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Help, been ill for a month and look crap- important work meeting with ex next week
Title says it all really, I've been off work for over a month. I've lost (too much) weight through my illness and I look pale, gaunt and have terrible dark circles under my eyes.
I go back to work next Tuesday and on Wednesday have an important meeting which my pre-DH ex will be at (along with lots of other bods) He was always such a twat to me and this is the first time I've seen him in person even though it was 7 years ago.
So, I need to look slightly less like one of the living dead by Wednesday next week...any tips?!?!
As well as the good advice above, personally I would throw products at the problem if you can. When I am ill my skin gets really dehydrated and grey, so masks are my friend. I would suggest:
Hydrating mask - the Origins Drinkup if you have it, or the sales assistants are usually happy to decant some into a wee pot to try Brightening mask or treatment - I would use a layer of Clarins Beauty Flash balm as a mask for 15 minutes or so Makeup - a rosy blusher and a bright lipstick, some sort of brightening powder Hair - clean and shiny Clothes - something you love and feel great in Lovely perfume, whatever makes you feel kick ass
Eat very healthily-loads of fruit and vegetables to get your radiance back through good skin, Water, sleep, hair wash and blowdry if you can.
Nicely fitted clothes you may need to shop as you have lost weight..
Make up.. Try an illuminating primer under your foundation for that subtle glow, concealer and just take the time to put on your make up.. If you get your eyebrows threaded and tinted make sure its done.
Confidence!! I know that's easier said than done when you feel like crap and are seeing an ex. Alternatively, Elemis Illuminating Radiance primer/moisturiser is bloody brilliant - I use it as a highlighter on cheekbones and eyes.