How to Do Your Makeup When Wearing a Face Mask

how to do your makeup when wearing a face mask

Now that we’re at the acceptance stage, we can move on to the phase where we don’t mind the giant piece of cloth covering half of our faces for the majority of the day. The good news is that there’s a silver lining to having half your face covered. Well, at least for some of us while others might be thinking that the last lip filler appointment was a huge waste of money.

For example, I’m more than happy to cover my gigantic nose and let people assume that I have a teeny-tiny nose right under my fluttery lashes. So, chin up. Below are the best tips on how to do your makeup when wearing a face mask.

You’ll be focusing more on the upper part of your face. And this will be a makeup look that’s a skincare hybrid so that you don’t have to deal with maskne.

Scroll down to learn how to leverage makeup to look your best with a face mask on.

1. Make Your Skincare Your Base Makeup

It’s important that you pay attention to your skincare, especially your eye cream. You want glowing skin if you happen to take off your mask and not a sweaty upper lip with sweat drops mixed in with a patchy foundation.

So, do your skincare properly. Apply your serum, your daily moisturizer, and your sunscreen on your clean face. Apply your eye cream generously.

2. Make Your Concealer Your Foundation

Apply your concealer under your eyes and carefully blend it in with your eye cream for a creamy and natural look. You don’t need a full layer of heavy-looking concealer.

Face masks limit the way we express ourselves. So we rely on our eyes to show emotions and when we smile, we smile intensely. This just makes your concealer more prone to creasing.

And as a result, your fine lines and crow’s feet become more visible. That’s why it’s important to pair a lightweight concealer with a good eye cream and make them work as a team.

Additionally, apply tiny dots of concealer on the cheeks, around the nose, and on any imperfections. This evens out the skin tone and covers any redness on the face. The idea is not to cover everything but to get an even base with barely-there coverage.

3. Master the Art of Brows and Lashes

The upper part of your face is the only part that people see when you have your face mask on. So you need to ace your eye makeup game. Define your eyebrows, brush them upwards for a lifting effect, and set them with a brow gel.

Apply your mascara generously for voluminous lashes. This is the time to take advantage of different techniques to volumize the lashes.

Try a curler before applying mascara. You can go for a tubing mascara or a waterproof one for long-day wear. If you have sparse lashes, try beginner-friendly faux individual lashes to amp up the volume.

4. Get Creative with Eyeshadow

Go for a dramatic look using colorful shades and patterns to jazz up your makeup look when wearing a face mask. You can use shimmery and creamy eyeshadows to draw attention to the eyes.

You can also try a natural look with neutral tones and use eyeliner to define your eye shape. Remember to play with different wings and try not to go for a thick line. Because it’ll end up giving you a very angry look with closed eyes.

5. Move Up the Bronzer and the Blush

A bronzer applied on the upper part of the cheekbones as opposed to the lower part lifts up your face. This is a handy makeup trick even when you’re not wearing a mask.

But for our purposes, this is all about moving up the colors toward the upper part of your face as your cheeks aren’t that visible under the mask.

Apply your bronzer starting from the outer corners of your forehead and bring it down to the temples as well as on the upper part of your cheekbones.

Apply a single swipe across the nose for a more natural look. Apply a tiny amount of blush right above the cheeks and blend it almost towards the under-eye area for a natural flush of color.

6. Go for Powder

Normally, creamy products give the most natural look. But cream formulas can move around. This may not be a problem for eyeshadows. But it may be so with a bronzer, a blush, or a highlighter.

Because the friction caused by the face mask can rub your makeup off. For that reason, powder formulas may be the better choice for long-lasting and smudge-proof makeup when wearing a face mask.

Once you’re done with bronzing and blushing, apply your highlighter on the usual spots such as around the outer corner of the eyes, the bridge of the nose, and the inner corner of your eyes to make the eyes pop.

7. Go Easy on the Lips

Even though they’re almost invisible during the day, your lips still need attention. Instead of using lipstick, use a lip balm to keep your lips hydrated and plump.

So this is how you can do your makeup when wearing a face mask so you feel comfortable, look good, and avoid the mess at the same time.

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