How To Do Face Mask Makeup
The new normal requires us to head out of the house wearing a face mask at all times. This certainly doesn't mean we have to forget all about our makeup kit! Check out all the new essentials to stock up on as we face the world with half a face!
'The new normal'. A phrase we've been hearing and reading for weeks on end. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, a lot of our 'normal' ways have been redefined, from working out in the gym to our living room, eating out to dining in with home-cooked meals, regular school to home school, having everything delivered, and DIY efforts on almost anything you can think of.
Another aspect that's not exempted from the new normal are our self-care and beauty routines. No one has been going to salons or spas, and we've pared down our beauty routines to the bare minimum. But while the quarantine slowly gets lifted, we will have to resume with our life outdoors, and face a new world. This includes wearing a face mask at all times.
Wearing a face mask is a must in our efforts to avoid COVID-19 infection, and if we are diligent, we may eventually flatten the curve in our country. As beauty girls though, we know the issues that may arise: how are we to avoid skincare problems while wearing a mask? And another question that comes to mind is: how can I do my makeup if I have to wear a mask?
Do not fret, as all these issues are valid, and can be resolved! First up, acne can be avoided in a number of doable ways. If we're mindful of face mask hygiene, we can avoid this altogether! As for makeup, scroll ahead for some of our tips!
If you absolutely have to put on foundation, choose one that is sweat proof and does not smudge. A lot of new formulas are out in the market today, focusing on no-budge, no smudge, and 'hustle-proof' foundation formulas for the busy woman on-the-go. Since your face will be stuck to the face mask all day, you want one that doesn't ruin the base. Avoid having to apply too many layers when wearing a face mask, to avoid bacteria build-up underneath the face mask. Keep things little, and uncomplicated.
While this may not be the time to rock those red lippies you've been dying to wear, keeping your lips moisturized is key. You may not be showing them off in public, but making sure they're hydrated avoids painful chapping that may occur!
Focus on the eyes
If you're wearing your face mask properly, then what's exposed should only be the upper half part of the bridge of your nose (if not the nose area entirely covered) upwards. Some people also prefer to wear eyeglasses or some protective eye gear to be absolutely safe. If you choose to prettify this area, focus on your eyebrows, and eye makeup, and nothing else!
First up, deal with stray eyebrow hair. While we are not professional eyebrow artists, we can tend to our brows by tweezing away stray hair that mess up the brow shape. We recommend a pencil that has an angled tip to make it easy for you to apply strand-like lines. Finish it up with an eyebrow-setting gel or wax to make sure the eyebrow strands stay in place.
As for eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara, just like your base, choose products that don't budge, and can last you throughout the day. We like creme-based eyeshadows, waterproof eyeliners and mascaras. Again, to avoid having to complicate things, focus on the bare minimum, and don't add too many layers if you're not attending anything formal.
And last but not least, invest in a setting spray that doubles your skin's efforts to stay in place. Also remember—stay safe by making a conscious effort to stop touching your face, especially when outside!