Makeup when you are wearing Glasses

Are you having problem with your makeup because you wear glasses. If you are new to wearing glasses like me who found after turning 40 needed glasses when reading or working on the computer or you have been wearing glasses all your life. Below is my 6 top tips to ensure you look great when you wear your glasses.

  1. Glasses emphasize the entire eye area, including the brows. So ensure that the brows are well maintained and shaped. Tweeze strays and using a small angle brush to brush your eyebrows into shape. Pencil in the sparse areas with a shadow that matches your hair color, making sure to follow the natural direction of the hair and arching at the midpoint of the eye. Brush over the brows one last time for a natural blending of the shadow and hair.
  2. Apply less foundation around your nose. Choose the correct foundation for your skin type. Ensure that you even out your complexion with your foundation but be very light over the area where your glasses sit on your nose ridge. Always set it with powder to prevent makeup from smearing underneath your glasses.
  3. Frames can sometimes create shadows underneath the eyes. Your glasses can highlight under-eye discoloration and darkness and add a share. – So corrector and concealer underneath the eye are essential. Apply corrector with a brush to the inner corner of the eye area, placing it only where you see darkness. Then, gently blend with your fingers or brush.
  4. Always curl your lashes before you apply mascara. To get the best curl start with a crimp at the base of the lashes, then hold the curler for 5 to 10 seconds. Then crimp about half way up the lashes and then for an extra curl you can crimp the top edge of as you lift up and go. Then hold the lashes in a curl with your fingertips for a few seconds. Apply one coat of mascara from root to tip as you normally would, but with the second coat just focus on just the roots. This prevents the lashes becoming heavy and falling straight hitting your glasses. By intensifying the base of your lashes it will help highlight your eyes without having to use heavy eyeliner.
  5. If you have redness around your eyes. This is quite normal when tired or over 40 years. If you normally use eyeliner then apply as usual to cover up the redness. If you do not use eyeliner you can use white eyeliner to cover up the redness. Avoid using eye shadows that are red or purple in hue as they intensify the redness.
  6. The color of your eyes shadow makeup complements your glasses. It is important to have a glass frame that matches our face shape and to complement your style. It is just important that you pick eye shadow that complements your glasses and not compete with them and draw un-due attention to you. When it comes to shadow, the lighter and more neutral the color on the lid, the better. Blend slightly darker, warm hues into and above the crease, and dab a shimmery illumination, on the brow bone and inner eye corner to open up the area. Bright and cool dark colors will magnify dark undertones around the eyes, causing them to look tired and swollen when magnified by your glass lenses.

Balance is key here. A great pair of statement frames and classic eye make-up will always look best. Balance your lips with your eyes as it adds a perfect finish touch to your overall look. The key is to wear make-up that will enhance your features, as well as complement your choice of glasses.

Do you have any more makeup tips for eyeglass wearers? Share them below in the comment box.

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