Musings of the Day: The “I’m too sick for makeup!” Edition

Sick

I don’t think there’s anything more annoying than sneezing when I have a lip full of gloss on. OMG so annoying. Lipstick, lipgloss, and a big old sneeze do not go together, it’s just messy to say the least and I end up having to re-do my entire lip look if I sneeze.

Not cool.

So Musings of the Day….

Do you wear makeup when you have a cold? Or even the flu? Some of us do not have the novelty of sitting home on the days we don’t feel well and we have to drag our stuffy noses to work with us…..so do you wear makeup on those days?

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Although I hate to admit it, I normally forgo makeup when I’m sick. For one thing sneezing with lipstick, lipgloss in place is bloody messy but also you have to take into consideration the fact that your nose and possibly lips are all dry, cracked, and flaky….

I feel like makeup always looks REALLY bad on when I’m sick. It’s almost as if my skin is suffering along with my body.

How about you?

Do you wear makeup when you’re ill?

I seriously go without a stitch of it on, not even concealer…!

Did I just admit that?

Do share!

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  • 12/14/10 13:25 breyerchic04:

    That one really really waterproof liner (i’ve had several) and rosebud salve.

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    • 12/14/10 13:31 the Muse:

      breyer me too on rosebud, keeps my chapped lips nice and soft particularly when I am sick b/c I always have chapped lips when I’m ill.

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  • 12/14/10 13:25 Jennifer:

    Nope I don’t wear makeup when I’m sick…I might wear liquid foundation and a little MAC stereo rose msf on the cheeks for some color but that’s it

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    • 12/14/10 13:31 the Muse:

      I even forgo that Jennifer! foundation always looks BAD on me when I’m sick :(

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  • 12/14/10 13:25 Ru:

    Well, if I’m home or getting meds, no. If I still go to work, I have to, but it’s the bare minimum of face coverage and maybe eyeliner. But you’re right, when you are sick it’s like your skin is suffering too. I hate seeing foundation on my tissue when I go to blow my nose.

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    • 12/14/10 13:29 the Muse:

      mmm ru me too plus foundation looks patchy as hell b/c my skin seems really dry when I’m sick particularly around my nose and upper lip as I normally get dry skin around my nose and chapped lips when I’m sick :(

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  • 12/14/10 13:32 Danielle F.:

    I hear ya on this one. For my job, I can usually work remotely from any location, but if I have client meetings I need to be in my office. I skip a lot of my normal routine and go with some basic “perk me ups” to get me through the meetings and promptly remove everything when I get home. For me, this would be tinted moisturizer, mascara, and a cream highlighter. Those three things really turn my look from “walking dead” to “slightly under the weather”. The one thing that is an absolute no-no for me when I am sick is anything scented, like perfume. It really irritates my sinuses and lungs and makes me feel queasy.

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    • 12/14/10 13:41 the Muse:

      omg me too danielle. I’m a big fan of tarts and such and I like burning them when I’m home or at my office for that matter but man it irritates me beyond belief when I’m ill so I def avoid that as well as any perfume or heavily fragranced items!

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  • 12/14/10 13:36 Libby:

    Oh God, I hate wearing lip gloss during the winter months because my hair always gets in my face and my scarf gets stuck to my lips, it’s just a huge mess.

    So when I’m sick, I definitely do not wear makeup. When sick, I’m not even in the mood to eat or do anything besides curl up in bed and lie there like a slob, plus I dislike putting stuff on my face when I’m sick :( I’d have to reapply things all day long with the way I sneeze and blow my nose, rofl.

    Also, I tend to think that I look disgusting when I’m sick and it’s probably because I feel that way but putting makeup on during then would probably also make me feel like a monkey’s butt or something.

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    • 12/14/10 13:39 the Muse:

      LOL Libby a monkey’s butt eh? ;-D HA!!!!!!!!!

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  • 12/14/10 14:06 Stephanie L.:

    Nope, no makeup for me. I do makeup because it is so fun, not really out of necessity. When I am sick, any extra energy that I can save, I do. But, by the end of my cold, I am so excited to “play” again that I usually go buy myself a new makeup treat. Any excuse, lol.

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    • 12/14/10 14:16 the Muse:

      LOL Stephanie spoken like a true junkie!

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  • 12/14/10 14:08 Michelle:

    Ewww no! I feel like all the little germies would contaminate my products.

