Do you wear glasses? I do. And I love them.
Glasses wearing girls are always asking me about how to do their makeup and still look and feel glam, so today’s post is dedicated to all the lovely ladies of the frame and lens.
Makeup Tips For Girls Who Wear Glasses
1. Color correct your under-eyes.
Glasses tend to magnify any dark rings or dark areas under your eyes. Using a skin toned or ivory toned concealer can make the area look ashy or grey, but a peachy pink color correcting concealer will neutralize your dark circles and draw attention to your beautiful eyes.
2. Keep Your Foundation Sheer.
You do need to apply foundation around your eye area, but you must keep it sheer. Thick foundation gunks up the nosepads on your glasses, and if your glasses touch your cheeks or the skin under your eyes you have the combination of lifting makeup off your face, and getting a gooey layer of makeup on your frames.
I’m never a fan of crushed mineral foundations anyway, but for glasses wearers they can be extra awful as the lenses magnify how crusty and dry the swirl-tap-buff products make your under eyes look. If the skin under your eyes looks dry, you look aged.
3. Define Your Brows.
Eyebrows may just be the most important feature on your face. Draw attention to your eyes by framing them with gorgeous brows. Well defined brows can offset heavy glasses frames and can create a lovely lift to your visage.
Try Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift Shape Lift And Shade Tool
4. Line Your Eyes.
Adding some definition to the lashline can really help draw attention to your peepers, and stop them from getting lost behind your fabulous frames. Whether you are rocking a feline flick or just getting a little outer corner accent, liner is key.
5. Avoid Bright Colored Shadows.
Your frames draw attention to your eyes – you don’t need bright eye shadow colors to make them stand out. Bright eye shadows just confuse the issue. Opt instead for neutral shades, letting your brows and lash line, combined with your frames, to all the talking.
To add a pop of color to your look choose a brighter, more vibrant lip color.
6. Beware Of Dark Shadows.
Just as bright eye shadow colors can look clown-like under glasses, dark shadows and smokey eyes can look really heavy when magnified by your lenses. Try a mid-toned shade, and blend it well.
I am loving the Fall 2015 Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Rouge Gorge and in New Moon.
Buff and blend this beautiful creamy shadow for a soft but long lasting look.