You’ve probably noticed that I wear glasses! I am extremely short sighted; I’m -7.00 in both eyes. I also have the extra fun thing that I have an astigmatism so I can’t actually see really close up. See how I care for my eyes.
There’s only a small space of my vision where I can see a decent amount. This makes make up pretty tricky, especially with brushes. Because, you get close enough to see, but the brush is whacking into the mirror! So, I tend to go quite simple with my looks if I’m wearing my specs, and use my fingers too so I can feel what I’m doing.
I thought it might be helpful to do some tips for wearing make up with glasses. I’ve read loads of tips and some of them are ridiculous. You can only do this, you can only do that. Do what YOU want! I’ve seen some of them say that you have to go neutral because you have the glasses on your face already, but seriously, do what you feel comfortable with.
All of these makeup tips are suitable for anyone with any type of eye condition.
I think that you should go with what you feel comfortable and confident with, but here are some things to consider when you’re wearing your specs….
Your eyebrows are a statement feature
I think something that’s important when wearing glasses is to make sure that your eyebrows are nicely shaped and groomed. When you have your glasses on it will naturally draw people’s attention to your eyes (which can be a good thing), but they will also notice your brows.
I am quite often complimented on my eyebrows, which has happened ever since I have had them tattooed on from a semi permanent makeup technician in London. I opted for the 3D eyebrow treatment, which gives the effect of hair like strokes.
Having my brows tattooed means I rarely have to groom them, but just pluck the sparse hairs that grow outside of the eyebrow. Other than that, I don’t need to touch them up with makeup at all.
Conceal. Conceal. Conceal
Your lovely glasses will do a great job at magnifying your eyes, which also means magnifying those lovely dark circles. So, make sure you’ve concealed under the eyes, and also don’t forget to apply on the bridge of your nose and keep those glasses clean! We don’t want our skin to go mad. I use Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, and does just the job!
Counter the magnification
Along the lines of magnification, when you’re going for your eye make-up make sure that you think about how your eyes look to the general public. If you are short sighted (and especially a strong prescription like me) your eyes will appear smaller. Check out eye makeup tips.
Again don’t forget that everything is magnified and less forgiving, so if you’re going to grab the liquid eyeliner, maybe just go for a thin line, if you’re not entirely confident about the line being perfect. However, if you are a eyeliner wizard, then go all out!