You should feel blessed to live in a time where there are so many cute glasses available and geek is somehow chic. So, the next time you’re getting ready and you go to reach for your contacts, don’t!
Avoid annoying makeup mishaps and look hot in your glasses no matter what by following these simple tips..
Opt for sparkly navy or deep blue liner instead of black, since these colours are flattering on everyone.
Black liner or shadow can be too heavy for most girls with glasses, but a sparkly navy or a deep blue liner makes everyone look good, no matter what skin tone or hair colour you have. These hues give enough power and definition, all while brightening up your eyes and giving you a cool, on-trend look.
Switch your look with a sultry, smoky eye.
For night time, who wouldn’t want to wear a super sultry eye. But the best way to achieve this look with glasses is by skipping eye shadow and smudging a liner in a warm colour such as a deep plum close to your lash line for a sexy effect. Again, forgo black liner or shadow shades, since they might be a bit much when magnified.
Blot away excess foundation to keep your makeup from coming off onto your frames.
This is especially important to do on the bridge of your nose and on your cheeks, since that’s where your glasses rest. Many times foundation comes off on your glasses because you have too much foundation on from the start, so be sure to use thin layers of both to avoid them. Use a makeup sponge dampen it a bit, and roll it over the bridge of your nose and along the tops of your cheeks to lift off any excess product or foundation you’ve applied. Don’t worry, it won’t remove what you just put on; it’ll simply leave you with a non-cakey, airbrushed look. Lastly, dust on setting powder, which will keep your glasses from sticking to your foundation and removing it when you do decide to take them off.
Use an eyelash curler to keep your lashes from hitting the lenses of your glasses.
Before you apply your mascara, focus on the roots of your lashes when curling them; that way you don’t have the issue of your lashes grazing the glass as you blink.
Go heavy on the mascara at the root of your lashes, but not on the tips.
Apply one coat of mascara from root to tip as you normally would, but with the second coat, focus on just the roots. If the tips of your lashes are as heavy as the base, they’ll fall straight again, hitting the glass.
Lay low on eye shadow and stick with neutral tones to keep your eyes from looking too heavy in glasses.
Sometimes when girls have too much eye makeup on, it starts to look heavy, so keep it to the bare minimum with eye shadow, especially in the brow bone area. If you do prefer to wear shadow though, use neutral shades.
Shimmer eye shadow is universally flattering and won’t look heavy on your eye, apply it all over your eyelid, and blend it into the crease of your eye, so that it doesn’t look overwhelming through your lenses.
Always apply concealer under your eyes to prevent them from looking sunken in.
Don’t skip concealer. You might think glasses hide your dark under eye circles, the lenses can actually magnify the circles and make them more obvious.
Use your favourite concealer and tap it on underneath your eyes with a dusting of setting powder on top, and prepare to look brighter.
Don’t forget your brows.
Even though your glasses may hide them, it’s equally important to tend to your brows because they help frame your face for a makeup look that feels complete. Brush your brows upward and outward to darken them slightly and ultimately give your face a gorgeous, polished look.
When in doubt always go with a cat eye.
Cat eyes are great because you can create the shape you want your eyes to be. Keep the intensity of the line near the lash line though, but feel free to experiment with different angles and shape of the flick. If you go bold with the frames, go bold with the liner. That way, you’ll have enough contrast in the right areas. If you wear rimless glasses, try a double winged line to really make an impact.
Save Bright Bold Colour for your Lips
A great pair of frames and classic eye makeup will always look best. But the lips don’t have to be glossy or totally traditional. A gorgeous bold eye with glasses and matte, powdery bold lips is chic and modern.
Thick Frame.. Thick Eyeliner
Girls with thicker frames, make sure that your eyeliner compliments your thicker frames.
Thin Frame.. Thin Eyeliner
The same goes for thin frames.
If you have thinner frames, don’t be scared to thin out that eyeliner and go with light lines.
Don’t forget the Blush
Add a bit of color to your face and get that glow with a little bit of pink along the apples of your cheeks.
Shimmer colour on lower Lid
The great thing about glasses is that they actually magnify your eyes a little, so adding a bit of shimmer to your lower lid is a great way to draw people in!
Try it and see how many compliments you get! Let me know if you guys know any other makeup tips for glasses.