Usually, the fall season brings deeper hair colors, bolder lip choices and sultrier eyeshadow shades. However, with COVID-19 affecting us globally, many of us have found ourselves forgoing makeup for a more natural look.
With the holidays on our heels, we may find ourselves looking for mask-friendly products that enhance our natural beauty, but choosing the bolder, deeper colors we’re used to might seem a little daunting. Check out our favorite makeup trends for fall 2020, plus the best products for achieving a look that lasts.
Step 1: Prime
Every great makeup look starts with a flawless base. When adding face masks into the mix, this can be especially tricky, as masks can cause dryness and irritation when worn for long periods of time. To create a barrier between your skin and your mask while locking your foundation in place, start your look with a primer or setting spray.
Formulated in four gorgeous shades, Glo Skin Beauty Tinted Primer SPF 30 offers sun protection while instantly evening skin tone for a flawless base. Ideal for all skin types (including sensitive), this mineral makeup formula provides a semi-matte look with an oil-free finish that offers sheer to medium coverage.
Step 2: Foundation and Concealer
Once your base is prepped and ready to go, create a more even skin tone with your favorite foundation. If you’re going to be wearing a mask, try adding a few drops of foundation to your moisturizer for a more hydrating finish that will help minimize irritation.
Dermablend Flawless Creator Multi-use Liquid Pigments are the perfect complement to your fall look, offering over twenty gorgeous shades for a range of skin tones. Formulated with fewer than ten ingredients, this high-performance formula offers weightless, customizable coverage for skin of all types. As an added bonus, it’s also water- and oil-free, so you won’t have to worry about it clogging your pores or irritating your skin.
If you’d like to add a little extra coverage or conceal a few imperfections, try Dermablend Cover Care Full Coverage Concealer. Lightweight and creamy, this breathable, non-comedogenic concealer provides a soft matte finish while hydrating skin with vegetable glycerin. Plus, it’s waterproof and transfer-resistant, providing the staying power needed to better withstand the inevitable smudging from masks.
Step 3: Setting Powder
Setting powder can make or break a look—especially when face masks are involved. In addition to locking your foundation down, it will also ensure your look lasts longer while imparting skin with a soft matte finish.
To keep your foundation and concealer in its place for up to sixteen hours, try Dermablend Loose Setting Powder. Ideal for all skin types, this weightless setting powder helps control oiliness while mattifying skin for a flawless finish. As an added bonus, it’s also transfer- and smudge-resistant, so your look will last through the day (whether or not you’re wearing a mask).
Pro tip: If you’re forgoing the mask, feel free to add your favorite blush, bronzer and highlighter. If you are wearing a mask, we recommend focusing on areas of the face that aren’t covered by your mask.
Step 4: Eyeshadow
Once you’re finished with your makeup base, it’s time for the eyes. While deep colors may be your usual go-to, they may be a little jarring on eyes that haven’t seen makeup in a while. Instead, opt for a smoky nude look to enhance your eyes without distracting from your features.
For a look that’s all your own, try bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Eyeshadow Palette in the shade Dawn. Formulated with hydrating botanicals, these skin-smoothing shadows minimize the appearance of fine lines while providing gorgeous color payoff with smart pearls that reflect and retract light for a gorgeous look with just a little sparkle. Finish with your favorite mascara, and your eyes are complete!
Step 5: Lips
If you’re celebrating at home this season, spice up your look with your favorite lipstick or lip gloss. If you’re going to be wearing a mask, opt for a hydrating lip balm or lip stain instead. This will ensure lips stay plump and hydrated while minimizing irritation caused by your mask!
Our favorite mask-friendly lip product this season is the jane iredale Beyond Matte Lip Fixation Lip Stain. Formulated with plant-based oils, the nourishing formula protects lips while offering a matte finish with stunning color. Free of synthetic preservatives and cruelty-free, this antioxidant-enriched formula enhances lips without transferring color to other surfaces—making it a great option for mask wearers!
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