You might have been called “four-eyes” in grade school, but glasses are quickly becoming the sexy new trend that are being worn on the red carpet and out on the town. With the increasing popularity of eye wear, perhaps you want to give your contacts the night off. Below are suggestions to consider when adorning the statement-making fashion accessory.
- Match the thickness of your eye makeup to the thickness of your frames. If you have dark, bulky rims, we suggest a more dramatic look of either a smoky eye or drawn out, cat eye makeup. Reversely, if your frames are thin and delicate, sport a more natural, subtler look. Additionally, take into account the glasses’ effect on the size your eyes will seem. If you are farsighted, the lenses will make your eyes appear larger, so you might want to use darker shadows to minimize the effect. Inversely, those who are nearsighted will want to make their eyes pop by applying light eyeliner to the waterline. No matter your prescription though, black mascara is a must if you want to make your eyes really stand out. However, if your lashes continually hit your glasses, use an eyelash curler to help pull them upward.
- Cleanly shaped eyebrows are a must for women who wear glasses. Your arches will make the difference between your look appearing disheveled or sleek. While there are various ways to shape the brows, we recommend using a pencil to make the brows more dramatic and defined. Additionally, a powder will help you lighten or darken the brows. To help tame the hairs, consider buying a specialized comb or brush.
- Your glasses’ lenses can emphasize shadows and bags underneath the eyes, so take care to apply concealer. However, be aware that any blemishes can be slightly magnified, so take care to use a color that seamlessly matches your own skin tone. Another offered suggestion is to buy products that minimize puffiness.
So go on and embrace your inner-Tina Fey. Forget the outdated stereotypes of women with glasses being mousy and meek; in this day and age, you can be be flirty, sexy and able to properly see!