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Eye Makeup Looks To Try When Wearing Masks

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How we see beauty in the age of the ‘new’ normal has certainly shifted in a span of months. With protective masks as a necessity, we’ve covered topics on shifting skincare routines and the pros and cons of using makeup under our new safety ‘accessory’. One thing that we’ve learnt, both from emerging trends and recommendations from experts, is that eye makeup will inevitably take centrestage this time around in contrast to the lower halves of our faces. For a light-hearted change, it’s only fitting that we start curating easy-to-cop eye makeup ideas to pick up when wearing masks. 


For a well-distanced get-together: quirky colours 


Kanebo Drawing Dual Pens

(Left) Photo from: penmyblog; (Right) Photo from: @kaneboofficial, price unavailable


We’re all advocates of safe distancing here, but going for a well-distanced get-together is something that we feel like is unavoidable at this point as we adapt into our new normal. But how do we make these cautious reunions still fun? Let your eyes do all the talking when you take masked selfies and groufies with your mates by popping on some glitter, gradients or even cut-creases into the mix. These Kanebo Drawing Dual Pens will give you all the possibilities for creating eye-catching — pun intended — makeup looks.


For a grocery run: cute peachy lids 


THEFACESHOP fmgt Monocube Eyeshadows

THEFACESHOP fmgt Monocube Eyeshadows, SGD8.80/~MYR26.97/~USD6.32


Scheduled for your regular essentials stock-up? We’re sticking with a practical, K-beauty inspired look. Go for a soft sweep of shimmery peaches and pinks over your lid and pair it with fanned out natural lashes that capture an effortless vibe to match your casual ‘fit for the task. THEFACESHOP’s latest fmgt Monocube Eyeshadows has all the shades you need to ace this look. You can even mix and match your perfect shades of peaches, pinks, and shimmers to create the most complementary duo-tone shadow for your mood and/or skin tone. 

For back-to-work vibes: empowering subtle glam


Milani Gilded Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Gilded Eyeshadow Palette, MYR114.50/~USD19.90


If you’re back to your usual routine pre-pandemic — a.k.a. back-to-back meetings and all that paperwork — a power-up is definitely what you need. Go on #girlboss mode by going for a stunning but still workplace-friendly glam eye makeup. Gold shimmers or emerald greens may not be your top choice for day-to-day eye makeup in the ‘old’ normal, but who cares, right? It's the new equivalent of a statement red lip. Don't forget to add a sharp wing or a soft smokey effect to your crease to tie-in the look. Find the perfect shades to recreate this look from Milani’s gorgeous mix of mattes and shimmers featured in the Gilded Eyeshadow palette


For work errands: stunning warm neutrals


Diorshow Couleurs Couture in 689 Mitzah

(Left) Photo from: @ponysmakeup; (Right) Diorshow Couleurs Couture in 689 Mitzah, price unavailable


Despite the easing restrictions on lockdown measures in the region, most businesses still opt for a work-from-home setup to maintain safe distancing during this period. However, with the inevitable need to step back in the office from time to time, channelling some much-needed back-to-work energy is needed. For a quick pick-me-up, chic neutrals like muted reds and warm browns will give the lid some depth and dimension. We're eyeing Diorshow's Couleurs Couture quad eyeshadow palette in 689 Mitzah.


Next, fresh ways on how to wear your protective masks fashionably here.