How to Look Good with a Cold

Proof that winter and cold viruses aren't going anywhere: the drugstore end caps are overflowing with DayQuil and Mucinex, the streets are a mess of icy slush and our cubemate is currently hacking and sneezing like a madwoman. When the Purell sanitizer fails and you wake up with a sore throat, here are some easy makeup tips to keep you looking feverishly good between achoos. More: How to Look Amazing on Lousy Days and Cold Preventers We Swear By!

Dot petroleum jelly over the raw, red spots. Then dab a dense cream stick foundation onto your clean fingers and gently press over the area with your fingertips until the redness disappears. Try Shiseido The Makeup Stick Foundation. Related: 26 Great-Skin Tips

If a clogged nose has you breathing through your mouth, you've probably got dry lips. Put petroleum jelly on them, then dab a berry-colored stain on top to give you some color. Try Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain. If your lips are peeling, gently rub them with a damp washcloth. See: How to Keep Your Lips Healthy

Spread a tinted moisturizer all over your face. It tones down any redness, warms up your skin's color and hydrates all at the same time. Try Physicians Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Tinted Moisturizer. Related: 10 Winter Skin Myths

Add a healthy flush to your cheeks by swirling a rosy cream blush over your apples. The cream will leave your skin dewy and won't accentuate any dryness like a powder can. Try CoverGirl + Olay Sculpting Blush.

Freshen up your look by curling your lashes and coating them with clear mascara. Just don't cover your itchy, watery eyes in shadow and liner-they will only smudge and run. Try Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara. Check out: Eye Creams for Every Issue

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