Many women these days wear glasses, as most of our work is done behind a computer screen.
The problem is that we almost get comfortable wearing glasses, and use them as a shield to hide our face.
When it comes to glasses, some of them will make your eyes appear smaller, or bigger, depending on the type of vision you are trying to correct, as well as the frames that you use.
Compliment your fashionable specs with some fab make-up.
Try Mellins i-Style’s easy 5-step guide to enhance your make-up:
A good quality foundation for your face is important and so too is makeup that is wipe- and water-resistant. This will avoid unattractive lines developing below your spectacles and on the sides of your nose.
Given that the spectacle’s frame casts a shadow across your face, it helps to use a foundation that is one shade lighter than your natural skin tone in these areas. Apply a thin layer to the lid and beneath the eyes.
If your skin has a tendency to be oily, a light powder will help reduce shiny areas in your T-zone (forehead, nose and chin). Using a primer is also recommended as this would prevent the foundation and eye shadow from transferring onto your spectacles.
2. 50 shades
Polarised and shaded lenses tend to tone down colours so don’t be afraid to apply your makeup more boldly.
3. Frame your frames
Make sure you match your eyebrows to the frame of your spectacles. Pluck excessive hair growth periodically, but stick to a beautiful natural look. You can also use a brow liner or dark eyeshadow and brush to enhance your eyebrows. Don’t forget to use colours that are not too dark.
4. Mix and match
If you are wearing a distinct or colourful frame, match it with a subtle lipstick colour or gloss. If your spectacles have a more understated classic look, you can certainly try a bolder lipstick colour.
5. Contact sports
Contact lens wearers should always insert their lenses before applying makeup. This will prevent makeup particles from getting under the lens which can cause the eyes to tear up and may make your makeup run.
Powder tends to build up between the eye and the lens so contact lens wearers should opt for liquid or cream-based eye shadow. Use eye liner on the upper lid and not on the bottom one, because it may accidentally get beneath the lens.
This will prevent itchy and teary eyes. Also applying eye liner to the lower lid might inadvertedly block the oil glands on the edge of the lower eye lid, preventing lubrication of the eye and leading to dry eyes.
For more information and helpful tips and eye health visit www.mellins.co.za
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