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Makeup and Masks: Part 2

I’m back and here to talk more makeup and masks! In Part 1 we talked about how to play up your eyes when they’re your only visible feature. Today we are going to address how you might want to approach the rest of the face. Specifically, let’s discuss some items that have a “my face but better” feel, for days that you’re keeping your mask on and not worried about too many virtual meetings.

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Foundation Alternatives

There are a few products I’ve been using that allow the skin to show through, yet help blur minor blemishes and imperfections. The first one that comes to mind is the BECCA Zero No Pigment Foundation. This makeup/skincare hybrid blurs pores while providing hydration. Most importantly, I have not found it to get oily as the day goes on AND since it’s clear you won’t have the dreaded mask makeup stains!

Another option if you like a more dewy, radiant look, is to use a primer like the VDL Lumilayer Primer Fresh . This lightweight formula adds an amazing luminescence to the face that is natural and not at all sparkly or greasy. If you prefer the opposite, and want a mattifying product, VDL makes the Velvet Blur Primer, which I often use on days that are going to be warm and humid.


After prepping my whole face with one of the above products, I like to spot conceal any glaring “issues.” To brighten up the undereye area, my longtime favorite is the Tatcha The Pearl Tinted Eye Illuminating Treatment. It is another makeup/skincare hybrid that truly does not crease or emphasize fine lines.

For areas of redness I often reach for my Kosas Revealer Super Creamy Brightening Concealer. It is incredibly effective at evening out the complexion by the mouth and around the nose. Alternatively, I’ve also had a lot of success with Kaja’s Don’t Settle Concealer.

Set it and Forget it

If you’ve applied concealer after that base product you are going to want to set it before throwing on your mask. I would recommend using a translucent powder, so that any product that does come off on the mask does not stain it. My holy grail translucent powder is the By Terry Hyaluronic Hyrda Powder . I like to press it in on the areas I’ve concealed using my IT Cosmetics Airbrush Blurring Concealer Brush.

You may also want to give your whole face a once over with a setting spray. My favorite mists are the Pop Beauty Makeup Magnet Setting Mist and the Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray.

As always, I want to reiterate that there is no “right” way to do your makeup. These were just some tips that I’ve found helpful while navigating the world of mask-wearing. Did I miss anything important? Let me know in the comments so I can address it in Part 3 of Makeup and Masks!

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