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Make-up for Glasses Wearers

This is one of most commonly requested posts/videos. Here are some make-up tips for glasses wearers. The video tutorial will be up soon.

If you’re long sighted:

Eyes appear bigger through the lenses. It’s best to use darker shades on the lid to give the illusion of smaller eyes through the glasses. This doesn’t mean choosing dramatic black or similar dark colours, it just means choosing a shade that’s darker rather than lighter. For example, if you want to wear neutral shades go for  medium brown instead of a light brown. Avoid highlighting the inner corner of the eye which only makes eyes appear bigger.  For a night time look use darker shades on lid and smudge a little under the eye. You could even add some dark kohl pencil to the inner rim of the eye.

If you’re short sighted:

You eyes appear smaller behind the glasses. It’s best to line along the top lashes and use a lighter or brighter shade on the lip to give the illusion that they eye is bigger through the lenses. Highlight the inner corner of the eye. You could try wearing some taupe or white liner on the inner rim of the eye.

Some other considerations:

  • Don’t overcompensate for glasses by piling on loads of make-up
  • Glasses can cast a shadow under the eyes so a little concealer can go along way. A light reflecting concealer would be perfect (assuming you don’t need colour correction)
  • Consider your frames when choosing your make-up. If you wearing heavy frames a natural look will look great. If your frames are lighter or frameless you could experiment with a more dramatic look.
  • Glasses emphasise your brows so focus on grooming and shaping brows.
  • Curl your lashes before applying mascara to prevent your lashes catching in your glasses.

The video tutorial will be up in the nest few days.

I hope this was helpful!

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Amy x

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  • Maureen Higgins

    Do you know the Brand of the glasses shown at the top of the page?

  • NosaCosmetics


    You have done it again; wonderful piece. We look forward to the videos. Keep up the good work. Cheers

  • Lorraine

    This almost seems a lost cause… but any chance of some hints for a hooded-eyed glasses wearer? (I kid you not!)

  • Ta-da

    My eyes always look goggly with my glasses so thanks for this ha ha. I must give it a try x

    • Amy

      Your too hard on yourself :) Let me know how you get on x

  • Carol

    This is brilliant Amy, will be trying out your tips today. Fingers crossed xxx

    • Amy

      Let me know how you get on Carol :) x

  • Wasabi

    Finally some decent information for glasses wearers online!! Thank you :) x

    • Amy

      You’re very welcome! :) x

  • Etienne

    Thanks Amy – looking forward to the video :)

    • Amy

      Will be up in the next few days Etienne

  • Kelsey

    Great, really looking forward to the video :)

  • mariga

    Really helpful post, thanks Amy.

    • Amy

      Thanks Mariga :)

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