How to Easily Apply Eye Makeup When You Wear Glasses
It’s been a while since wearing glasses has been seen as a hindrance — and we don’t plan on letting that negative sentiment re-enter the zeitgeist. Yes, wearing glasses impacts your beauty look (for some, glasses have superpowers these days), but it doesn’t derail it. Glasses — especially perfectly stylish ones — draw attention to your eyes, so take advantage of the natural spotlight and play up that feature. Need us to magnify how? Keep reading for our simple tricks you can learn to perfect your eye makeup technique when you wear glasses.
When it comes to eyeshadow, don’t be afraid to go bold. There’s nothing more frustrating than spending a bunch of time on your eye makeup look just to turn around and cover it up with your glasses. If you opt for bright, bold colors that won’t blend into your frames, you can have the impact that you’re looking for. Just be sure the shades you choose complement the color of your specs.
If you want to save the bright colors for your lips instead, grab a neutral eyeshadow palette like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude, for your lids and dab a shimmery illuminator on your brow bone to give the look some depth. You can also add a touch of shimmer to the inner corner of your eyes to really open them up.
The trick to really making it all look right is to adjust your eyeliner depending on the style of your glasses. The thicker your frames, the thicker your eyeliner can be. Coordinating the thickness of your liner with that of your glasses will help ensure your specs don’t overpower your eyes. Keep dark makeup on top and use a nude or white eyeliner on your waterline to brighten up your eyes.
Fluffing up the appearance of your fringe is an instant way to bring your eyes to life. Curl and comb lashes for optimal definition before applying a smudge-proof mascara, like the L’Oréal Paris Air Volume Mega Mascara, Lightweight Mega Volume Washable, to your upper lashes. Grab your eyelash curler and give your lashes a boost before you apply it, then after you coat them, separate any clumps with a lash comb before your mascara dries.
Glasses emphasize your entire eye area, including your brows. Tweeze the strays below the arch and comb the hair neatly up and over. Using the L’Oréal Paris Unbelievabrow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel in a shade that matches your brow color, fill in sparse areas, define your shape, and blend out for natural-looking arches.
Since all eyes will surely be on yours, you can keep the rest of your face simple for an easy and quick look. Frames can sometimes create the appearance of shadows underneath your eyes, so start with a yellow concealer like the L’Oréal Paris True Match Color Correcting Crayon in Yellow — just remember that a little goes a long way.