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If you don’t know, I am very myopic, means I do not see from far or everything from far is very blurry so I have to wear my glasses quite often or else I get disoriented and dizzy. So today, I decided to share with you my makeup tips for when I wear my glasses. I am also sharing with you an everyday makeup look that I created especially for when I wear my glasses.
Keep on reading if you wish to know more about makeup look for glasses wearers!
1. Don’t let your glasses ruin your makeup
My glasses tend to touch my cheek when I laugh and nose [which is normal] which can really mess up my face makeup so instead of skipping all in all my foundation routine, I just go for more of a long-lasting formula so that my face makeup doesn’t slip beneath my frames.
Usually, if you want your makeup to be long-lasting, of course, the products play an important role but the setting spray is also an important element. My current favorite one is the Rose Water Facial Spray by Mario Badescu but I also recommend NYX’s matte setting spray and Urban Decay’s All Nighter Setting Spray.
Another point is not to skip on your setting powder, I found that setting powder was amazing to make my makeup even more long-lasting and untouchable, my glasses never leave traces on my face when I use a good setting powder. My current favorite is the Master Fix by Maybelline.
2. Say bye-bye to your dark circles
If you didn’t know, your eye glasses [the frames] can accentuate your dark circles because they cast a shadow on your eyes so what I do is that I make sure to hide my dark circles and I use a light concealer to lighten my under-eyes. I honestly don’t believe in color correcting so I would just to tell you to choose a really good concealer.
My ultimate favorites are the Naked Skin concealer by Urban Decay and Skin Concealer by Kylie Cosmetics, both are so hydrating, creaseless, long lasting and full-coverage.
3. Colored eyeshadows vs Colored frames
One of the rules in makeup for glasses wearers is to go for eyeshadow colors that create a contrast with your frames. So if you wear glasses with thick black frames, I would not recommend black eyeshadow, instead I would go for light colors: maybe shimmery shades like gold or copper or even crazy colors like green, blue, pink. Just go bold, go crazy, go against the color of your frames.
4. Showcase your eyes not your frames
If you want your eyes to be the center of attention, I would recommend your to draw a wing line and don’t hesitate to complement your wing line with the frames; if you have a thick frame, go for a thick wing line, if you have thin frames, go for a thin wing line.
5. Lash out your lashes
Another issue with wearing glasses is when your lashes touch your lenses and that is bad so what I do to resolve this issue is that I curl my lashes before applying my mascara. In order for the eyelash curler to work, what I do is that I grab my lashes with it, hold it upwards, look down and count to 20. Directly afterwards, I apply two coats of my favorite mascara. Don’t choose any mascara, go for a mascara that elevates and elongates your lashes [well, this is how I like my lashes to be at least]. I usually put one coat of my Total Temptation Mascara by Maybelline then one coat of My Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara.
6. Don’t forget your brows
When you wear glasses your eyebrows are in the center of attention too so don’t skip on your eyebrow routine; plug them, brush them, draw them, do whatever you want but don’t ignore them!
7. Switch the focus
If you don’t want to go crazy on the eyes, you can still draw a wing line and go for neutral eyeshadows while maintaining the focus on the eyes [and not the frames] but you can go crazier on the lipstick shades. There is just something about dark lips, or bright lips, and glasses that I extremely love, it’s just so flattering!
This is a simple, everyday look that I created for you. Red lips is my statement and you may have noticed it from my Instagram. Sometimes, I go for thick wing lines but today I didn’t feel like it.
That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading this post and if you did, don’t forget to give it a ‘like’ and to follow my blog [you can do that by email].
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I’ve never tried a setting spray but I just ordered the NYX setting spray that you recommended!
it’s really good and it’s cheap, I hope you’ll like it!! and setting sprays are amazing to blend your whole makeup together and give this natural finish!!
I’m a glasses wearer and your post definitely helped me out! Here I was thinking that my glasses HID my eyes, so I didn’t pay much attention to how they looked! Yikes! Thanks for sharing – now I’ll pay more attention to my eyeshadow, liner and mascara!
yay, I am very happy this post was helpful to you!! Thanks for passing by xx
I don’t have glasses, but great tips!
Thank you!! xx
I have galsses and I toally get all of these things! Thanks for the fantastic tips! xx
Thanks for reading!! xx
You look gorgeous and I like how simple you look is buy yet it still stands out! I don’t wear glasses but I’ll share this post with my sister who wears glasses <3
Natonya | http://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com
Thank you so much xx!!
My eyesight is definitely getting worse so glasses will be in my very near future I think. Saving this for when that time comes!
well I am very sorry for your eyesight, but glasses can be very trendy!!
I love these tips! I really think they’ll help me when I have glasses days ☺️
yay, great!! Thanks for passing by xx
No problem 🙂 xx
I’m very myopic too and wear glasses similar to your frames. I love your makeup look and these tips! Would it be alright to include your post in a roundup of makeup/fashion tips I’m loving?
yes of course, as long as you tag me, I would love to!! Thank you very much xx
This was such a helpful blog post! Your finished makeup look is gorgeous, I love the colour of your lipstick x
aww thank you so much!!
This is brilliant ❤️ especially using Rose Water Facial Spray to set your makeup. Thanks for these tips. Let me know if I can reblog. This is very useful for us all. xx 💋
Of course you can reblog, thank you so much!!
This is such a handy post! I would of loved reading this before I switched to contacts!
Soph – https://sophhearts.com/ x
yay thank you!! I stopped wearing contacts cause man I am so bad at putting them 😛
I don’t wear glasses but just wanted to say you look absolutely gorgeous! Your glasses really suit you and your makeup is perfect. These are great suggestions, thank you for sharing <3 xx
Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com
omg thank you so much, you’re so sweet!!
You are gorgeous! 😍 Great post! Really really insightful
aww thank you!!
Loved these tips girl! This post honestly came at the right time as I can not be bothered to wear contacts to work everyday and everytime I wear glasses my makeup is always smudging on the nose area! I’m gonna make sure to use a setting Spray and see if that makes a difference! Also, I’m glad to see someone else does not believe in color correcting haha, I’ve tried it so many times and it literally doesn’t notice a difference!
yay I am very happy this post is useful to you, that’s exactly why I published it, I want people to find useful!! Thank you xx and yes color correcting never worked on me too :p
Great tips. I always do my brows, mascara and concealer lol. My frames do kind of hide my eyes though and they also tend to fall so I have to keep pushing them up lmao. Even so, I think the main focus are my brows since my glasses always fall.
I will have to try a more long lasting foundation formula because my glasses rub off the foundation on my nose.. not cute.. which is also another reason I don’t wear foundation on the daily haha.
Anyway, love the look, your frames look fantastic on you. And I’m myopic too. I hate it. I may end up getting contacts in a few months lol.
I ma happy this is useful to you!! and thank you!! I tried contacts for a few months but I hated wearing them, I used to spend at least one hour to try to put them on which sucks and is a big waste of time!! 😛
I’m aware of the time it’ll take to put them on but I at least want to try I think my insurance covers one pair of contacts lol
I also find that setting with good powder on nose is so important so that foundation doesn’t rub off which doesn’t look good ever. I like the simple makeup look and that lip color is so stunning. xx
Thank you!! yes powder is very useful trick!!
Thanks for these tips!! I don’t wear glasses all the time but this post will be super helpful so I can have great make up when I do. I never knew your glasses actually accentuated your dark circles xx
yes it does cause it casts a shadow on your eyes!!! Thanks a lot for reading
It’s okay xx