Everyone is wearing glasses nowadays (well almost everyone) fabulous frames are such a fashion statement that you don’t even need to bother with a prescription anymore …just buy frames that you love and voila! Instant style.

Whatever your style of frame, your eye makeup needs to compliment this.

Things to consider…

  • If you are shortsighted, your glasses may make your eyes look smaller and if you are long sighted, your glasses may make your eyes look bigger.
  • You may find it useful to invest in a good quality magnifying mirror so that you can see what you are doing, especially if you are going for bolder looks.
  • If you are prone to watery eyes then you may need to consider using water resistant or waterproof makeup.
  • If you want your makeup to take you from work to leisure then a good eye makeup primer will help to prevent creasing and fading.
  • Don’t forget the importance of your eyebrows- more than likely, your brows will be clearly seen above the top of your glasses, so make sure that they are groomed.

Makeup tips

Ultimately you don’t want your glasses to fight with your makeup, they should work together. Also consider the colour of your frame so that the makeup that you choose compliments. (Although if your frames are black you can afford to go bolder)

Lashes – curl your lashes before applying your mascara to help prevent the annoyance of your lashes touching your lenses. If your lashes are a good length, avoid lengthening mascaras.

Concealer – is crucial for counteracting the under eye shadows that your glasses can create.

You can do any makeup look that you want it’s just about what suits your frames. If you want to create a smokey eye look, you can achieve it in any colour using cream or powder shadows… just bear in mind that using a shade or tone lighter than your glasses frame will help your eyes to stand out more.

If you are shortsighted and your glasses make your eyes look smaller go for softer smokey colours or a colour wash effect which will help your eyes to look brighter,  as opposed to black which can make them look even smaller.

If you want to use eyeliner – if your frames are thick then keep your liner on the thick side, or risk it looking nondescript. Equally if your frames are metal or thin a thinner eyeliner will flatter more.

If you want to keep things simple you can opt for simply defining your eyes by using a shadow or an eye pencil close to the upper and lower lash line and blending.

Denise xx

If you wear glasses – what tips have you picked up about how to make your makeup work the best? We’d love to hear your tips!