For the foreseeable future, masks are here to stay and as we acclimate to the sight of half-covered faces in an array of colours and patterns, most of us at Because are thrilled at having less to worry about when it comes to makeup. For staple red lipstick fans? Maybe not so much (red-stained masks aren't the prettiest). It could be just our imagination but whether we're sending off a parcel at the post office or seeking help from a staff member in-store, eye contact has intensified tenfold. Not only is there not much else to look at but when lip-reading is out the window, it's all in the eyes. 

Our above-the-mask makeup edit is all about lash lengthening, eye brightening, lid colouring and brow filling goodness. Have a look below at the products that do all of the above with a subtle touch but with buildable intensity for whichever gaze you're aiming. 

SUQQU Colour Eyeshadow Palette Limited Edition
The latest eyeshadow palette from SUQQU is a quad offering of curated light matte shades that is inspired by the layering technique and "excitement of origami". While the shades are subtle and versatile enough for an everyday look, swipe on some more of the pearlescent peach shade for an extra glimmer of the eyes.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push-Up Mascara
This newly launched set is a 2-in-1 eye-defining powerhouse. The diamond-shaped bristles are designed to "push up" your lashes, giving vertical lift and will catch those sneaky strays in the corner that often escape our notice. Expect volume and length with this wand and for those wanting that demure 60s Twiggy-esque look, use the additional brown liner to define those waterlines. 

Milk Makeup Flex Concealer
While tired eyes are a look in their own right, they don't often serve as a complimentary backdrop to a face full of makeup or in this case, a half-face. So, let's get back to basics and conceal those up-all-night dark circles. This concealer from Milk Makeup ranges from medium to full coverage; all you need is the doe foot applicator (or your finger or beauty blender) and start dabbing! Made with chamomile and blue lotus, these calming ingredients have got you covered for breakouts and redness. 


Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
All this talk of eyes and we haven't mentioned brows yet?! Arguably, they're the most important part of any eye makeup routine. The eyebrows are the frames to our eyes, and like any good pair of frames, we want them to stand out but not take over. The fine tip of the Anastasia Brow Wiz pencil – an oldie but goodie – is the best partner-in-crime to faking those hairs and adding more lift to your arches and length to the end of your brows; and the lightly pigmented shades reduce the risk of caterpillar brows. 

Marc Jacobs Magic Marc'er Eyeliner
Last but not least, where would we be without a good ole' cat flick? If you decide to forego all the above steps and products, stay for this one. There are no frills or ruffles when it comes to this Marc Jacobs eyeliner, it does exactly what it says on the tin (or in this case, calligraphy-inspired pen). The fine tip is precise and rich in colour, all you need is to glide it along your lids...and possibly, some practice. 

Shop the edit and more eye-catching beauty below: