Is it reasonable to have transparent face shields on powered armor or should they be covered with armor?
While there are fairly good arguments for why open helmets were fairly popular historically even for soldiers who otherwise wore full armor, this gets more complicated when you're talking about sealed suits with transparent face shields. The main advantages there were about visibility, breathing, and communication. None of these are really good enough reasons to have transparent faceplates. Visibility would be the obvious advantage, but if you have powered armor you likely have augmented displays a la Iron Man anyway, which lessens the advantage as a tradeoff. Meanwhile, because it is sealed breathing is obviously covered by the suit and communications would have to rely on speakers or radios anyway. There might be a slight advantage for someone like a police officer or soldiers in showing a human face for certain types of missions, but I'm not sure if this would really be enough to justify it.
The only examples I can think of in media double as spacesuits(The Expanse or HALO), so even if it actually is less plausible, it doesn't really feel like it because they're used alongside conventional spacesuits so the contrast isn't as obvious.