Let’s be honest: When wearing face masks is standard practice, flaunting a makeup look may be the last thing on your mind. Especially since half of your face is hidden. However, when you start heading into the office or doing more things outside of the house, it’s likely you’ll want ways to reclaim your beauty look. Beyond wearing fashionable face masks, your mask eye makeup is the perfect way to still experiment with beauty trends and boost your confidence via your makeup. Think about it: Your eyes are what will be on display. From neutral eye makeup to bold and dramatic options, the possibilities are endless when it comes to eye makeup looks you can rock while wearing a face mask. Below, follow along as we share 17 eye makeup looks that will prove it’s all about the eyes.
1. FELINE EYES
Since the bottom portion of your face is covered by your mask, if you want to turn heads, you’ll need a dramatic eye look. This is where the feline eyes trend comes into play. 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 for an intense dose of color and a winged shape. Best of all, it only takes a few minutes to create. To get the look, apply the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow in Grand Bleu in an angular shape that emulates a cat eye.
2. OMBRÈ EYESHADOW
Another eye makeup look that will call attention to your peepers? Ombré 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 multicolored trend allows you to play with color to create an eye-catching look. Try it for yourself with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Violet Amour. Start by dusting the lightest violet shade on the inner third of your eye. Next, apply the medium-toned violet shade on the center of your lid and follow up with the dark plum shade on the outer third. Be sure to blend in between shades for a seamless transition in color.
3. SUNSET EYES
If you want to liven up your eyes with the best view anyone can ask for, sunset eyes are the only option. This beautifully crafted eye look flaunts a blend of coral, gold, purple, and red eyeshadows that come together to mimic the look of a classic sunset. Sounds like an eye makeup look you can get behind? Head on over to our article, How to Get the Perfect Sunset Eyeshadow Look, to bring this look to life.
4. FLUORESCENT CREASE
Looking to go bold with your eye makeup? Then it may be time to amp up your eyes with a fluorescent crease. Known as an editorial and runway makeup staple, this look features fluorescent eyeshadow precisely painted onto your crease for an avant-garde finish. To start, use a pencil brush to carefully place a fluorescent eyeshadow in your crease. Follow up with the L’Oréal Paris Le Liner Signature Easy-Glide Mechanical Eyeliner, Waterproof in Gold Velvet across your lash line for a sparkly touch.
5. METALLIC EYE MAKEUP
For those who love to rock a shimmery eye, you can’t go wrong with metallic eyes. An excellent way to rock an ultra-feminine 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 try with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Metallics Eye Shadow in Brass Knuckles. All you need to do is dust the color all over your lid for a one-and-done deal.
6. SMOKY EYESHADOW
Now that we have shimmery eyes on the brain, it’s only right that we follow up with the classic smoky eye. This timeless trend offers a gorgeous blend of matte and shimmery shades that make your eyes do all of the talking. Check out our article, The Perfect Smoky Eye for Every Eye Shape, to find your perfect look.
7. RAINBOW EYES
Prefer to try a super colorful look? It’s time to go big or go home! After all, nothing calls attention to your eyes like various bright and bold eyeshadow shades. This blend of prismatic colors may seem like it’s not fit for every day, but when most of your makeup is out of sight (or nonexistent), there’s no harm in wearing something more dramatic. To learn how to get this look, head over to our article, How to Wear Rainbow Eye Makeup.
8. WINGED EYELINER
Sometimes, all it takes to make a big impact with your eye makeup is to enlist the help of eyeliner, and the winged eyeliner trend won’t disappoint. Equal parts classic and versatile, this look works wonder to enhance the shape of your eyes without any eyeshadow. Plus, it’s perfect for days when you’re short on time but still want to create a memorable eye makeup look. Learn How to Achieve Your Sharpest Winged Eyeliner Look with our tutorial.
9. BURGUNDY FLICK
Take winged eyeliner to the next level by winging it with the L’Oréal Paris Matte Signature Liquid Dip Eyeliner, Waterproof in Burgundy. In fact, once you have drawing a flick down, you can have popping eye makeup every day by simply switching up your shade as you see fit.
10. WHITE EYELINER
If you want to brighten up your eyes for a well-slept finish, white eyeliner may be just what you need. A great way to give your eyes a more awake and refreshed look, there are so many cool ways you can bring white eyeliner looks to life. Pick up the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner in White and head over to our article 8 White Eyeliner Hacks to Try ASAP to make some magic happen.
11. 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. If you’re feeling daring, combine this trend with the red eye makeup craze, and use the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in Radiant Ruby around your inner corners.
12. NEGATIVE SPACE CUT CREASE
For those that love to flaunt dramatic eye makeup looks, one of the best ways to get in on the fun is the negative space cut crease. Offering a graphic look, this technique consists of applying eyeliner to define the shape of your eyes while leaving a blank space in the middle of your lid. See what all the hype is about with our article, How to Create a Negative Space Cut Crease.
13. WATERCOLOR EYES
As the saying goes, people will stare, so you want to make it worth their while. Turn heads with an unforgettable eye makeup look like the gorgeous watercolor eye makeup trend. Emulating those gorgeous paintings you admire at a museum, this look blends sheer washes of color. Ready to embrace your artsy side? Check out this article, How to Do Artsy Watercolor Eye Makeup, to master the trend.
14. ROSE GOLD EYELINER
Down to serve up some jewel-toned envy with your next eye makeup look? You can count on rose gold eyeliner to get the job done. Worn by beauty gurus and A-listers alike, rose gold eyeliner is the perfect way to make a statement while keeping things simple. Try it out with the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Liquid Eyeliner in Rose Gold. Feeling flirty? Add a few flicks at the outer edge of your eye.
15. VOLUMINOUS LASHES
If you fancy a minimalist approach to your eye makeup, we have a feeling that voluminous lashes may be your perfect match. Full lashes are one of the most sought-after beauty traits for a good reason. Not only do they work to complement any eye makeup look you can dream up, but they also make a chic impression when worn solo. Instead of using your everyday mascara, level up with the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara for voluptuous volume and intense length.
16. 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. Start by lining your lash line with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Black. Follow up by applying the True Teal shade right above your first line to complete the look.
17. COLORED MASCARA
Sure, black mascara holds a special place in your heart, but you’d be surprised to see what colored mascara can do for your makeup look. Colorful mascara, whether blue, green, or any other shade, is a foolproof way to add a colorful accent to your look and take your eye makeup to new heights. Turn to our articles, How to Wear Blue Mascara and 4 Eye Makeup Looks That Are Even Better with Burgundy Mascara, for inspiration.
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