Since the Covid-19 outbreak in January, the CDC has recommended that individuals wear a cloth face covering or a face mask when outdoors to decrease the risk of getting the coronavirus or possibly infecting others. Six months later, face masks have become not just a requirement in most establishments, it has become a must-have accessory to complete one’s wardrobe. As some offices and establishments return to normal, many are looking to use face masks as a way to express themselves. But for those who enjoy wearing makeup, how do you show off your makeup while wearing a face mask? Here’s how to wear makeup with a face mask.
Face masks are indeed the new accessory. But that doesn’t mean you should ditch putting on makeup altogether. Yes, it’s probably a good idea to lay low on the lipsticks, lip liners, and other lip products (goodbye for now, Kylie Lip Kits!), as well as contours and highlighters, as properly wearing a face mask requires full coverage of both the mouth and nose, which will most likely cover a large portion of one’s cheek as well. For now, the best thing to do is level up your eye game. This means going for bolder eye looks. In fact, the Huffington Post suggests going for eye shadow shades that complement your face mask. Another great tip is to keep your eyebrows well groomed. While it seems counter intuitive especially with the quarantine and self-isolation, keeping your brows groomed is a good idea because it makes creating looks easier once you need to physically go back to work. Moreover, our eyebrows “frame our face, and help to bring balance and harmony to the features, so it’s always a good idea to add definition to the brows,” Anastasia Beverly Hills president Claudia Soare told Huffington Post.
Here’s another useful tip on how to wear makeup with a face mask. Real Simple recommends to use a hydrating face moisturizer because wearing a face mask the entire day may cause skin irritation. For foundation, choose one that is light and non-comedogenic one again to avoid irritation and smudging onto your face mask. For lips, give it a rest by applying a hydrating lip balm instead.
How to Wear Makeup with a Face Mask: Make Your Eyelids Your Canvas
1. TOO FACED Just Peachy Mattes Eyeshadow Palette – Peaches and Cream Collection
This summer, create endless looks with this eye shadow palette from Too Faced. It features highly pigmented matte shades with warm peaches, buttery creams, and rich browns that capture the heat of summer perfectly. It glides on buildable so you can have subtle daytime looks or go bolder as the day goes by. This product does not contain parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. 93% of customers recommend this product, which has an overall customer rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars at Sephora.
Why customers love it: “I can create so many beautiful looks with this palette. It smells like peach as well so that is a plus! It all blends well and the pigment is great! Total value for your money.” Savvy95
2. MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara
Let your eyes speak while you’re wearing a mask with Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara. This ultra-volumizing mascara features a curvy brush that lengthens and volumizes even the hard-to-reach center lash line to redefine lashes like no other. It also features a super-concentrated black pigment that provides visual impact for major drama. This product does not contain parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. Shop at Sephora.
Why customers love it: “Love this mascara! I love how it separates my lashes and it’s great at lengthening too. It lasts all day without flaking, yet it isn’t difficult to remove in the evening when you wash your face. Definitely worth the price tag!” Tess0810
3. CLINIQUE Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen
Who said applying liquid eyeliner was difficult? Clinique begs to differ with the Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen, a 24-hour wear eyeliner pen that gives you a precise line in one steady sweep. It features a precision brush that easily draws on intense color for looks that will take you from day to night. The best part? This liquid eyelining pen is free of parabens and synthetic fragrances and is ophthalmologist-tested, making it safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. Shop at Sephora.
Why customers love it: “One of the best eyeliners I’ve ever tried! I was looking for a new liner and I came across this one. It’s so pigmented and it’s so easy to work with and it lasted me all day! I almost never make a mistake with my liner now and I’m so impressed!” zyxwtuvsrq
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4. BENEFIT COSMETICS Precisely, My Brow Pencil Ultra Fine Shape & Define
With a range of 12 shades to choose from, Benefit Cosmetics’ Precisely, My Brown Pencil is a best-selling brow pencil that lets you easily add definition to brows when you’re in a hurry for work. With just a few strokes, you get stunning eyebrows with this rich, waterproof eyebrow pencil that features a smudge-proof formula. This product is recommended by 88% of customers, who have it an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars at Sephora.
Why customers love it: “Love this eyebrow pencil! It’s easy to use and creates thin, hair-like strokes that fill in my bald spots really well. It looks very natural and I always get compliments on my eyebrows when I use it.” Rotang
5. IT COSMETICS Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer
Get perfect eyes every time with this full-coverage concealer from IT Cosmetics. It works to diminish dark under-eye circles and imperfections and offers 24-hour coverage without the crease. This product does not contain sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates. 84% of customers recommend this at Sephora.
