For glasses-wearers, it can be even trickier. How can you adapt your makeup strategy to complement your glasses too, especially if your prescription is strong enough that your eyes appear either unusually large or unusually small? You could always switch to contact lenses, but those come with their own set of challenges when it comes to makeup.
We recommend keeping these general principles in mind when applying makeup — and they work whether you like natural or bold looks:
Everything is a balancing act. If your signature look involves heavy makeup, thin-framed or even rimless glasses might be your best option. The opposite is true for those who prefer light or neutral makeup, who could use thick or colorful frames to add extra flair. Experiment with different combinations until you find the frames that work best with your favorite makeup style.
Another factor to consider is size. Large frames allow more room for dramatic makeup without being overwhelming, while small frames won’t compete so much with your eyebrows. Consider the tradeoffs you’d be willing to make to achieve your makeup goals.
As we mentioned earlier, a strong prescription can change the appearance of your eyes, but makeup can help neutralize that effect. Matte and liquid eyeshadow can help make your eyes appear smaller if your glasses make them look too big, and mascara and lighter eyeshadows and liners can help make your eyes look larger if your prescription appears to shrink them.
For those who wear contacts, there’s much less to balance unless you favor color contacts, so your focus will be on safety with your eye makeup. Follow these tips to reduce the risk of infections or eye injuries:
If you’re solid on your makeup style, all you need to complete it is the perfect frames, and we can help with that! Call us or come by our office and have a look at our selection. We’d love to give our suggestions if you’re not sure which option looks best on you.