Thursday, August 19, 2010

Makeup Tips for Glasses Wearers

Day to day I normally wear contacts. But some days, when my allergies are acting up it is nearly impossible to wear them so I'm stuck wearing my glasses. Don't get me wrong, sometimes I like wearing my glasses, but they're old and the prescription isn't exact anymore. (guess its time to get some new ones then lol)

I have noticed that my usual day to day makeup doesn't really show up when I put on my glasses. It looks like I have no makeup on my eyes at all. So I have came up with some tips so your eyes don't get lost behind those frames and lenses.

First, try to stay away from shimmery shades. The lenses are already reflecting every little light in the room, you don't want your eye lids to do the same. So stick with matte, neutral shades.

Add some drama. Not over the top, but make sure your shadow is a little darker than you would normally wear it and that your eyeliner is thicker. I know you'll be thinking, "This is too much" but trust me, once you put your glasses on, it'll tone down.

Define your brows. Give your eyes more definition

Here is my look for when I wear glasses:

Without glasses to show my makeup

And with glasses:                                                                                                                                    

Products I used:

Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette: Skin toned shadow all over the lid, dark grey toned brown in the crease, outer "v" and line the lower lash line. A light pink toned brow highlight.

Coastal Scents Gel Liner in Truffle

Benefit Eye Bright around the inner tear duct

CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume

Maybelline Define A Brow

Rimmel London Fix & Perfect Primer

Rimmel London Stay Matte Foundation

Mark Blush in After Glo

CoverGirl LipSlicks in Demure

All my makeup was applied with my Sigma Makeup Brushes.

I hope you find these tips helpful! Any questions or comments leave them below. Thanks for visiting :)

1 comment:

  1. Completely agree about enhancing brows for glasses wearers. I thank heavens every day that I have dark eye brows, balances out my face when I wear glasses better :)

    Victoria Stanell

    Associate Product Editor