If there’s one inevitable truth, it’s that when you look good, you feel good. While society is adopting face masks as a staple accessory, our lifestyles (and makeup routines) have undoubtedly evolved. While much of the world has come to a pause during these times, the need to look and feel good shouldn’t have to!
All lippie-lovers know that wearing your favorite shade makes you feel on top of your game. While face masks have become a societal norm, lippie-lovers have most likely discovered the dreadful and messy inconvenience of the under-the-mask smudge. So you ask, “How do we keep our lipstick from smudging under our face masks?” Well, you’re in luck, because we’ve got all the secrets.
Here are 5 steps to help prevent your lipstick from smudging under your face mask:
Let’s be real — Not even the longest-lasting lipstick can hold out against chapped lips under your mask. Preparing your lips for a smooth and long-wearing application will help you achieve a smudge-free look. For silky-smooth, mask-ready lips try our “Hey Sugar” Scrubs.
Hydrated lips are your mask’s best friend. Our Tinted Lip Balms create a smooth base for lippie application, so you won’t have to worry about dry, cracked lips under your mask. Apply in the morning and let it soak in before lippie application.
Before you reach for your favorite lippie, consider lining your lips with a matching liner. Apply the liner from your cupid’s bow to the corners of your mouth and fill it in towards the center. Not only will this help to enhance the color of your lips, but will make it less likely that the color bleeds.
Want a fresh look that will last in between grocery runs and appointments? Go for a matte lipstick — this will keep your formula less likely from smudging under your mask. Here’s a sneak peek at a few of our current matte faves: Ambitious, Tacos 4 Life, Enchanted, Wanna Spoon.
Blot & Dab
It’s no secret that removing excess color and oil will help to keep your lips on their A-game under your mask. Gently press a piece of tissue between your lips to help the color last. Place the tissue over your lips and dab a small amount of translucent powder onto your lips to absorb unneeded moisture — your mask will thank you later.
Nothing lifts you up like wearing your favorite lippie. Hopefully, these few simple tweaks to your routine will make wearing lipstick under your mask a little less of a pain, bringing you a better day!