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6 Make-up Tips for People Who Wear Glasses

Expert advice to help you complement your frames, and your face.

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15 January 2020

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6 Make-Up Tips for People Who Wear Glasses

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Whether you’re a long-time glasses-wearer who just got some new frames, or you recently got your first prescription lenses, it can be tricky to work out how to tailor your make-up to your specs.

Some lenses will magnify your eyes, while others will make them seem smaller, plus the shape of your frames can have an impact too.

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Lynn Gray, a beauty expert from Mavala, says it’s not just about how you adorn your eyes – the other elements of your make-up are just as important. Here, she offers six tips for glasses-wearers to optimise their make-up look…

1. Keep eyes neutral

“To help eyes stand out, it is best to use light, neutral-toned eyeshadows to avoid eyes looking heavy under glasses. Try a powder eyeshadow in soft brown or rose pink.”

3. Double up your mascara

“Another tip to help eyelashes stand out is to focus on the roots. By applying one coat of mascara from root to tip as normal and following with a second coat just on the roots, this will allow a lift straight from the base of the eyelash.”

4. Define with eyeliner

“To balance any eye look, eyeliner can be a huge comfort to glasses wearers as it defines shape. It is recommended to always match the thickness of the glasses frame with the eyeliner to create even symmetry.

“With lots of colours to choose from, users can experiment with bright colours to make eyes pop, like royal blue or emerald green.”

5. Don’t forget concealer

“It is a misconception that glasses wearers should skip concealer as the frames will cover under eyes. In fact, the shadows created by the glasses can make this worse, so it is important to counteract this with a concealer which is one shade lighter than your skin tone.

“Using the concealer to brighten the eyelid will also make a big difference and create a fresher appearance.”

6. Try a bold lip

“For those looking to stand out with their make-up look, pairing a daring lip with glasses can create a bold statement.

“The new Mavala Classy Collection is filled with rich reds, from the bright Collector Red to the darker Noble Burgundy. Alternatively, users can opt for a softer, Antique Rose if they prefer a subtle make-up look.”