Hello loves! This week’s post is on a makeup look that I got inspired to do after I picked up my new glasses. They’re tortoise shell from Burberry, and I am absolutely in loveee with them. It’s my first pair of “designer” frames and I’ve had my previous glasses for about 4 years, so needless to say I was ready to move onto bigger, better things ;)
Now, these photos don’t actually feature my glasses as much as a “Makeup for Glasses” look really should, and that’s because the ring light kept giving major glare and reflection on my lenses -_- (as you’ll see below). Eventually I gave up and just transitioned the look to something you could wear both with and without glasses on. Which, to be honest, I’m a little disappointed with because I really felt like the lip colour, soft brows and olive eye liner complemented the thick, brown-toned frames. Ah well, the joys of being a blogging noob I guess!
One thing I’d like to point out is that, although I’m wearing relatively thick frames here, I really think that this look can be applied to any neutral frame colour, with any thickness and shape. However with thicker frames, you really want to keep the brows as soft and natural as possible to balance out the contrast of the glasses. Combining HD-instagram brows with really large, dark frames is not the best look when you have delicate features, at least in my case (I actually tried a heavier brow beforehand with this look and they just looked really fake). When you wear a pair of glasses that has a thicker, plastic frame vs a thin metal one, more attention is now drawn to your brows (pun intended) for two reasons:
1. If you are near-sighted like I am, your eyes will appear smaller, and
2. light will reflect off of your lenses, occasionally shielding your eyes
This is also why you achieve more “balance” on your face when you avoid a super pale, nude lip and opt for something with a bit more colour!
(^I do want to point out though, that is is by no means a rule! Makeup is meant to be fun and creative. Every face is different and not all glasses are the same. These are just tips that I have found work best for me and through personal observation. If you love the dramatic on-fleek brow with a thick, black pair of sexy frames, then you go rock that look!!)
Anyways, let me know what you think of the makeup and what you do when you wear glasses! Do you even bother with putting makeup on? (I know some days I don’t) Oh, and if anyone has some tips on reducing that ring of glare then feel free to give your suggestions, haha. Have a wonderful week!
For the face, the usual foundation, concealer and setting powder!
Light contouring with MAC ‘Matte Bronze’
Bronzing the rest of the face: Sephora’s ‘Los Cabos’ Bronzing Powder (great dupe for Too Faced ‘Milk Chocolate Soleil’!)
Highlight: MAC ‘Soft and Gentle’
UD Primer Potion
Crease: Sephora’s ‘Los Cabos’
Liner: NYX retractable eye liner in ‘Golden Olive’, plus a Lancome olive green eyeshadow from an old tester palette mixed with Visine (gives it a gel liner consistency)
Mascara: Too Faced Roller Lash