Masks have become an important part of our everyday lives, but for the makeup lovers out there, it’s been quite a journey. Many of us have opted to go bare or exclusively focus on eye makeup, since most cosmetics will smudge, transfer, and sometimes stain our masks. But sometimes, you're going straight from mask to video conference and want something that can hold up! Luckily, we tracked down some cosmetics with long-lasting, mask-friendly formulas. Check out our favorite picks!
Milk Hydro Grip Primer
This clean, vegan primer will help you create the perfect base. It’s a makeup-gripping gel primer formulated with hemp-derived cannabis seed extract (to hydrate, smooth, and provide antioxidant benefits) and blue agave extract (to visibly smooth skin texture and add some more hydration). Unlike silicone primers, which create a barrier between the skin and your makeup, this primer will help your products stick down and stay in place.
It’s probably best to stick to gripping primers, like this one and our previous pick, if you’re going to wear makeup under your mask. This primer formula includes marshmallow root extract and offers 10 great benefits: smoothing, softening, soothing, hydrating, toning, minimizing texture, blurring lines, adding a soft-focus effect, extending makeup wear, and keeping makeup fresh on the skin. Plus, it’s silicone-free!
With 40 shades to choose from, you can’t go wrong with this foundation. It’s waterproof, transfer-resistant, and sweat-resistant, making it a great pick for underneath your mask. If you have oily skin, a little bit of setting powder will boost its lasting power!
Here's another foundation that’ll last throughout mask wearing. It comes in 56 amazing shades and boasts a flawless, natural, matte finish. This one claims to be waterproof, transfer-resistant, and sweat-resistant as well.
L’Oreal Infallible 24H Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder
Powder foundation is another great option for your base. This one is full coverage and features a lightweight, breathable formula. It claims to be waterproof, heatproof, and sweatproof. And yes, this 24-hour wear foundation is suitable for all skin types — even oily, acne prone skin.
The L’Oreal Infallible line includes so many options for long-wear makeup. This concealer is full coverage, waterproof, transfer-resistant, and fade-resistant. If you don’t wear foundation, you can use this for spot concealing and evening out your skin tone as well! Best of all, it comes in 25 fabulous shades!
You’ve probably heard of this pick a million times before, but that just goes to show how powerful and long-lasting it is (12 hours, to be exact!). This concealer is top-rated and comes in 31 shades. It’s full coverage, waterproof, and crease-resistant as well.
This setting powder has been a favorite of makeup enthusiasts for years, but now, it has a whole new purpose. Aside from its ability to set your makeup beautifully and flawlessly, it can also be used to increase your makeup’s longevity. Many people have found that their looks last longer if they apply a light layer of powder after their skincare and before their makeup primer, then continue with their usual routine. This trick might be a game changer if you have super oily skin!
This lip liner is in a league of its own. In general, lip liners act as a base for lipstick, but they can often be drying — and you definitely don’t want dehydrated lips underneath your mask. Luckily, this formula is creamy and long-lasting. Plus, it comes in three universal shades to accommodate any skin tone or lip color.
You’ll want to stay away from lip formulas that will transfer onto your mask. Sorry, balmy lipstick and lip gloss! A matte formula is always a great idea for long-wear situations. This long-lasting liquid lipstick offers 16 hours of saturated color. Plus, there are 40 gorgeous shades to choose from!
Need 12 hours of continuous wear? This liquid lipstick is the one for you! It's infused with vitamin E and avocado oil, and it comes in 22 color options. These rich pigments stay put and offer a comfortable texture that doesn’t leave your lips feeling dry or cracked.
Once your makeup look is complete, you’ll want to lock everything in. This oil-free setting spray sets makeup for up to 16 hours. Not only will the microfine mist keep your makeup in place, but it will also keep your skin feeling fresh!