MAKEUP | Blue Mask, Blue Eyeshadow

This is more of a rambly post as opposed to a makeup look post, but the time has come to embrace wearing a face mask. In Asia, masks are worn with ease, but here in North America you'd be hard pressed to find anyone wearing a mask who isn't in a healthcare setting. Even if people are obviously coughing or sick, there is no mask wearing and I have always been one of those who wished it was more the norm. Well, I guess now I have my wish. I will only speak about how face masks are perceived where I live in Vancouver, but generally I used to see a few on public transit during cold and flu season and I want to say almost only on Asian riders. There is definitely a social anxiety to how people will perceive you should you be wearing a mask. Working in retail, it's almost better to go home than come to work with a mask because of how clients will look at you, but now that it is the rule, I have had no choice but to get used to wearing one five days a week.

Face Mask Makeup
Mask purchased by me and makeup PR gifted*

Before I went back to work, I would wear a mask to go grocery shopping, but I would still feel self-conscious about what others would think of me even in freakin' Phase 1 of the COVID-19 pandemic. I know I shouldn't even care as it comes down to just being a good citizen of humanity and taking responsibility for slowing the spread of a disease that has managed to ravage the globe in just one month. It's THAT contagious. For those who say this isn't a real disease or "do you know anyone who has actually had it?" - really?! I actually know a few people who have had it and survived with very few consequences and it's QUITE real so wear a face mask and stay 2m apart!

As I had hoped, wearing a mask for work has helped me feel much more comfortable wearing them in general so other than home and being in my car, I wear a mask everywhere. Now, I have SO MANY fabric ones that it's time I start matching my eye makeup to them and have a bit of fun since my peepers are all people are going to see so bring on the smoky eyes! For today's look, I decided to match one of my favourite face masks - the Vancouver Aquarium x Whitecaps collaboration. These masks were pretty expensive at $20 each, but they have a liner on the inside to insert a filter and the fit is secure. The ear loops aren't too tight and the mask stays perfectly on my nose without budging.

Face Mask Makeup


Bioderma Sensibio AR CC Cream SPF 30*
Avon Cashmere Concealer*
Urban Decay Brow Beater in Dark*


Urban Decay Primer Potion*
Urban Decay Game of Thrones Palette using shades Free Folk and Frozen North on lid and and Hardhome as brow highlight
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner in Cuff*
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Glam Rock
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in The Night King* 
blinc Amplified Mascara*
SocialEyes Lashes in "Playing Coy"*

Do you still feel a bit awkward wearing a mask? I find it so hard to recognize people now so I am relying heavily on hair and body language! If you are feeling uncomfortable wearing a mask, I guarantee that wearing it more and "practicing" will make it so much better. I am starting to see most people without masks on transit and shopping which I am shocked by as we are not out of the woods yet, but I think I am about 95% on my way to not giving a flying f*** about how people perceive me!

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