The fact that you wear glasses does not mean that you can no longer use makeup. It often feels that way because it seems like glasses alter your face and makeup can do little to change things.
The good news is that wearing glasses does not stop you from using makeup. It challenges you to be creative and focus on those areas of your face where makeup can make all the difference. You can look beautiful even with glasses on! Follow these rules to guide you on how you can use makeup if you’re wear glasses.
Rule #1: Use neutral coloured eye shadow
Glasses give a bold statement so going with bright coloured eye shadow will be left unseen behind your glasses. Neutral colours are ideal because instead of crowding the eye region, they brighten the area, making your eyes look bigger and brighter. Neutral colours like champagne and rose gold will achieve this effect. Make sure that the eye shadow does not go outside the frame line so it looks neat and not messy. Take it further by shimmering the lower eyelid. This will add light to your eye area and make your eyes stand out from underneath your glasses.
Rule #2: Go for the bold lip
Although bright coloured eye shadows don’t work well behind glasses, they do work amazingly well for your lips. Bright colours like red, pink and orange balance out your glasses. You can also choose colours that complement the colour of your glasses. So if you’re wearing glasses with a hint of red in them, then you can go for a red lipstick to balance it out.
Rule #3: Shape your eyebrows
Give your eyebrows some definition by shaping your eyebrows. Shaping your eyebrows gives structure to your face and open up your eyes beautifully. I like to thread my eyebrows once a month. It can be very painful but the finished look is worth the pain. Pretty does hurt.
Rule #4: Curl your eyelashes and apply mascara
Use eyelash curlers to curl your eyelashes. Curled eyelashes serve two purposes. First, they help make your eyes look cute and flattering. Second, they keep the eyelashes from hitting your glasses, especially if you apply mascara and you have long eyelashes like I do. Applying mascara will make your eyes appear bigger.
Rule #5: Apply blush and bronzer
Apply blush to each cheek to give your face a rosy colour. This adds colour to your face. Make your cheekbones stand out by applying a bronzer. Doing this will add structure to your face.
Rule #6: Make the areas around your eyes bright and healthy
There are many ways you can define your eyes with an eyeliner. Draw cat eyes. It complements the frames by minimizing its shape. Another way is to apply the eyeliner according to the thickness of your frames. Thick frames will require a thick liner while thin frames will require a thin liner.
Wearing glasses and looking good isn’t as difficult as it seems. Now that you have these tips, you no longer have to stare at your makeup kit wondering what to do. With these rules in mind, you can look pretty with your glasses on.
Do you wear glasses? What do you think of these tips?