When we are feeling sick, we usually do not want to pile on makeup on us. Yet there are days when we have to be brave and face the world, whether it is for a short while or for a day in office. There are also times when we want to look a little okay to give ourselves a positive boost. For such situations, here are some few beauty essentials one can use:

1) Under-eye cream

When you are sick, usually your under eye skin puffs up. What better to de-puff them other than an under eye cream? It will help in making your skin look fresh and hydrated. Apply it before sleeping and also after you wake up for best results.

We recommend: Forest Essentials Light Hydrating Hydra Eye Gel, 15g for INR 975/-



2) Lip Balm

A super moisturizing lip balm is a must when you are sick. Your lips tend to dry up and become patchy. Apply a hydrating lip balm to remove the dryness from your lips. It’s a double bonus if your lip balm is a tinted one so that you will have some colour on your lips to help you beat the ‘sick’ look.

We recommend: Nivea Fruity Shine Watermelon Delights Lip Balm for INR 131/-



3) An eye shadow palette/eye pencil

To make your eyes look awake instantly, you can always use a beige or golden colour eyes shadow in the inner corner of your eyes. This will help you achieve a brightening look. You can also use an eye pencil of the similar shades for the same effect.

We recommend: Maybelline New York The Blushed Nudes Palette Eyeshadow for INR 674/-



4) Concealer

For a red nose or dark circles that need something more than under eye creams, you can use a concealer to cover up and make your skin look put-together. Use the product on your nose till the forehead forming a T-shape, under your eyes, and on your upper lips. Blend well with a makeup sponge to make sure your skin looks natural.

We recommend: Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer, 20 Sand for INR 500/-



5) Waterproof Mascara

Your eyes speak volumes. Applying mascara will definitely make your eyes look bigger and wider, resulting you to look more presentable even on your sick days. However, to avoid rubbing the eyes and smudging the mascara, it is recommended to use a waterproof one.

We recommend: Maybelline Hypercurl Mascara Waterproof, Black for INR 325/-


These everyday beauty essentials prove to work great when you are sick. What do you do when you need to look presentable on a sick day? Let us know below