Making Faces

Making Faces: Makeup for Glasses

What I Used:

under eyes: Make Up For Ever HD Concealer in 325

eyeliner: The Body Shop Pencil Liner in Brown

eye brows: MAC Brow Pencil in Fling

eye lashes: MAC Haute & Naughty Mascara

lips: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square

I recently got contacts, but until about 6 months ago I wore glasses every day of my life.  I know people usually make the switch from glasses to contacts around age 15, but somehow I missed the boat and so just decided to stick with what I knew. Oh man, you should have seen me when I went in for my first contacts fitting.  The doctor was explaining how to get them in and I was all, “I’m a makeup artist, I’m suuuper comfortable with eyes, I got this…”  Fast forward to me 20 minutes later, still trying to get the first contact in, nearly on the verge of tears.  I have since become better at getting contacts in, but I still like to wear my glasses.

For my eyes, I lightly lined them with brown pencil and applied a lot of mascara.

My main focus was on the lips.  I love statement lips with glasses because it creates a stand-out “look.”  I applied NARS Red Square, a red lip pencil with an orange base.  Orange-reds are bit more light, young and casual than deep, blue-reds, but that’s not to say there isn’t a place for those deep reds, too.

If you are a glasses wearer, try defining your eyebrow as a way to make your eyes stand out behind your frames.  Be careful not to over fill your brows, though, because ultimately you want them to look natural.  Use short hair-like strokes with an eyebrow pencil and keep your pressure light so the pigment isn’t too dark.

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