Makeup tips for spectacle wearers
The trend for statement eyewear is set to stay and the days of hiding behind spectacles are long gone. Bold styles draw attention to the wearer’s face, so makeup must be flawless. Good lighting and a magnifying mirror are key for those who like me, find it increasingly difficult to manage without glasses! Here are five makeup tips for spectacle wearers.
Spectacle frames can cast shadows underneath the eyes so apply concealer to the inner corners of the eyes and any place else the glasses cast a shadow. A lightweight liquid concealer is less likely to crease or look cakey. As with all make-up, apply with a light hand. It is easier to add more than to remove it and start again. Choose a shade a little lighter than the foundation and if necessary, use a peachy pink corrector to counter the greenish tone of under eye shadows.
2. Lengthen Lashes
Curl the top lashes with an eyelash curler to widen the eyes and to keep the eyelashes from touching the lenses. Thickening mascaras contain fibres that can deposit on the back surface of the lenses, so are best avoided. Consider a waterproof or long-lasting formula with a smaller
brush to reduce clumping.
3. Draw a Line
Adjust eyeliner thickness to suit the frames. A thicker frame needs a thicker line to the upper lash-line to make the eyes stand out. A finer frame needs a finer line. Light-coloured eye shadow with a luminescent finish will make the eyes look larger, while a darker matt finish will have the opposite effect. This should be considered alongside the magnifying or minifying effect of a significant prescription.
4. Define the Brows
A strong, well-defined brow really does frame the face. This works well with a dark, thick frame but can overpower a more delicate style. Neat, well-defined and in proportion with the frame is the aim of this eyebrow game.
5. Make a Face
Once the eye makeup is complete, put the spectacles on and look at the face as a whole. Ensure the rest of the maquillage balances the eyes. Define the cheekbones with blusher or bronzer and choose lip colour carefully. The notion of having only a strong eye or a strong lip is outdated.
Go as bold as you dare and enjoy the attention.