Monday, August 26, 2013

Makeup for Eyeglass Wearers

Thanks to Bobbie Brown Cosmetics for this following information:

I wear glasses on a daily basis. Not just for reading, but for everything. Without them, anything further than three feet in front of me is blurry. And contact lenses are cost prohibitive. So what are some ways to apply makeup that plays into the strengths and weaknesses of wearing glasses?

Firstly, remember that wearing frames on your face is instantly going to draw attention to your eyes. So start by:

Defining Your Brows - Fill in any gaps, and style and set those brows.
Neutral Colors Make Your Eyes Pop - Browns and creams make your eyes look naturally healthy and beautiful.
Eyeliner - Eyeliner is crucial if you wear glasses. Remember the rule of size: On your top lid: Draw a thick line if you're wearing thick frames & if your frames are smaller you can get away with a more soft look. 

If your prescription makes your eyes look bigger...

Use a light hand, and be sure to blend everything carefully—the last thing you want to do is magnify any mistakes. For shadows, go with neutral shades like Gold Nugget Sparkle Eye Shadow. Liner should be delicate and thin, with one coat of mascara to open up the eyes.

If your prescription makes your eyes look smaller...

Be sure to line your eyes all the way around. Use a liner that is darker than your natural eye color to create contrast, which will help define the eyes. Finish with two coats of mascara for a refreshed look.
Complimenting Color on Lips - A pop of color is always beautiful, just make sure the color compliments your frames and skin tone.