If we can try and avoid looking at women’s faces, even if they’re veiled and we only look at their faces, isn’t it better?

If I’m not mistaken, didn’t Imam Al-Sadiq (PBUH) say, that his Shia doesn’t stare at women, and didn’t Prophet Joseph (PBUH) not look at Zulaykha in her eyes for like 8 years?

If a woman is not wearing make up, and seeing her doesn’t arouse the man, then it’s ok to see her face. However, pious individuals don’t look at the face of a woman because many times it can leads to lustful thoughts. They avoid it. The Imams trained their Shias to avoid it