How to Prevent Lipstick From Smudging Under Your Face Mask

Wearing lipstick seems impossible this year. Face masks are mandatory pretty much everywhere, but what if you still want to wear your favorite lipstick underneath one?


Choosing the right formula is crucial here. Go for matte lipsticks that are less likely to transfer to your mask or smudge all over your face. If you don’t have matte lipsticks, a lip pencil underneath your favorite lipstick will make it stay in place longer.


There’s a right way to apply lipstick to improve longevity and decrease the chance of smudging. Use a lip balm on your bare lips as a primer that will keep the color in place. When it comes to lipstick, it’s best to put some of it on your finger and press onto the lips instead of applying it straight from the package.


As the final step, remove the excess color by pressing a piece of tissue on your lips. Lightly dab some setting powder directly over lipstick. This works just like when you’re setting your foundation—it keeps makeup blotted and makes sure it stays on longer.

With a bit more effort than usual, you can continue wearing lipstick underneath face masks without any trouble!