Sunday, 5 March 2017

MAKE UP FOR GLASSES WEARERS



One thing I always struggled with was making my make up look nice and last all day whilst wearing glasses. I've been wearing glasses for the past 2 years but conveniently forget to wear them a lot of the time because I don't think they suit me too much and they used to smudge my make up! I also never knew how to do my make up whilst wearing them.

After much research and trying out new looks I've finally come across a make up routine which I love to wear with my glasses. I still don't wear them all the time even though i really should because faces are just a blur when I don't wear them and I can't read signs, don't worry I always wear them whilst driving because that's just plain dangerous.

Anyway on to my make up look I wear with glasses and some little tips for you all too.....

I wear a really flawless high coverage base with amazing longevity which is Estee Lauder Double Wear this stuff doesn't budge which is great as you wont get left with make up coming off at your nose. Before I go in with my foundation though I use a yellow colour correcting concealer, my current favourite is by NYXthis reduces any dark circles I have as glasses cast a shadow you want to keep your under eye area nice and bright. To keep it bright I go in with Urban Decay Naked Concealer in a shade or 2 lighter than my skin tone.

You also want to ensure you set all of your foundation and concealer in place with a powder, I still don't have an absolute favourite but I switch between Rimmel Stay Matte and Ben Nye Banana powder.

For the eyes you want to keep them nice and bright, not too dark so I go in with a skin tone nude all over my lids with a taupe shade in my crease and that's it for shadow. To pull the look together and keep your eyes bold go in with a cat eye liner I either use the black shade from Too Faced Cat Eyes or use a liquid liner by Maybelline in a matte finish. For the lashes you want to ensure you curl them first as this will prevent them from catching on the lenses of your glasses and getting annoying! I also use a curling effect mascara which helps lift the lashes even more, I'm currently enjoying Bourjois Ultra Curl Mascara. 

Let me know in the comments below if you have any tips for wearing make up with glasses


Love Gill x

7 comments:

  1. Great tips. I find I need to define my eyes more when they are behind glasses xx

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  2. I've never really thought about doing my makeup different when I wear glasses but all of your tips make sense and are definitely something I should consider. I really need to try the NYX yellow colour correcting concealer, as even without glasses I suffer from horrendous dark circles, which drive me insane.

    Kristy | thevioletblonde.com

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    1. Ah thanks for your comment lovely. I'm loving the NYX yellow concealer, it hides them so much, i wouldn't say they completely disappear but it definitely helps me a lot x

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  3. I never knew glasses cast a shadow under your eyes, no wonder I look so dead half the time!! Haha. I definitely really need to try the Urban Decay Naked Concealer - I've heard so many glowing reviews on it! I've also not used any of the Bourjois mascaras, I must pick one up! :)

    Tania x | Teabee - UK Lifestyle, Beauty & Travel blog

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    1. Yeah, depends on the style you wear but a lot of them cast a shadow. The UD concealer is SO good :) x

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  4. I hate when my glasses rub my make up away at my nose too, it's so annoying! I'm also terrible for forgetting to wear mine too :) I'm keen to try the NYX correcting concealer after reading this, I'm up for trying anything that hides the dark circles!

    Sarah x

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    1. Yeah the NYX colour correcting concealer is really good for me, it doesn't make them completely disappear but it definitely helps x

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