5 Products That Will Ensure Your Make-Up Stays Put Under Your Face Covering

If you find your make-up tends to slip, crease or fade before the day is done, you’re not alone – and wearing a face covering right now isn’t likely to help, either. Thankfully, you can always rely on Urban Decay’s roster of best-selling products to go the distance and lock everything into place no matter what. Here are the five cult buys we rate, and how to use them under your mask for best results…


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24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, £16

Fed up of your eyeliner disappearing? Look to these silky pencils that live up to their 24/7-hour hype. Designed to repel water, they're waxy in texture and last for hours. Despite this, they never feel drying or tight thanks to the addition of moisturising ingredients – including jojoba oil, vitamin E and cottonseed oil – all of which keep application smooth and seamless. There are 50 shades available too, so you’ll find something that suits no matter your skin tone or make-up preference – think vibrant neutrals to tropical hues.

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All Nighter Setting Spray, £26 

One of the brand's most popular products, this genius mist comes recommended by make-up artists, so it’s no wonder it’s the UK’s best-selling make-up setting spray. It works to lower the temperature of your make-up so that it never slips or slides, despite any build up in humidity – especially underneath your mask. Try applying it in an ‘X’ and ‘T’ formation for best results. You can also use some on your sponges or brushes to intensify pigment, or to sheer out certain formulas. The claims are impressive too, with 78% of testers saying their make-up lasted up to 16 hours.

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All Nighter Face Primer, £26

This long-wear primer works in unison with your foundation to lock everything in place for at least eight hours. Lightweight and sheer in texture, it sits imperceptibly underneath make-up, without ever piling or flaking off. Tap it onto the skin in areas that tend to turn greasy halfway through the day – like the classic t-zone. Urban Decay’s global make-up artist, Danielle Roberts recommends applying some to your nose, too: “Apply a little to your nose and chin, as well. These are the areas that make contact with your new face mask – the nose is especially important if you don’t want any patches.”

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Eyeshadow Primer Potion, £11

Oily lids and general movement (including blinking) contribute to the slipping of eye make-up. It’s easily rectified with a good eyeshadow primer, but not all are created equal. Urban Decay’s has been everyone’s go-to for years, with good reason. It’s lightweight with an almost serum-like texture that spreads and blends seamlessly, leaving behind zero patchiness. Clinging to any eyeshadow you apply, it ensures there’s no creasing or sliding – be it powders, creams or liquids. What’s more, it has a large applicator that’s incredibly easy to work with. Danielle’s top tip? “Use a smattering on the bridge of your nose. This provides extra grip for your make-up and is an especially good tip for those who wear glasses – it works well to prevent any unnecessary sliding.”

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Lash Freak Mascara, £21

Waterproof mascaras don’t get much better than this. Rich in pigment, it coats lashes with inky definition, while also drying down fast so you never get any streaks or fallout. The asymmetric brush is clever, too – use it on its side to reach every lash for extra volume and definition. You can also use the tip to define and separate even the smallest of lashes – expect wide-eyed results that last.

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