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I'm not usually someone who sets their makeup because I don't like a matte look to my skin, but a glossy, dewy finish isn't great for longevity when it's in direct contact with a mask! I've found that a really finely-milled loose powder like the Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder* | £45 | full review | is perfect for me. It still has quite a luminous finish but a light dusting of this across my nose and lower face helps keep things in place so I get less transfer. Don't get me wrong, it's pretty impossible not to get any but with my tinted moisturiser, I did notice a significant difference when I started doing this.
If you're on public transport for a couple of hours with your face rubbing against the inside of your mask, you might need a bit more help on the go. So, I recommend keeping a stick foundation in your bag for quick little touch-ups. I personally like the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Stick Foundation | £45 | because it's so creamy and pigmented that I can swipe a little bit on and dab it into my skin effortlessly.
Honestly, whether it's a matte lip or a glossy lip, the easiest thing to do is just wait until you get to your destination. You can try blotting and setting, but I always find it transfers onto the inside of my mask and sometimes even gets all over my mouth and chin! The Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm in Vanilla Beige | £19.50 | and the Vieve Modern Matte Lipstick in Power Suit | £19 | pretty much live in my bag so I always have a moisturising, sheer formula and a matte, pulled-together option on-hand.
I pretty much exclusively use cream blusher, which can be a pain under a mask, even if I've set it, so I like to keep something in my bag that I can quickly dab on if I notice my makeup has rubbed off a little.You should pick your own 'universal' shade that works with 90% of the makeup looks you tend to do, but I personally love the Nudestix All Over Face Colour Matte Stick in Sunkissed | £28. It's a gorgeous warm bronze-rose colour that can also be applied to the lips.
How do you get your makeup to work under a face covering?