Makeup for glasses

I've always been short-sighted, wearing glasses or contact lenses since my teens. Whilst they may make a fashion statement in their own right, it is easy for your makeup to get lost beneath them. Here's my guide to making sure your eyes are the feature, rather than your frames. 

  • Avoid heavy base products on the bridge of the nose, in particular where your glasses sit. 
  • Keep your brows groomed. If your frames are thin your brows will be more prominent, whereas if your frames are thick they may not be visible. Depending on your lenses they may magnify your eye area, including any rogue stray hairs.
  • Define your eyes... If you lenses make your eyes appear smaller opt for a slick of liner all along the lashes, whereas if your lenses make your eye appear larger opting to tightline may be all the definition you want. 
  • Match your makeup to your frames, the thicker your frames the thicker you can can draw your eyeliner. If your frames are a bold colour, opt for a stronger colour shadow or liner. 
  • Curl your eyelashes to help stop them from hitting your lenses, and apply a tubing mascara, which won't budge or flake throughout the day.

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Work with your skintone and the cosmetic effect that you want to achieve. We are all lucky that we have unique faces.. play up the features you love and play down those you don't.

Ruby Hammer MBE