I don't know about you, but if there's one thing I miss in my pre-pandemic life, it's putting on makeup. At the beginning of the lockdown, I went cold turkey—no eyebrows, no lipstick, nothing. I didn't see the point in it, because after all, there were much more pressing issues in the world than my personal vanity, right? But after a while, I realized that having makeup on makes me feel better and more confident. Even just the simple act of swiping on some lipstick before going out for my essential errands made me feel like the ~old~ me, if only for a little bit.
I slowly began incorporating my products into my life. I came to the realization that makeup can still have a place in my situation right now—I just had to be smarter about it. Since face masks and shields are mandatory, "long-wearing" and "smudge-proof" became my new buzzwords. If you're in the same sitch as I am and you're looking for something that won't budge at all, check out these mask-proof makeup essentials:
Concealer: Careline Acne Spot Concealer
When you wear a face mask for long periods of time, you're bound to get maskne—especially if you don't take some precautionary measures. Keep them hidden by dabbing some concealer on the affected areas. This one from Careline is infused with salicylic acid and tea tree oil that fights acne and reduces redness and inflammation.
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Eyebrow product: Spotlight Cosmetics Mega Hit Eyebrow Pen
Since the majority of your face is covered by a mask, keep the attention on your kilay. Make filling in the sparse areas easier with this eyebrow pen from Spotlight Cosmetics. It's long-wearing and sweat-proof, so it can definitely withstand our humid weather!
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Eyeshadow: Squad Cosmetics Happy Pot
Aside from your eyebrows, the other feature that's also visible are your eyes. Make sure they *pop* by applying some color all over your lids. This multipurpose clay pot from Squad Cosmetics is pigmented, long-wearing, and super creamy.
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Mascara: Heroine Make Volume & Curl Waterproof Mascara
Open up your peepers even more by coating your lashes with mascara. You can't go wrong with Heroine Make's ~waterproof~ one—there's a reason why it's a cult-fave!
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Powder: Careline Oil Control Mattifying Loose Powder
Maintain a fresh face as you run your errands by applying a mattifying loose powder all over your face before leaving the house. This one from Careline is lightweight, long-wearing, and non-comedogenic, aka no chance of getting maskne!
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You can score the Careline Oil Control Mattifying Loose Powder and Acne Spot Concealer in a special bundle on February 2-3, 2020 for only P399 instead of P555! This set comes with *free* Careline mirror. This will be sold exclusively on Careline's official Shopee page.
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