Mask Proof Makeup

Masks have become the norm over the last few months, and yes they’re keeping us safe but lets face it, they’re not made for wearing with makeup. Orange masks and half done faces are the sorry side effects of having to wear masks on public transport, in shops and now in restaurants and bars. But how do you stop face coverings from ruining your makeup? Take a look below at some tips to keep your makeup on all day & night, mask or no mask.

PERFECT YOUR BASE 🧴

The key to extending the longevity of your make-up is in your base products. Face coverings pose a whole other issue when it comes to skin problems, as wearing them can cause breakouts or aggravate skin conditions like eczema. Once you’ve applied your skincare, primer is a must. This will give your foundation something to cling onto and helps it stay set in place throughout the day.

LONGWEAR FOUNDATIONS 🕰️

Although you would think lightweight foundations would work well under a mask, they’ll slip and slide underneath which will lead to patchiness and that’s never a good look. We advise to opt for a long wearing foundation to give your make-up a fighting chance of lasting under a face covering. Regardless of which formula you choose, we recommend applying your foundation with a sponge rather than a brush, as this will buff the product into your skin, setting it in place more firmly.

SET IT WITH POWDER 🖌️

Now you’ve done all this hard work to ensure your make-up lasts throughout the night, it’d be a crime not to set it. This will lock your liquid or cream based products in place. Applying a hefty amount of powder may seem counterintuitive, but this will work to absorb any excess oils, as well as setting your base, with the added security of the extra coverage you get from a face powder. This is vital when wearing a face mask, as anything on your face that isn’t set will be disrupted by a covering.

FINISH WITH SETTING SPRAY 💦

To lock all of your efforts in place and to keep your make-up looking just as good as it did when you first applied it, a setting spray is a must. This will also work to melt away any excess powder, blending your products together for a seamless finish. Acting as the final barrier to any disruption, a setting spray will help your make-up to stay put under a face mask.

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