Whether you wear glasses because you need a little help seeing the world around you more clearly, or because you like the fashion trend, getting your make-up right can be tricky. Luckily, we’ve put together a list of great make-up hacks for women who wear glasses; and honestly, it’s about to change your life. You’re welcome!
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8 make-up hacks for women who wear glasses
1. First thing first… get the right frames
The most important step is choosing the right frame for your face and personality. It would be great if we could have different pairs to match every mood and social occasion, but for most of us, that isn’t possible. So, the key is to pick a frame that you can rock at work and during a night out.
2. Stop the slip & slide
Any woman who wears glasses will tell you that at some point in the day, your specs will slip and slide down the bridge of your nose (taking your perfectly applied base with it). The trick is to apply foundation, then a thin layer of eye primer to the bridge of your nose and on your cheeks (depending on how large your frames are). Set the primer, along with the rest of your make- up, with a translucent powder to help prevent your make-up from melting during the day or getting transferred to your specs.
3. Concealer counts
Most people think that glasses hide dark under-eye circles, but your glasses may actually make them more noticeable since they draw attention to the eye area. Make sure you use a concealer with a long-lasting formula and illuminating pigments to conceal and brighten.
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4. Go for extra curl and volume
Put the lengthening mascara down… While we love long lashes, the reality is that they just get in the way by brushing up on your lenses and making you feel uncomfortable. Instead, use an eyelash curler and then apply a volumizing mascara to the roots of your lashes only – this will make your eyes pop without getting in the way of important things like, you know, seeing.
5. Make your brows the star
While your glasses frame your eyes, your eyebrows frame your glasses. The thicker the frame, the more natural you’ll want your eyebrows to look, while a thinner frame allows for more sculpted brows. The most important thing to remember is that you want to be precise when filling in the gaps in your brows, so opt for a gel formula and tapered brush for an even application, and then set them with a clear brow gel.
6. Size does matter
The larger your frame the more space you have to play with and that means you can do pretty much whatever you want – a smoky eye, two-toned shadow, or even a cut-crease. If you have smaller frames, you’ll want to make your eyes appear larger – go for a thin yet defined line close to the upper lash line and use a beige-coloured eye pencil along the bottom waterline to give you a pretty, wide-eyed look.
7. Be Bold
Statement frames call for bold lips – adding a pop of colour to your lips will help balance out your face. Don’t be afraid to match your lip colour to your frame, or pair thick black frames with a classic red lip for ultimate sophistication.
8. Yes, you absolutely can wear winged eyeliner!
You don’t have to give up on the perfect cat eye just because you wear specs! All you need to do is play with the angle of your winged eyeliner – a rule of thumb is to line the wing up with the top corner of your frame. Play with colour and thickness until you find the best look for you.