Since the past few months, several of our routines — be it working from home, learning to cook or taking care of our skin — have undergone a major change. As we slowly move towards the new normal and start to step out of the house for more than just the essentials, it’s necessary to understand that our makeup routines will undergo a major change too.

In the post-pandemic world, makeup lovers might have to stick to simple makeup routines instead of elaborate ones. And no, not just because face masks cover a major part of your face, but because wearing heavy duty makeup under face masks can invite a host of skin issues like clogged pores, breakouts and skin irritation. But fret not girls, we’ve got you covered. Here are five ways you can simplify your beauty routine post-pandemic.

 

Focus on grooming and skincare

Focus on grooming and skincare

Face masks can leave your skin feeling dry and irritated, therefore it is important to prioritise skincare and grooming in the post-pandemic world. Look for cleansers and moisturisers that have mild ingredients and are free from harsh chemicals. The Simple Skincare Range is free from parabens, alcohol, artificial fragrances and dyes, making it the most preferred option for every skin type. Regular manicure and pedicure sessions will also become essential post-pandemic as hygiene and cleanliness continue to be the top most priority.

 

Switch to a BB or CC cream

Switch to a BB or CC cream

Heavy, full coverage foundations won’t be a part of the post-pandemic makeup routine (for a while, at least). Masks create a humid environment, which leads to excess sweat and oil production. Both can melt your heavy foundations, lead to pore clogging as well as transfer the product on the mask. It is best to avoid foundation and switch to a CC cream. The Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale CC Cream is a lightweight formula infused with the goodness of aloe to give decent coverage and keep skin irritation at bay.

 

Pick multipurpose products

Pick multipurpose products

Lipsticks have already taken a backseat in the pandemic era and post-pandemic won’t be any different. More women will prefer wearing a lip balm that will protect their lips from dryness or a lip tint, which gives a natural tint. You can also combine the two by wearing a tinted lip balm like the Vaseline Lip Therapy Color & Care Chapstick - Strawberry that will make your lips look naturally rosy.

 

Accentuate your eyes

Accentuate your eyes

Take this opportunity to amp up your eye makeup game. Go cray cray and try different styles to draw focus to the eyes. Don’t forget to swipe on mascara and define your brows to accentuate your eyes even further.

 

Stick to neutral shades

Stick to neutral shades

Women are moving away from colourful cosmetics and opting for neutral shades instead. Nude makeup will continue to be the most preferred makeup look post-pandemic. The reason being bright shades may easily get transferred plus it’s tricky to do touch ups.