May 31st, 2017

Makeup Tips Every Spring Allergy Sufferer Needs to Know

Spring can be a frustrating time for seasonal allergy sufferers: watery eyes make your mascara run, your nose is constantly red from blowing your nose, and your skin feels irritated and puffy. While allergy medications can help to ease symptoms, there are also some easy ways to adjust your beauty routine during allergy season that will help to combat those tell-tale signs. Our Beauty Advisors recommend compiling your very own allergy survival kit with these beauty essentials, so you’re prepared when symptoms arise.

 

Skincare for Sensitive Skin

Before applying anything else to your face, start with skincare that will help to calm your irritated skin. Bioderma has a whole line of products for sensitive and redness-prone skin called Sensibio. Apply their Sensibio AR Anti-Redness Care cream to a clean face before makeup application to soothe the skin and prevent and reduce the intensity of blotchy redness. When taking off makeup at the end of the night, make sure to use their Sensibio H20 Micelle Solution, which is also formulated for sensitive skin.

 

De-Puffing Eye Cream

The all-natural instantly cooling formula of Youngblood’s Eye Impact Quick Recovery Eye Cream will be your new best friend, if puffy eyes are a side-effect of your seasonal allergies. Apply first thing in the morning, last thing at night or at any time during the day for an extra bit of soothing and de-puffing.

 

 

 

Waterproof Mascara

An ill-timed sneeze or watery eyes can cause mascara to smudge and run. If you don’t usually use a waterproof mascara, it’s time to switch! A waterproof formula like Almay’s One Coat Multi-Benefit Mascara in Waterproof Black will stay put all day, even if your allergy symptoms persist. Almay’s products are also gently formulated with pure, hypo allergenic ingredients and are ophthalmologist tested, so your eyes will be irritation-free.

 

Kohl Waterproof Eyeliner

It can be hard to avoid rubbing your eyes when they’re itchy and watery, and it can end up making your eyeliner look more like ‘raccoon eyes’. To stop the smudging, a waterproof eyeliner is a must. An even better option is a kohl eyeliner, like Annabelle’s Stay Sharp Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner. The kohl formula is ophthalmologist tested and safe for use in the waterline, plus is smudgeproof for up to 12 hours.

 

Colour Corrector

Sneezing and using tissues constantly can leave your nose raw and red. Before applying any concealer or foundation, use the green shade from NYX Cosmetics’ Colour Correcting Palette to target areas of redness on the face: it will effectively neutralize the red colour. If the redness has spread further than just your nose, consider switching from a clear primer to this Green Colour Correcting Liquid Primer from NYX, and apply all over the face.

 

Lip Repair

A stuffed up nose can cause you to breathe more through your mouth, which in turn can make your lips very dry and chapped. Keep a tube of RoC’s Enydrial Repairing Lip Care Balm on-hand to help protect and moisturize throughout the day. The balm is also formulated to minimise the risk of allergies, so your already sensitive lips won’t become further irritated.

 

 

Refreshing Mist

Instead of slathering on moisturizer throughout the day, use a refreshing mist like Youngblood’s Minerals in the Mist in Relax to soothe allergy flare-ups. The calming blend of lavender and vanilla infused with mineral nutrients and vitamins will refresh, protect and hydrate the skin for a healthy, radiant complexion.

 

 



April 1st, 2015

Finding Your Perfect Shade: Almay Smart Makeup

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What if your makeup knew exactly what you needed, so you didn’t have to? Almay does the thinking for you with intuitive products that are easy to choose and use. Expertly formulated and coordinated to complement you naturally, it takes the guesswork out of shade selection so you can find your perfect match instantly. With so much selection out there that is ever evolving, it’s easy to see why a little help goes a long way. Be smart with Almay.

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Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup

  • Instantly transforms to the natural tones and nuances of your skin with breakthrough Tonemimic shade-sensing bead technology
  • Just three skin tone-adjusting shades to choose from, not hundreds!
  • Broad spectrum SPF 15
  • Everything good – no added parabens, doesn’t clog pores and dermatologist tested

 

 


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  • Instantly hydrates lips with a buttery blend of jojoba and coconut oils, and a healthy dose of vitamin E
  • Pick your perfect berry, pink, nude or red expertly coordinated to complement your skin ton
  • Everything good – no added parabens, gluten free and dermatologist tested

 

 

Wonder what your perfect shade is? Try Almay Smart Shade products at London Drugs!

 

 

 



March 18th, 2015

Your Eyes are Free to Flutter with Almay

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As the first cosmetics brand to formulate for contact lens wearers, Almay knows how to care for your delicate eyes. Its products are gently formulated with pure, hypoallergenic ingredients and ophthalmologist tested with the highest standards, so you can feel safe and good about using them. Know you will never have to compromise your natural beauty look. Almay enhances your eyes with beautiful definition that stays true and put…until it’s time to take it all off with its gentle removers. Be free to flutter with Almay.almay2

Almay One Coat Get Up & Grow Mascara

  • Exclusive anti-breakage, pro-vitamin formula promotes visibly longer, stronger lashes
  • Unique, soft-touch brush reduces lash breakage and contour fits eye perfectly so you can reach every lash in just one coat
  • Clump free, extra gentle formula


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  • Water-resistant formula lasts up to 16 hours without irritation
  • Unique inkwell design delivers fresh colour every time
  • Flex-tip applicator provides mistake-proof control

Almay Eyeliner

  • Water-resistant, smudge-proof formula lasts up to 16 hours without irritation
  • Enriched with vitamin E to nourish and protect delicate eye area
  • Easy propel/repel applicator with built-in precision sharpener

Almay Eye Makeup Remover Pads

  • #1 eye makeup remover brand in Americaalmay4
  • Sweeps away all traces of makeup that soap and water can leave behind
  • Removes even stubborn waterproof and longwearing makeup
  • Nourishes and conditions with a botanical blend of aloe, cucumber and green tea
  • Fragrance-free

 

If you’re a contact lens wearer or have sensitive eyes, try these hypoallergenic Almay products at London Drugs!

 



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