So you’ve just found out that for the foreseeable future, you will need to wear glasses. It might be a big change, but don’t stress about it. When first being told that we need to wear glasses, the number one thing us girls panic about is, of course, beauty. Will our makeup look as good with glasses on?
However, there’s no need to worry, as you can look just as beautiful with glasses as you do without them. It’s just a case of adjusting how you style your hair and do your makeup to be more glasses-friendly.
To help you do that, we’ve put together a few tips:
Pick the perfect frames
Want to look and feel good in your glasses? The most important thing that you can do is choose the perfect frames. When it comes to selecting frames that you’ll love wearing and will feel confident in, there are many factors to take into account.
One of the most important of which is your face shape. If you want to look good in your glasses, you need to choose frames that complement your face. It’s also important to think about the colour and style of the frames, and whether they fit with your complexion.
Try to steer clear of bright, bold designs, as these don’t tend to work well with different outfits and looks. Instead, opt for neutral frames like these Chloe ones, which come in a range of muted shades. Whatever design you opt for, make sure to try on the frames before you buy, to see if you like how they look.
Get your makeup spot on
Once you’ve got your frames sorted, the next step is to perfect your makeup. Many glasses wearers make the mistake of overcompensating when it comes to their makeup. Don’t do this - too much makeup never looks good.
The one downside to glasses is that they can cast shadows over your face, because of this, it’s best to steer clear of dark eye makeup. Instead, use lighter shadow shades and highlighters to make your eyes look a little lighter. Any area where your glasses are making shadows, such as the inner corner of your eye, use a brightening eye pen. Or, if you don’t have one, a light shadow can work just as well for highlighting.
To help make your eyes appear bigger, use pearly-toned and neutral shadow to help lighten. Pearly colors will reflect light and because of this will make your eyes look larger.
Another thing that you need to be careful when it comes to wearing glasses is putting on too much base makeup. Thanks to the magnifying lenses of your glasses, if you wear too much makeup - concealer and foundation, you can end up looking a little cakey. That’s why, it’s best to keep your makeup light, especially around the eye area.
Style your hair beautifully
The good news is that if you’re a glasses wearer, you can pull off almost any hairstyle. It’s just a case of thinking about what works with your face shape and glasses frame design. For example, for larger glasses, a hairstyle that frames the face is best. However, for frames that are a little smaller, a shorter style or updo can work well. Often, when it comes to finding the perfect look for you, it’s a case of trial and error, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles. You can find some amazing hair styling tutorials on YouTube, so make sure to check these out.
So there you have it, everything that you need to know about looking and feeling great in glasses.