Picture this: You’ve just applied a full face of makeup, and you’re ready to take on the day. Your complexion is glowing, your eyes are popping — and then you put on your glasses. Suddenly, the frames are caked in foundation and mascara, and your pristine face of makeup is sliding every which way. The situation is messy to say the least. If you wear makeup under your glasses, you know the combination can be tricky. Fortunately, a few easy makeup tips for glasses wearers can revolutionize your beauty routine.
Makeup Tips for Glasses Wearers
Enhance Your Eye Color
Glasses already bring out your eyes. Why not make your eye color pop with a complementary eye makeup palate? When applying eye makeup, look for colors that complement your specific eye color. For example, purple or reddish shades accent green eyes, whereas golden brown shades are a great look for blue eyes. If you’re not sure of the best shades to accent your unique eye color, a makeup counter professional can help you find the perfect match.
When in Doubt, Keep It Bright
Glasses can accentuate under-eye circles, and dark eye shadow palates can magnify those darker shades. If you’re applying eye shadow, try to stick to lighter neutrals on your eyelid. You can also use a shimmery highlighter to brighten up your brow bone and the corners of your eyes.
Choose Concealer Carefully
As mentioned above, the shadows created by glasses can exacerbate under-eye circles. If you’re worried about these pesky circles, make sure to add a bit of brightening concealer under both eyes to cancel out the shadow effect. A color-correcting concealer in a green or orange shade can work wonders depending on your skin tone. When in doubt, pop into a makeup counter for a professional color consultation.
Set and Forget
Glasses tend to lift bits of makeup off of your face throughout the day. To keep your foundation and concealer in place, try applying a transparent makeup setting powder to your entire face. Using setting powder as the last step in your routine is a good way to stop your foundation from coming off onto your glasses. Setting powder also means you won’t have to reapply your makeup as the day goes on, saving you time and money on product.
Show Off a Pair of Stylish Frames
Once you’ve nailed down your routine with these makeup tips for glasses wearers, pick up a new pair of frames to highlight your unique style. At Heffington’s, we’re proud to carry a wide variety of stylish options, including gx by Gwen Stefani, an eyewear line that highlights Gwen Stefani’s stylish sophistication with a hint of rock and roll edge. The line features an array of styles with tribal, pop, and punk influences, giving you plenty of options to upgrade your look in time for the spring season.
Wearing makeup with glasses can be a pain. Fortunately, with these makeup tips for glasses wearers, you don’t have to sacrifice fashion for function. Learning how to use eye shadow, concealer, and setting powder properly can make all the difference. Finally, want to upgrade your look in time for the spring season? Top off your bold makeup look with a new pair of frames from the gx by Gwen Stefani line.
Looking for stylish new frames? If you live near southwest Missouri, stop by Heffington’s. Since 1975, the Heffington family has been assisting the Springfield community with top-quality eye care and affordable eyeglasses and contacts. To learn more about our products and services, please get in touch with us online, send an e-mail to [email protected], or give us a call at 417-869-3937 (Optiland location) or 417-882-3937 (House of Vision location).