How To Stop Your Face Mask From Smudging Your Makeup


Whether you are using public transport to see your squad, poppin’ to Tesco to grab some midnight snacks, or are treating yourself to well overdue mani-pedi, it is mandatory in the U.K that you wear a face mask in most indoor settings. This is deffo’ a win win situation if you’re the kinda gal that hates doing their makeup in the morn’. However, if you’re like us, then there’s nothing like a full face of makeup to make you feel cute and confident AF. During the time of a worldwide pandemic, applying makeup can make us regain a sense of normality to our daily routine, esp’ if you are still on furlough.If you’re having trouble stopping your face mask from smudging your makeup, then don’t worry, we’ve got all the hacks for you, babe.

Cleanse & Moisturise

If you have to wear a face mask over a long time span, then cleansing and moisturising your face daily is deffo’ very important. Makeup and face masks combined can cause dry skin, chafing or spots. Our fave’ moisturiser and cleanser at the moment has to be the Skincare Set by Glossier. Gentle and light on the skin, you will feel fresh faced AF! If you wanna get that glowy and dewy makeup look, then these products will prep your skin in all the right ways.

Apply Primer

Primer is the step between moisturising and applying foundation, and helps make your makeup last a whole lot longer. If you find that your makeup is having a srs case of the smudge underneath your face mask, then we suggest using primer daily before applying foundation or lipstick. One of our fave’ primers at the moment is Hangover Primer by Too Faced. Make sure you look snatched AF with or without your mask on, boo.

Use A Light Coverage Foundation Or BB Cream

We know all you full coverage gals might not wanna try this, but trust us when we say that using a light coverage foundation or BB cream will make sure that your makeup lasts longer underneath your mask. Hot weather + face masks = melted makeup, which really isn’t a vibe, hun. Some of our go-to lightweight foundations are Perfecting Skin Tint by Glossier, and Garnier SkinActive BB Cream. Say goodbye to smudged makeup, and hello to catwalk ready glam when you use a light coverage foundation or BB cream.

Use Setting Spray

Setting spray was deffo’ sent to us from the makeup Gods and is a saviour when it comes to keeping our makeup smudge free. Even more so in the time of coronavirus and mandatory face masks we are appreciating it. A must-have setting spray that you need to make a part of your beauty regime is Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.

Go For Killer Brows & Winged Eyeliner

Ain’t nothing like killa’ brows and a sharp winged eyeliner look to make a statement, esp’ when wearing a face mask. Get on top of your makeup game and let your eyes do the talking when you go full on glam in a face mask. We are lovin’ abso’ love brow lamination at the moment to recreate that messy but on trend model brow look. Wanna create a cat-like eyeliner look? We are obsessed with NYX Professional Makeup Matte Liquid Liner right now.

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