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Makeup Products That Won’t Smudge or Smear Behind Masks

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As a consequence of this year’s “new normal”, to say that our routines have changed is the understatement of 2020. Sure, it hasn’t exactly been a great time, but for the sake of holding onto our sanity, we must adapt. 

Needless to say, face masks have become THE accessory of 2020. Does that mean that we must furlough lipstick, foundation, bronzer, and more from our beauty routine? Not at all. It just means you’ll have to switch some products out for ones with long-lasting formulas and finishes to avoid any smudging caused by your face mask. 

With thousands of makeup products to choose from, where do we start? Here are some of our top-picks for makeup with all-day-long coverage. Your mask won’t be covered in makeup stains with these products!

Your makeup will stay normal in the new normal.

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick

This matte lipstick is highly pigmented, goes on silky smooth, and lasts up to 16 hours. Rest assured, once you put it on, the color is locked-in all day long. Yes, even with a mask on all day, or coming on and off all day. This lipstick comes in 38 shades of color. $8

Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

This matte liquid lipstick is not only long-lasting, but also combines the staying power of a stain, and the intense color of a liquid lipstick. It has a gloss formula but dries to an ultra-matte, opaque finish. It’s also infused with a no-sting plumping filler. Your color will always look rich, fresh, and will never dry or crack. $22

Lancome Teint Idole Longwear Foundation Stick SPF 21

This is not only a long-wearing foundation, but it also has SPF 21, it’s a concealer, and a contour stick. It has a lightweight and silky texture. It glides easily, and blends beautifully on the skin. A perfect choice, especially for travel, and touch-ups. $43

Benefit Cosmetics Lip & Cheek Stain

Create a natural flushed cheek and lip look with Benefit Lip & Cheek stain. Its applicator glides right on lips, and blends over cheeks for a gorgeous look that is easy and quick to achieve. This tint is kiss-proof and lasts all day. Rest assured your lips and cheeks will look fresh regardless of weather, sweat, or yes…masks. $18

BareMinerals barePro Glow Bronzer

This is a stay-put-all-day liquid bronzer with a sheer, natural-looking color finish. The formula has light-reflecting mineral pearls which are flattering on all skin tones. It’s also naturally derived from botanicals to help blur the look of pores and fine lines. $29

Revlon ColorStay Foundation Matte Finish

If you tend to have combination or oily skin, this foundation is a perfect choice. It is long-wearing, and has a matte finish to keep your skin looking soft and poreless. Its formula targets oil absorption and shine. $12

Translucent Loose Setting Powder 

If you want that extra protection from smudging, make sure to finish your makeup with a setting powder. The absolute best option for setting powder is Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder. This is an award-winning powder which locks in makeup for long-lasting wear without adding weight or texture. It absorbs oil and reduces shine all day. You’ll be left with a flawless, matte finish. $39

Powermatte Lip Pigment NARS

This is a lip pigment infused with liquefied pigments with intense matte color saturation for a long-lasting, weightless wear. It has a doe-foot applicator which provides a precise application and full coverage in just one swipe. It applies like ink on your lips, and then it dries down instantly to lock in color, making it 100% smudge resistant. $26

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