Even with their surge in popularity over the past few years, wearing glasses can get a little tricky when it comes to figuring out how to put on makeup.
Makeup that generally would look great on someone not wearing glasses can become practically imperceptible under specs. Furthermore, the eyes can appear bigger or smaller— all depending on the prescription.
Whether you’re aiming for a natural or bold look, there are many ways to wear your makeup.
Thick frames call for thick eyeliner, just as thin frames look best with thin eyeliner. In other words, your frames affect which makeup options work best for you. Frameless glasses allow you to wear heavier makeup, while dark frames tend to match best with a more neutral makeup look.
In terms of size, however, the bigger frames offer you more space to experiment as they don’t cover your eyes much. Smaller frames, however, allow for more eyebrow makeup. At times we emphasize what’s happening behind the frames and forget the brows. Remember to regularly brush through and tweeze your eyebrows, which frame your frames.
Your prescription lenses can enlarge or decrease the apparent size of your eyes, and makeup can do a lot to minimize these effects.
If you have myopia (nearsightedness) and you feel that your glasses make your eyes appear smaller, go for bold eye makeup, such as a bronze smokey eye. You can always use an eyelash curler which typically allows more light to reach your eyes, making them appear larger. Don’t forget to add mascara for the finishing touch.
If you’re presbyopic, or far-sighted, your glasses will have the opposite effect by making your eyes appear bigger. In this case, ensure that your eye make-up is as natural and light as possible by using soft mascara and neutral eye shadow tones.
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