Masks! We’re sure this word has been engraved so deep into your mind that you hardly ever forget to wear it while stepping out. And we hope you aren’t either. They have become an absolute necessity and an essential part of any wardrobe owing to the pandemic, and will most certainly continue being integral. Since masks don’t seem to be going anywhere; all we can do is adapt to this new normal. And by that we also mean mask-friendly makeup.
Ever since face masks came into the picture, we’ve seen a surge in multiple makeup looks flaunted by artists, celebrities and influencers. Everyone’s tried to find a way to ensure they don’t let go of looking fabulous while staying safe at the same time. Also, wearing a mask with makeup is no easy feat. It is hot under there, and your face is 60% almost hidden. That being said, there are a few tips to keep in mind when it comes to wearing makeup under a mask, and as usual, we’re here to help you out!
So, grab your makeup essentials and let’s get onto listing down the products that help you flaunt a mask-friendly makeup look, which even Kylie Jenner might be envious of.
A makeup junkie? Then we definitely don’t have to tell you why applying a primer is important. If you aren’t one, then a primer is the best way to ensure your makeup lasts longer and also helps create a smooth base for other makeup products aka your foundation, concealer and the sorts. Presently, you can choose primers infused with skin-nourishing ingredients, which give the perfect mix of makeup and skincare.
Actually, it is all About the Base!
Megan Trainor might’ve been implying something when she released her new single. Unless you’re wearing a disposal mask, opting for heavy foundations can lead to stains, and render your mask a waste. Moreover, since your face will be covered with foundation all through the day, opt for a lightweight, skin-loving formula that will show your skin some TLC as well as act as the perfect base. We suggest going for a smudge-proof, long-wear foundation that dries down quickly and offers a medium-full coverage matte finish.
Conceal Don't Reveal
Another product you shouldn’t miss? Concealer! While you don’t have to wear it like you usually do since nearly half of your face is covered, you can use it to hide scars ( if any) around your under-eye area or forehead since those are the only parts of your face most likely to be seen. Again, opt for a matte finish, transfer-proof, smudge-proof concealer that ensures a long-lasting wear.
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While some of us tend to go Lady Gaga with our eye makeup only during a grand occasion or party, the pandemic has left us no choice. Since our eyes are automatically the center of attention when we wear a mask, it is time to go all out with your eye makeup. And yes, we mean bold, edgy and loud! Gravitate towards bright eyeshadow shades with shimmer textures while still staying close enough to your skin tone. Edge it up with some lash lengthening mascara and wild eyeliner styles. You might also want to shape and fill your eyebrows too since eyebrow makeup can make all the difference.
Lipsticks do really suffer when it comes to flaunting mask makeup as it is one of the last things on your mind. But if you might end up taking off your mask at some point during the day, you’ve got to be prepared. A classic, matte smudge-proof formula is ideal as you won’t have to worry about it transferring onto your mask.
Set it up!
A fool-proof way to ensure your makeup masterpiece doesn’t smudge or fade due to your face mask is by using a setting spray!