Girls who wear eyeglasses need not fret—your beautiful eyes can be highlighted so that they stand out. You do not have to wear contact lenses to look good. If you wear eye make-up so that it complements your frames, you will definitely be noticed. Wearing spectacles is currently in fashion and if you wear prescription glasses, now is the time to cash in on this trend. Follow these 10 make-up tips for girls eyes that pop!
1. Groom your eyebrows well
Well-groomed eyebrows are essential for girls who wear spectacles because the frames draw attention to them. Unsightly eyebrows cannot be hidden in any way because they sit right above your spectacles. You can use whatever method works best for you—be it threading, tweezing, or waxing.
Avoid over tweezing your brows. If there are gaps in the brows due to over tweezing, use an eyebrow pencil to fill them in using light, feathery strokes. Drawing a single, thick, bold line makes the brows look artificial.
Do not shape the arches of your brows too high because it gives the face a perennially surprised look. Use a shade that is slightly lighter than the color of your hair in order to look natural. An angled brush can be used to sweep the brow in the desired shape. In order to keep brow hair from losing shape, eyebrow gel or clear mascara can be used.
2. Use neutral shades for your eyelids
The shade of eye shadow you use should complement the color of your frames as well as the color of your eyes. Wearing bright eye shadow can make your eyes look heavy behind the frames. Also, the color may not be visible behind a pair of fashionable frames. It is safe to choose warm and neutral tones for the eyelids. Shimmering eye shadow is also a good option. Colors like nude, coffee, and coral are most suitable.
A light brown shade can be applied to the crease of the eye, whereas a dark brown shade or a plum shade can be used on the outer parts of the eye. The same shade can be used below the lower lash line to define the eyes. For eyes that really pop, a cream colored liner can be used to define the lower water line.
3. Use a powder foundation
Avoid using a liquid or cream foundation since they can stick to your frames and leave ugly marks on the bridge of your nose and your cheeks. It is wiser to use a powder foundation that will not run into creases and wrinkles. Your foundation should make your skin glow.
For the area under your eyes, use a shade of foundation that is lighter than the color of your skin. This will hide dark circles and will make the area appear brighter. Apply concealer on top of this using a concealer brush. Ensure that the concealer has been properly blended to avoid fine lines. Yellow-based concealers work best for dark circles.
A setting spray can be finally used to prevent any running of the foundation into wrinkles and lines.
4. Use lots of mascara
Apply at least two coats of mascara to give them volume. It is a good idea to use a lash curler to curl your lashes before using mascara so that the lashes do not hit the lenses. This will also prevent the mascara from smudging on the inside of the lenses. Volumizing mascara is preferred over a lengthening one. Also, water proof mascaras are better since they will not smudge. Coat the roots of your eyelashes more than the tips to highlight your eyes.
You can use colored mascara for a fun look when going out at night.
5. Mimic frames when applying eyeliner
If your frames are thick, you should apply wider eyeliner so your eyes are noticed. For thin frames, a thin line will look good. Prescription glasses can make the eyes look smaller or bigger than usual. If they make the eyes look smaller, you should apply eyeliner all the way around your eyes.
If the width of your frames is wider than your eyes, you can create wings to the sides. However, if your frames are narrow, you should not extend the eye line.
A gel liner is preferred over other types due to the ease of application.
6. Use bold lip color
If you wear glasses, bold lip colors are your best friend. Bright colors like red, violet, or deep blackberry can add some serious weight to your pout. These colors will draw attention to your lips and away from your frames. They also make your face look different.
7. Use blush
Another way in which you can draw attention away from your frames is to use blush to highlight your cheeks. Use warm tones to add color to your face and play up the apples of your cheeks. This will make you look healthy and glowing.
8. Use tinted moisturizer
Tinted moisturizer can be used to hide the marks left on the bridge of the nose. They also give a polished look to your skin, making your eyes appear more beautiful. Any unevenness of texture is taken care of by the moisturizer.
9. Use shimmer on the lower lid
Adding a touch of shimmer to the lower lid is a great way to draw attention to your eyes behind your frames. However, go light with the color since a little bit can go a long way.
10. Cat eyes
Creating cat eyes using eyeliner is an error-free way to play up your eyes. You should keep the line intense near the lash line. You can experiment with various shapes and designs for the flick. Take the time to draw different shapes and compare the results in the mirror. If your frames are thick and wide, you can draw bold lines. If you wear rimless spectacles, you can create a double winged line to make your eyes stand out. Play around with your eyeliner for dramatic results!