1. Easy on the eyeshadow
Don’t cake your lids in eyeshadow. Too much eyeshadow magnified through glasses will make your eyes look really heavy. Stick to neutral shades and draw attention to your pretty peepers with carefully applied eyeliner instead.
2. Curl power!
Instead of lagging your lashes in layers of heavy mascara, invest in a pair of eyelash curlers. Giving your lashes a good curl will instantly open up your eyes and – bonus – stop them touching the inside of your lenses.
3. Go waterproof – it’s foolproof
Opt for waterproof mascara to prevent it flaking off or smudging on your glasses. Don’t add too many layers as this will make your lashes heavy. Instead, apply one full layer from root to tip. If you want to add another layer, just concentrate on the base of the lash. This will increase volume without making your carefully curled lashes droop onto your glasses.
4. On point pencil skills
If you wear glasses, don’t be afraid to add eyeliner. If you’ve got thin-framed glasses, stick to minimal eyeliner and thin lines. If you’ve got thick-framed glasses… guess what? Yep – follow suit with your eyeliner and make it thicker.
Be careful with colour, though. Avoid black eyeliner unless your frames have got black in them. Otherwise the liner will be too intense. Bronze, brown or blue eyeliner will make your eyes stand out without overdoing it.
5. Brows that wow!
It’s a good idea to match the shape of your brows to the line of your frames. This will really help draw attention to your eyes. Shape your brows using brow mascara, brushing upwards and out.
6. On your marks…
Pre makeup application, when you moisturise your face, add a little extra moisturiser to the bridge of your nose where your glasses rest. Don’t go overboard or your specs will slip off, but a little extra moisturisation will help avoid red marks.
7. Don’t overdo the base
Don’t go crazy with the foundation. Caked-on foundation is never a good look, but remember to be particularly sparing on the bridge of your nose and your cheeks – wherever your glasses touch your skin. You don’t want your foundation to transfer onto your frames – that’s never sexy.
8. Hide the shadows
Be reasonably generous with the concealer under your eyes. You might think that your frames cover up your bags, but they don’t! In fact, your glasses will emphasize any shadows, making you look tired and your eyes will appear overly dark.
9. A kiss of colour
If you love a splash of colour – go wild on your lips. Although you should avoid bright colours around your eyes, the same is not true for your lips. Why not go bold?
10. Downsized eyes
If you wear strong prescription lenses, you may want to make your eyes look a little smaller. An ideal solution is to choose a higher index lens, otherwise apply just a thin line of eyeliner without going all the way around your eyes. This will help your eyes appear smaller and in proportion.
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