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Eye Makeup Tips For Glasses Wearers

Do you wear glasses? Then you’re in good company.  Over 60% of adults in the UK need glasses (Source: Statista.Com).  There are so many styles of frames to choose from, it’s difficult to pick just one. But once you’ve found your perfect frames, there’s a new problem to deal with.  Eye make-up.  The lenses in glasses magnify your eyes, so you want them to look their best.  Glasses will highlight any flaws, badly applied makeup, or dark circles.  

Don’t panic, here are some tips to keep those peepers looking good with or without glasses. 

Eye Makeup Tips For Glasses Wearers

Choose the right frames for your face shape

It’s important to choose the right frames for the shape of your face.  There are so many styles to choose from, from cat eye glasses to classic wayfarer shapes.  First, look at your face in the mirror and decide what shape is closest to it: 

  • Heart – oval or rimless glasses will not add width to the cheekbones
  • Oblong – avoid rectangular or narrow styles
  • Oval – retro styles and cat’s eye shapes are ideal 
  • Round – can pull of angular shapes
  • Square – avoid angular frames
  • Triangular – oval frames balance out the face

Groom Your Eyebrows

Your eyebrows are going to be under a magnifying glass which will show up every out of place hair so you need to up your eyebrow game if you’ve been neglecting them.  No need to go over the top, just keep them neat and shaped and fill in any sparse areas.  

Eye Makeup Tips For Glasses Wearers

Curl Your Eyelashes

Nothing opens up your eyes like beautifully curled lashes.  They make you look more awake and alert, and if you have very long eyelashes, it will stop them from brushing the inside of your glasses when you blink. Even if you don’t ordinarily wear mascara, it’s still worth curling your eyelashes. 

Cover Up Dark Circles With Concealer

Tone down those dark circles with under-eye concealer.  Choose the right product for your skin tone.  Light cream or gel will give a lighter coverage and is less likely to settle into any fine lines around your eyes.  Start off light and build up coverage. Use a dab of highlighter on the inner corner of your eyes and under the brow bone in order to really brighten your eyes. 

Waterproof Make-Up

If you’re one of those people that never seem to be able to make it to lunch without developing the oh so attractive ‘panda eyes’ then a good trick is to use waterproof makeup.  Waterproof mascara and eyeliner will make sure that your makeup stays put for longer. 

Don’t Apply Makeup Beyond The Frame Of Your Glasses

If you apply your eyeshadow so that it goes past the width of your frames, you can create an odd effect as the make-up you can see under your lenses and the make-up outside looks like it’s out of synch and give a disjointed effect.  This should be possible with all but the narrowest of frames. 

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