Monday, March 22, 2010

Look of the Day: Makeup for Glasses

My sister requested that I blog about makeup for glasses. So that is what I am writing about today. This look can obviously be worn by people who don't wear glasses, and it's very nice for a daytime look. However, I did certain things to accentuate parts of my eye so that it's more noticeable when wearing glasses. Here's the steps:

  1. Apply concealer to your under eye. Because wearing glasses can cast a shadow on your eyes, you want to make sure that you look bright and awake and you don't have any dark bags under your eyes. I used MAC's Moisturecover concealer.
  2. Prime your eyelid with an eyeshadow base, like MAC Paint Pot, Urban Decay Primer Potion, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, etc., to prevent creasing.
  3. Start with a nice shimmery white or gold eyeshadow in the inner corner of your eyes and take it to about halfway onto your eyelid.
  4. Take a matte brown eyeshadow and apply to the outer two thirds of your eyelid. Symmetry by MAC is a great option for people with fair skin (like myself).
  5. You want to really define your crease in order to make it look noticeable when you're wearing glasses, so take a brown eyeshadow and use a fluffy brush to blend the colour onto your crease.
  6. To accentuate your eyelashes, draw your eyeliner with a wing. Use a gel liner like MAC's Fluidline in Blacktrack
  7. Use the same eyeshadows to apply colour along your lower lash line with the darkest colours on the outer corner.
  8. Apply LOTS of mascara. Your eyelashes tend to disappear when you're wearing glasses, especially your top lashes so make sure they're nice and voluminous and apply a lot to your lower lashes too... these are the lashes that you'll see the most when you're wearing your glasses.
  9. To further accentuate your lower lashes, take that same gel eyeliner and draw a little flick along your lash line in the same direction that your lashes grow. This will make them look thicker. You could even apply some false lashes along your lower lash line, but that seems kind of unnecessary for an everyday look.
  10. Line your waterline with some white or nude coloured eyeliner to make your eyes look bigger and more awake.
  11. Finally, make sure your brows are neat, groomed and filled in. Brows not only frame your face but they also frame your glasses, so make sure they look nice!
Hope this helped for all you glasses wearers!

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