Are you a glasses wearer who likes to wear makeup? Then you probably have a love-hate relationship with cosmetics. Makeup is a blessing for hiding those blemishes and enhancing your eyes, but it brings with it some unavoidable problems when you wear glasses all day.
We’re taking smudged foundation on your frames, flaking mascara on you lenses and more. Sound familiar? If you’re fed up of glasses ruining your makeup and vice-versa, keep reading. We have the perfect solution to every problem.
Problem #1: Eyelashes rubbing on your lenses
We all want long and fluttering lashes, which is why there are so many choices of lengthening mascara out there. But when you wear glasses, long lashes can be a nightmare. If you’ve ever experienced your eyelashes hitting off your glasses lenses every time you blink, then you’ll know how annoying it can be.
So, what’s the solution? Well, you could wear your glasses at the tip of your nose…but if you want to avoid the old lady look, we have a better idea; all you need is a simple pair of eyelash curlers. Curling your eyelashes will point the tips upwards and away from your lenses, preventing them from brushes against your glasses.
If this doesn’t work, try focusing on the roots of your lashes when applying mascara to add volume instead of length.
TIP: Make sure that your mascara is dry before applying your glasses to avoid smudges!
Problem #2: Foundation smudged by your frames
Foundation is essential for a flawless base and a must-have for any makeup lover. However, if you wear glasses, you may end up with more foundation of your frames than on your face by the end of the day. Glasses often smudge and rub away the foundation on the bridge of your nose and cheeks, leaving you with messy frames and unsightly red patches.
So what’s the best way to solve this problem? To keep your foundation on your face and not on your glasses, you need to make sure that your base is perfectly set. The best way to do this is to apply a long-lasting foundation to start, and then blot away any excess liquid. Next, apply a good quality setting spray or powder to ensure that your makeup stays put.
Problem #3: Eye circles enhanced by your glasses
This is a common problem that all glasses wearers will know about. Wearing glasses draw attention to your eyes, especially when you wear makeup too, but they can also highlight the parts you’d rather remained inconspicuous – your dark under-eye circles.
If you’re sick of your dark circles making you look tired beneath your glasses, there’s an easy solution; for a bright-eyed look, a good conceal is the answer.
When you wear glasses, it’s worth investing in a high quality, heavy duty concealer than will stay put and last all day. Look for a creamy but thick consistency that’s ever-so-slightly lighter than your skin tone for a brightening effect that will banish your under-eye circles in an instant.
TIP: Set your under-eye concealer with a powder or setting spray to keep it in place.
Problem #4: Mascara flaking on your lenses
Finally, we have another lash-related problem that glasses-wearers will be all too familiar with. Because you wear them so close to your eyes, glasses have a tendency to smudge mascara which can result in black flakes on your lenses and frames. Not only do you end up with messy glasses, but your perfectly-applied mascara is ruined too.
To prevent your mascara from transferring onto your glasses, the type you use is very important. We suggest trying a creamy, moisturising formula that is less likely to dry out and flake. Alternatively, go for waterproof mascara which is much more resistant and longer-lasting than normal mascara.
Can you think of any other annoying makeup and glasses problems that we’ve missed? Let us know and we’ll do our best to come up with a solution!