How to do your makeup when wearing a face covering

With face coverings becoming mandatory on public transport, in the UK, from tomorrow, 15th June the way you apply your makeup may need to change. As your eyes are now going to be your main feature, now may be a good time to concentrate on your eye makeup. Of course, when you aren’t on public transport the rest of your face will still be on show too.

Personally, I don’t wear a lot of makeup and very rarely wear foundation so I don’t need to worry about that rubbing off on to my face covering or mask. However, I do wear lip stick or lip gloss so if I am going to be travelling on public transport I may decide to not put my lip stick on until after my bus ride. I must remember to put one in my bag!

As my eyes will be on show, I really want to make them pop. So, I have been experimenting with different face coverings and trying out my eye makeup with them. I also wear glasses to I need a face covering which will fit snugly enough not to steam them up!

Which products should I use?


Accentuate your eyes with eyeliner. Avon’s Glimmerstick Eyeliner glides on smoothly and as sweatproof and waterproof. It also doesn’t need sharpening. With 6 different shades to choose from you can go for an intense colour like Intense Plum or Emerald or stay safe with Carbon Black or Intense Brown.

Eye Shadow

Keep your eye shadow natural-looking by using a Perfect Wear Eyeshadow Quad which are highly pigmented for a full colour in just one sweep. The buildable, crease-proof formula wears comfortably all day and blends easily. I love the Mocha Latte and Barely Blush palettes.


Use a lash-enhancing mascara to finish your look.Find one which works for you. Do you want more volume or length or both? I nearly always use a mascara which comes in a shade of brown as I find black to be too harsh for my colouring. I love the Avon True 5 in One Lash Genius which provides volume, length and definition. In the pictures, I am wearing Eurphoric mascara.

I am unable to put any links to products in this post as the Avon UK site is currently down however, if you are interested in looking at any of the products, you can find them in the digital brochure.