Posted August 4, 2020 by Yusra Shah
Summer 2020 is nothing like we all thought it would be. No concerts, parties, bold lips or blushed cheeks when you’re out and about. We’re going to be honest. It’s less than ideal, not having that freedom to go wherever you want whenever you want. That being said, it’s important to do what you can to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The easiest way to do that? Wear a mask! I know, I know, you’ve heard it everywhere, but really! It’s so simple and helps lower chances of getting COVID drastically. And while it might be frustrating for beauty lovers because we can’t rock our bright summer lips or contour with a mask on, now’s our chance to focus on the first thing everyone notices when they see you: your eyes.
Sure, two thirds of your face is covered so foundation, contour, blush and all of that might not be needed. But your eyes? They’re more noticeable than ever, especially because they’re all anyone can see. The best part is that your eyes are the most versatile feature when it comes to makeup. You can go simple and fresh with just a sweep of mascara, or switch it up for some drama with a full on smokey eye. If eye makeup has never been your thing, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with some tips, tricks and ideas for mask makeup.
When you’re running out the door to do some errands, you don’t always have time for a full glam. Luckily your mask covers most of your face, but what about the eyes? The one thing masks don’t cover is dark circles, unfortunately. It’s super easy to bring some liveliness into your eyes by just applying mascara. Our award-winning Black Magic Mascara is perfect for this. With a formula that grabs each lash and coats them with long-lasting pigment, your eyes will look more awake and bright, distracting everyone from the effects of whatever show you’ve been binging at 1 a.m. on Netflix during quarantine. If you want to take it a step further, apply our Black Gel Eye Liner just on the top lid, with a little wing at the edge if you want a bolder look. This opens up your eyes and makes them appear bigger and brighter, too. Suddenly makeup with masks isn’t so bad, right?
Probably the most frustrating part about summer 2020 is not being able to do those full glam, show-stopping “what products are you wearing and where can I get them” looks while you’re out with your friends. Sure, you can still go out and about (hello, socially-distanced rooftops!), but your makeup looks definitely won’t be the center of attention like they might have been before--or so you thought. News flash--eyes are literally everything. Sure you can’t have a carved contour or perfectly pouty lips, but if you have a bronzed smokey look going on with some long lashes and perfect brows? You don’t even need anything else. Try our Diamond Shadows for this look! Apply Brazen Bronze all over the lid and Sienna Stone on the outer corner and into your crease. Blend out with a fluffy brush for a smokey effect. Oh, and don’t forget your bottom lash line! The key to a good smokey eye is to apply the darkest color on your lower lash line, blending it into the outer corner of your eye. For added drama, line your eyes on top and bottom with our Black Gel Eyeliner. Top it all off with the Black Magic Mascara and you’re good to go. Drama for days, and who doesn’t love that?
The cool thing about wearing a mask is that you can try bold looks that you might’ve been afraid to before. Graphic eyeliner and a mix-matched shadow look is definitely one of our favorite looks to experiment with. Take two lighter eyeshadow shades (Iced Amethyst and Gold Dust, for example), grab some eyeliner and you’re ready to go. Start with the first color and apply it all over your eyelid on your right eye. Take the second color and apply it all over your eyelid on the left eye. Next, take the first color and apply it to the lower lash line on your left eye, and do the same with the second color on your right eye. This creates a mix and matched eyeshadow look that still has enough uniformity to not look completely bizarre. Add some bold winged liner using our Black Gel Eyeliner and you’re ready to go! When you’re wearing a mask, you don’t have to worry about how this look will match the rest of your makeup, which is why a lot of people shy away from it. Masks allow creativity and versatility with eyeshadow looks, so take this time to try new things!
Okay, who hasn’t spent 3 hours on Tik Tok when you’re trying to fall asleep and have to work from home the next day? Who also thinks that the whole heavy blush and winged eye e-girl look is kind of cool? The e-girl look revolves heavily around creating a blush heavy look right over the nose bridge and under your eyes. Luckily, while the mask covers most of our face, this is perfect for someone who wants to try the blush heavy look without full commitment. Although most of the blush won’t be seen, you can still place it with a heavy hand right on the bridge of your nose and sweep it outwards onto the high point of your cheeks. Just enough will be shown through the mask to get the idea across. A perfect blush for this is our Cheek Envy Blush in Havana Heat. This blush is a highly pigmented purplish red which is perfect for the e-girl look. Just one sweep on a brush will go a long way! To finish off the look apply some winged liner and lots of mascara and pair it with a funky mask. Time to Tik Tok! This is the perfect way to introduce yourself to this style of makeup if you were too scared to before, because it isn’t too much at once. If you like it, you’ll have the confidence to wear the e-girl look even without a mask soon!
One of our favorite ways to get ready with a mask is by wearing a monochromatic outfit, and then sweeping on a single metallic pop of color over our eyelids. This way the shadow really sticks out against the colors of your fit, and brings all attention to the eyes in a subtle but strong way. It’s almost like accessorizing with jewelry! Our award-winning Eye Jewel Mousse Shadows are the perfect product for this. Simply dab a little bit of 24K Gold (or your color of choice) onto your finger and apply it evenly over your lids. You can use a brush too, but these shadows are so creamy and blendable that your fingers work just as well! Add some mascara and you’re done! Super simple, super easy, but also a great way to do a statement shadow against a monochromatic wardrobe.
It may not be the summer we all hoped for, but that doesn’t mean we have to compromise our makeup looks! Now is the time to try new things, be bold, and let our eyes do all the talking. Besides, who isn’t a little happy that they don’t have to go through the whole process of applying face makeup every day? Masks keep us safe and protected but also challenge our makeup skills creatively. And a little challenge never hurts. Try your hand at mask makeup with these 5 different looks and tag us in your selfies (@dome_beauty)! We can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!