Even though there’s a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, some experts state that it’s not quite time to throw away your mask just yet. So, although it may be too early to put on that full face, your makeup can still look fabulous and fierce while wearing a mask! You may think wearing makeup while wearing a mask doesn’t make sense,e but it gives you your usual normalcy in your daily routine. Here are four tips to help you overcome this obstacle with makeup to pop with your mask.
Play Up Your Eyes
It’s no secret that eyes have been called the window to the soul. Luckily, wearing a mask allows the eyes to remain the focal point of the face, and because the mouth is covered, the eyes are an even more vital tool to communicate. For the eyes, start by priming the lids with a concealer. The eyelids are often a different color from the face, so this will provide a base for eye makeup and even out the skin tone. To create an everyday natural look, stick to eyeshadows in neutral colors such as browns, tans, beige, and taupes. Shades of red and orange can also fit into the neutral category. And, although not neutrals, blues, and other primary colors are having a moment, so feel free to explore and experiment with fun colors. Mascara is generally a love it or leave it product. But, applied well, mascara can take the eyes from just okay, to “I see you, you better work!” When wearing a mask, the latter is preferred. Use at least 4-5 layers of mascara to make your lashes appear longer and thicker. For thin lashes, add eyeliner to the top and bottom lash line to make the lashes appear to look fuller. Finally, to top off this natural makeup look add white shimmer eyeshadow in the corners of the eyes. When light hits your eyes, the shimmer will make them pop in a more natural way!
Prime Your Skin
For a more natural look start off by priming your face with a shimmer glow sunscreen or, if you like less glow or have really oily skin, a matte sunscreen. Supergoop is known for both its glow sunscreens and matte sunscreens. Many people who use Supergoop love the products because of how light it feels on the skin and matches all skin tones. It also absorbs quickly and does not leave behind the dreaded white cast. It provides a nice finish on the skin, so there is no need to put on much or even any foundation or concealer. Best of all Supergoop uses all-natural products.
Enhance Your Smile With Your Cheeks
Next are the cheekbones. Some people are blessed with prominent high cheekbones and some of us have to work a little harder, but everyone has them. To make the cheekbones pop, mix highlighter with a drop of foundation or your concealer and dab it upwards toward your eyes and out toward your hairline with a beauty blender or similar tool. The skin around your eyes will glow and put more emphasis on that part of your face. You can finish off with an extra touch of highlighter on the highest point of your cheekbones to make them appear higher. To find the highest point of your cheekbones, move your fingertips along the area under your eyes toward your hairline until you feel the most prominent point. Next, smile away under your mask as people notice and admire your exaggerated cheekbones.
Define Your Brows
Just as a picture frame frames a great work of art, the eyebrows frame the face. It’s essential when wearing a mask that the brows are given extra love and attention. Ideally, a visit to a salon for an eyebrow tint would simplify matters. Tinting gives the brows a defined and uniform yet a natural look. It also saves time from the daily tedious ritual of filling in the brows with a pencil. With a bit of effort, you can mimic the same look at home. To prevent the flat, unnatural drawn on the brow, use more than one color and more than one texture. For example, dark brown brows use a dark brown pencil and a lighter brown brow powder or fiber. Be sure not to exaggerate the arch, which can make a face appear older and dated.
Quick and simple tips and parts of your face enhance your mask but all easy and cost nothing to do. Since we don’t know exactly how long we’ll be in the mask, don’t feel like you can’t wear your makeup. Wearing masks may become a new norm in the foreseeable future, but it’s still possible to rock a fabulous makeup look that will make you stand out in a sea of masked faces.