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5 Ways to Amplify Your Look When You’re Wearing a Face Mask

Who said wearing a mask had to be boring? One more addition to your outfit means one more accessory to add to your look. If you’re hoping to glam-up your beauty game for fall, but don’t know where to start, here are a few creative hair and makeup ideas that you can execute with products you probably already have in your home that’ll work with, and may even bring a little sparkle to, your mask. 

Match your eyeshadow to your mask

Since your eyes are the only part of your face people can really see behind your mask, you might as well go all out with the look, right? 

It’s time to pull out all the stops, and by that I mean all your best eyeshadow palettes. The neons, the nudes, the neutrals  — whatever you’ve got! If you want to go for something quick and easy, just color match your shadow to a shade in your mask.

If you’re looking for something simple, for example, if you’ve got a red mask, do a red lid. But if you’ve got some time or you’re feeling a little bit boujee, you can try recreating the pattern of your mask on your eyes. 

I’ve seen incredible Instagram make-up artists recreate works of art through their eyeshadow, and this is just another version of that trend. Who knows? It might even be the thing that makes you go viral! And just FYI, if that happens — run me my check (kidding, mostly).

Colorize your wings

While I love a staple black eyeliner, it’s time to switch things up a little. Put some ultra-pigmented and colorful liners in your shopping cart to add some vibrancy to your looks; extra points if you bag some neons! I’m no stranger to the impact of a perfect winged eyeliner, so imagine your power and potential when you rock a cat-eye using a hot pink liner! You can also match or contrast your liners to your masks to create a cohesive feel.

Dye your eyebrows

Okay, I know this sounds like a drastic, life-altering thing to do, but trust me; it’s not that big of a deal when you really give it some thought. Your eyebrows are the smallest patch of hair on your body, so it’s much less of a deal to dye your brows than it is to dye your hair, right? But even if my last point isn’t super convincing, think about what a bold and empowering move it is!

Dyeing your eyebrows will make you stand out in a sea of folks with blonde, brown and black (you get my drift) hair. Just imagine yourself with pink eyebrows for a season. Who needs makeup to make a statement when you can wake up looking like one every day? Now that seems like a win-win situation to me.

Lengthen those lashes

If you’re anything like me, as much as you love how you look in false lashes, you don’t have the time nor patience to put them on as often as you’d want to. But now, with a limited canvas (since we’re being responsible citizens and wearing masks), we have no choice but to up our game in any way we can. 

Stock up on your favorite pair of falsies and practice a new look with all that free time you have in quarantine. Before you know it, you’ll be an expert at putting them on and your everyday makeup look will feel incomplete without them. And if you’re feeling a little extravagant, you can use colored mascara to elevate your eyes even more.

Give yourself a new ‘do

If you’re a little iffy about doing too much to your face, maybe a hair makeover is what you need! Now’s the perfect time to experiment with a color or cut you’ve always thought about. You’re probably also seeing people significantly less IRL, so if it goes wrong, nobody has to know! And if it goes right, you’ll be ready to take on the world during those Zoom meetings. The possibilities are endless: get bangs, dye your hair a funky color, give yourself lowlights — go wild!

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Zainab is a 4th-year journalism student from Dubai, UAE who is the Editor-in-Chief of Her Campus at Ryerson. When she's not taking photos for her Instagram or petting dogs on the street, she's probably watching a rom-com on Netflix or journaling! Zainab loves The Bold Type and would love to work for a magazine in New York City someday! Zainab is a feminist and fierce advocate against social injustice - she hopes to use her platform and writing to create change in the world, one article at a time.
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