It's my favourite 2020 trend.”
It's my favourite 2020 trend.”
The fashion and makeup industries have taken a toll due to the need for an extra face covering, so if you need some extra advice on fashion and styling read on and feel these students' positive outlooks, and, hopefully, add some of their tips and tricks to your life (Instagram names attached).
Scroll down to the bottom for a “fun” fact!
“It's my favourite 2020 trend,” said Marissa Guthrie about the fashion of masks. She says she saves money on lip products, which is an upside I think many people are having right now. But that doesn't mean completely slacking off, your eyes are the part that people are going to see so mascara application is worth the time spent in the mornings.
“I bought most of my masks unfortunately from the Gap,” says Marissa. Don’t blame her -- they have pretty diverse masks there.
When asked if she’s discovered anything that would make doing her hair more challenging, she said: “I have unintentionally done things that make it more difficult,” referring to putting barrettes and headbands in her hair. She wishes she had done more experimenting and styling with her hair last year because of the many changes that had to be made this year.
Marissa describes masks as being “uncomfortable but worth it because not only are you looking stylish, you're also saving lives in the process”. If you need some extra tips ask @marissa_noellle.
Briana Killaby is someone who should have her own makeup company by now and says that the hardest part about wearing makeup is “mostly making sure it stays on” and doesn’t rub onto the mask. She explains that she tries to wash her face more frequently because of the new acne concerns with covering your face, and she tries to be a bit more thorough when taking her makeup off. Her favorite makeup artists these days include, Jackie Aina and NikkieTutorials, who speak about Covid-mask makeup tips.
Covid made Briana reflect on why she loves doing makeup. Here’s what she said: “It's made me think more about why I wear makeup. I love what I do when I wake up in the morning and I don't have to wear makeup but I choose to, and it's more like affirming that this is something that I enjoy and it's something that I do for myself and not really for anyone else.”
Very helpful words for anyone that’s feeling stressed -- find something you love and are passionate about, and invest your time into that to dissolve the stress of Covid. If you need some ideas on how to do that, go to @brianas_makeupaccount.
Download Pinterest, it's literally a lifesaver!"
Have a new interest in fashion? Here’s your guide: Fiona Bryanton. When planning her outfit she says it can go either way. She either picks the mask first then plans the outfit, which makes it a fun challenge, or she can pick the outfit and then find a mask to match with it afterward.
Something unique about what Fiona said is that because we're not shopping as much, she has realized how much variety her clothes have and that she’s started to go back and wear the clothes she already has because she has more time to look through them and plan outfits. She explains that once you slow down you can realize what you already have and make use of it, so I highly suggest that you search through your closet or drawers and try to put something together.
Here’s a tip from Fiona, “Download Pinterest it's literally a lifesaver”. Make sure to go to @fionagraceb for some inspiration!
Marlayah Mcleod, a new and confidently-fashioned student at Canterbury, says she appreciates the mask's service to the germ world greatly because of how much they protect you from, not only Covid but also bad breath and spitting.
Marlayah mentioned that she also looked at the Asian side of the fashion world and commented that “their outfits were just so much cooler that lots of other ones that I saw,” and that she sometimes gets inspiration from there.
Marlayah also told me how she makes masks for her newest album N.G.I.T (New Girl In Town) which you should check out.
Here’s what that process looks like: she ordered 50 plain masks off of Amazon, got some transfer paper, printed her album’s logo, transferred it onto the masks, and then shipped them out to people. (She also said she can make more of if anyone wants.) You can find her and her style @miss_mcleod and stream her music anywhere!
FUN FACT: According to the American Lung Association, sneezes can travel up to 100mph and create upwards of 100,000 droplets!