April 30, 2012

Spec-Tacular Makeup Tips For Eye Glass Wearers

I must admit, I don't wear eye glasses.  I have extremely good vision.  But in a weird way, I've always wished I could get a case of near or far sightedness so that I could have a legit reason to wear sexy librarian glasses.  I think they are an awesome accessory that instantly makes one look savvy and smart - seriously.  But I know most spectacle wearers struggle with what to do with their makeup so that they don't disappear under their glasses.  Here are my easy beauty tips for solving this problem.

 {Sporting my Velma glasses from Halloween.  Cheapies from Party City!}

#1.  Focus on the mouth.  I think no matter what shape, size, or color your eye glasses are, they're going to cover your peepers and the glare is going to wash out your eye makeup at some point during the day.  So why not focus on making your lips pop instead and put the focus on them?? I am loving my newest orange shade by Wet n' Wild Megalast lip color in"purty persimmon," and the best thing about it, it was only $1.99!  Score!!  Take a chance with a bold rich shade like a red, fuchsia, or coral!  

#2.  Bold cheeks.  Another odd choice I bet you are thinking, but again, if you can't see your eyes that much anyway, focus on what you can!  And having a bright and bold cheek color can do wonders for brightening up your whole face and complimenting your frames.  Since most glasses rest right on the cheeks, go for a cheek stain that has better staying power than powder formulas and layer it on! I have on 3 layers of tarte "tipsy" natural cheek stain, and it's the perfect stay put compliment to my orange lips.

{Keep shadow simple.  Stila "kitten" is my perfect shimmery subtle choice.}

#3.  Fuller brows.  You all know how much I dig a nice full eye brow.  And in this case, they are still the frame work of the face, so you need to play them up.  With most eye glasses, they don't cover up too much of the brow, so play that area up and fill them in with a pencil, powder, or brow wax.  Just make them bigger and better!!  Don't forget about them, please!  

{L'Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in "black" on top lash line,
 NYX Jumbo eye pencil in "milk" on lower inner waterline.}

#4.  Eye liner is your friend.  I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that no matter what your eye color, skin tone, etc is, use a black liner to line JUST the top lash line.  Black will get that lash line noticed through the glass.  But keep it only on top so that you don't recede the size of your eyes by applying too much.  Then use its opposite friend on the color wheel, white, and apply a white eye liner on the lower inner waterline to brighten up the whites of your eyes.

I know I probably shouldn't wish this on myself since both of my parents wear glasses, so I'm sure it's inevitable that I will end up needing them at some point in my life.  But I would sure make the best of it and rock some really cool - non costume Party City- spectacles!

Do you wear glasses?  If so, what are your makeup tips for letting your peepers shine through your shades??


Baby Shopaholic said...

Great tips! Girl Mine are like that but Rayban! LOL!

About Last Weekend said...

Glasses make you look so interesting!

SiSi Sparkles said...

I used to wear glasses, so I would always try to do bold vibrant colors that might show up. These are great tips!

Shermika said...

I wear glasses and try to wear neutral colors that make my eyes pop--I'm a fan of gold/pink. Sometimes, I'll layer an orange/deep brown over my lids. Also, mascara and eye liner are musts for us glass gals!

Little Parisienne said...

You look so cute with these geeky glasses! The tip about the blush is a great one!
I wear contacts because I HATE wearing glasses, but I usually find it lovely on other people (weird, I know !).

Jennifer of JennySue Makeup said...

@BAbyShopaholic- so jealous you get to wear real glasses:) I'm sure the RayBans are much cooler than my Party City ones!
@AboutLastWeekend- interesting, good word! I agree, they add another dimension to my look, no?!
@SiSiSparkles- Glad you liked the tips!
@Shermika- mascara is a total must- can't believe I didn't include that in the tips! Thanks!
@LIttleParisienne- You are very sweet to say so- the geeky glasses are very quirky and fun!

Beauty and Makeup Studio said...

awesome Tips Jenny!! and look great with those glasses on!! :)

Ashlie said...

I wear glasses. One thing I have a problem with is wearing mascara when I have my glasses on. My lashes tend to get smooched by the glass. UGH!!! Great tips; I will use!

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