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    • 12/14/10 14:16 the Muse:

      HA michelle same here ;-D

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  • 12/14/10 14:12 Mandy:

    This hits home today because I am sick! If I am at home (which I am today bc of a snow day), then I don’t wear a stich of makeup, but if I have to go to work or even out to the store to grab something, I’m at the point in life where there are some basics I feel need to be on my face to be seen in public. For me, its a quick fill in of the eyebrows, and touch of eyeliner and mascara. I think I still look awful, but can get away with that at least!

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    • 12/14/10 14:15 the Muse:

      mandy same here, feel very naked without makeup plus I feel like I can’t carry off the no makeup look but I honestly can’t be ass’ed to do it when I’m sick lol! kinda give up on it all when I am feeling rotten!

      Feel better soon dear!

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  • 12/14/10 14:20 Nunu:

    Why bother? if you make an effort to look good ppl will think u’re not really sick so I just make sure I look as bloody awful as possible to milk the sympathies.

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    • 12/14/10 14:34 the Muse:

      LOL NUNU!!!!!!

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    • 12/14/10 19:29 Stephanie L.:

      LOL, what all of us are thinking but not saying. 8D

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  • 12/14/10 14:27 Anitacska:

    Unless I am very very ill and don’t plan on leaving the house at all, then no, but since I’m a mum of 3 young children, I hardly ever have that, so I do wear make up when I’m ill. I have a cold right now, started with a tummy bug 9 days ago, and I have worn make up ever single day since because I had to go out and there is no way on earth that I leave the house without the basics: mascara, foundation/powder, blush, lipstick/lipgloss on. :)

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    • 12/14/10 14:34 the Muse:

      awwww anita feel better soon dear. I feel the same way about going out with a naked face ;-D but I def try to avoid it b/c it always looks SO bad on my skin when I’m sick for some reason!

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  • 12/14/10 14:45 Lucy:

    Hope you feel better soon. Nothing worse than going out to work when your sick. I will wear makeup but not lipgloss. Your right, too messy! Lipstick always. I even wear makeup to go to the doctor’s. I don’t want to be seen without it. I have to be a deaths door to go without.

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    • 12/14/10 14:55 the Muse:

      aw thanks lucy! I’m not sick not though ;-D just thought a Musings of the Day on a cold day was appropriate for sick makeup questions lol! ;-D LOL!!!!! haha I’ve felt that way about walking out of the house makeup less for ages ;-D

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  • 12/14/10 15:34 Andrea:

    If I’m lucky enough to be able to hole up in bed, it’s just Burt’s Bees and/or Rosebud Salve. Otherwise, I’ll try to look presentable with the bare minimum: a little eyeliner, maybe some shadow, mascara, concealer, blush, lip balm. I’ll use my drugstore stash on sick days… No germs in my nice stuff!

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    • 12/14/10 16:03 the Muse:

      ha same here andrea normally I forgo it all EEP! ;D

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  • 12/14/10 15:35 Amy:

    Does the carmex on my nose count? If I can have to go out I wear only what I have to not to look dead. I’m the palest person and when sick I really look it. I’ve had complete strangers ask me if I’m about to pass out! Mineral makeup and blush is a must but that’s all.

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    • 12/14/10 16:02 the Muse:

      amy fair skin is the best! but that sounds awful, poor dear :(

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  • 12/14/10 15:56 Courtney:

    I stick with some powder and concealer (if my skin isn’t too horribly flakey and gross), benefit’s lemon aid if my eyes arent watery just to brighten me up a bit, and lip balm because when I’m sick my lips are always chapped. Rosebud salve is typically my go to but lately I’ve been addicted to EOS lip balm. Have you tried it? I’m absolutely in LOVE with it. I keep telling everyone I know about it! lol

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    • 12/14/10 15:58 the Muse:

      oh courtney love those little spheres ;-D they are so tasty. I have a review around here some place, def a love ;-D! and so cheap!

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  • 12/14/10 16:30 tina:

    nope only lip balm and the usually skincare routine. I can’t even wear mascara because my eyes get so watery when I sneeze :(

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    • 12/14/10 16:32 the Muse:

      aw tina *hugs* same here!

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      • 12/14/10 16:34 tina:

        *hugs back* :D

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        • 12/14/10 16:38 the Muse:

          super hugs back tina ;-D! I’m in a squishy huggy mood, beware! ;D

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  • 12/14/10 16:34 Cj:

    Makeup is the last thing on my mind when I’m sick lol, I turn into a big baby, moaning and groaning all throughout the house and crying for mommy and daddy to make it all better lmao. I take several long hot showers and proceed to lock myself in my bedroom till I feel better :P

    … Friends may leave all chicken soup at the door ;D lol

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    • 12/14/10 16:38 the Muse:

      typical guy CJ? LOL! ;-D I’ll be over when you’re sick and whip you into shape!

