Colds are often considered a wintertime ailment, but catching a sneeze-inducing bug in the summer can be just as miserable. And when you’re sick in the heat and humidity, putting on a face full of makeup may seem like too arduous a task. However, according to, even the sickest sisters can still look put together with a few cosmetic techniques.

Chapped, irritated skin is a surefire indication that you are feeling sick. To rid your face of redness, the website suggests using an opaque concealer that is slightly paler than your skin tone. Remember to avoid rose-colored blushes and lipsticks as well – these shades will draw attention to other red areas on your face.

A few coats of mascara is a great way fake an awake-looking appearance, but opt for a waterproof formula to safeguard your lashes from teary-eyed smudges.

To further fake a bright-eyed gaze, the news source recommends applying a dot of gold cream eyeshadow in the inner corners of your eyes. “It makes eyes look wide open and beautiful in the light,” makeup artist Tom Pecheux told the news provider.

Finally, you may want to stock up on disposable applicators to avoid spreading germs. To be safe, however, invest in a brush cleanser to sanitize and revitalize your makeup tools once you recover.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19922551-ADNFCR