Why customers love it: “Great product. I have very deep-set eyes with dark circles and substantial bags. This product is full coverage, thick yet builder. It neither dries nor oxidizes. Stays put, lasts for hours but wears better if set with powder. I highly recommend.” Pippingirl
How to Wear Makeup with a Face Mask: Let Your Skin Breathe
1. BELIF The True Cream Aqua Bomb
This summer, let your skin breathe even through your makeup and face mask with the Belief True Cream Aqua Bomb. It comes in a lightweight gel formula that provides a burst of hydration, acting like a cooling and refreshing “drink of water” for dry skin, especially this season. It contains Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla Vulgaris) with its skin-nurturing properties, Ceramide 3 for water retention, and glycerin to help maintain moisture levels in the skin. This quick absorbent formula is also great for those on the go. This product does not contain sulfates (SLS and SLES), parabens, phthalates, and other synthetic ingredients. It has an overall customer rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars at Sephora.
Why customers love it: “This is an excellent moisturizer for oily or combination skin. I have sensitive acne prone skin with mild rosacea and it does not irritate my skin or make me break out. It keeps me moisturized throughout the day. I use a lightweight sunscreen lotion over this product and it works great under makeup.” Anabel84
2. CHARLOTTE TILBURY Light Wonder Foundation
With a unique lightweight formula that effectively minimizes pores and wrinkles while smoothing and hydrating skin, the Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation comes in a liquid formula that harnesses the powers of pseudo-ceramides to keep skin hydrated for up to 18 hours. It provides buildable, light coverage with a sheer finish and features SPF15 for extra sun protection. 80% of customers recommend this product, which has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars at Sephora.
Why customers love it: “Fantastic formula, especially for very dry skin. I don’t like tinted moisturizers, and need closer to medium coverage, and this delivered. I do need to use two layers to get to medium coverage, but it still looks so natural. My skin is very dry year-round. Many foundations are too drying and hard to blend on my skin. This product is the right mix of moisture and coverage.” NatashaKar
3. LANEIGE Water Bank Eye Gel
Perfect for battling the summer heat, the Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel comes in a unique cooling gel formula that instantly improves the appearance of tired-looking eyes through a surge of weightless moisture. It features superior technology for accelerated hydration with its quick absorbing formula that contains micro-sized particles of hydro ionized mineral water and quinoa extract, olive oil, and moisture-balancing tillandsia. This product is free of parabens and phthalates. Shop at Sephora.
Why customers love it: “This product works so well, the skin around my eyes feels super hydrated all day and my make up sits nicely on top! It feels slightly greasy at first but give it a couple minutes to soak into your skin and it feels amazing! The large pot definitely is worth the price you pay compared to other smaller ones.” Sisu212
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4. BIOSSANCE Squalane + Hyaluronic Toning Mist
Perfect for warm weather and for refreshing your face after wearing a face mask, the Biossance Squalane + Hyaluronic Toning Mist is an ultra-fine face mist that replenishes skin with minerals and hydrates with sugarcane-derived squalane and two types of hyaluronic acid. Its multi-mineral complex delivers minerals that are lost due to stress, pollution, and overindulgence. Its squalene locks in essential moisture, while green algae helps maintain skin’s electrolyte and hydration balance. This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free. This does not contain alcohol. 85% of customers recommend this product, which has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars at Sephora.
Why customers love it: “I love this mist, I think it’s a wonderful addition to my skincare routine. I use it after washing and after applying makeup, or even if I need a refreshing. The other line of products also are very effective and are great together. The clean line of products is a plus and help my reactive skin. As my skin matures I definitely notice some dryness even with oil use. I drink tons of water, so I know it’s not that. This line has helped tremendously and doesn’t feel heavy or greasy IMO.” SeaAnne
5. RMS BEAUTY Tinted Daily Lip Balm
A lip balm that’s perfect for daily use, the RMS Tinted Daily Lip Balm comes in four perfect shades: Simply Cocoa (untinted), Passion Lane (elegant pink with a hint of shimmer, pictured here), Peacock Lane (vibrant hibiscus pink tint), and Twilight Lane (sheer, seductive deep berry). It features a lush, lip-softening formula that contains jojoba oil that quickly absorbs into the skin to nourish and hydrate and cocoa butter that melts into dry skin to provide relief. This unique balm effectively provides lips with flavorless healthy hydration for up to 12 hours without the heaviness or greasiness. This product does not contain sulfates (SLS and SLES), parabens, phthalates, and other synthetic ingredients. It is also cruelty-free, gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging. 99% of customers recommend this product, which has a 4.9 out of 5 star rating at Sephora.
Why customers love it: “Amazing lip balm with a hint of color. It’s smooth and soft with just the right amount of color. The peacock color looks dark but when you put it on, it comes on much lighter. A new must have in my bag, especially for the summer months.” LoriA23
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