Just because you’re wearing a face mask doesn’t mean your beauty game has to stop.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, face masks are becoming more commonplace in our lives. Fashion brands across Canada are making their own non-medical masks for consumers, and we’re flocking to them in droves. And all current signs point to face masks remaining part of our everyday look for the foreseeable future. So what does that mean for our beauty looks moving forward then? Well, a whole lot more focus on the eyes, for one. With the bottom half of our faces concealed under masks, our eyes (and brows) are set to the become much more of a focal point than they’ve ever been, giving us all the opportunity to experiment with some different looks in the coming months. Whether you’re looking to add a little colour to your weekend grocery run or are simply practicing for your return to the office (whenever that may be), we’ve rounded up 12 of the best/boldest/most beautiful eye makeup looks from celebrity makeup artists to pair with face masks for your next outing:
All you need for this showstopping look is a steady hand and the coloured liner of your choice.
A high shine eyeshadow delivers maximum impact in a single swipe. Choose a complementary neutral shimmer to run below your lower lash line for added oopmh.
Flip the switch on shimmer and add a little sparkle to your lower lash line, and in the corners of your eye instead. Swipe a similar hue to the glitter across your lids and you’re left with a knockout look that’s Rosie-approved.
Celebrity MUA Lisa Eldridge also makes the case for the power of the inner eye, as evidenced by her work on Dua Lipa. Choose your favourite colour and paint it on – add a slick of mascara, and you’re done. (Swipe through for a treasure trove of full eye looks, too).
Leave it to Beyoncé‘s makeup artist Sir John to create this jawdropping look. Contrasting blue hues and varying levels of shine make a big impact – choose your own colour combo, and get creating.
Not feeling the bold colours? No problem, as you can create an equally incredible look with golds and neutrals, too, as evidenced by this look from Allen Avendaño.
A slick black graphic eye is always a winner – and relatively easy to pull off with minimal effort. Add a lashing of mascara to help finish the look.
Oh and speaking of a classic look, you can never go wrong with a smokey eye.
Peach tones are perfect for summer and this barely-there look by Pati Dubroff still has all the attention-grabbing qualities you deserve, without any heavy lifting.
If you’ve got a steady hand and plenty of patience, this graphic white liner look Patrick Ta created for Gigi Hadid is a guaranteed showstopper, made all the more impactful by the subtle black flick tight to the lashline.
The contrast of the matte neon liner (shadowed by a classic black) and shimmery shadow in this look from Canadian makeup artist Hung Vanngo on Lily Aldridge is all kinds of genius.
Katie Jane Hughes
The queen of scroll-stopping makeup looks on Instagram, Katie Jane Hughes knows how to serve up a statement eye. We love this 10-minute halo eye that’s made all the more personal by where you decide to place your shadow. The best part? You can’t mess it up.