Once upon a time, it was said that “men seldom make passes at girls in glasses”. In today's world, glasses can be as much of a fashion accessory as a pair of earrings or a designer handbag. However, many women still feel that wearing glasses limits their makeup options. As a bespectacled girl myself, I'm here to share with you some handy beauty tips for making the most of your glasses - and how you can have fun with your makeup!
When you slip on your glasses, your eyes become the focal point of your face, so extra attention is needed to ensure that the eyes look well-rested. Give puffy eyes and dark circles the flick with the help of a quality eye cream. Alpha-H Absolute Eye Complex and Erborian Ginseng Infusion Total Eye are two amazing eye creams designed to reduce puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and signs of fatigue by firming and re-hydrating the eye area and restoring elasticity.
Glasses also tend to cast a shadow under the eyes, so concealer is a must! Savoir Faire 3-in-1 Concealer comes with two clever concealer shades on top and a translucent finishing powder on the bottom. Use a tiny amount and lightly pat it on your under eye area, then take a powder brush and sweep the powder over the concealer for a flawless and long-lasting finish. Also remember to use the powder to set your foundation, especially around the nose area, so that it doesn't smudge onto your glasses.
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Our eyebrows usually frame our face, but in the case of glasses - they also frame our frames. That's why it's important to have well-groomed and well-defined brows. If you're not too handy with tweezers and brow scissors - book yourself in for an eyebrow wax. They're quick and (almost) painless.
If you already have thick and shapely brows, simply brush through with an eyebrow brush and apply a coat of clear brow gel or brow wax to hold the hairs in place. But if you have sparse brows like me, define and shape them with a brow liner using light strokes.
Lashes and Liner
There are two main factors to consider when choosing your eye makeup - the type of glasses you wear and the thickness of the frames.
If you're farsighted, your glasses will magnify your eyes, so it is best to keep the eye makeup to a minimum. You can skip liner altogether and simply apply a few coats of mascara, such as Napoleon Perdis Mesmer-Eyes Mascara.
However, if you're nearsighted (like me), your glasses will make your eyes appear smaller than they are. In that case, you can create the illusion of larger eyes by lining the inner rim of the eye with a white eyeliner and using a highlight on the inner corners of the eyes.
Also consider the thickness of your frames when applying your eyeliner. If you're wearing thick, heavy frames, keep the look natural by drawing a thin line. Thin lines are best achieved using a liquid eyeliner such as Eye of Horus Liquid Define Eyeliner. It comes with a easy to use felt tip applicator with a smudge-free formula.
If your frames are thin or frameless, then it's more suitable to experiment with thicker and more dramatic eyeliner. Try Eye of Horus Smokey Eye Pencil - perfect for that exotic kohl look! It comes with a smudging tip which allows you to change your look from clean and denied to smokey and smouldery.
Remember - let your frames complement your makeup, not hide it! What are some of your personal makeup tips for glasses? Let me know below! - Lucy