Face masks are now a lifestyle norm. However, masks have created an annoying scenario for many who are now suffering from botched makeup and mask acne. With masks initially an essential part of life, beauty routines have had to change for many.
Susan Saskin, a local professional makeup artist, has been making makeup for weddings, events, and photo shoots for 15 years. She worked as an artist for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and then switched to a freelance job as a makeup artist.
Saskin has a few tips and tricks up his sleeve to avoid the embarrassing breakouts and bad baselines that masks cause. With the mask mandate, she had to change the way she and her customers make up.
"Now is not the time to get difficult," said Saskin.
Masks are usually not made of the most breathable material to prevent the spread of germs. However, this can lead to blemishes in the mouth and nose area.
“Customers don't ask why they're breaking out now. It's pretty self explanatory, ”said Saskin. “The breakouts result from the skin not breathing. If you don't have to wear face make-up, take advantage of the break. ”
Saskin not only urges customers to let their skin breathe, but he also follows the same advice that people have always given: never wear make-up go up to sleep. She warns how harmful this can be as it ages the skin.
Since wearing a mask all day long can worsen the condition of the skin, a moisturizer is a must, according to Saskin. She also recommends "an amino acid scrub pad to remove dead skin that could clog your pores under the mask."
However, Saskin said one thing more important than any of these tips is, " Washing your masks As soon as possible, keep a few masks to turn off. “That way, people don't keep putting on a mask that's already stained with oils, bacteria, dirt, or makeup.
When it comes to applying make-up, Saskin says she now has a more natural look or the bare minimum and recommends this to her clients.
She advises not to apply make-up anywhere where a mask was on the face, but rather to concentrate on the eyes.
"I always had the feeling that you should notice how beautiful your eyes are," said Saskin. "Masks help with this."
When wearing a mask, it is difficult to show emotions, which is why "smizing", visible smiling with the eyes, is becoming increasingly popular. With this, Saskin is telling him to highlight features around the eyes. She says to stick to neutral eye colors, and people will notice your eyes more than ever.
Despite her recommendation not to wear make-up under a mask, Saskin understands that some lipstick fanatics would never leave the house without plump, pink lips. Creamy lipsticks and sticky lip glosses need to be set aside for now, however, as a mask will likely rub them off. Instead, Saskin recommends a matte lipstick formula, lip stain, or lipstick – anything that won't move under a mask.
Saskin had to learn quickly and adapt to the new world around her, especially when it comes to her business and her clients' makeup. She is now doing virtual lessons for her clients giving step by step instructions about Zoom.
For more advice and tips, contact Saskin by email at [email protected] or on Instagram at ssaskinmakeupartistry .