I never thought I'd be having to write a blog about putting a face mask on over makeup you just paid good money for, but HERE. WE. ARE!
While there is no 100% effective way to fully protect your makeup from a mask, there are a few steps you can take (and your makeup artist should help you with!) to help prevent transfer.
1) Setting Your Face: This is something your makeup artist should do already, but being sure your whole face is set with a powder AND a setting spray will help prevent transfer onto other surfaces (like a mask!). These are quick steps that can help make all the difference.
2) Setting The Mask: Bring the mask you plan on wearing that day to your makeup appointment and have the artist spray the inside of it with setting spray. Or, if you have your own spray, you can do this on your own! This is like doubling up the protection of transfer.
3) Powder Puff/ Touch Ups: As I mentioned, there is no 100% guarantee a little makeup won't transfer, so be prepared ahead of time and pack a little powder puff or compact of powder for touchups along your chin, nose and cheeks. These are small items that can fit perfectly in a small purse or clutch! I prepare my brides with blotting papers and cotton pads to help with this as well.
4) Bring Focus To Eyes: Lastly, bring the main focus on your face to your eyes! Request your artist do a little bit bolder of an eye look, this will draw the attention there and not to the mask on your face. Plus, if you get to safely take the mask off, and some makeup did come off, your eyes will still look flawless and keep the attention there.
I hope these help and I hope we can say goodbye to them in 2021! Have any other fun tricks or tips, share them below!
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Hillary Fay, Vermont Makeup Artist.