This Genius Hack Will Stop Your Lipstick Transferring Onto Your Facemask

So you can rock a red lip in peace

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Can I get a show of hands of the people who pop on a bit (or a lot) of make-up to do the most mundane of tasks like the weekly shop and a coffee run? If my predictions are right I would imagine there are a lot of hands on show right now.

With a full lockdown still currently in place for the whole country, make-up wearers are getting their kicks when and where they can, but there is just one thing standing in their way – the dreaded mask transfer.

Whipping down your face mask to see your entire face imprinted onto it isn’t exactly a ~vibe~. And sure, you could opt to not wear make-up, but when you’re so desperately missing getting dolled up, the big Tesco seems like a logical place to flaunt a smokey eye and red-lip combo, even if no one can actually see it.

So, for that exact reason, make-up artist to the stars, Carl Ray has shared a genius hack to ensure the lower half of your look stays in place. Sharing his super tips and tricks on Instagram, Carl says the prep is key.


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“Exfoliate & moisturize those lips. Our lips don’t naturally stay soft and smooth, especially during the winter when we suffer from seasonal dryness.”

Next Ray says that applying a base will ensure maximum hold.

“-apply a lip primer or concealer
-apply lip liner all over lips
-apply lip color
-blot repeat”

Here is when the magic happens, Carl recommends taking a one-ply tissue paper, placing it on top of your lips, and dusting a layer of translucent power over it. This works by the powder absorbing excess mpoisture from the lips, ensuring it stays in place. To see how effective it is, take a look at the picture above.

To remove your make-up at the end of the day, Carl says this can be done easily by using an oil-based make-up remover.

Genius, right!?