If you plan on trying the latest beauty trends outside, keep in mind that you’ll most likely be wearing a mask over your look. As a result, it should come as no surprise that mask makeup is the latest social media trend. Though it may not have been your intention, it is possible to have your makeup pop up with a mask. That said, there are a few rules to follow when wearing makeup and a mask at the same time. And we’re here to help—we know this is new ground for all of us. So grab your makeup bag and keep reading for 12 mask makeup tips to create your makeup pop-up with a mask.
How to have your makeup pop up with a mask?
1. Keep layers light
No matter whatever formulas you use, the more mascara you wear, the more likely it is that makeup will be found on the lining of your mask when you take it off. It’s time to change your makeup routine. If you’re happy with it, we’d recommend skip the foundation and instead apply concealer to the areas that need it. If you think you need extra coverage, use lighter-weight foundations that are long-wearing and transfer-resistant, as heavier layers of makeup are more likely to rub off.
A quick note on skincare: it’s important to consider what you do to your skin before applying makeup. Lotions and serums that are heavy or oily can cause makeup to slide off your face and slide at any moment, but especially when wearing a mask and friction comes into play. Try not to use something too rich (keep this for nighttime). Oh, and even though you’re wearing a mask, don’t forget to apply sunscreen.
2. Begin with a hydrating face moisturizer
Wearing the face mask for long periods of time can cause skin irritation due to the caused friction. To combat this, apply a heavier moisturizer before beginning your makeup routine to create a barrier and prevent chafing. This will form a slide, preventing the mask’s edges from irritating the skin during the day.
3. Spritz setting spray after moisturizing
We all know that setting spray is important for prolonging the length of your makeup. And make sure it doesn’t rub off on your face mask after you’ve finished your look. But it’s also a must-have after-moisturizer.
This is one of the steps that’s going to be really helpful to go in and solidify and seal in the moisturizer and powder underneath… any longevity spray that can keep our makeup on longer.
4. DON’T SKIP PRIMER
The first thing you can do when wearing makeup under a mask is investing in a reliable makeup primer. This will help the face makeup last longer by helping it to withstand the wear and tear that comes with wearing a mask for an extended period of time.
5. Use a light, non-comedogenic foundation
Next, keep the base makeup as simple as possible. Using a waterproof foundation with a matte finish will help ensure that the makeup stays in place and transfers minimally onto your mask. It’s also important to pick one that’s light and breathable for your skin, as this will help prevent acne breakouts.
We’ve seen more whiteheads and acne around our nose area after we began wearing masks more frequently. This may be due to clogged pores from perspiration under the mask and irritation caused by friction between the mask and your skin. To combat this, use concealer to brighten and perfect the complexion.
6. TURN TO CONCEALER
Another face makeup product you should not forget? Concealer! While you may not be wearing it usually (with half of your face covered, there is no need for additional coverage), you may draw attention to your eyes by using concealer in a color that is one to two shades lighter than your skin tone.
Apply the appropriate concealer shade in upside-down triangles under your eyes to conceal under-eye bags to ensure you have a wide-eyed, awake appearance. This is more important than ever because your eyes will be what’s noticeable when your mask is on.
7. USE A LONGWEAR BLUSH
You might be thinking, “why would I use blush if it’s going to be covered?” Your cheeks can peek through depending on the mask you’re wearing. Not to mention, wearing a transparent mask with makeup is an option if you really want to show off your makeup look.
And if your blush isn’t visible, using a long-lasting, non-transferable formula is a good idea if you plan to remove your mask at some time. You’ll have perfectly rosy cheeks that stay put this way!
8. KEY POINTS
Do you have the same feelings on highlighter as you do about blush? This radiance-boosting beauty formula isn’t just about the cheekbones. In reality, when it comes to mask makeup, we have a different positioning suggestion: your eye! Yeah, highlighting the inner corners and beneath the arch of your brows is a great way to draw attention to your eyes.
9. BOOST YOUR BROWS FOR A PERFECT MAKEUP POP–UP WITH A MASK
When half of your face is covered, unruly brows can stand out even more. Spend a few minutes grooming the brows to get a more put-together look. After plucking any stray hairs, groom and gel your brows into place with a tinted brow gel, then fill in any sparse spots with a brow pencil.
10. Curl your lashes and coat them with mascara
Heavy eyeliner is a quick and easy way to close your eyes. When wearing a face mask, the goal is to open up the eyes, so makeup artists recommend skipping the liner and instead of going for mascara. Make sure to always start by curling your lashes. Then, apply many coats of dark black mascara.
Make sure to build up the lash line and the lash root. This would define and open up the eyes without the use of eyeliner. To enhance the eye, use a buildable mascara and apply an extra coat only on the center lashes.
11. TURN TO LONG-WEAR, MATTE LIPSTICK
When it comes to mask makeup, your lip color is perhaps the last thing on your mind. However, you may want to remove your mask in the middle of the day. So a reliable, long-lasting lipstick is always a smart idea. Though we love glosses, matte, long-wear lipstick will be your best friend this season. You should wear lipstick with a smudge-proof formula without worrying about it transferring or smudging into your mask.
12. SET YOUR MAKEUP
Of course, using a setting spray is one of the most foolproof ways to guarantee your look does not smudge or fade as a result of your face mask! Use an oil-free setting spray to keep the makeup looking fresh all day and night, mask or no mask.
The Bottom Line
You should take off your makeup at the end of the day! This is because the skin under your mask would need extra attention. And neglecting to remove your makeup will result in breakouts and other unpleasant skin problems. To gently remove makeup before bed, saturate a cotton swab with some makeup remover.
Hope now you know how to have your makeup pop-up with a mask.