Beauty and the Mask: Mask-Wearing Beauty Tips

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After nearly more than a year of COVID-19, people are still wearing masks. This mandate is prevalent in most cities, schools, and states. They require everyone, vaccinated and unvaccinated, to wear a mask to protect one another. However, with this mandate persisting with people wearing masks, there is this question as to when we are going to return to normalcy in wearing certain makeup.

In wearing makeup, people like to express their personalities, compliment their looks or experiment with new styles through the art of makeup. Unfortunately, with wearing masks it can be a bit tricky in doing so. That’s why VALLEY has the best mask-wearing makeup tips for you this season!

Try Long-Lasting Makeup

The main hesitancy in wearing makeup nowadays contributes to the transferring of it onto masks. Luckily, when wearing long-lasting makeup, you don’t have to worry about it! There are many ways to achieve this feat, while still staying safe. One of the ways is a personal favorite of celebrity makeup artist Lisa Aharon, who uses a combination of both a good primer such as The Ordinary primer and a non-transferable foundation like the L’Oreal foundation. For extra prevention of getting makeup on your mask, VALLEY suggests using a light-coverage foundation for everyday use

Instead of a Full Face, Just Conceal!

In the age of masks, you usually don’t need to go for a full face of makeup, which is why concealer is perfect for this situation! If you still want to wear makeup, but you don’t feel like mixing your primer with foundation, or you just want to touch up a few spots without wearing a full face of foundation, then this is the perfect tip for you!. This is a good solution for the person on the go, but still wants to look good! Recommendations include the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer and for a more affordable option, the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer.  

Turn the Focus to Your Eyes

With masks covering up a significant portion of our cheeks and lips, this leaves a great opportunity to focus more on the eyes! One of the best ways to bring attention to your eyes is simply by wearing mascara! For a more natural look, VALLEY suggests going for a clear mascara, for a more bold look VALLEY suggests using a volume-boosting mascara.

If You Want a Full Beat Look, Wear a Disposable Mask

Whether going out for a night on the town or to a special meal with a significant other, we want to look our best—and sometimes our best includes a full beat look. For these moments, VALLEY suggests using a disposable mask instead of a cloth one, as with cloth masks makeup has a higher chance of staying on and significantly staining those masks than with disposable masks.

Lip Tint

For lipstick lovers, wearing masks has been the toughest. With masks mainly covering up our mouths, there hasn’t been a full need to wear certain lipsticks, as they have started to become obsolete when wearing a mask. However, there are still ways to wear all the lip products you want without worrying about your lipsticks collecting dust. One of the ways is by wearing a lip tint. You don’t have to worry about staining the masks or feeling insecure or weird about not wearing a lip product with lip tints as they transfer less onto masks than traditional lipsticks. 

Opt for Going Natural

Lastly, one of the easiest options from all of these tips is wearing no makeup at all! By going for a natural look, you are letting your skin breathe and you are not worried about staining your masks with any kind of makeup! With no makeup, VALLEY recommends wearing good sunscreen to help protect your skin such as the La Roche Posay Anthelios Sunscreen.

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