Makeup struggles are all too real if you wear glasses, but that doesn’t mean you cannot make makeup work for you. With these simple tips, you’ll know exactly how to frame your eyes!
1. Use A Corrector To Counteract Dark Shadows
The glass in your frames can highlight under-eye discolouration and darkness, therefore corrector and concealer underneath the eye is essential. Start with a corrector to make sure you completely neutralise any darkness. A peach or pink corrector should be used to counter the purple or green tones. Then, follow with a concealer.
Concealer can instantly lift and brighten the face. Choose a shade that’s one or two shades lighter than your foundation to help lighten any darkness. Apply concealer under the eye, up to the lash-line, and in the inner corner of the eye. Blend with a makeup sponge or, if you prefer, with your finger and gently press the formula into the skin.
Never rub or drag your finger across the skin, as it can disrupt the makeup applied and also lead to premature wrinkles and fine lines.
2. Avoid Dark Eyeshadow Shades
It is important to remember that the colour of your eyeshadow should not compete with the colour of your glasses. If you want to do the same colour as your frames on the eyelids, try an eyeshadow base that is a shade lighter, and go a few shades darker for your crease colour. Dark eyeshadows can make your eyes look sunken in or tired.
A shadow that is lighter and brighter than your frames will help eyes stand out. If you love your bright eyeshadows too much to give them up, invest in bigger frames. The bigger the frame, the more visible eye space you have to play with. Always finish with black liner and mascara, to accentuate your eyes.
3. Perfect Your Cat Eye
Try to compliment your eyeliner shape to your frames. Adjusting liner thickness is important when you are wearing glasses – if your frames are thicker, you will want to apply a thicker line to the upper lash-line so that your eyes stand out. Thinner eyeliner compliments thinner frames.
Practice your tight-lining – any spaces between your lashes and liner will only be accentuated once you slip on your frames. It’s important to make sure that there is a balance between the definition of your frames and your eyes.
4. Opt For Volumizing Mascaras
Lengthening mascaras will lead to your lashes inevitably touching your eyewear, and that can be incredibly frustrating. Choose mascaras that add volume and thickness. Also, switch to a long-wearing mascara formula that won’t smudge on your lenses. Additionally, to prevent your lashes from hitting the lenses, curl your top eyelashes.
Clamp at the base of the lashes, then hold the curler for five to ten seconds as you lift up, then apply mascara. Be sure to spare your lashes while they are wet to get rid of any clumps. If you are worried about getting mascara flecks on your lenses, stick to more creamy formulas.
5. Keep Your Brows Well Groomed
Eyeglass frames can draw attention to your brows, so be sure to keep your arches well groomed. Pluck or trim any scraggly hairs, and fill in holes or sparse spots with a brow pencil or powder shadow.
Or you can boost your brows by simply brushing your brow hairs upward and outwards, so that your brows sit nicely above your frames.