makeup and the pandemic

CrackBerryCream

The Edge of Glory
Oct 26, 2012
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Vienna, Austria
I rarely wear any makeup anymore as due to the past lockdowns in Germany my regular lunch and dinner dates with friends were canceled. As I will have meetings with tax agents and lawyers where I currently am (Taiwan, no local cases for 105 consecutive days) I will wear makeup to look a bit more professional. Otherwise I just look like a tired teen with bad skin (I'm 33...).
 

pmburk

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Jul 10, 2008
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Texas
Buying makeup, yes occasionally. Wearing it, rarely. I've been working at home since March and it honestly looks like that may continue until late this year or even 2021. I have Zoom meetings occasionally during the week. I am in a state with a high number of cases (Texas) so I am also not out & about a whole lot. Most days I wear no makeup and don't even blowdry my hair. I'd say I do my makeup maybe once a week now. In "normal" (pre-virus) life, I would wear makeup probably 6 days a week.
 
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makeupbyomar

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Oct 17, 2018
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The science behind COVID-19 is always evolving and so are our procedures and protocols in dealing with it.

The talk is that airbrushing will become obsolete.

Hair will have their own trailer. Our make-up PPE has been scaled down to just wearing N95 masks and eye protection of some kind. Changing out N95 masks every few hours. Hand hygiene / washing will be increased. Short, polish free nails for everyone. COVID-19 testing once every 14 days. temperature checks 3 times a day. Sanitizing and washing make-ups and tools 3 times a day as well as between actors. Make-up stations sanitzed at the beginning and at the end of the day. And a maximum of 4 MuA's will be hired per production and will have their own designated areas. We can only contact each other via text, facetime, Zoom, or two-way walkie. Touch-ups will be done in a designated area away from cameras, but close by.

At least productions will have a dedicated COVID-19 coordinator on set, a nurse (sometimes 2) and the usual set medic.
 
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Mar 19, 2007
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LaLa Land
The science behind COVID-19 is always evolving and so are our procedures and protocols in dealing with it.

The talk is that airbrushing will become obsolete.

Hair will have their own trailer. Our make-up PPE has been scaled down to just wearing N95 masks and eye protection of some kind. Changing out N95 masks every few hours. Hand hygiene / washing will be increased. Short, polish free nails for everyone. COVID-19 testing once every 14 days. temperature checks 3 times a day. Sanitizing and washing make-ups and tools 3 times a day as well as between actors. Make-up stations sanitzed at the beginning and at the end of the day. And a maximum of 4 MuA's will be hired per production and will have their own designated areas. We can only contact each other via text, facetime, Zoom, or two-way walkie. Touch-ups will be done in a designated area away from cameras, but close by.

At least productions will have a dedicated COVID-19 coordinator on set, a nurse (sometimes 2) and the usual set medic.
Yikes.
 

makeupbyomar

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The one thing I've noticed on the street that is trending right now is stronger, intense eye make-up looks. (Think Middle Eastern inspired eye make-ups) in very bold, bright colours, heavy liners and LOTS of mascara.

I must say it compliments the various cloth mask designs women are wearing.
 
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The one thing I've noticed on the street that is trending right now is stronger, intense eye make-up looks. (Think Middle Eastern inspired eye make-ups) in very bold, bright colours, heavy liners and LOTS of mascara.

I must say it compliments the various cloth mask designs women are wearing.
Agree
I am also liking the bold & stronger eyebrow.. liking eyes lined with kohl (especially midnight blue) & mascara...
Eyebrows & eyes with wearing the masks are now the focus...and so many new eyebrow products to enhance the brows
 

rugchomp

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Dec 16, 2015
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I also don't wear makeup lately, since I don't go out that often anymore. If I go out I only use face powder, no use in wearing lipstick because you are wearing a mask.
 

cheezeet

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Aug 26, 2020
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I havent been wearing any foundation/concealer, but eyebrows and eye makeup is a must for me when I go out. Sometimes I would draw my brows when I'm at home tho.
 

Love_N_Lune

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Apr 17, 2019
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I have increased my make up usage as I just discovered luxury makeup and watching tutorial videos. I’ve been working from home since March. I went from no makeup to some concealer/eyebrows/face powder to serums, foundation stick, concealer, eyes, face powder, blush. I just ordered some primers to test. I figure I can explore “my look” at home and face time to apply to understand techniques.
 
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makeupbyomar

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One of our Stand-ins doing her own make-up at the beginning of our day... (Notice her flesh-toned face mask around her wrist, at the ready). The new make-up routine, for the Pandemic.

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And here she is wearing her flesh-toned face mask over her surgical face mask, as is our other Stand-in.


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