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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Makeup Tips & Tricks for Glasses Wearers

One of the first Youtube videos I made was a back-to-school video for glasses wearers. Not only was it a long time ago, but it was a few cameras and apartments ago too. Much has changed, including my tips for applying makeup when you wear glasses. While the tutorial above contains all of the tips in action, I thought I would reduce them down to a few bullet points for the reader on the go.

1. Keep your eyes simple. Using matte shadows is a great way to keep things from looking too busy in an already cluttered eye area. Shimmery shades can work, but I often find that highly reflective shadows play with the light a little too much. That's not to say you should nix them altogether! Applying a little to your inner corner and brow bone will instantly brighten your eyes.

2. Clean up your complexion. With your eyes relatively hidden, all of the focus is on your the rest of your face - complexion included. Make sure skin is flawless with a full suite of foundation, concealer, and setting powder.

4. Sculpt. Contour, blush, and highlight are the natural continuation of achieving a flawless complexion. 'Nuff said.

3. Frame your frames. By now, you may have guessed that the name of the glasses-wearing game is to emphasize everything that your frames don't cover. Brows are no exception. You don't necessarily need thick brows, but definition will help to frame the upper portion of your face.

5. Rock them. No look is complete without confidence! If you are new to your specs, this might not come naturally. All the more reason to wear a makeup look you love and are comfortable in!