Mask-proof makeup might seem like an oxymoron to some. When you consider the close contact of fabric on the skin, it’s hard to see how makeup can be transfer-proof with reusable face masks. But there are ways around it. Aside from mask extenders, there are other ways to mask-proof your makeup. We asked makeup artists Sha Shamsi and Larry Yeo to share their best tips and tricks.
But before we go into that, we asked them to also share their must-knows when it comes to prepping the skin. Sha shares, “Less is more in these maskne times. The best is to focus on your night routines and keep it light in the day. If you have oily skin, toner is a must. If you have dry skin, go for serums. Don’t over-apply, I can’t emphasise more on this.”
For Larry, the same rings true. “Less is best. That is what I have been rattling on since the start of our compulsory mask-wearing! The mask we wear traps airflow and increases the amount of moisture left behind. With this extra layer, we will see an increase of sebum, dead skin cells build up and sweat which will also increase the proliferation of bacteria on the face. Mix right with our skincare; you get an amazing possibility of clogged pores and breakouts.”
Take a look at six of their recommended tips and tried-and-tested products to keep your makeup mask-proof and transfer-proof.