With the onset of Covid-19, so many changes have occurred. From social distancing to wearing face masks, the new normal is pushing many to change their lifestyles. No matter where you go, wearing a face mask is the best way to keep yourself and others around you healthy and safe.
If you love wearing makeup, this is starting to get a bit frustrating. You might have even taken a step back on how much makeup you’re wearing. Since so much of your face is covered, what’s the point, right?
We feel differently, we believe there is always a way to wear makeup under your mask! In fact, it has become a trend among many social media influencers to wear makeup that will last under the heat and rubbing of your face mask. Wondering how they do it? We share their tips and tricks below. So before you think about ditching your favorite fall lipstick shade try these out and don’t forget to rock a face mask that makes you feel stylish!
Primers Are Essential
One of the best things to invest in to keep your makeup lasting under your mask is a reliable primer. Primers can help improve the lifespan of your face makeup and ensure a stay all day base. Since wearing a face mask will cause a heat build up that might melt off some of your makeup, using a really good, sticky primer will help to withstand the heat for a long period of time.
Use Foundation and Concealer
You can still rock your favorite foundation and concealer under your face mask, but we recommend applying less around the bottom half of your face (the area under your mask). Caking on the foundation and concealer under your mask can interfere with the humidity under your face mask, which ultimately affects your skin’s sebum production and could result in breakouts. Since your eyes are now so much more the focal point of your face, brighten them with a pop of concealer, try a shade or two lighter to really see a difference, to lift and brighten your whole face.
Apply Translucent Powder or Setting Spray
If you want your makeup to last, with or without a face mask, we recommend applying translucent powder, or better yet, a good setting spray. These are some of our tricks that we believe help for better makeup longevity. It sets up a barrier and stops your primer and foundation from mixing. So, whenever the humidity gets too much underneath your face mask, you won’t have to worry about your makeup sliding off.
Experiment with Eye Makeup
Now your eyes are so on show with wearing a mask, it's the perfect time to experiment and go for a new eye makeup look. If you’re not a regular eyeshadow wearer, what better time to try it. To ease yourself into it, we recommend a softer palette, and if you want to really experiment, try a soft smoky eye. We always top off our eye looks with an eyeliner! Our favorite part, you definitely don’t have to worry about your makeup smudging while wearing your mask.
Choose Longwear Matte Liquid Lipstick
While wearing a lipstick might not be the first thing you think of doing while wearing a mask, when the mask comes off, the lipstick should still be there. Wearing a matte liquid lipstick will last longer and be less likely to smear or smudge under your mask. At Shade M Beauty, we recommend our Muse Matte Liquid Lipstick collection highly pigmented, long lasting, non drying matte liquid lipstick. With its smudge-proof formula and intense staying power, you can wear your lipstick without worrying about transferring or smudging it onto your face mask. For a subtle lip shade we recommend a light pink lipstick shade like Vivid, or be bold and surprise everyone when you take that mask off with a deep shade of purple lipstick like Mauj.
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