People are quick to assume that glasses and makeup don’t work. That’s perhaps one of the key reasons why contact lenses are more popular now than before. Almost every glasses-wearing girl or woman owns a pair a of contact lenses, either to substitute wearing spectacles on a daily basis or saving for special occasions where makeup is a must and glasses is a no-no.
Well, it’s time to brush that under the carpet because even with glasses on, you can make your makeup look stunning. It’s about getting the technique right and understanding the fundamentals on how makeup works with your skin. The common hiccup wearing glasses over a flawless makeup application is the unavoidable dents that gets imprinted on both sides beside your eyes. Other than that, glasses-wearers feel they eyes are overpowered by the huge frame. In actual fact, the frame acts like a window to your eyes. Eyes become the focal attraction, making it look even more glorious.
So if you want to know how to ensure your makeup works well with glasses on, read the tips below.
1. Don’t wear too much foundation
The common issued faced wearing glasses is the dents, red marks and scuffs the nose pads and bridge of the glasses leave behind. This happens when the base is thick. To fix this, try applying a lighter layer of foundation around the inner corners of the eyes and upper part of the bridge of your nose, as compared to the rest of your face. That way, even if your glasses were to tango around, your makeup will not budge.
A quick tip: give the bridge on your nose where the glasses sit and inner corner of the eyes a matte finish.
2. Consider how much grooming your brows need
When we wear glasses, the spotlight is directly on your eyes and brows. So ladies, ensure your brows are well-groomed because you do not want to create chaos around the eyes. If you’re wearing thicker and bigger frames which covers your brows completely, then you’re on the safe zone, but it’s always best to have tidy brows, just in case it peeps through.
Quick tip: always know that lenses magnifies the smallest detail, even the tiniest hair regrowth on your brow. Keep tweezers ready, in case you notice any.
3. Curl your lashes
If you haven’t gone crazy with your lashes yet, then the time is now. Put on the fluttery lashes and you’ve given yourself an instant fix! However, having a short distance between your lashes and the lenses, it’s best to prioritize curling them over length. That way, your lashes will not brush against the lenses every time you blink. Also, nothing comes close to a neatly curled lash, magnified!
4. Adjust your eyeliner and eyeshadow
You have to be careful with how you play around with the look of your eyeliner and eyeshadow. Now that we know glasses magnifies your eye area a great deal, it’s best to keep it neat, simple and light. By that, it means your eyeliner or eyeshadow should not be overpowering to the point that it makes you look like a zombie. Jokes aside, but it could literally make you look fresh or dull.
When choosing how your liner should look, see the type of frame you’re wearing. Keep liner more delicate on thin frames and go a little chunkier if your frames are bigger. The amount eye-room of room set by the frame allows you to adjust your eye look accordingly.
A failsafe way to accentuate the eyes is by either sketching between the lashes, or going old-school with a thin winged liner. If you’re concerned the glasses is magnifying too much and want to avoid looking bug-eyed, keep your liner dark and smokier. If your glasses zooms out and makes your eyes smaller, then use a white pencil liner along the waterline to give a wider-eye illusion. For eyeshadows, stick to brighter shadows (like champagnes and pale browns) and you can even be a bit heavier on shimmers.