You might be wondering, “Why bother to wear blush if I’m wearing a mask?” Well, depending on the design of your mask, the high points of your cheeks might show.
Additionally, even if your mask covers your cheeks completely, it’s a good idea to wear blush if you are planning to remove your mask at some point. (Rosy cheeks FTW!) Here’s when we recommend choosing a long-lasting formula for your blush. That way, your rosy cheeks will stay intact throughout the day.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite long-lasting, non-transferable blushers that will actually stay put, and won’t budge, or turn into a hot mess when you remove your face mask in this heat and humidity. You’re welcome.
Selena Gomez’s beauty brand, Rare Beauty has earned plenty of praise for its expansive collection of products. But out of all the highly raved beauty essentials from her range, there is one particular product that has recently went viral for good reason. Enter Rare Beauty’s Soft Pinch Liquid Blush. Well-loved for its lightweight liquid formula, the product is also vegan and cruelty-free, and free of parabens, sulfates, and mineral oils making it an excellent option for those with sensitive skin.
A little goes a long way with this product as well. As reviewed by many users on TikTok, the blush also boasts a heavily pigmented finish, of which you would only need one or at most, two dots on each cheek, that blends in seamlessly into the skin, giving you a rosy, sunkissed glow. What’s more, it also comes in two finishes — radiant and matte — so you have more options to choose from.
While this blush may not be new to the beauty scene, it’s definitely worth the shoutout. Many love the blush for its buildable formula that gives an impeccable rosy glow to your look with just one swipe. It has also been highly praised for its universally flattering shade that works well for different skin tones and it goes with just about any look you want to pair with it. As for its staying power, the product does stay out on the skin for at least three hours, but stays on longer if applied directly on a damp base.
As a rule of thumb, if you want to wear blush under your mask, steer clear of watery or creamy blush products that are more likely to slip and slide. Instead, reach for a long-lasting, heavy-duty powder blush like the Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Blush. The buildable formula glides effortlessly onto skin to deliver a natural-looking pop of colour.
Made with natural Amazonian clay, this long-wearing blush not only controls oil and provides moisture for balanced skin, but also promises 12 hours of flawless wear. Containing vitamin C, E and other healthy ingredients, this product is skincare as well as makeup. The natural hues will add that oomph to your makeup look while never resembling a circus clown (even if were a little heavy-handed!).
An oldie but goodie, this pigment-rich blush blends seamlessly into skin, delivering a long-lasting colour with every application. There are 36 shades in total to complement a wide variety of skin tones. What’s not to like?
You don’t need to break the bank to get your hands on a blusher that won’t fade away under your mask. This drugstore-favourite from Milani lasts from morning to night. Baked on Italian terracotta tiles, the blush imparts a subtle shimmer finish that will leave skin looking dewy and radiant.
Keep the shimmer on your skin – not inside of your face mask – with this highlighting powder blush from Hourglass. The swirls of highlighter deliver a gorgeous sheen that won’t budge while you’ve got your mask on. Its unique soft-focus technology helps to cancel out any discoloration and minimise the appearance of signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles.
The Natasha Denona blush gives a delicate natural flush with a subtle glow and is suitable for all skin tones. The best part? It has an oil-free formula, so it won’t contribute to clogged pores or maskne.
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