Eye Makeup Tips for Glasses Wearers

A lot of women who wear glasses don’t bother with eye makeup because they think their eyes are hidden behind their specs, but that is not true. In fact, glasses draw attention to your eyes and frame them, so you want to make sure they look their best. Here are a few tips that will help you do just that.

Far-sighted women
Your prescription makes your eyes look bigger, so you should use neutral or dark shades of eyeshadow. Avoid using bright colors, as they will amplify your eyes more. Make sure you blend everything very well, because any imperfection or flaw will be magnified as well. Mascara should be applied only on the upper lashes or your eyes will look even rounder. Avoid using eyeliner. However, a small line of smudged pencil can look good, but be careful not to overdo it.

Near-sighted women
Because your prescription makes your eyes look smaller, you need to make them look bigger. To do that apply a very thin line with a sharpened eyeliner pencil on your upper lid as close to your eyes as possible. Another trick is to use a white eyeliner: place a small dot in the inner corners of your eye or line your lower lash line. For eyeshadow use lighter, pastel colors. You can also get away with using bold colors as long as they are well blended with no harsh lines. Avoid dark shades as they tend to make the eyes look smaller. You can apply mascara to both your upper and lower lashes.

General tips

  • Less is more. Glasses draw attention to your eyes so you should keep your makeup simple. If you overdo it, it will clash with your frames, especially if they are bold and colorful.
  • Use cream eyeshadow. This way no powder will end up on your lens.
  • Use waterproof mascara as any flakes or smudges will be more obvious when you’re wearing glasses.
  • Groom your eyebrows. Glasses draw attention to your brows so keep them neat, tidy and well groomed.
  • Camouflage dark circles. Glasses cast a shadow on your face that makes dark circles appear worse than they actually are, so use a light-reflecting concealer to hide them.

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