How to Look Fab with Your Face Mask On

Wearing a face mask may well be the new normal for many months to come, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look fab in one! With half the face covered, people the world over are now investing in ways to make the rest of their profile – pop. And you’ve got plenty to play with too! From skincare for the eyes to on-point makeup, here’s how you can look great in spite of a face mask on.

Eye Care

We’ve all been spending too much time in front of our screens. Whether it’s watching late-night Netflix or constant Zoom meetings, the need for eye care and skincare associated with it, has never been greater. The best selling ROC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream is an oil-free anti-ageing eye cream and comes formulated with pure ROC Retinol and an essential mineral complex. The formula helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, crow’s feet, dark circles and puffiness. Perfect for more vibrant and a younger-looking eye area!


While you’re fixing those dark circles with the help of skincare, you’ll need some budge-proof concealer that stays for long periods under your mask. Touche Eclat by Yves Saint Laurent is a magical highlighting pen that has saved many damsels from panda-eyed distress! Featuring an evanescent texture that blends seamlessly on bare skin or over makeup, this concealer pen comes enriched with an exclusive anti-fatigue complex. That means you banish fatigue with its highlighting feature but also lighten dark spots and circle – double win!


They say that your eyebrows can change your face dramatically, and the same applies whether you wear a mask or not! Get game changing, on point eyebrows with another popular YSL product – the Eyebrow Pencil. A quick smooth way to define your eyebrows, this popular eyebrow pencil works effectively and effortlessly to groom and shape those brows in seconds. If you love keeping those brows natural, you’ll enjoy the soft colour this eyebrow pencil delivers.

Eye Shadow

The key to looking gorgeous under your mask – subtle makeup! While it’s always great to add some colour to your masked look, you don’t want to run the risk of it bleeding onto your cloth mask (especially if it’s silk!). That’s why the versatile Naked Ultimate Basics Eyeshadow Palette makes a great companion for masked beauties. Featuring 12 Eyeshadow colours in neutral mattes from cool to warm, each shade is neutral enough to match any skin tone. The proprietary Pigment Infusion SystemTM provides a velvety texture with rich color and comes with unparalleled staying power. Blending gurus will love the double ended blending and smudger brush that’s included in the kit!


Now while we’ll keep our eye shadows neutral, we wouldn’t mind some eye-opening pigment on our liners! The Clinique Quickliner For Eyes come in a range of colours including shades of brown(Roast Coffee, Smoky Brown, Black Brown), green and black. This smoky smudgy eye pencil, dramatically provides soft and smoldering effects while defining and contouring your beautiful eyes. The creamy-smooth texture ensures it glides on easily, but don’t worry it’ll stay well and for long hours too!


With social media feeds of people watching their extensions fall, lash-by-lash during the global lockdown – it’s certainly time to rely on your own natural ones. We highly recommend investing in the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler – at a reasonable price it will be your greatest aid! Uniquely designed and curved at an angle that suits all eye shapes, this cult product has Silicone rubber pads that release the right amount of pressure to curl your lashes. Team with your favourite mascara and stay curled all day! 

Pssst…want some help with growing your eyelashes? If you’ve over done the extensions (haven’t we all!), do consider a little TLC for your lash hair. Peter Thomas Roth Lashes To Die For Turbo Nighttime Eyelash Treatment is a groundbreaking peptide-based nighttime eyelash treatment that contains Tri-Phase Lash ComplexTM to target all three stages of hair growth cycle. Expect visibly improved, fuller, denser, thicker and longer eyelashes. Don’t worry its Ophthalmologist-tested and irritation-free!

And there you have it! Looking good with a face mask may sound daunting, but with the right care and products, you too can look fab under one.