6 Make Up Tips for Wearing Mask

Hi, guys!
With new normal is in full swing now, we are required to wear mask at all times whenever we leave the house. And as a woman, I know it can be tricky to wear your make up under the mask. I break down six make up tips for wearing mask in this post. I believe with these steps, you can minimize the amount of make up smudging on your mask. 

Step 1 : Use primer. 
After moisturizer and sunscreen, primer should be the first thing you put on your face before your foundation. Primer acts as a base for your foundation and other make up to cling to. 
Since I have oily t-zone, I use mattifying primer. If you have dry skin, then look for moisturizing primer. Benefit the Porefessional Matte Rescue is one of my holy grail since four years ago. It really does its job well in terms of keeping the oil at bay and minimizes pores. For a more affordable option, I do like NYX Shine Killer. It has a velvety feel to your skin once you put it on. In terms of controlling the oil, it does a decent job.

Step 2 : Set your foundation and concealer with translucent loose powder.
After primer, you can use your usual foundation and concealer. Do make sure you set it with translucent loose powder. I highly recommend to avoid compact powder with pigment and choose translucent loose powder. The loose powder will set your foundation and concealer without leaving stain to your mask. 
I do love my Hourglass translucent powder but for more affordable option, I gotta go with Coty Airspun. While I only recently try this Hourglass, I have been using Coty for almost four years and I keep repurchasing. For the price and the amount of powder you get, you just can't beat it. And it does a similar job to my Hourglass in terms of keeping foundation locked. I do have to say, the Hourglass minimize my pores even more (since its more finely milled) and does have a little sheen to it giving a healthy glow while Coty don't minimize pores and is more matte.

Step 3 : Focus on eyebrow and eye make up.
Since other people can only see half of your face, you should focus on the area that will be seen most of the time; eyebrow and eye. For eyebrow, just do as you normally do your eyebrow. For eyes, you can have a little more fun with it. While I know browns are safe and easy, you'll get more stylish points if you do colorful eye make up.
If you're interested to try a more colorful eye make up, I do recommend this Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette from Tarte. It has these rows of eyeshadow so it's easier to use. You can use the first row for everyday make up. Second and third if you want some color. And the last row for a smokey eye look. 
In general, the first column is for all over the lid. Second column is for crease. Third and fourth column is for outer corner. Last column you can use for the center of your eye as an accent or even for lid. So you don't have to do too much thinking while using this palette.

Step 4 : Use powder-base contour and blush on.
Powder-base contour and blush on is a wiser option if you're wearing mask. I know they're not as long-lasting as cream-base and if you do prefer cream-base product, just make sure you set it with translucent powder after each use. Meaning if you use cream-base contour, you set it first with loose powder, and then after you do your cream-base blush on, you set it again with loose powder. It will add a few more steps to your routine which is why I do recommend to use powder-base contour and blush on.
For contour I do love my Tarteist Contour Palette and Tarte Clay Play Shaping Palette but for a simple look, my go to is Benefit Hoola. For a more affordable option, I heard good things about Physician Formula's bronzer. For blush on, my go to is Benefit Dandelion mixed with a little Coralista but I do like Milani' Dolce and Luminoso as well. They give your cheek a beautiful healthy glow. 

Step 5 : Use matte lip product.
I think this one needs no explanation. My Top 3 Matte Lipstick Under $10 post is my most read article in the last two weeks. And obviously, avoid lip gloss for now.
I do love Kylie Koko K for everyday use since it's very transfer-proof, not drying, and the pink shade is not too pale. The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes are pretty good, very little transfer. Some of my MAC lipstick also lasts pretty well too.

Step 6 : Finish your make up with setting spray.
Last step, make sure you use setting spray to lock in all your make up layers. It's honestly one of my favorite step since it can be very refreshing. Especially during a summer season like now. Setting spray also helps your make up blends better with your skin so it doesn't look cakey.
MAC Prep and Prime Fix + needs no introduction. It's pretty legendary. I do love Skindinavia Oil Control, for oily skin, it's the best option. Urban Decay All Nighter is a great setting spray as well. Really helps makes my blush on lasts longer, altho it doesn't really control my oily t-zone. For affordable option, you can't go wrong with NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray. It's a good one for oily skin considering the price.

I do hope you'll be successful to avoid smudging make up on your mask. 
Have a great week ahead, all.


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