Makeup Under the Mask in the Face of Summer Heat and Humidity
Lillie May Mudge, Los Angeles makeup artist and model, shares new approaches to cosmetic application in the upcoming months. Makeup by Lillie May Mudge.
During this whole in-and-out quarantine era, makeup artist and model Lillie May Mudge has noticed something that intrigued her. “In the beginning, the response was to just forget about makeup completely and concentrate on skincare. I did this myself and totally approve. But for the beauty-involved, the urge to wear makeup emerged again because as we all know, makeup is about so much more than what color goes where. Even for an audience of none, it just feels good to look good. As time goes on and people are venturing out more – even if just on a walk or an outside restaurant table – they want to look pretty and polished.”.
Here are Lillie May’s hot weather tips:
You’ll be kissing heavier makeup goodbye for now, using fewer products and going for a lighter, brighter touch as is summer-appropriate. Says Lillie Mae, “The weather is hot anyway but wearing a mask makes it even hotter and creates a bubble of humidity right in your face. This means that most of what you apply is going to melt right off, not a great look. Multitasking products like Mineral Air’s Four-in-One Foundation will give you all the coverage you need without having to use layers of products.”.
Shift the focus upwards
The obvious, of course, is that we’re all moving our gaze to the upper part of the face. Lillie May reports, “I’m seeing more and more people putting a lot more effort into their eye makeup now. Just because we’re using a lighter touch doesn’t mean we can’t be playful and colorful. To my mind, eyeshadows are going to be the hero color cosmetics of the summer. The range of choices out there is inspiring whether your look is understated or way over the top.”
Gloss free zone, please
No matter how you fix it, lipstick under a mask is a particularly bad idea. And don’t even think about lip gloss. You know this from the laundering angle alone. What Lillie May recommends is to use a stain or apply lipstick then wipe it off completely so that only traces of pigment remain. “Or,” notes Lillie Mae, “If you’re really in a pinch and your lips are crying out for something, you really can’t beat Classic Cherry ChapStick.”
What’s the difference?
Mineral Air offers two device-plus-formula categories, one for makeup, the other for skincare. Mineral Air original (MA) includes its AirMist Device, an easy to use, everyday consumer tool that rivals professional airbrushing in its cosmetic application of our eponymous foundation, blush, or bronzer. Mineral Air Skin (MAS) features the Renewal Serum System with its ElixerMist Device for lightweight vaporized delivery.
“For the beauty-involved, the urge to wear makeup emerges again because as we all know, cosmetics are about so much more than what color goes where. Even for an audience of none, it just feels good to look good. ”
Lillie May Mudge
Makeup artist and model