Masked Beauty: All About the Eyes


As we don surgical masks to protect ourselves from this COVID-19 global pandemic, the spotlight is inevitably turned to our eyes. The “new normal” is also affecting the beauty industry, with eye makeup now taking centerstage. Here are some eye grooming and eye makeup tips to maximize the most visible asset we have amid this pandemic:

Put a primer. Use a primer to keep the eyeshadow on for a longer period of time. Apply light foundation on the eyelids or consider blending concealer under the eyes.

Highlight brows and lashes. Groom your eyebrows regularly for a cleaner look. Don’t be afraid to use eyebrow pencils to fill in the brows when they look thin and light. Now is also the best time to curl the eyelashes and amplify it with mascara for a dramatic, striking look.

Get creative with colors. Since we are restricted to masks, this is a time to express yourself creatively by boldly experimenting with colors. It will be interesting and fun to add color to the usual conservative use of eyeliner and eyeshadow.

Embrace the freedom to focus on the beauty of your eyes. Aside from emphasizing the “windows to our soul,” playing with eye makeup is also a satisfying escape to help keep our sanity in these uncertain times.

About the Writer
Grace C. Diez

Grace Diez started as an AM/FM radio traffic reporter and broadcast supervisor of before pursuing a 5-year career in advertising and a 9-year (and counting!) career in public relations. With 17 years of experience as a writer, her works have been published on People Asia, Metro.Style, ABS-CBN Lifestyle, Star Studio, Metro Magazine, Manila Bulletin, The Philippine Star, Working Mom, Chalk.PH, League Magazine, Sense & Style, Woman Today and Manila Standard with editors entrusting her with cover stories and CEO/celebrity profiling assignments. She loves IU, Taylor Swift, coffee, milk tea, Dr. Pepper and cookies.

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