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Hey everyone! I'm very excited about this blog! I was on my Beauty Broadcast Facebook Page answering some questions, and a Beauty Broadcast viewer, Ashley Knox, posted some pictures! She will occasionally throw up a makeup photo or two, and I love seeing them! I really enjoy her enthusiasm for makeup, and I always like seeing photos of peoples' makeup! Anyway, I noticed in her profile pic Ashley was wearing glasses, and considering how many questions I get asking for makeup tips for those wearing glasses- I thought she might be a great person to ask for some tips! I only wear glasses now and then (ususally it's contacts)- so I asked Ashley if she would post a few tips on the Facebook page. She graciously did- and I want more people to see it- so I thought I'd make it into a guest blog post too! Enjoy the tips, and thanks Ashley for taking the time to do this! :D
Makeup Tips for Those Who Wear Glasses!
A guest blog by Ashley Knox
It is actually hard to answer this question because everyone has such different features. But, I think some across the board tips would be:
- Not wearing too much shimmer, and wearing a matte color in the crease really adds depth that can be lost under frames. Also not wearing loose glitters because they can fleck off onto your glasses.
- Since glasses tend to make your eyes look smaller...apply makeup in such a way that makes eyes larger. For example: keeping darker colors away from your eye...keeping a lighter lid color, tight lining the lower lash line with white and even keeping most of your mascara away from the root of your lashes. I find that using dark eyeliner is fine but not on the water line. I think it's better on the lower lash line (where the hairs are) and swept above the lashes on the lid. I like to do false lashes on the outer corners of my lid also to make my eye appear wider. Also really concealing dark circles under eyes is important for making eyes look wide awake.... Anything to make the eye appear larger will make them prettier behind glasses.
- The top rim of glasses tends to cut off right at about your crease and it can look too intense if you bring the color much above that. So, I think for everyday looks...I would say don't take shadows too much above the crease but instead add something fun on the lower lash line because this is a place that is well seen through the lenses. I like to maybe use a glitter liner (these don't flake like loose glitter) or a fun shadow color that complements the color of my eyes (like green and purple). Putting more detail on the lower lashes actually will get your makeup noticed, even behind frames.
- This is a normal tip for everyone, but especially for glasses wearers, pluck and shape those brows! I think eyebrows are SO important for girls with glasses because for the most part they're seen better than the eyes! Not to mention they frame your face and your frames! :p Hope that helps!