Beauty Guide to Wearing Makeup With Glasses
If you wear recommended glasses like me, it’s very easy to feel like you can hide behind the glasses and get away with makeup blunders. Well, that’s what I thought until recently. Apparently , the glasses bring attention to your face so it’s best to wear makeup that would enhance your features.
How do you achieve a flawless look as a bespectacled lady?
- Always use a light hand when applying your eye makeup, and be sure to blend everything carefully. Wearing glasses draws plenty of attention to your eyes, so it’s best to keep your makeup simple. If you overdo your eye makeup, it will just clash with your frames and end up looking like a drag queen.
- Stick to neutral shadows and liners, and save the bright, bold colors for your lips and cheeks. We bring attention to our eyes, so don’t be fooled into thinking you can hide behind them! The reason for this is that if you have dramatic makeup behind your glasses it might not really be noticed. A little liner and mascara is okay especially when you have a mix of bold colours on your lips, hair and glass frames. Don’t let your eyeshadow go beyond your frame line. For me, I rarely use eye makeup, except shaping my brows of course.
- Make sure your glasses fit, if they are too tight they end up leaving marks on your nose. Use mascara, eyeliner, eye pencil and blush to define your face; go heavy on your mascara at the root and not at the tip.
- Highlight the area under your eyes; try to apply a little bit of shimmery highlighter on the area under your eyes. If you have thick frames draw thick eyeliner, the thicker the frames the thicker the eyeliner, this would help create a balance.
- To avoid smudging against your glasses, use waterproof makeup. You can use bold colours like red, bright pink or coral on your lips to look more fashionable. Ensure your eyebrows look great because it frames your face and its of great importance once you wear your glasses. You can go for a sparkly navy or deep burgundy eyeliner instead of black. This is because these colours are flattering on everyone.
- If you have a lot of under eye darkness don’t line your lower lash line because this will draw attention to the problem, instead opt for mascara and apply on your lower lashes.
- If you have redness around your eyes stay away from red and purple eyeshadow The colour of your eyeshadow shouldn’t compete with the colour of your glasses. Try a few shades darker for your crease colour and a base hue that is shades lighter on your eyelids.
- Invest in a great concealer to help cover all your problem areas especially those that the glasses tend to amplify.
One last tip I use is to always wear a bright red lipstick. It brightens your lool any day, any time!