Do you have makeup tips for eyeglass wearers?

QuestionI have been wearing eye glasses all my life and it’s just not possible to go for contact lenses. Do you have any makeup tips to help me look beautiful that day even with my glasses on?

AnswerFirst off, let’s get things straight. You will be getting married that day and the joy of your wedding day will create so many endorphins in your body that you will be the most gorgeous person at the wedding, glasses or no glasses. So, congratulations and be proud that you’ll be wearing your eyeglasses.

Now, with that in mind, there are a few ideas that you may want to keep in mind. You know your face best so choose the tips that you think will work best for you. Time permitting, why not try them all?

If you are using a makeup artist, keep the lines of communication open and let him/her know you’ll be wearing your glasses that day (in case he/she assumes you’ll be taking them off).

Opt for colours that flatter your eyes and skin. It is not mandatory to match your makeup to your glasses.

If you’re nearsighted, your lenses may make your eyes appear to recede behind those frames. Opt for a light neutral shadow on your eyelids and brow bones. Add contour and definition with a slightly darker shade, in the same tone, in the crease area. Then, line only your upper eyelid with eyeliner (or use a dark eye shadow and brush), and apply some great mascara.

If you’re farsighted, your eyes will be magnified by the lenses. In this case, you may want to opt for a medium neutral shadow on your eyelids. Go for a slightly darker shade in the crease area but do avoid bright or shiny colours as they will only serve to amplify your eyes further.

Along those same lines, depending on the lenses you have, they can magnify and overemphasize the appearance of under-eye circles (especially if you had trouble sleeping the night before). Use a creamy concealer in a shade similar to your skin colour, then set with loose or pressed powder.

You know your eyes and face best. If you want your eyes to stand out more behind your glasses, you can opt for a more dramatic look.

To keep the focus on your eyes and not the glasses, try this technique. Apply a small touch of shimmer eye shadow, in white or champagne, at the inner corner of your eyelids. Blend it in by brushing towards the outer corners of your eyes.

All women benefit from curled lashes and the same goes for you! It creates an instant refreshing look and will, in your case, prevent them from brushing against your lenses. Opt for a mascara that lengthens and volumizes without clumping. Clumps are unattractive across the board.

Eyebrows are key for all women. Keep your eyebrows well groomed and defined to complete your refined wedding day look.