Today Aisha gives us a few tips on how to wear eye makeup with glasses.
Okay ladies, letâ€™s start this post with a short quiz for those of you who wear glasses:
QUIZ: If you wear glasses…
- Would ripping a contact lens before something like your best friend’s wedding trigger a minor panic attack due to the thought that you might have to wear your glasses to the wedding instead?
- Do you secretly wish you could look as cool (and therefore be as cool) as Tina Fey in glasses?
- Does your collection of eyeshadows look more colorful than a bag of Skittles?
If you answered yes to â€¦ well, ANY of the above questions, you’ve come to the right place. With some creativity, your awesome eyeshadow collection and a few rules of thumb, you, too, can look as spectacularly sexy in spectacles as Jennifer Garner did in Alias.
Before I show you some evening looks, here are 10 basic tips for wearing glasses with makeup.
10 beauty tips for girls who wear glasses
- Your eyebrows frame your eyes when you wear glasses, so keep them well groomed.
- Under-eye circles are more noticeable beneath glasses, so good concealer is a must.
- Cream and waterproof eyeshadows are less likely to flake onto your glasses than loose powders or pressed eyeshadows. If one type creases, try another. The likelihood of creasing often varies from one person to another.
- Shimmer CAN be worn under glasses.
- Keep trying on your glasses during makeup application to see if the look needs adjusting.
- Curling your eyelashes may prevent them from touching the inside of your lenses.
- If youâ€™re blind without your glasses, a pair of these Magnifier Specs may help with application.
- Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes and to reduce squinting, which can cause fine lines to appear around the outer eye area.
- When choosing a frame, spend the extra money for a quality anti-reflective coating and high index polycarbonate lenses.
- Keep your lenses clean and fog-free with lens cleaner and a soft cloth.
Look One: Dramatic false lashes
Now that you have some basic guidelines, here are a few dramatic evening looks to spark your creativity!
My first model, Q, has a simple dark frame — nothing too overpowering. She’s wearing a light but vivid pearly color, strong black eyeliner and mascara, dark brows, and a dark, shimmery, glossy lip color. She also has dramatic false eyelashes on her lower eye line.
First, I applied Hourglass Oxygen Foundation Powder No. 3 and then used Shu Uemura Cover Crayon as concealer and eyeshadow base.
Next, I applied MAC Naked Lunch (a pearly light peach) all over the lid before applying Shu Uemura Cream Eye Shadow in P Light Green (a pearly lime green) to the lower part of the lid and inner corner of her eye.
I think a synthetic brush works best for blending this cream shadow.
The top semi-hardened layer of the eyeshadow in the pot should be wiped off prior to each use. Here, I used MAC Cloudbound (pearly ivory) to highlight.
Finally, I blended the upper area and curled the upper eyelashes, applying Fresh Supernova Mascara to the ones on top.
I used a nail clipper to trim the four end sections of a set of Darkness false eyelashes in style X-up6 in Black. Darkness can be found in some beauty supply stores and is available online, but the styles vary among sellers. Other inexpensive false eyelash brands will work just as well; that’s what experimentation is for. 🙂
Since I used an eyelash intended for an upper lid, I removed the sticky residue from the band with makeup remover.