Here’s how you can nail an eye-catching makeup look while wearing a mask.
Masks have become the new normal and an essential accessory. While it is a small price to pay to keep ourselves safe, face masks have upended our beauty routine in many ways. Indeed, they cover most of our face but still leave scope to highlight the parts that are left uncovered like eyes, brows and lashes.
Samay Dutta, Director, NOIR Luxury Salon suggests makeup tips you can follow while wearing a mask.
Skincare is must: Wearing a mask for long hours can lead to clogged pores and result in acne or dryness, so skincare is now more important than ever. Make sure you follow a cleansing, toning, moisturising routine every night.
Eyes in focus: With the lower half of our faces being covered with mask, the focus is more on the eyes and eye makeup. For a day look, play with light neutral tones that brighten up your eyes. For the evening, work with more dramatic or sultry looks.
Groomed brows: No eye makeup is complete without groomed brows. People with a natural strong brow should brush them and set them with a brow gel. For people with thin or very light brows, fill the brows using the colour closest to the hair colour.
Strong foundation: Avoid heavy full-coverage face foundation. Instead use light to medium coverage products or you may risk a breakout. Also, you don’t want the foundation getting all over the inside of the mask so while wearing the mask, mark the line you want your foundation to come till. Try to use non-transferable products.
Set it right: Make sure to set your makeup with powder or a setting spray to avoid any creasing around the eyes.
Lip love: Lipsticks tend to cause stains on masks; similarly, masks smudge the lipstick. The two don’t mix, but there are ways to paint your pout without this issue. Make sure to apply petroleum jelly or a non-coloured gloss to keep your lips moist and for a long-lasting tint; layer it with a rosy lip pencil.