What to Do About Makeup When You’re Wearing a Face Mask

We’re all wearing face masks and it’s become part of our new normal, at least temporarily. This can make your beauty routine a challenge, especially if you have issues with breakouts or if you have a special occasion coming up and want to look your best. Lots of people have questions for the makeup professionals here at The Studio Hair Salon & Day Spa, including what to do about makeup when wearing a face mask. We’ve put together some answers for you to help make your morning routine easier.

We recommend that you skip the makeup on the lower half of your face that will be covered by the mask. When you’re wearing a face mask, it traps in moisture, which is why face masks work to keep respiratory droplets from spreading COVID-19. That’s great for controlling the virus, but for your face, it means any makeup you wear under the mask will get moist and clumpy and can clog your pores, which can lead to breakouts and makes your skin feel uncomfortable. That’s why it’s best to avoid using makeup around your mouth, nose, and cheeks for now.

So, what does that mean for your makeup routine? It means it’s all up to the eyes. That’s right, your eyes are still visible and not closed in by the mask, so this is the place where you can really make an impact for your style.

The most important thing to consider in your eye makeup routine is your lashes. Thick, long, luscious eyelashes really make your eyes pop, but not all of us are born with naturally perfect lashes. For us, there are plenty of options for making them look fuller without the hassle of applying mascara every morning.

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· Strip lashes. Strip lashes are a quick and easy way to get full, long lashes without worrying about mascara. Your professional makeup artist at The Studio Hair Salon & Day Spa will apply a set of strip lashes that perfectly matches the look you want. They work by adhering a strip of lashes where you might normally apply eyeliner. Strip lashes are especially great for a special occasion when you just want a temporary look.

· Lash extensions. For a semi-permanent option that lets you ditch the mascara but still get the long, full lashes you love, try lash extensions. These work by having a professional makeup artist at The Studio Hair Salon & Spa apply individual extensions to each of your natural lashes using a special adhesive designed for use around your eyes. The lashes stay in place as well as your natural lashes until your lash sheds, usually in about three or four weeks. The results can be customized for a dramatic or subtle look, and you can wake up every morning with great looking lashes before applying a single drop of makeup!

You’ll love the way you look, and you can swim, shower, and go about your day without worrying about clumping or smearing like you would for mascara.

Eyebrow care is an essential part of your makeup routine because your brows top off the look of your eye makeup. If your brows are sparse and you find yourself spending too much time messing with brow liner every morning, there’s an easier solution.

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· Brow tinting. Eyebrow tinting uses a special dye to tint your brows a darker color, so they look more dramatic and are easier to shape. Just a few minutes in the salon will give you beautiful brows that last three to eight weeks for the perfect crowning touch for your new eye makeup routine.

We all have to wear masks, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look our best. Make an appointment today at The Studio Hair Salon & Day Spa and our professional makeup artists will help you decide the best way to showcase those lashes and brows to fit in with your individual style. You can find us at 353 Neff Avenue in Harrisonburg, VA or call (540) 434-8188 to book your appointment, or book online with our convenient scheduling tool. Want access to great deals and valuable offers? The Studio Rewards app is a fun way to earn exclusive rewards.