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5 ways to get your makeup on point with a mask on

Look good and keep your skin glowing and healthy while fighting the nasty virus

Written by
Sarah Moran
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As the fight against the Wuhan coronavirus rages on, Hongkongers rush to don their best battle armour (facemasks) while making sure their weapons (rubbing alcohol and disinfectant wipes) never leave their side. And despite having to wear a mask that covers half our faces, most women – and some guys – in Hong Kong would still insist on wearing makeup. So to help y'all look gorgeous 24/7, we give you our best tips and tricks on how to master the art of dolling yourself up with a mask on.

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How to get your makeup on point with a mask on

Lightweight, full-coverage foundation
Joyce Beauty

Lightweight, full-coverage foundation

The most annoying thing about wearing a face mask when you have makeup on is the blobs of foundation stains you see inside your mask after you take it off. To avoid those pesky stains, choose a long-lasting, lightweight foundation. Apply your foundation with a makeup sponge (we love using a beauty blender or the MakeupDrop silicone beauty applicator) to ensure your base is locked and loaded, and choose a concealer with high coverage for those stubborn dark circles.

Moisturise
Uliz Hung

Moisturise

You'd think because you're wearing a mask that your face will be protected from the harsh winter wind and thus, not be so dry. But the constant friction of the mask rubbing against your face can make your skin dry quickly. So, reach for a tub of your favourite creamy moisturiser and apply it on your skin before putting on your makeup. Trust us; your makeup will last longer, and you'll look glowing – even with only half of your face on display.

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Eye-popping makeup
Charlotte Tilbury

Eye-popping makeup

Most of the medical masks Hongkongers are wearing these days are light in colour, so choose a soft, matte eyeshadow that will match your face mask. Since your eyes (discounting your forehead) are literally the only part of your face on display, don't forget to fill in your brows, draw eyeliner (maybe even give it a little wing) and wear your fluffiest mascara to make those gorgeous eyes pop and shine.

Moisturising makeup remover
Pixi

Moisturising makeup remover

Hong Kong's weather is already generally humid and stuffy, and wearing a mask does not help as it clogs up your pores and irritates your skin. Before washing up with your daily cleanser, dislodge all that stubborn makeup with a makeup removing cream designed to take off all those can't-stop-won't-stop formulas while moisturising your skin.

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Light and natural lipstick
Dior

Light and natural lipstick

Wearing a mask that covers up your lips doesn't necessarily mean you shouldn't wear lipstick. After all, you still have to take off your mask every now and then to drink or eat, and we wouldn't want anyone seeing pale, chapped lips now would we? Dark coloured lipsticks are a no unless you don't mind constantly reapplying, and oh, that nasty stain it leaves behind on your mask. Instead, opt for a tinted lip balm or a clear gloss for a natural, clean look.

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