Makeup for Glasses | Optically.co Glasses

Thursday, 6 July 2017

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As some of you might know, I recently started to wear glasses and have been loving my new look. The only downside is that sometimes glasses can make my eyes look tired or dull so I have been experimenting with makeup looks to see what works best. After testing out different ways of makeup application, I decided to share my top tips with my fellow eyeglass wearers. Obviously, I'm in no way saying that you should wear makeup because you have glasses. This is just something you can do from time to time. 

Glasses have a tendency to create shadows on the face and eyes while also hiding the eyes behind the frames. I have found that the trick is to emphasise the facial features more than you normally would. This post is also a collaboration with Optically and I would like to thank them for providing me with these beautiful frames. You can read more about Optically at the end of the post.

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makeup for glasses, optically.co glasses, prescription glasses, tortoise shell glasses

Contoured Face // Grab a bronzer and contour the cheekbones, forehead and nose. I found that contouring the nose is especially important if you have wider one like mine. The illusion of having a slimmer nose helps to balance out the frames. Add a bit of blush and finish off with a highlight on the high points of your face like the cupid's bow, the nose tip and on top of the cheeks. 

Bold Brows // By now everybody has heard the phrase "eyebrows frame the face" and I can't agree more with this statement. With glasses, you get get a pass at over drawing them a bit and going for a darker shade than usual. Also don't be afraid to emphasise the arch to create a bolder look. A little bit of highlight under the brow bone is the finishing touch.

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Dark Eyes // The eyes are obviously the most important feature that you should focus on. First off apply a decent amount of concealer to help eliminate the darkness and brighten up the face. Our goal here is to draw attention to the eyes and contrast them from the rest of the face. A trick that creates the illusion of larger and brighter eyes is to apply white eye pencil to the bottom waterlines.

Now take a warm brown shade on a blending brush and apply in the crease of the eye while also dragging it up higher. Taking a shimmery eyeshadow shade, apply lightly in the inner corners of the eye. Next, apply eyeliner or you can opt for something different. Take a dark brown shade and drag it along the top lash line for a softer and easier look. Also, take this shade along the bottom lash line to darken the eyes and make them stand out behind the glasses. The last step is to curl the lashes and apply a generous coat of mascara.

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It took me so long and so many attempts to finally take a decent photo of myself without having a reflection in the glasses. This is the best that I could do. I guess that I still have a long way to go until I master the art of taking selfies with glasses!

I was recently contacted by Optically to try out a pair of their glasses offering me to try out a pair of their frames. Seeing that I had just started wearing glasses I was very excited and I immediately accepted. Optically is an American Eyewear company that offers a wide array of Rx glasses, Non-Rx glasses and sunglasses. Prescription sunglasses are also available. Most of the frames are very affordable starting from only $12. They also carry a premium range that includes designer frames with top brands such as Lacoste, Gucci and Marc Jacobs among others. 

The site is very user-friendly and the frames are easy to filter through. While browsing for a pair of glasses in the women's glasses section I found the 'try on' feature to be extremely helpful. The only thing that needs to be done is to upload a photo of yourself, locate the pupils and voila you now have a clearer idea of which frames suit you best. 

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After much deliberation, I decided to go for the Weldon 1718 C5* style. After two weeks of waiting I finally received my glasses and let me tell you, it was love at first sight. The glasses were carefully packaged in a box lined with protective bubble wrap. Along with the glasses, I also received a gorgeous white case, a micro fibre cloth and a tiny screw driver. The frames themselves have tortoise shell print on the front and gold metal details which I love. They also fit perfectly on my face which is the most important thing! While looking delicate they are also very sturdy and lightweight. 

Unfortunately, these frames are now out of stock but no need to worry as I have rounded up some similar frames from Optically that are equally as pretty.

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Do you have any other tips for wearing makeup with glasses? I would love to hear them!


19 comments

  1. LOVED this post! As a glasses wearer, it's always great to hear other peoples' makeup tips!
    Lots of love from Mollie xxx | http://wwwtheperksofmolliequirk.blogspot.com

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  2. The frames really suit you, I wish I could pull similar ones off! That's one of the reasons I started wearing nude eyeliner too, although I don't always wear it on now xx

    Velvet Blush

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    1. Thank you! I've been using this trick for some time now but I found that it's perfect for wearing glasses :)

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  3. Lovely post! I'll definitely recreate this look although I'm not wearing glasses. xo

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

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    1. Thanks Antonia! This makeup works for everybody :)

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  4. I agree, bold brows look so good with glasses! I really love those glasses, I've actually been thinking of buying a new frame and I might look for some in that style!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.co.uk/

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    1. Def recommend checking out this site. They have some lovely styles :)

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  5. Love this! You look so good with glasses :)

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  6. Those frames look lovely on you:) Brill post!

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I bet it's hard getting use to wearing glasses if you're not used to it, I have enough trouble wearing makeup with sunglasses! Your glasses look great on you! Definitely agree with contouring the nose, it does wonders to mine too!
    Jaz xoxo
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

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    1. It felt very strange at first but eventually I got used to them! Thanks for reading :)

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  8. I love the look of your makeup. Great selection of products!

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  9. These glasses are so pretty and really suit you! It can indeed be very annoying to wear makeup with glasses because the shades and eyeshadows don't show as well. Your tricks are great though, and bold brows is definitely a great one!

    Julia x
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  10. This blog has turned me into a follower. I’m very impressed by your work and I’m adding you to my list of favorites.

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