The global pandemic is slowly shifting from a sudden disrupter in the lives of people, to introducing everyone to the new normal. This applies to everything — from the way we do our grocery shopping to how we apply makeup. And while you might think makeup is out of the window because of protective face masks, we are here to tell you otherwise. Here are some ways you can play your makeup while still wearing protective masks.
 

01. Focus the attention on your eyes

01. Focus the attention on your eyes

Give smokey eyes a break and bring in the drama with other statement styles. Happy and fun trends like rainbow eye makeup and shock shadow are popular right now for a reason. They will peek through your mask even on the gloomiest of days. The Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate The Gelato Collection eye pencils come in 8 fun colours that you can play around with.

 

02. Fill in and define your brows

02. Fill in and define your brows

Eyebrows were already a crucial step in doing your makeup. More so now because it can amp up your makeup look and draw focus away from the face mask. Straight eyebrows with sharp arches will balance out your face nicely. The Lakme Absolute Precision Eye Artist Eyebrow Pencil is soft, long-lasting and smudge-proof and will give you evenly filled and defined brows all day long.

 

03. Play up the eyes with glitter or diamante

03. Play up the eyes with glitter or diamante

If you want to take your eye makeup a step further, try some glitter, diamante or other forms of makeup embellishments. Especially loose glitter that is used in the disco eye trend by OTT makeup lovers. You can take the glitter to your brows as well for a quirky and eye-catching look.

 

04. Show off ‘em temples

04. Show off ‘em temples

It isn’t just your eyes or eyebrows that can be used to play up your makeup. On days you just can’t bother with eye makeup, apply some blusher on your temples. Complement the look with some highlighter under the brow bone and inner corners of the eye. Use a pressed powder formula like the Lakme 9 To 5 Pure Rouge Blusher for a matte finish.

 

05. Falsies for the win!

05. Falsies for the win!

If there was ever a better time to wear out all your falsies, it is now. False eyelashes will help you keep things interesting with your makeup, even while wearing the simplest of masks. But make sure you're properly cleaning them before and after use to avoid any nasty infections.

Pro tip: You can play up the drama on the parts of your face that are visible. Keep your base lightweight by substituting your foundation with a CC cream like the Lakme Complexion Care Face CC Cream. Always set your makeup with a finishing spray so that it doesn’t transfer onto your mask. Allot particular masks to wear with makeup so that you don’t spoil all of them. You should also consider switching to lip tints to sport underneath the mask.

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