6 Tips for Wearing Makeup with a Face Mask

6 Tips for Wearing Makeup with a Face MaskThe COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things in our lives, including our approach to makeup (because masks). Some people have decided to ditch makeup altogether, while others are figuring out ways to wear makeup under their masks without smudging it and getting “maskne” (acne caused by wearing a mask). If you belong to the latter category, check out our tips for wearing makeup with a face mask.

Cleansing and Moisturizing Are More Important Than Ever

The part of your face that’s covered by the mask is likely to get drier than the rest of your skin, so it is important that you moisturize it well before applying any makeup. This isn’t just about prepping your skin for makeup; this is about keeping it healthy. Proper makeup removal and cleansing are also extremely important, because increased humidity under the mask coupled with makeup is perfect for bacteria to thrive, which can lead to acne breakouts. So if you decide to wear makeup under the mask, you must remember that moisturizing and hygiene come first.

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Switch Your Foundation for Something Lighter

You absolutely need to apply some kind of foundation product because you want your makeup to stick to your face, and not to your mask. However, heavy foundation isn’t the best choice because it will clog your pores under the mask. You should opt for lighter products, such as tinted moisturizer, BB or CC cream, or concealer.

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Ditch Long-Lasting Lipstick

Some people argue that wearing long-lasting lipstick under the mask is the perfect solution, but we don’t think so because it can transfer to your mask, and you definitely don’t want it. But during the day you may find yourself in a situation where you need to remove your mask and want your lips to have some color. The compromise is to opt for easy-to-remove lipstick, lip gloss or tinted lip balm. Apply it when your take off your mask and remove before putting it back on, and you’re golden!

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Have Fun with Eye Makeup

Since your eyes and your forehead are pretty much the only part of your face visible over your mask, you can use it as an excuse to have some fun with your eye makeup. Try bold colors and new textures, experiment with glitter or bright eyeliner, get those eyelash extensions you’ve been dreaming of (of course, if COVID restrictions in your area allow you to visit an eyelash technician). If you’re not a fan of bold colors, try perfecting classic eye makeup looks, such as smoky eyes or winged eyeliner.

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Don’t Forget About Your Eyebrows

When most of your face is covered, people will probably pay more attention to your eyebrows, so make sure you’re on top of your eyebrow game. You can pluck your eyebrows or keep them natural, whatever works for you, just make sure they look well-groomed.

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Set Your Makeup Before Putting on the Mask

After you’ve applied makeup, set liquid products with translucent powder and follow up with setting spray to lock the powder in place and keep it from transferring to your mask. Setting spray will create a kind of a shield between your makeup and your mask and prevent smudging.

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