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Makeup with Glasses: Tips, Tools, & Techniques

Posted on July 26th, 2018

Wearing glasses creates unique challenges for makeup application. Many people like to accentuate different features using makeup; wearing glasses creates an added layer of consideration to this task.

 More is More for Eye Makeup & Glasses

The main thing to keep in mind with glasses is that they reduce the visual impact of your eyes. In practice, this means you can go a little heavier with your eye makeup, if you want to, and not worry about looking overdone.

Even for a natural look, you can go a little darker with eyeliner and eyeshadow, especially when you stick with neutral colours like black, brown, rose or bronze. The heavier makeup helps define your eyes while staying away from bright colours will stop the makeup from competing with your frames.

Bring Brightness to Your Lips and Cheeks

Though it’s best to stay neutral on the eyes, that doesn’t mean you can’t use fun colour elsewhere on your face. A bold lip or even bright blush makes an impact. Red lipstick with thicker frames has been a classic look that never goes out of style as accessories to a look.

Detail Your Brows & Lashes

The glasses bring focus to the area around your eyes. To keep things looking polished, groom your brows and prep the under eye with a brightening concealer.  As for your eyelashes, consider curling them and using a waterproof mascara that volumizes rather than lengthens. This way your lashes look thick and luscious without brushing against your lenses and smearing them.

Get Set for All-Day Comfort

Some glasses-wearers find that their frames can slide down or rub makeup off their nose, especially in hot weather or if you have oily skin. Make sure to set any makeup on your nose well with powder. You can also lightly mist the powder with setting spray or even water to provide additional hold. This spray also helps to take away the powdery, made-up look. If your frames are a good size for your face and fitted properly it will reduce the effect, but just in case, carrying oil-blotting sheets provides a quick fix.

The Right Tools for the Job

If you’re farsighted and have a strong prescription, actually applying the makeup might be a challenge as well. Invest in travel-size makeup brushes with short handles to help you get close to the mirror. If you end up with smudges on your face from eyeliner or mascara, having makeup wipes can make edits to your application. If you really struggle without your prescription, invest in a pair of makeup glasses that are fitted with a single lens you wear over one eye while you put makeup on the other.

Have Fun with It

With the right tools, methods and techniques, you can find your own combination of glasses and makeup that makes you feel the most like you. Glasses are a wonderful way to look stylish and put-together; the right makeup can enhance that. A style of frame can be a signature part of your look.

To find the perfect pair of frames to fit with your makeup style, visit an FYidoctors near you.