Wearing glasses affects what type of makeup you can wear and what colors you can play with. If you have worn glasses all of your life, or if you have just started wearing glasses, then you probably have noticed that makeup techniques that are designed for people without glasses dont work well for women who do wear glasses. The following eye makeup tips are here to help you create a makeup routine that will compliment your features even when you wear your glasses.
1. Compliment Your Glasses
The first thing that you need to understand when you are buying makeup is that you will not only need to select shades and colors that compliment your eye color and hair color, but you will also need to select colors that compliment your eyeglass frames. Many women who wear glasses select colors that clash with their frames. To avoid this, use a color wheel to find shades that work with your frames color. Then from these colors select a shade that will also work with your eye color.
2. Determine What Your Glasses Do To Your Eyes
The type of makeup techniques that you use is going to greatly depend on what type of effects your eyeglass prescription has on the appearance of your eyes. Therefore, before you decide on which techniques to use you need to decide whether your prescription maximizes the size of your eyes, or if it minimizes the size of your eyes.
3. Dealing with Prescriptions That Minimize the Appearance of Your Eyes
If your eyeglass prescription minimizes the appearance of your eyes then there are three different tricks that you can use to help improve their appearance. First of all you will want to curl your eye lashes. This will help them to stand out, and it will also help them to curl away from the lenses of your eye glasses. Next you will want to apply several coats of mascara. By darkening your eye lashes your eyes will stand out more behind your lenses. Finally you will want to heavily line your eyes. You may even want to use a darker color then you normally would to make your eyes stand out. (Just remember to select colors that compliment your frames and eye color.)
4. Dealing with Prescriptions That Maximize the Appearance of Your Eyes
If your eyeglasses make your eyes look larger then they actually are then you will want to use makeup techniques that will not look ugly when magnified. You will not want to use a heavy mascara or a heavy liner. Instead try a neutral color liner and a thinner mascara formula.
5. Pay Attention to Your Brows
When you wear glasses you need to make sure that you groom your eye brows properly to draw the attention to your face instead of to your glasses. First of all make sure that your eye brows are shaped properly. If you havent done this before you may want to go to a professional to get tips on how to do it properly. Next you will want to use a soft brown eye shadow to define your brows shape.