Aktualisiert: Sept 28
No matter where we're going lately, slipping on a mask or protective face covering has become part of the routine. We all know how annoying can be the use of a mask, especially while working on the plane or anywhere else. With half of our faces covered while out and about — a measure recommended to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus — the way we do our makeup is changing alongside everything else.
Here are 7 tips to always look gorgeous and tidy while wearing a face mask: 1) BEGIN WITH A HYDRATING FACE MOISTURIZER Because of the induced friction, wearing your face mask for extended periods of time can cause skin irritation. To counteract this, use a heavier moisturizer before you start your makeup routine to create a barrier and avoid chafing. This will form a slip so that the edges of the mask don’t irritate your skin throughout the day. I highly recommend to use the brand new Younique You•ology Serum that you can choose between two versions: Anti-Aging or Brightening.
After the serum, apply our tailor-made daily skin moisturizer. Customized to your skin, this YOU·OLOGY day moisturizer hydrates and nourishes—making it the best moisturizer to conquer everyday stressors when added to your skin care at home. Add any three boosters to this moisturizing base, seamlessly blending using the innovative MicroSperse® Technology, to create a light, personalized day moisturizer that addresses your individual skin concerns.
To take the FREE SKIN CARE QUIZ and personalize your cream, write me a message and I’ll send you the link 😉 2) APPLY FACE PRIMER AND SETTING POWDER/SPRAY
A good primer and powder can keep your makeup from smudging under a face mask throughout the day: use the Touch Glorious mattifying primer (€37; available also in the September Kudos with a great discount: visit www.youniqueproducts.com/giadamakeupinwonderland) that really grips the makeup. Create smoother-looking skin while decreasing the appearance of shine and pore size with your new makeup must-have. This mattifying marvel uses water break technology to provide a refreshing burst of hydration upon face primer application, making it a good face primer for dry and oily skin types. Make this mattifying face primer your secret to flawless-looking, worry-free skin.
After the foundation, set with the Touch Behold translucent setting powder or with the Touch Behold setting spray (both €42; available on www.youniqueproducts.com/giadamakeupinwonderland) over top as an extra protective barrier between the makeup and your mask.
3. USE A LIGHT, NON- COMEDOGENIC FOUNDATION You might need to cover some imperfections on the face, such as enlarged pores, acne or redness and my tip for you is to use my favorite full coverage foundation, lighter-than air feeling 😍 You’ll be on cloud nine with the buildable and blendable full coverage Younique Touch spray foundation (€45; available also in the September Kudos with a great discount: visit www.youniqueproducts.com/giadamakeupinwonderland). This powerful foundation has a finish so light it’s virtually weightless, creating a flawless look without clogging your pores. The easy-to-use aerosol application will have you achieving airbrushed results that rival any pro, leaving you free to conquer your day with nothing holding you down. Formulated with
Macadamia nut oil
After that, conceal only where needed, paying special attention right under the eyes in the most hollow part of the eye socket. Use a light but buildable concealer (bonus points if it’s water resistant!) and press the formula into the skin for a more natural effect. Try the Younique Touch Mineral skin perfecting concealer, inspired by the glorified Mulberry Silk, which delivers a naturally creamy coverage with a satin finish for all-day wear. Formulated with a high concentration of pigments, this lightweight full-coverage concealer helps hide everything from scars and burns to tattoos, discoloration, and other imperfections. Its exceptional silky texture nourishes and moisturizes the skin with key ingredients like Vegetable Lanolin, which consists of shea butter, glyceryl rosinate, and Olea europaea. State-of-the-art microsphere technology provides camera-ready silky skin with a natural no-makeup look.
4) OPT FOR A WATERPROOF LIQUID EYELINER AND SHIMMERY EYESHADOWS AND HIGHLIGHTERS
If you're going to focus on a single area, make it the one still visible when wearing a mask. You definitely want to accentuate your eyes while wearing a mask, since this is the first area people will see when looking at you. My favorite way to do this is to apply waterproof liquid eyeliner around the eye and lots of mascara on the lashes. Unleash your wild side with Dip & Draw Younique eyeliner (€23; www.youniqueproducts.com/giadamakeupinwonderland) the waterproof, sweat-proof, up-to-18-hours-of-solid-fun liquid eyeliner party animal. This precision eyeliner comes equipped with an ultra-fine applicator tip, making it a good eyeliner for creating both dainty lines and bold designs. Don’t forget to crank up the volume with rich, intensely pigmented colors—the neighbors may call the cops, but looking this good isn’t illegal.
