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Attractive makeup under reading glasses
February 7, 2018, 5:33 pm
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If you’re afraid your eye makeup look will get lost behind reading glasses, you are not alone. Unfortunately, the accessory still carries a stigma that makes men and women think they should wear them only when absolutely necessary or behind closed doors. In actuality, wearing glasses presents an opportunity to better frame and highlight the eyes, as you can play more with product and applications that might feel heavy without them. The trick to looking great with glasses is giving your eyes as much dimension as possible by highlighting areas, like your inner eye, and pushing back and framing others, like your crease. Ahead are five ways to make your eyes radiant under a set of spectacles. 

Contour your crease: Since wearing glasses can change how others perceive the depth and dimension of your eyes, a little eye contour along the crease goes a long way. The crease is where the top of your eyelid and your brow bone meet in an indentation. Use a nice neutral color on your lid and then use a dark brown, mauve, or even black in your crease to create a shadow pushing back the crease and adding in depth.

Use an illuminator in the inner eye, under-eye line, and under-brow bone: Drawing in attention and light to your eyes underneath lenses will help them appear brighter and wider and contrast beautifully with a darkened crease. Remember you are adding back in dimension so choose a color that contrasts with the crease color. The best way to do this is by adding a little shimmer.

Line your upper lid: Although fully lining the top and bottom lash lines can look super glamorous, it can also feel heavy and push back your eyes underneath your glasses, making you look sleepy.  Instead, use one line on your top lid as tight as you can get to your lash line. A brown eyeliner works best, as it keeps your eyes defined without being harsh.

Wing it:  Concerned that your glasses are making your eyes look closer together? Simply extend the line of your eyes by extending your eyeliner with a wing. Most glasses are wider than your eye, and it gives you the chance to do the wide-eyed look without it being too wild.

Groom your brows: Glasses already act as a frame, so make sure your real eye frames—your brows—are brushed and filled in. No need to go full squared-off brow, just make sure they are tidy.  The best tip is to use a light matte brown and the angled brush to quickly get stray hairs in place and fill in any sparse areas.

 

 

 

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