March 31, 2021 4 min read

If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent the last couple of months thinking:

When will lockdown end?

But now thatcoronavirus restrictions are being lifted, I’m freaking out!

What will I wear once I reemerge at social events? How do I lose those jiggly lockdown pounds? And how do I get that perfect makeup look so I can return to life in style?

We also have to work out how to deal with themask mandate; when wearing a face mask, how do we get our perfect makeup to stay...ya know, perfect?

A woman applying mascara for that perfect makeup look

But hey, we’ll rise to the challenge!

Plus, it’s a great excuse to make our eyes pop with some gorgeous post-lockdown makeup looks.

Read on to find out our top tips and tricks, post-lockdown beauty trends, and the products you will need to help you discover how to do that perfect makeup.

How do I get that perfect makeup look?

Step 1. Start with healthy skin

Before you even think about reaching for your makeup, the best way to get that perfect look is to implement a consistent skin care routine.

Making sure your skin is properly cleansed and hydrated is our number 1 tip for a flawless finish.

Not sure how to create an effective skin care routine?Check out our Ultimate Guide to Skin Care for quick and easy steps to healthy skin.

A bottle of the perfect vitamin C face wash

Perfect Product: Vitamin C Face Wash

The great thing about Yubi’s Vitamin C Face Wash is that it’s suitable for all skin types!

The vitamin C content helps to reduce redness, slow wrinkle formation, and keep your skin hydrated.Click here for a full list of vitamin C benefits.


A bottle of the perfect primer

Picture source: Sephora

Perfect Product: Hydro Grip Gripping Primer

We love this award-winning, cruelty-free, super hydrating, makeup-gripping gel primer by Milk Makeup!

It’s made using hemp-derived cannabis seed extract and blue agave extract, providing plenty of antioxidant properties; perfect for sensitive and acne-prone skin!


Step 2. Apply primer

You wouldn’t paint on a rough canvas (well...not for a flawless finish anyway), so why use makeup on the skin without primer?

This magical makeup product smoothes out any bumps or breaks in the skin, creating the perfect surface for your makeup.

Step 3. Use a buff brush for perfect makeup coverage

We know that using your fingers to put your foundation on may seem easier and quicker than using a makeup brush but it’s alsoone of the easiest and quickest ways to cause breakouts!

Plus, if you want that perfect makeup look then you’ll want to use the best beauty tools for the job.

Using a buff brush with densely-packed cruelty-free bristles to apply liquid, cream, or powder makeup will be much more effective at achieving perfect coverage. 

The Purifiber makeup brush for perfect makeup application

Perfect Product: The Purifiber Buff & Blend Duo

Constructed of fluffy, antimicrobial microbristles, the Purifiber brush slows the growth of germs to help protect you from breakouts and skin health issues.

The buttery-soft, vegan bristles apply and deposit product perfectly and the comfort-grip handle means that even makeup novices can get professional-level results.


Watch how easily Yubi’s buff brushes apply perfect makeup:

Gel eyeliner pencil for eye makeup

Picture source: Sephora

Perfect Product Recommendation

Point Made 24-Hour Gel Eyeliner Pencil

This ultra-pigmented gel eyeliner by ONE/SIZE combines the silky texture of a liquid liner with the smudgy texture of kohl, so you get the best of both worlds.

It’s long-wearing, waterproof, cruelty-free, and vegan!


Step 4. Accomplish straight lines with a spoon...

Yep, you read that right, use a spoon to create the perfect wing shape for your eyeliner.

Honestly, even the team at BuzzFeed is doing it! This handy makeup hack will save you much-needed time while giving you a professional finish.

Click here for more 5 minute makeup hacks


Step 5. Make your eyes pop!

Life in a face mask means eye expression needs to make a big impression, so make ‘em pop with sometrendy technicolor looks!

Google searches for colorful eyeshadow looks have increased by 250% since the beginning of lockdown, revealing a new trend for vibrant and fun makeup.

Don’t be afraid to go a little wild andcheck out these Depixym Instagram Stories for inspo!

Bright green makeup emulsion for post-lockdown makeup trends

Picture source: Depixym

Perfect Product: Cosmetic Emulsion #0577

For an all-in-one product that provides gorgeously vivid colors, we recommend using Depixym’s Cosmetic Emulsion #0577.

We love this brand’s strong values and bold, experimental products. Go on, we dare ya to try something a little different!


Makeup setting powder for face mask makeup

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Perfect Product: Mineral Veil Talc Free Setting Powder

Using a weightless mineral setting powder, like this one by bareMinerals, will blend onto skin without smudging the makeup you’re already wearing!

Mineral Veil® Setting Powder weightlessly blurs and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and pores.

What are you waiting for?


Step 6. Finish the perfect look by setting your makeup

Lock your perfect makeup in place by using a setting spray or powder.

This will help keep everything flawless all day long, great for face mask makeup!

Click here for more top tips on how to wear your mask over your makeup

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