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  • 12/14/10 16:59 Asuka:

    Makeup is more necessary when I’ m sick; it helps me look healthy!

    The best product for lips, is intense red-toned lipstick, blotted. It keeps the lips coloured with a lively stain.

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  • 12/14/10 20:03 Maggie:

    Oh heck no :P When I’m sick the last thing I want to do is makeup. I don’t care where I have to go – if I’m not feeling well, my face stays nekkid!

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    • 12/15/10 9:30 the Muse:

      ME too maggie ;D!

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  • 12/14/10 23:29 Lanye:

    No Way. I do not leave the house without make up on if I can help it. Even if it’s just mascara. I think I’ve just become so much of a make up addict that I have to. I think that even just a little mascara and tinted moisturizer (or the Benefit foundation faker) help tremendously. However, if I’m running late for an important class (Say, my 4 hour anatomy lab) I will skip as much as I can get away with.

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  • 12/14/10 23:53 Lisa:

    ahh i wish i could go without makeup but i dont feel comfortable enough without it! but i mostly wear my BB cream or Lancome Ageless Minerale and Burts Bee :) No, eye makeup for me, I’m usually in my glasses anyways ha.

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    • 12/14/10 23:55 Lisa:

      ohh another thing.. i know its bad, but i hate wearing my moisturizer with spf when im sick.. it feels so suffocating and when i blow my nose, it feels like it mess up my spf moisturizer as well since its kinda thick

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  • 12/15/10 0:50 Dawn:

    Haha when I’m ill and have to head out..putting allittle bit of makeup can actually be a small pick-me-up and make me feel “less sick”! :D psychologically I guess. When you think you look alittle better,you feel better!
    I’ll steer away from lipsticks or glosses as it’ll come off soon enough when I blow my nose. I’ll just stick to eyeliner and lipbalm.
    Warm cup of honey lemon, vitamin C and cold medicine are my best remedies for getting better..

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  • 12/15/10 3:01 JennD:

    I am not sure why but EVERYTIME when I try out new foundation for work and waiting to get some feedbacks from colleagues about how it looks on my skin, I get sick with cold/flu. All the running nose and teary eyes make my skin look blab despite having the foundation carefully applied. Luckily, I don’t change my foundations that often.

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  • 12/15/10 4:01 Ryou:

    Despite being a total make-up lover, I generally don’t wear any make-up daily. Working from home makes you lazy, you know. XD;

    However, I NEVER EVER go without lip balm (in my case, Rosebud Salve). So I guess that’s the only make-up I wear when I’m sick?

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    • 12/15/10 9:16 the Muse:

      i do too ryou as I most def end up with a chapped nose and lips so I even apply some on my nose with a q-tip when I’m ill ;-D!

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  • 12/15/10 6:34 DeNote:

    I avoid all mirrors when I’m sick since I look like Gollum. I just wear my XXXL men’s hoodie that covers enough of my face when I have to pop into a Walgreens for more tissues. If I have to be presentable, then its tinted moisturizer, cheek+lip tint, lip balm, and eyelash curler.

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    • 12/15/10 9:15 the Muse:

      ha denote love a good hoodie when I’m cold and miserable plus works great as my concealer of the day haha!

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  • 12/15/10 12:18 Cali:

    I never *ever* call in sick to work, so if I am feeling under the weather, I usually try to make my makeup a little extra special to distract people from that fact. my skin my look gross but my eyes will be fabulous.

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  • 12/15/10 14:16 Tohnia:

    I have to say I don’t wear makeup when i’m sick! I look like the walking dead when I have makeup on and i’m sick. The most I get is tinted moisturizer, and a cheek stain and some Blistex! Otherwise, if i’m really sick, its just rosebud salve for around my nose (blowing it too much hurts!), and loads of Blistex for my lips. I live for Blistex for the winter, and keep one in every jacket pocket! And a rosebud salve for every bag!

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  • 12/15/10 22:18 Courtknee:

    In-between all the sneezing, runny nose, paleness and red dry patches on my face that I get when I’m sick, it’s simply not worth it!! However, i will still do my skincare because it makes my face feel good LOL! Also, carmex is a MUST for me!

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  • 12/17/10 1:54 Cher:

    When I’m sick and going out, I dab on extra blush and lipcolour to cover my pale face. I look horrible sick.

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  • 12/17/10 3:32 Nia:

    Nope, no makeup on me either when I am sick. Although when you are sick you could *really* need some makeup to make you look a little bit less crappy.

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