This year, our traditional ideas of style and accessorizing have been thrown for a bit of a loop.
First, our new mask-wearing habits have called for some adjustments to our skincare and makeup regimens. And then once you come home and the mask comes off, all those Zoom calls tend to involve a different type of style than your usual routine. With all this in mind, where do we begin? We got the chance to speak with Myiesha Sewell, Sephora Beauty Director, to find the answers you’re looking for!
Move on, mask mishaps
First things first: Should you avoid wearing makeup under your mask? According to Myiesha, “If you feel comfortable doing so, try forgoing foundation and spot-conceal areas of concern instead. After you put your mask on, you may not even have any visible areas of concern.”
To cover the other parts of the face, she recommends Make Up For Ever’s Matte Velvet Skin High Coverage Multi-use Concealer because “it builds coverage quickly and is transfer-proof.” Use that with a Sephora Collection Makeup Match Concealer Brush and gently tap to blend.
Makeup Match Concealer Brush
If your skin is feeling the effects of everyday mask usage in the form of acne and blemishes, Myiesha suggests using Peace Out Acne Healing Dots. This product cuts down on the friction you might be dealing with from your mask and simultaneously goes to work on acne-causing bacteria with salicylic acid. Follow this with a hydrating mask like Farmacy’s Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask to reestablish your skin’s moisture barrier.
Zoom into beauty
When experimenting with looks for virtual meetings and video calls, Myiesha discovered that going easy on the highlighter and focusing more on blush works best for her. After all, being well-lit on camera means running the risk of looking too shiny and overexposed. She recommends using Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Soft Pinch Liquid Blush to “make the apple of your cheeks pop” or Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Blot & Glow Touch-Up Kit if your skin tends to get oily.
Whether it’s for Zoom or running errands with your mask on, focusing on your eyebrows and lashes is always helpful. “I quickly swipe Benefit’s Microfiling Eyebrow Pen through my brows and brush them up with the Sephora Collection PRO Brow Brush #20,” Myiesha says. “Then I load up my lashes with lots of mascara with something like Marc Jacobs At Lash’d Lengthening and Curling Mascara and I instantly look awake.”
Fall’s makeup forecast
For those of us who get excited about the cooler months, Myiesha assures us that fall-inspired makeup can still thrive under a mask or through video chat. “I love the different interpretations of berries, mauves, and rusts that start popping up in everyone’s makeup bags,” she says. “These tones are incredibly universal because they mimic the natural flush in your face.”
Her top picks for fall are the Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette in “Walk of No Shame” and the Eye Liner of the same shade. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in “At Night”, which is a gorgeous brick-red shade with tons of dimensional radiance, lets you customize your application from subtle to bold. Oh, and Myiesha’s advice doesn’t end with makeup! She recommends the Pop Fizz Scented Candle, a mix of blood orange and sandalwood, to make your home smell like fall and feel extra cozy.
Sephora at Suburban Square is now open with safety guidelines and measures in place. With helpful team members just like Myiesha, it’s easy to stop by and upgrade both your skincare and makeup routine to match your new lifestyle.
Which products are you adding to your shopping list?