Make Your Makeup Last Under Your Mask


If you had asked us this time last year, we would have never thought we’d be writing about how to ‘mask-proof’ a makeup look, but here we are… 2020 has been a weird year! Nevertheless, trying to keep your makeup in place under your mask has become a hot topic and a real struggle for a lot of people and we want to help you!


Lauren, our Senior Brow and Makeup Artist, has come up with a fool-proof step by step guide on how to mask-proof your makeup all day long. Read on to find out how…



Step 1

Prep your skin with Weightless Moisture, this contains a hydrating complex which will help skin retain its moisture. It’s also enhanced with watermelon fruit extract to help lock in moisture for 24 hours.


Model applying Benefit Cosmetics Weightless Moisture


Step 2

Apply Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer under your eyes and to your eyelids, blending out fully. Boi-ing Cakeless is a lightweight full coverage liquid concealer that hides it all, from dark circles and redness to blemishes and discolouration.


Model applying Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer


Step 3

Define your brows with Precisely, My Brow Pencil that gives you believable hair-like strokes and stays put for 12 hours.


Model applying Benefit Cosmetics Precisely, My Brow


Step 4

Add Gimme Brow+ for natural-looking fullness. This eyebrow gel contains tint that adheres to skin & hair, creating the effect of fuller, thicker brows.


Model applying Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow+


Step 5

Using the Big Beautiful Eyes Eyeshadow Palette, apply your base shade of choice all over your eyelid in circular motions up towards the brow bone.


Model using Benefit Cosmetics Big Beautiful Eyes Palette


Step 6

Add a mid-tone to the crease of your eyelid and along your bottom lash line.


Model blending eyeshadow


Step 7

Use the deep matte brown shade to darken the ‘V’ at the outer of your eye and blend up and out towards the end of the brow. Apply that same dark matte brown shade to your lower lash line and smoke out.


Model blending eyeshadow into crease


Step 8

Pat a shimmer shade to the centre of your eyelid using your finger.


Model putting shimmer shade onto eyelid


Step 9

Apply Roller Liner along the lash line creating a feline flick.


Model applying Benefit Cosmetics Roller Liner


Step 10

For maximum impact apply lashings of They’re Real! Lash Lengthening Mascara to the top and bottom lashes.


Model applying Benefit Cosmetics They're Real mascara


Step 11

Define your brows further by cutting under them using Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer.


Model applying Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer to cut under eyebrow


Step 12

Prep the skin with POREfessional Face Primer, a silky, lightweight balm that will keep the skin matte and reduce the appearance of pores.


Model applying Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional Primer


Step 13

Brighten your complexion with Hello Happy Flawless Brightening Foundation, blending with either a brush or a sponge.


Model applying Benefit Cosmetics Hello Happy Flawless Brightening Foundation


Step 14

Swipe Hoola Matte Bronzer in a figure of three along your forehead, to the hollows of your cheeks and under your jawline. This will add warmth to your complexion and structure to your face.


Model applying Benefit Cosmetics Hello Happy Flawless Brightening Foundation


Step 15

Add a touch of ChaCha Tint to your cheeks and lips.


Model applying Benefit Cosmetics Chachatint to cheeks Model applying Benefit Cosmetics Chachatint to lips


Step 16

Add a soft focused highlight with Watt’s Up! creamy rose gold highlighter to the high points of your cheekbones.


Model applying Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up Highlighter


Step 17

Set any areas you’ve applied concealer to with Dr Feelgood Silky Mattifying Powder.


Model applying Benefit Cosmetics Dr Feel Good Powder


Step 18

Put your mask on and you’re ready for the day!


Finished mask-proof makeup look


And there we have it Benebabes, you’re ready to face the world! Whether you’re doing the weekly food shop, taking the kids to school, or doing your job as one of our amazing key workers, stay safe and stay glam! x