My facemask advice!
So facemasks are clearly now the new accessories!! Therefore I thought it might be helpful to give you bit of advice and direction as to how to chose the best on for you…
Your style personality plays a huge part in the decision…
It will dictate the choices that you make and how you adapt clothing to suit your own tastes.
If you are a ‘Creative’ – Homemade or from alternative retailers such as Etsy
If you are a ‘Dramatic’ – Bold or textured fabric that makes a statement
If you are a ‘Romantic’ – Feminine and pretty pattern or plain and sparkly
If you are a ‘Classic’ – May have several masks to co-ordinate with different outfits
If you are a ‘Natural’ – Easy care fabric so it doesn’t require washing or disposable
If you are a ‘City Chic’ – Plain and understated in a neutral colour
Can you spot own style personality? This is an important area of understanding and embracing your own image, and it is something that I cover in depth during all of my sessions with clients, as well as in my membership group. If you would like to watch my free styling video to help you work out what your style personality is- click on this link...
For people who have had their colours done, choose a shade from your palette that makes you happy. You’re more likely to wear your mask if it makes you smile!
If you suffer from dark circles, I would recommend that you stay clear of strong, deep colours such as black, as it will only accentuate these. Instead go for something more uplifting, such as your best red or one of your brighter blues.
Lights – Keep it light and delicate, try mint or pastel pink
Deeps – Balance your look with stronger shades, try teal or pine
Warms – Look for colours with warmth, coral and moss are perfect on you
Cools – Choose cool shades to balance such as cornflower and hot pink
Clears – Complement your striking eyes with vibrant scarlet or emerald green
Softs – Opt for muted shades such as light periwinkle or jade
Wearing the right colours on your face and body can make you look healthy, vibrant and younger. It can also have a psychological effect on how others perceive you. If you would like my help to find out your best colours- do get in touch.
Glasses and masks!
Specs and masks are not a match made in heaven are they…but there are a few tips that I can give you, to help with the fogging of your spectacles and sunglasses.
- Wear your glasses over the mask rather than underneath. It won’t stop the fogging entirely but it will help.
- Place a tissue on the inside of the mask to absorb excess moisture. This will also help to minimise make-up transfer!
- Wash your glasses in soap and water (baby shampoo is ideal). Wipe lightly or allow to air dry. The soap leaves a film that prevents glasses from fogging over.
- Try to achieve a tighter seal at the bridge of the nose. If you can, twist the ear loop so that you create an X shape and the top of the tie becomes the bottom and vice versa. Fastening the mask lower down the face, achieves a better seal.
- Buy a mask with a wired nose ridge such as the one featured above from Etsy.
- Spray your specs with an anti-fogging spray.
Makeup and masks!
Eyeshadow is certainly the new lipstick. So, I suggest that minimal make-up is applied to the lower portion of the face, because let’s face it, it isn’t going to stay there when wearing a mask. Concealer applied to blemishes or areas of discolouration may suffice. Use concealer and eye base for a long lasting effect.
I hope that helps to give you some pointers….!!