The key to great eye makeup for glasses is to work with, not against your glasses frames. A lot of glasses wearers believe that eye makeup is not for them, since it will just be hidden behind their frames. However, this is most definitely false. Eye makeup can be worn by anyone if they know how to apply it correctly.
Since trendy designer glasses frames will draw the focus up towards your eyes, ensure that any makeup you apply is neat and clean, and adds definition to your eye area. When you are wearing glasses, you can choose to wear a more subtle makeup look, or even a colourful and bold look, so long as you feel comfortable.
Here are a few tips for applying the perfect eye makeup for glasses…
1. Prep your lids: Have your eye makeup last all day long with an eye shadow primer. Your products won’t smudge or slide off throughout the day, and will also resist creasing. As a bonus, your eye shadow colours will appear bolder and brighter, too!
2. Choose the right colours: Because your glasses are already drawing attention to your eyes, your eye shadow colour should either match or be complimentary to your glasses frame colour. Another alternative is to stick with neutral-coloured shadows in the grey or brown families to let your frames be the star.
3. Curl your lashes: Your eyes can sometimes appear smaller under glasses frames and lenses, so keep them looking wide and bright by curling your eyelashes upward. The effect can be quite dramatic! Also, curled lashes won’t rub against the insides of your lenses as much so you’ll avoid smudging.
4. Define your eye area: Next, use eyeliner and mascara to define your eyes. Take the time to draw neat and tidy lines with your eyeliner both on the upper and lower lash lines. Follow this up with one or two coats of waterproof mascara for maximum definition.
5. Groom your eyebrows: When wearing eye makeup for glasses, don’t forget your eyebrows! They are an essential feature that adds a lot of definition to your face. If you have messy or bushy brows, get them in shape by waxing, plucking, or threading them. If your eyebrows are very light or are sparse in some areas, fill them in with a matching eyebrow pencil or powder.
Wearing eye makeup for glasses is easy once you have some direction. Practice makes perfect, so keep experimenting and find a look that speaks to you. Just remember to work with your glasses frames!