This article was written by Belinda Cleary in the Daily Mail:
Beauty expert Chloe Morello has revealed her top tips for saving your skin and makeup while wearing a mask.
The Australian beauty queen who lives in the United States with her husband has come to the rescue for people struggling with acne and bad makeup with mandatory mask laws.
She says focusing on skincare over makeup is important when using masks.
'Make up residue can get on your mask, but it also clogs your pores and makes you break out,' she said.
She suggests using a 'calming moisturiser' after cleansing your skin, and then using an SPF product over the top.
And if you do need to put on a full face of makeup then she says 'layering' is important and 'mask brackets' are very useful.
'Look for key words like 24 hour wear and long wearing formula,' she said.
1- Focus on skincare and don't wear makeup under your mask if you don't have to. The makeup residue gets on the mask, but it also clogs pores and can make people break out. She says to moisturise and use 'SPF' only.
2- Protect and treat concerns. She says her main concern is breaking out. She uses spot patches when necessary.
3- Try a facial tanner. She says this will even out your skin tone without the need to put foundation on.
4- Emphasise your eyes. She says to make sure the makeup matches your skin tone so it doesn't look 'totally weird' when you take your mask off. She then put eyeliner and mascara on to finish the look.
5- Use long-wearing products and layer up the makeup. using a primer, foundation and concealer, paying extra attention to areas where the mask touches. Then once you have done your eyes and bronzer put a setting powder over the top.
6- Buy a mask bracket. The mask bracket keeps the mask off your face. It can make it easier to speak and to breathe.
7- Wash your face as soon as you get home. This washes away the bacteria that cause skin conditions.
8- Use a clean mask every time. It is important to wash your mask after each use if it is a washable mask, and to throw it away if it is a single-use mask.
She them applied a primer, foundation and concealer before doing a smokey eye and using some bronzer.
She dusted her whole face with a setting powder to make it last longer.
Then she recommended the face mask bracket, which is a light plastic frame which holds the mask up off your face.
'Bake around where the bracket sits,' she said.
'It is also easier to breathe and speak,' she added.
The brunette beauty also recommended everyone wash their faces as soon as they come home and take their masks off.
She said this helps to get rid of the bacteria caused by the warm, wet environment.