Specs Appeal – Makeup tricks to Glam up your Glasses Look!
Keep Eyes Subtle
Depending on your prescription some glasses can make eyes look smaller, so it’s important to give yourself a boost while keeping the look simple. Use a neutral shade in a matte or light satin finish rather than anything too glittery.
Say Yes to Liner
Smudge liner along the upper lash line to give your eyes extra definition. Go for softer shades such as brown, navy or grey rather than black which can sometimes be too harsh. As a rule of thumb the thicker your frames the thicker you can go with your eyeliner. Gel liners are great as they are easy to apply and have great staying power. If you want to line the lower lashes, then do so with a softer application of powder eye shadow.
Work with having no Frame
Going Rimless? Read this! We’ve already said a thicker frame demands thicker eyeliner. What about no frame at all? Cat eye is the way to go or, better still, experiment with a double-winged line. You choose rimless for a reason, right? So, make the most of those eyes!
Lash Up not Out
Do you have that annoying problem where your lashes brush up against your lenses? Curling them will help. Choose a volumising mascara, not a lengthening one, and better still make sure it is waterproof so that your makeup won’t smudge onto the glasses if the lashes do touch. Celia is especially in love with tubular mascara, as it won’t flake off into the eyes during the day, keeping them more comfortable. Remember, any clumps will be emphasised, so apply carefully.
Generally our eyebrows tend to arch over the top of frames, so grooming is essential. That extra definition will also help to ensure your glasses don’t overpower your face.
Brighten + Lighten
Glasses can cast shadows beneath the eyes, so it’s important to use a concealer or brightening pen. Apply sparingly and pat into skin so it doesn’t look cakey when magnified by your lenses.
Choose a Long Wearing Formula
Wearing eye makeup with glasses puts your cosmetics to the test! Choose a long wearing cosmetic – look out for quality products that are labelled as waterproof or smudgeproof!
Applying Eye Makeup with Restricted Eyesight
Since you can’t wear your glasses while you are applying eye makeup, the pro trick is to use a magnifying mirror. Apply makeup lightly.. you can always add more but it’s not so easy to take it off if you feel you’ve overdone it and need to start over.
Finally, remember that your frame colour has a cosmetic effect in itself .. so when selecting a frame, choose a colour that looks good on you, but that also works hard towards making you look your very best! If unsure our team at Eyeconic are always happy to lend another set of eyes!!