Because I am a bit of an oldie at heart, London Retro appealed to me; infusing classic yester-year shapes with contemporary styles. Glasses Direct, however, have so many other brands and styles to choose from. What I have learnt from wearing glasses is that you have to get your make-up right. I always look so much better completely done up with glasses (although you can just intensify natural looks) as opposed to wearing glasses barefaced, which obviously I do at home. I thought I would tell you my top three tips for combining make-up and glasses:
001: Eyes have got to be bold; eyeliner will be your best friend. If you line the eyes, they pop more through the lenses. If you don’t want to go the full she-bang with liquid liner and a cat eye, a little bit of khol in the tight line and water line will do the trick. Eyeshadow enhances the look, but it’s not a necessity, as it can at times look a bit too much. I went for a rusty red and purple here, but keeping it neutral will work well too.
002: I hate those pesky marks that glasses leave on the bridge of your nose, which consequently gently removes your base make-up. I have found the best way to avoid the marks is by not applying make-up too heavy on that part of the face and setting with a good translucent powder and letting it completely set before putting your frames back on – this also helps stop foundation transfering on to the frame. If like me you only wear glasses at your desk and remove them quite often, carry a beauty balm with you to apply on the marks. This should make your base make-up a little more malleable and you can do a little patching up with your finger. Alternatively, keep a concealer on your desk for touch ups.
003: Curl your lashes! Don’t you hate the feeling of your lashes on your lenses? I find eyelash curlers paired with a good curling mascara helps avoid lash-to-glass contact.
What are your top make-up tips for wearing glasses?