Celebrity makeup artist Daniel Martin collaborates on face mask collection during coronavirus pandemic

By Heather Cichowski

We have witnessed some incredible ways celebrities and royals are helping during the coronavirus pandemic. Another great example of people doing good as the world battles COVID-19 is the Banding Together Project.

The collaboration between Allure and fashion startup Anywear sees beauty professionals, including celebrity makeup artist Daniel Martin, model Halima Aden, Los Angeles-based hairstylist Chris McMillan, nail artist Mei Kawajiri and more, design face masks and headbands.

Daniel, who royals fans will remember as the makeup artist behind Duchess Meghan's beautiful royal wedding makeup, revealed the partnership on Instagram.

"What an incredible honor to be a part of the #BandingTogether project with @Allure and @AnywearDesign," he stated.

Daniel continued that when someone purchases one of the limited-edition face covering and headband sets through the Banding Together Project, Anywear will donate an adjustable headband or medical hat to a doctor, nurse or health care professional working tirelessly on the front line.

Daniel's collection includes a striking white-and-navy Japanese shibori print and a navy active set. The makeup artist revealed that the indigo patterned design spiritually represents "devotion, justice and dignity."

The navy active set is crafted out of soft, stretchy moisture-wicking fabric that is well-suited to exercising.

The sets range in price from US$35 to US$45.

MORE: How royals are helping during the COVID-19 pandemic

Other designs include a yellow western-inspired set from Chris, hijab and turban sets from Halima and a rainbow stripe set from Dr. Shereene Idriss, a New York City-based dermatologist.

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Thrilled to announce #bandingtogether with @allure magazine and beauty experts and supermodel @halima @danielmartin @nikkinelms @namvo @nailsbymei @shereeneidriss and @mrchrismcmillan After hearing stories from our frontline committee @jenngilrn @levatorannie and @_iamjackie we worked together to upcycle current fabrics and make these limited edition sets available to the public to encourage us all to remember to wear fabric face coverings in public. The headbands, hats, bandanas and face coverings all have buttons affixed to them to hold a mask in order to relieve the ears of pressure during long shifts. They can also be used for regular use and self care. Visit our link in bio to purchase. We are so excited to bring these beautiful designs to frontline workers! ❤️

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As of this writing, Johns Hopkins University of Medicine reports there have been more than 4.3 million cases of COVID-19 confirmed in 188 countries and regions. The illness has killed more than 294,000 people worldwide, but more than 1.5 million people have recovered from it so far.

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