Monday, September 29, 2014

Article: Makeup Tips for Glasses Wearers

I am a part-time glasses wearer.
When I was in the third grade, I went to a fashion show at a local mall. There were signs for each clothing line, but I couldn't read them when everyone else could. A week later, I got fitted for glasses. Everyone in my family needs vision correction, but contacts have been my weapon of choice since the fifth grade. But every once in awhile, I like to give my eyes a rest. I may not be a full-time glasses wearer, but I have some personal experience wearing makeup with glasses.

So when a reporter asked for my advice, I gladly offered some tips. One of my ideas was featured here, in this article on

Here is my full list of tips:
  • If your eyelashes graze your lenses, apply a waterproof mascara for budge-proof wear. My pick? Beauty Without Cruelty Waterproof Mascara.
  • If your vision is poor and you need to be close to the mirror when applying makeup, buy travel-sized makeup brushes. The shorter handles are easier to maneuver if your hand is near a mirror. Try the Six Piece Essential Eye Set from EcoTools.
  • Keep your brows groomed. For a quick fix, use a battery-operated personal groomer to shave brows into place. You'll have perfect brows without any redness. Click here for more brow tips.
  • Keep colors balanced. If your frames are colorful, go for more neutral shades such as taupe, brown, or cream. Or if your frames are almost invisible, brighten up your eyes with more colorful shadows, such as purple, green, or blue shades.
  • If you have the personality to match, you can wear a bold lip color (such as red or purple) with bold frames. However, keep eye colors softer to balance.
  • Don't forget to curl your lashes to keep them away from your lenses. Try a heated lash curler, such as Japonesque Heated Mini Lash Curler.

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1 comment:

  1. Good tips! Especially wearing a bold lip; looks great with dark frames!


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