How to keep perfect makeup while wearing a breathing face mask? There’s a secret and Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist let us know all about it!
Wearing a breathing face mask is causing your makeup to be short-lived? Celebrity Makeup Artists are sharing their secret to a long lasting technique for your makeup.
To prevent the spread of the epidemic of Covid-19, everyone is advised to wear a face mask. Despite this simple gesture being crucial to our global wellbeing, the phenomenon is making those who love to show off their makeup lose their minds. After putting so much effort into your makeup, seeing all of it wearing off when removing the breathing face mask (in a safe environment!), can sometimes be frustrating. Here you will find some simple steps to make sure your makeup becomes long lasting and (almost) mask proof at all times.
（１）Tone and moisturize your skin
Apart from the mask creating friction against your skin, one of the main causes of your makeup deteriorating is the lack of circulating airflow causing your skin to secrete oil. Picture yourself wearing a mask during the summer season, your face becoming stuffy and hot, melting away your beautiful makeup. Paints quite a picture doesn’t it? This reaction might be difficult to avoid at this present time, however, here are some tips which will do the trick! If you want your makeup to last longer, toner and lotion are your two first steps. A lot of people tend to go straight to face creams after cleansing. Face creams create a barrier on pores to lock in the moisture into the skin, however, it also has an oily base which can result in melting makeup. Go for a refreshing and light face lotion after your toner to make sure your skin is well hydrated and your pores tightened. According to dermatologists, high temperatures and humid conditions stimulate oil glands resulting in excessive sebum. Research has shown that our skin produces 10% more oil for every 1℃ increase, therefore, having an oil-control primer is crucial if you want to keep your makeup on throughout the day as it helps regulate the excess sebum generated by your skin under the mask.
1. YVES SAINT LAURENT Top Secret Instant Matt Pore Refiner Base
2. HOURGLASS Veil Mineral Primer
3. SMASHBOX Photo Finish Iconic Primer Stick
4. BENEFIT The Professional Matt Rescue
（２）Set your powder with powder puffs
Kim Kardashian has always been the centre of attention in the media so wherever she goes, her makeup always looks on point thanks to her personal makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic. In a recent interview, Mario has shared some insights on Kim’s long lasting makeup secret. He suggested using a powder puff when applying setting powders instead of using a makeup brush. Rather than brushing it on, powder puffs compress your setting powder onto your skin resulting into a long lasting effect.
1. GIVENCHY Blanc Divin Brightening Mattifying Loose Powder
2. Diorskin Loose Powder
3. ESTÉE LAUDER Perfecting Loose Powder
4. DECORTÉ Loose Face Powder
（3）Freshen up your makeup
Although we have listed a series of recommendations for a long lasting makeup, it doesn’t completely prevent it from melting at least some of it away, therefore freshening it is an important step to follow throughout the day. According to Mario Dedivanovic, “a majority of women remove their makeup and then reapply powder by softly patting them on”, before adding that “there’s a proper way of doing it by removing makeup with face wipes, then wipe away excessive sebum with oil blotting sheets before applying your powder. Without removing excess oils, your makeup will look thicker and make it even worse.”
1. NYX Professional Makeup High Glass Powder Brush
2. DIOR Backstage Powder Brush No. 14
3. CLARINS Pore Blotting Papers
4. SHISEIDO Oil Control Blotting Paper x 100
As Kim Kardashian’s exclusive celebrity makeup artist, he was asked which makeup products are his go-to recommendations for the public. He suggested the following products which are perfect to keep longer lasting makeup when wearing breathing masks.