One question that is asked over and over on makeup forum is definitely "how should I do my makeup if I wear glasses". Even some YouTube beauty guru's have done videos on the topic as they were getting so many requests.
Well I have been wearing glasses since I was 16, and even though I occasionally wear contacts, I still wear glasses most days - my contacts don't agree with harsh lighting, air conditioning and me staring at a screen for 8+ hours, all things that are my life when I'm at work. So, for most office days, glasses will do.
So I feel enough of an expert in glasses wearing to tell you this: you don't have to wear special makeup because of your glasses. If you do a bold look, glasses will tone it down a bit. If you look tired and have undereye circles, glasses might hide them a bit. And if you don't do anything special, your glasses will still "dress up" your eyes in a way. To me glasses are a winner, and you can't go wrong doing any kind of makeup you like. Hey, I've even worn super dramatic falsies with glasses, and even that looked good!
This week we had a little "FOTD wearing glasses" challenge on a makeup forum, so I did try very different looks and I took lots of pics - I thought I would share them with you!
Monday - dramatic and graphic black liner.
You see the look with the glasses on, but it cuts out a tiny bit of the drama.
Tuesday - soft eye, fuchsia lip.
The lipstick is Mac Girl About Town, and the whole look is about it and the orange dress. So the eyes only needed a bit of definition (I always always put at least a soft brown in the crease to give depth!)
Wednesday - neutral eye and red lips!
Tightlining and softly lining give definition to the eye in this look, without competing with the red lips.
Lipstick: Guerlain Rouge G in Geisha.
Thursday - dramatic aquas and teals.
I LOVE this one. It keeps its intensity even with glasses on. I used Mac Steamy and Plumage, and Illamasqua Gimp (gorgeous matte charcoal with a blue undertone, super pigmented and very blendable).
That's a look I'd also wear for a special occasion (maybe adding lashes or a brighter lip) if I couldn't wear contacts for some reason but still wanted to bring some focus on my eyes.
Friday - Purples, and a different pair of glasses.
This is my backup pair of glasses, I like them but they're very heavy, and at the moment they're not adapted to my current prescription.
On the eyes I'm wearing Mac Naked Lunch, Trax and Shadowy Lady for a soft, blended purple look with some outer corner definition.
I had a lot of fun taking my glasses into account to create these looks. But my point is that the rest of the time, I never do, I wear what I'm in the mood for, and the glasses don't really do anything against it.
Who's a glass wearer and how do you deal with that?