TikTok may not be available anymore but that doesn’t mean your source for beauty content has come to an end. Your favourite beauty influencers are taking over the YT space to show off their makeup hacks that are ideal during the pandemic. One of the newest beauty trends taking over social media is how to sport a full-face makeup look under your face mask and not worry about it wiping off by the end of the day.
We’ve combed through the internet for these makeup tips so that you don’t have to. These makeup tutorials will help you achieve a flawless base and ensure it will stay that way without smudging or fading even while wearing a face mask for long hours. Whoever said makeup is cancelled in 2020 was clearly wrong!
Since we’re still plagued by this pandemic, face masks aren’t going away anytime soon, so it’s best to start adapting your makeup skills to fit this corona-era. To make your search less tedious, we’ve rounded up the best beauty and makeup tips from YouTubers all over the world which have been tailored for those days when you want to go full glam under your face mask. So grab your brew and keep scrolling, it’s time to level up your makeup game.
Face mask or no, cleansing, toning, moisturising before applying primer is important whether you’re opting for lightweight or full coverage. No matter what the circumstances are, this step is unavoidable.
Face masks mean dealing with issues like transference of makeup and smudging. To prevent this from happening, after applying moisturiser, lock it all in with translucent powder. This trick helps your makeup last longer by locking in the product and barring it from mixing with your primer and foundation.
Setting sprays have always been used after we've completed our full makeup look in order to lock it all in. But in this pandemic riddled world, we need to switch things up a bit. One beauty hack amongst many YouTubers is using a setting spray, post-moisturiser and powder. This solidifies and locks in the moisturiser and powder underneath, in turn, increasing the longevity of your makeup even with a face mask on.
Primers with a unique sticky jelly-like texture help your foundation grip to the skin and make it last all day without smudging. Most primers work well on all skin types and they easily melt into the skin while creating a smoother canvas to work with. Depeding on your skin type, you can decide to use a primer that's hydrating, mattifying or pore minimising. Remember to add a bit more on your nose, chin and cheeks since these areas come in contact with your face mask.
Lightweight products tend to fade off easily even without a face mask, so with a mask on, these products do not stand a chance. If you don’t want your face mask to absorb all your makeup, then opt for long-lasting foundations and powders. To help your makeup stay on longer, one beauty blogger recommends using a makeup brush to apply the foundation, followed by pressing in and blending it with a damp beauty sponge. After which, you can add a bit of setting powder followed by setting spray.
Since your face mask covers most of your face, brighten up whatever can be seen with a cream highlighter. Cream or liquid formulas tend to stay on longer than powders while giving a natural finish, so don’t be afraid to add a generous amount of highlighter to your cheekbones, inner corners of the eyes and brow bones to brighten up the skin and get that lit-from-within-glow.
This one is a no brainer. Whether it’s your eyes or lips, waterproof makeup is the way to go. Since your face mask covers your lips, keep your creamy lipsticks and lip glosses aside. They will smudge or transfer to your mask. Instead, opt for long-staying matte lipsticks. Also, do not forget to do up your brows as it’s going to be the most prominent feature on your face while wearing a face mask.
There you have it! These tried and tested beauty hacks by YouTubers will help your makeup last longer and prevent it from smudging under your face mask.
If you'd rather have a visual guide to applying makeup for face masks, here are some of the best tutorials we found.
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