If you're not an eyeliner person, you don't have to go with a full winged cat eye; simply line around the rim of your upper waterline for a little extra definition.
Draw attention to the eye using a shimmery shade that’s easy to apply, like the Moodstruck liquid shadow (€28; www.youniqueproducts.com/giadamakeupinwonderland) creamy, elegant, and highly pigmented. The doe foot applicator is designed with a hollow reservoir to hold the proper amount of product for smooth and precise application. Choose from matte and satin finishes and create an effortlessly beautiful look that catches every eye. My hack is applying some shadow underneath your eyes: drop the undereye eyeshadow pretty low, it opens up your eyes like you wouldn’t believe! Finish off with a touch of highlighter.
5) LASH PRIMER & MASCARA
Don't undervalue the power of a good mascara application. I find that mascara is what truly helps make the eyes pop when I'm wearing a mask, so I recommend using a lash primer (€26; www.youniqueproducts.com/giadamakeupinwonderland). Not only does this primer condition your natural lashes with ingredients like vitamin E, it also prepares them for maximum mascara performance with a curved brush that delivers an even coat of product to every lash.
MOODSTRUCK EPIC 4D one‑step fiber mascara combines Y‑shaped fibers and a specially engineered two-sided brush to interlock fibers for lash volume, length, and lift like you’ve never seen in real life. This affordable makeup achieves a high-quality look that perfectly complements your eyeshadow makeup. Just one coat of this black mascara enhances the appearance of your natural lashes to give you unreal—yet totally real—lashes that pop! (€31,50; www.youniqueproducts.com/giadamakeupinwonderland).
MOODSTRUCK EPIC twisted mascara
Ready for the twist? This brand new mascara is designed with two high-quality applicators so you can twist your look from basic to brazen and anything in between. The lower brush utilizes denser, molded bristles to build lash volume, length, and curl while the shorter, spiral-wired bristles of the upper brush create a lighter, more natural look. Turn up your lash intensity by using the lower brush first, then coating hard-to-reach lashes in your inner corners and the lower lash line with the upper brush. Your looks are limitless with MOODSTRUCK EPIC twisted mascara. (€29; www.youniqueproducts.com/giadamakeupinwonderland).
MOODSTRUCK EPIC mascara
Apply one coat of the brown, black waterproof, or black mascara for iconic lash-by-lash length and clump-free volume, or add a second coat of this high-quality mascara to really enhance the appearance of your natural lashes. In fact, just one coat of the Moodstruck Epic black mascara delivers up to a 244% increase in lash volume and up to 430.3% in just two coats. Whether you’re going for a natural look or all-out glam, with this mascara, your lashes are sure to be legendary. (€26; www.youniqueproducts.com/giadamakeupinwonderland).
6) NEUTRAL LIPS
Since your lips are totally hidden under a face covering, you might decide to skip lipstick altogether. Give your lips a sugary-sweet treat. Smooth, polish, and pamper your lips with the ultimate sweet treat. Formulated to exfoliate and moisturize, the Moodstruck Lip Exfoliator (€23; www.youniqueproducts.com/giadamakeupinwonderland) creates a soft, hydrated surface and preps your lips for brighter, bolder, longer-lasting cosmetic wear. The luxurious formula melts into your lips and, with a few wipes, clears away dead skin cells, leaving healthy, glowing skin. So pucker your pouter and swipe on the Moodstruck Lip Exfoliator: shea butter, rich in vitamins A and E, nourishes and hydrates your skin. Formulated without oil, parabens, alcohol, or fragrance.
7) DON’T NEGLET YOUR BROWS Unruly brows can stand out even more when half your face is covered. Take a few minutes to groom your brows to secure a more put-together appearance. After plucking the stray hairs, groom and fill in any sparse spots with the Moodstruck Precision brow pencil (€20; www.youniqueproducts.com/giadamakeupinwonderland). Take a look at my previous article to learn how to create the perfect eyebrows.
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