Eye Make-up Looks for Face Masks

We’ve had to adjust to a lot recently, including adding a face mask to our standard glove box stash to ensure one’s always at hand. Crafting a killer makeup look may feel hard to achieve whilst wearing a mask, but eye makeup can elevate your outfit and help your eyes look more captivating. From neutral eyes to bold and dramatic options, the possibilities are endless when it comes to makeup looks you can rock while wearing a face mask. Follow along below as we share our favourite eye makeup looks that will help reinvigorate your pandemic style.

1. Feline Eyes

Since the bottom portion of your face is covered by your mask, you’ll need a dramatic eye look if you want to turn heads. This is where feline eyes excel. A great way to make a lasting impression, this trend is all about sporting a rich blue eyeshadow all over your lid and extending it outward (just like a cat eye) for an intense dose of colour and a winged shape. Best of all, it only takes a few minutes to create. Want the look? Reach for the Color Queen Mono Eyeshadow in 29 Ruthless. Simply work this highly pigmented shadow into an angular shape that emulates a cat eye and you’re good to go!

2. Ombre Eyeshadow

Another eye makeup look that will draw attention above your mask? Ombre eyes! With this trend making waves in the hair world, it was only a matter of time before it made its way to becoming a major makeup trend, too. This look lets you play with multiple colours at once, so have fun with it! For a rich colour intensity, use tones from our Mono Eye Shadow, which come in 19 luxe shades. When pairing colours, start off with the lightest colour in the inner third of your eye, then the middle shade, and finally colour the outer area with the darkest shade. Make sure you blend well for a truly seamless ombre.

3. Bold Crease

Looking to go bold with your eye makeup? Then it may be time to try out this on-trend look. An editorial and runway makeup staple, bold creases feature bright eyeshadow precisely painted onto the crease of your eyelid. While this trend isn’t for everyone, the relatively low amount of colour and work makes it the perfect beginner bold look! To make things even easier, use a liquid eyeliner over your eyelid for clean lines. Try the Matte Signature Eyeliner in 09 Fuschia and get the maximum colour payoff with little effort.

5. Smokey Eyeshadow

For those who love shimmer, you can’t go past metallic eyes. An excellent way to rock an ultra-sleek eye makeup look, this trend works wonders to give your eyes extra oomph while working to highlight their shape for a flattering result. Give the trend a whirl with the Color Queen Mono Eyeshadow in 40 Extravagant. The classic metallic silver will go with any outfit and the pigmented formula means one swipe across the lid and you’re done!

It’s only right that we include this classic look. A gorgeous blend of matte and shimmery shades make your eyes do all of the talking and enhance any look. Bored of the classic black and grey smokey eye? Try a bronze smokey eye with the La Petite Palette Eyeshadow in Maximalist. Hot tip: get started with a bit of bronzer all over your eyes and go from there.

6. Winged Eyeliner

Sometimes, all it takes to make a big impact is to enlist the help of eyeliner, and the classic winged eyeliner trend shows no signs of slowing. The versatility of this look is exactly why it’s such a trusted classic. It also works to emphasise your eyes without any eye shadow at all. Make it even easier with the Superliner Flash Cat Eye Liner. The removable wing applicator makes winged eyeliner an absolute breeze and prevents uneven eyeliner from ruining your style!

7. Burgundy Flick

Take winged eyeliner to the next level with a departure from the normal black tone. Applying a rich colour like the Matte Signature Eyeliner in 05 Burgundy will draw attention whilst still retaining a classic feel. Think of it as an elegantly bold look, which pairs well with any outfit. 

8. White Eyeliner

If you want to brighten up your eyes, white eyeliner may be your answer. A great way to give your eyes a more awake and refreshed look, there are so many cool ways you can style this look. We’ve been loving a 60s vibe. Give it a whirl with the Matte Signature Eyeliner in 08 Snow.

9. Inner Corner Highlight

Instead of painting your full lid, this inner corner highlight trend calls for eyeshadow to be applied on just the inner corner of your eye to illuminate your gaze and give your look a little subtle sparkle. It works with any shimmery colour and any eye look, just find a colour that complements your eyeshadow or have a bare lid and an inner eye highlight. For a subtle pop of shimmery colour we recommend the Color Queen Mono Eye Shadow in 01 Unsurpassed

10. Negative Space Cut Crease

Want more of a dramatic graphic eye look? We’ve got just the thing. A negative space cut crease involves applying eyeliner to mimic the shape of your eye while leaving a blank space in the middle of the lid. Of course, you can get creative with whatever colour you use and the shape you’d like. We recommend applying concealer before the eyeliner for a perfect base and then choosing either a pencil liner like the Le Liner Signature Eye Liner or a liquid liner like the Matte Signature Eyeliner. With multiple colours to play with, the world’s your oyster. 

11. Watercolour Eyes

As the saying goes, people will stare, so you want to make it worth their while. Turn heads with an unforgettable watercolour eye makeup look. Emulating those gorgeous paintings you admire at a museum, this trend blends sheer washes of colour together. Ready to embrace your artsy side? Choose your favourite colours from the Color Queen Mono Eye Shadow line and get creative.

12. Copper Eyeliner

Down to serve up some jewel-toned envy with your next eye makeup look? You can count on copper eyeliner to get the job done. Worn by beauty gurus and A-listers alike, copper eyeliner is the perfect way to make a statement while keeping things simple. Serious colour without thick lines? Opt for the Matte Signature Eyeliner in 07 Copper. Why not get playful and match it to your next outfit? 

13. Voluminous Lashes

Not one for eyeshadow or eyeliner? That doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun. If you prefer a slightly more minimalist approach to eye make-up, your eyelashes are the key. Big, full lashes still highlight and draw attention to the eyes, and provide a clean, flirty look. Opt for a mascara that’ll give you bold volume like the Paradise Mascara. Long, defined, full lashes with no clumps in sight – you’ll be feeling your best in no time. 

14. Two-toned Eyeliner

Who says you have to stick with one eyeliner shade? Much like two-toned eyeshadow has become the trend to try, two-toned eyeliner is following suit. As the name suggests, this look allows you to line your lids with two different eyeliner. Choose two of the many colours available in the Matte Signature Eyeliner or the Le Liner Signature Eyeliner, lining one at the lash line and the other above.

15. Brown Mascara

Sure, black mascara holds a special place in your heart, but you’d be surprised to see what brown mascara can do for your makeup look. Adding this tone to your eyelash repertoire provides a bold accent and can take your eye makeup to new heights. Try our L’Oreal Paris Paradise Moonlight Brown Mascara for a heavenly volumised length. 
 
Get ready to turn heads, now that you know foolproof ways to elevate your makeup look while wearing a face mask. Play with styles and explore different looks, and your makeup-game will thank you!