Aside from wearing make-up for the odd Zoom meeting or socially distanced dinner with friends, many of us had stripped back our beauty routines during lockdown, and enjoyed more time to ourselves and less time getting ready.
However, as restrictions become relaxed and face masks are now a part of everyday life – we’ve all had that dreaded makeup-covered face mask! Doing your makeup with the confidence that it will still be in place when you take your mask off is quick becoming a new skill, so we’ve rounded up three great products that will help to keep your complexion make up in place and looking fresh, even under your face mask during the Middle Eastern summer!


Elevate your foundation to unprecedented performance with this state-of-the-art primer that extends the wear of foundation for a perfect complexion that lasts. With a texture unlike any other, this oil free primer not only creates a smooth, even canvas for makeup, but also conceals redness, minimizes the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, and provides broad spectrum SPF 15 protection, all in a supremely airy, silky, cloud-like texture.


A revolutionary foundation stick with the coverage of a concealer, the fluidity of a liquid, and the weightlessness of a powder in a waterproof formula for undetectable full coverage. The unprecedented concentration of pigment in this foundation provides maximum coverage with minimum product, concealing all discoloration and imperfections for flawless skin with a seamless finish.


A first for Hourglass cosmetics and an addition to the Veil family. The Veil Soft Focus Setting Spray is a weightless spray that sets makeup while blurring imperfection, that lasts all day. Undetectable on the skin, the ultra-fine and hydrating mist creates a smooth, even and naturally radiant appearance. Its water resistant properties enhance foundation for a maximum staying power, setting it in place for up to 24 hours.