If you’ve worn eyeglasses for decades, you might consider your glasses a part of you—and your look.
Bold frames, bright colors or jeweled details tell the world something about your style.
They also present their own challenge when deciding how best to apply your makeup.
Whatever your bespectacled style, the tips below will help you apply makeup that highlights and enhances your natural beauty—regardless of which frames you choose to wear.
1. Counterbalance your frames.
Take a look at your glasses frames. Are they chunky? Brightly colored? Delicate and thin?
Your eye makeup should balance the look of your frames. Darker eye makeup with a thicker frame can overwhelm your face, while more delicate styles can support a bolder eye look.
If your frames are chunky or have bright colors, use a lighter approach with your eye makeup. Skip the complicated approach entirely and stick to one or two layers of a soft-black mascara like Boom Bright™.
Wearing thin, rimless or light-colored glasses? You can put more oomph into your eye makeup with an extra layer of mascara and a creamy eyeshadow like Boomstick Glimmer®.
2. Avoid heavy eyeliner.
If you’re nearsighted, prescription lenses make your eyes appear smaller. Heavy eyeliner can accentuate this effect.
We suggest skipping eyeliner altogether in favor of a more natural look. Stick to cream-based eyeshadow in neutral shades and use a light touch.
Applying mascara to the lash line instead of the lash tips defines your eyes without making them look smaller.
When applying mascara, hold the brush as close as possible to the lashline and wiggle it while brushing slowly upwards.
Be sure to use a gentle mascara to avoid irritating your eyes. Boom Bright has safe, clean ingredients, which are hypoallergenic and ideal for sensitive eyes.
3. Separate your lashes.
Everyone seems to want long, thick lashes. But if you wear glasses, long lashes brush against the lenses when you blink—which can irritate you and your eyes.
Curling your lashes will keep them from hitting the lens and also help to open up your eye look. That’s especially flattering if you’re nearsighted.
Rather than mascaras that lengthen your lashes too much, look for one that separates and defines your lashes instead.
Made especially for women over 50, Boom Bright moisturizes your lashes while it adds clump-free definition.
4. Brush brows up.
Your brows frame your face. When you’re wearing glasses, they also frame your frames. Ideally, your brows should show above your frames.
Brushing your brows upwards helps ensure they show above your glasses.
You might use a brow pencil or powder to fill in sparse areas… but don’t go overboard. If your glasses are thicker, use a lighter touch. More delicate frame styles can support a thicker brow.
Finally, if you’d like, use brow gel to ensure they stay in place.
5. Show off your blush.
Do you apply blush only to see it disappear as soon as you drop your glasses into place? If you have thick frames or your glasses touch the tops of your cheeks, that’s a common complaint.
To use blush with glasses, add it to the apples of your cheeks, then blend back towards your ear and down toward your jaw.
For a sun-kissed glow, add some color to your temples and along the sides of your forehead as well. We suggest the cream-based Boomstick Color®.
This sheer, creamy cosmetic stick is designed to mimic a joyful, excited blush that flatters all skin tones.
6. Add some shimmer.
Feel like your eyes disappear behind your glasses? Use a creamy eyeshadow with a sheen, like Boomstick Glimmer, to draw light and attention to your eyes.
This pearlescent highlighter adds subtle radiance and shimmer to your skin. Using a brush or your finger, apply Boomstick Glimmer to the center of your lid.
For extra pop, glide Boomstick Glimmer just under the arch of your eyebrows and along the tops of your cheekbones.
Finally, use your finger to dab Boomstick Glimmer in the inside corners of your eyes for a fresh, bright-eyed look.
7. Bring the balance.
Glasses lend a lot of personality. They also draw a lot of attention to the upper portion of your face.
Balance your look with a flattering lip color.
Cream-based Boomstick Color is perfect for this. Its sheer berry tint lets your skin tone shine through, naturally customizing to each woman’s lips.
With these tips, you can add makeup touches that flatter your face and your glasses for a beautiful, natural glow that’s authentically you.
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