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How to Create Eye-Catching Eye Makeup for Glasses Wearers

Many people don’t know how to create eye-catching eye makeup. For glasses wearers, the task is particularly challenging. But follow our advice and you’ll be getting lots of attention and admirers in no time.

The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but it can be hard for other people to get a good look at them when you wear glasses that block the view. So if you wear glasses, does that mean those beautiful eyes of yours have to go unseen? Absolutely not! You just need to learn how to create eye-catching eye makeup. For women who wear glasses, it can sometimes feel like caring about your eye makeup is a waste of time. But if you apply your eye makeup correctly, not even the world’s thickest spectacles will hide your best feature.

Today’s eyeglass frames are so much sleeker and more fashionable than in the past. The thick, rounded frames of yesteryear didn’t work well with bold eye makeup because the frames and the makeup competed with one another. With today’s modern, barely visible frames, the trick to creating eye-catching eye makeup is to make the colors pop. You have to be a little bolder than those who don't wear glasses when it comes to choosing your eye-shadow shade, your eyeliner, and your mascara.

The general rule of thumb is this: the smaller and lighter the frame, the bolder and brighter the colors can be. If you have large, thick, black, or brightly colored glasses frames, you’ll want to stick with more muted colors for your eye shadow. If you have smaller glasses that are frameless or have a neutral-toned frame, you can really go all out. Purples, blues, pinks—nothing is off-limits. The goal is to bring attention to your eyes. Don’t be afraid to make your color choice shout to the world, “Hey, check out these gorgeous peepers!”

With eyeliner and mascara, similar rules apply—the smaller and lighter the frames, the bolder the eye makeup can be. To really make your eyes noticeable through your glasses, use your liner to make a winged or cat-eye look by extending the brush about a quarter of an inch past your outer edge and curving it upward just a bit. You’ll also want to use volumizing mascara to emphasize those lashes. And of course, don’t forget to use your eyelash curler.

Finally, make sure you take care of the areas just above and just below your eyes. That means trimming and shaping your eyebrows and using a good concealer to hide the circles under your eyes. Your frames are not going to completely hide either one unless they’re incredibly thick, so no slacking allowed!


Written by Arden Davidson

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