women videos? Did you agree with Ariane’s advice? Please join the conversation below.

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