Wondering why makeup is still a part of every woman’s routine, despite having to wear a mask?
Putting on a full face makes sure your features stands out even behind the mask. Makeup is also a mood booster, and a positive attitude is the only thing we want to be infectious. Plus, our daily makeup routine provides a sense of normalcy that we all seem to be yearning for right now.
So go ahead and get your beauty game strong with these tips on what to focus on when pairing your makeup with your face mask. We could all use some beauty in today’s setting.
TIP #1: Start with a good foundation
Because most of your face will be under a mask, you’ll want foundation that doesn’t budge. Use waterproof foundation to prevent smudging. Keep your layering simple as you don’t want excessive buildup.
Try Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector which has lightweight coverage that still provides a dewy finish for that "no makeup" look. We love how it's a perfect blend of makeup and skincare--it locks in skin moisture keeping it hydrated--perfect for when you have to wear your mask for a prolonged period of time.
If you prefer powder, check out Shiseido Perfect Smoothing Compact Foundation. This ultra fine powder foundation glides on evenly, works with all skin types, and provides a beautiful matte finish.
Pro tip: keep your base in place by spritzing on Klairs Fundamental Ampule Mist. This ampule-mist hybrid is perfect for quick on-the-go resets. Its lightweight formulation doesn't feel like another layer, so it's just what you need to set your makeup.
TIP #2: Highlight your eyes
With your mask on, your eyes are now the focus. Make your eyes stand out and pay extra attention to your eyebrows. Our pick: K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Lasting 2 Way Eyebrow Liquid allows you to effortlessly draw and define your eyebrows - one end is a fine tipped pen that mimics real hair, while the other end is a powder applicator that applies and blends. You'll end up with fuller, shapely brows that not only peek out from your mask, it'll stand out! The super handy eyebrow makeup is also smudge proof and waterproof!
You'll also want to accentuate your eyelashes, too. Happy Skin's Wonder Brow Eyebrow Pencil + Mascara covers both brows and lashes with this double-ended tool. The eyebrow pencil tip defines the arches with feathery strokes, while the easy-to-use eyebrow mascara tames hair strands while filling it in with color.
TIP #3: Lock in Lip Moisture
You may think you can skip the lippie since your lips are covered up, but we recommend applying a generous layer of lip balm instead. This is a face mask makeup must as this keeps your lips moisturized and prevents chapping.
Try Burt's Bees Hydrating Lip Oil with Sweet Almond Oil to instantly hydrate your lips and retain moisture. It contains 100% natural oils that provide intense hydration in a lightweight formula.
An all-natural favorite is Hurraw!, a 100% plant based lip balm made with vegan and raw ingredients. It comes in a bunch of fun flavors, you'll definitely want to have an assortment on hand.
To relieve dry lips, go for Sebamed Lip Defense. Its special formulation of Vitamin E and jojoba oil heals lips and makes them soft and supple again.
So if you think beauty is the first to go because of the ongoing pandemic, think again!
Our face actually deserves more TLC (don’t skip your skincare routine, wearing masks also causes skin dryness!) so go ahead: makeup and mask up!