Sun and sweat, rain and humidity, and now face masks; there’s a lot that our make-up has to contend with

Masks are a whole new makeup challenge and even experienced beauty writers and makeup artists like myself have made mask mistakes and ended up with more makeup on our masks than on our face.

I suffered the ultimate horror of applying my bright red lipstick and putting on my mask. Good job I checked in my car mirror before I met my friends and removed my mask as the lipstick had smeared all over my face leaving me like a wanna-be clown or a clone of The Joker.

With no cleanser I ended up wiping it off with antiseptic wipes and luckily I always carry a small pot of foundation in my handbag which alleviated my embarrassment.

.That’s why we’ve rounded up the best mask-proof foundation and lip products on the market   to keep you glowing all day long, no matter the weather and some best kept secret beauty tips for making your makeup stay put. So read on….

Top tips for giving your makeup mask staying power:-

Loose powder is often thought as something that granny used but it is a favourite staying power tool with makeup artists, royals and celebrities.

Just dust it over your face with a large brush then take another clean brush and dust off the excess. It really does work. Try Benefit’s Dr Feelgood’s Silky Matifying Powder.  You’ll love the vintage box










Although summer and beach beauty has gone fake tan still has its use. Apply it to your face and if the worst comes to the worst and your some of your makeup has been left on your mask then your face beneath the mask will have a nice golden glow. Don’t choose one too dark and apply every three or four days.

Even if you have never used a primer now is the time to do so. Clarins Beauty Flash is perfect for the job. Just apply but don’t rub in and then put on your foundation.











And finally spritzing your makeup with a fixer is the secret of the rich and famous so why not invest in a MAC Original Fix + to keep your makeup in ultimate place especially for those date nights and special occasions.

So as they say on Dancing on Ice and Strictly in no particular order here is our list of foundations and lip products with added staying power for behind the mask.




Fenty Pro-Filler Matt Long Lasting Foundation

A soft matte foundation for medium to full cover which is buildable and comes in 50 shades.











Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Gloss

Hydrating and long wearing it gives a natural radiance and comes in 35 shades












Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear

Gives full cover without been cakey smudge and transfer free it comes in 45 shade











Sisley Phyto Tint Expert Foundation

A light but long lasting foundation that hydrates the skin for up to eight hours











Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

Waterproof and fade resistant formula this is the first 16 hour foundation. Lightweight and oil free it comes in











Clarins Everlasting Youth Foundation

As well as having a firming skincare action it gives a youthful glow and covers age spots and imperfections. In 24 shades.












Chanel Rouge Allure Ink

This lip colour has a waterproof texture, gives and even finish and is comfortable on the lips












Fenty Pro Kiss’r Luscious Lip Balm

A creamy moisture lock lip balm in sheer shades












Sisley Rouge –

A lip colour that last well and has superb hydration











Nars Velvet Matt Lip Pencil

Glides on and gives long lasting wear











L’Occitane Niomi Smart Collaboration

A soft pink shade that gives a subtle hint of colour and 8 hours wear.















Benefit ET Love Tint

This has amazing staying power and does not dry the lips.











MAC Retro Matte Liquid or Bullet Lipstick

The formula for these matte lipsticks has less emollients and adheres to the lips better and for longer.



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