Like millions of other people I have been wearing glasses for most of my life. They are the reason I have such deep dark circles and a line of demarcation across the bridge of my nose. But I love my glasses and while wearing contacts makes the makeup life so much easier, I don't always want to put my finger in my eye. Here are a few things I try to remember when applying my makeup if I'm going to wear the 'ole frames.
I should begin with the disclaimer that my before and after pics are taken in two different light settings. I was initially using natural light but it got cloudy and I had to switch up rooms on you. Plus, I couldn't figure out how to use the timer on the Nikon for the life of me, so I opted for selfie's on my cell phone. Nevertheless, you get the point.
Anywho, my first aim is to brighten up my dark circles. After priming and blah blah blah I use a dark circle corrector or one with a warm hue to bring balance to the discoloration before laying any color down. After gently blending that in with my finger I apply a foundation color in a shade or two lighter than my natural tone to highlight. I set that with a loose powder matching the foundation color that I just applied. If I want to bake or protect that area from fallout I simply add a little extra powder there. After finishing my eyeshadow I sweep off any excess loose powder then finish my contouring process.
When highlighting my aim is to bring balance to the point of vision on my face. My glasses are dark colored so all of the focus when looking at me tends to be drawn right between my eyes. For everyday wear I try to lean toward softer brighter colors for eyeshadow to bring brightness to the eyes, especially because dark eyeliner is a must for definition! To avoid my eyes looking heavier or more pushed together I like to gradient the thickness of the liner around my entire eye. I blend the highlight in the inner corner of my eye up my upper and lower lash lines. and when I'm highlighting my cheeks I focus more on the highest point of my cheekbone closest to my outer eye area.
Then voila! It's like I came to life! As the old church folks say, I'm just glad to be in the land of the living! Well My Love, I hope this helps. Try playing around with different colors and techniques to soot your eye color and shape. And remember, If you don't want your eyes to disappear behind those frames, keep your circles bright and the eyeliner right! ( In my OxyClean man's voice).
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