Dior Makeup’s Creative and Image Director, Peter Philips, on the best makeup to sport with a face mask
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They say that humans are the most adaptable species on earth — a sentiment no better demonstrated then by how quickly us homo sapiens adjusted to the face mask life. From practical foundation application to budge-proof lipstick tricks, it's safe to say we've (deftly) altered our makeup game to deal with the concealment of our mien.
This brings us to the ever-important question: what's next when it comes to our makeup game? On our agenda: a bold, statement lewk to make 'em peepers pop. Luckily, it's an area that Dior Makeup's Creative and Image Director, Peter Philips, is more than familiar with. He shares his expertise — and predictions for the hottest eye makeup look — below.
First things first: how does wearing a face mask affect our eye makeup? Would you say the eyes draw more attention now that everything else is covered up?
When wearing a mask, the eyes become the main focus point. Well, unless you're wearing an extremely bold mask, but that's another story. Other than that, it's also important to have great skin. It's ideal to have your lips stained — by using for example, the Dior Lip Tattoo — so your makeup is balanced out if you have to take off your mask. Another great way to protect yourself is to wear plexus shield masks. This allows you to show you face and be safe at the same time.
Is this the best time to be trying dramatic eyeshadow looks?
It depends on how you feel, or what mask you're wearing. If you're rocking a dark coloured mask, you shouldn't go for a dark eye look, if you're mask has bold colours or bold prints, just make sure the eyeshadow matches. It's definitely a good idea to focus on the eyes, but make sure it's balanced out. When in doubt, put on your mask whilst doing your eye makeup so you can see the whole look.
Could you design an eye makeup look for Buro. Singapore readers that you think would best suit the face mask life?
Sure! A tip is to avoid too much makeup under the eye, because masks tend to move upwards when you talk, which could smear your makeup. Don't forget to keep those eyebrows drawn and groomed too.
How has makeup helped you feel better in the difficult times in your life?
Feeling beautiful automatically makes you feel good. And it's not only makeup, but also your hair, your styling, your nails... Remember, a good appearance will boost your morale. It's important to spend time on yourself.
Try the makeup look for yourself — or, watch beauty writer, Emily Heng, attempt it, that is.