You've spent upwards of an hour preening in front of the mirror but the second you slip on your spectacles; it all seems to fade away. Those who wear glasses or spectacles, do you feel me? If you do, that feeling can probably be defined as frustration. With their reflective lenses and thick frames, glasses seem to steal the show no matter how much you try to turn the spotlight to the makeup look behind them. However, an expert can definitely change that. Swirlster spoke to International makeup artist and celebrity beauty expert Armand Beasley who is a fixture at award functions like the BAFTAs with a client list that includes Goldie Hawn and Nicole Scherzinger about everything from makeup tips to beauty icons.
A spectacle wearer himself, here's what Armand Beasley recommends for those who wear glasses.
If you're short-sighted, your eyes will look smaller in your frames. Use a mint toned white or regular white eyeliner on the inside of your eyes like your waterlines to make them look bigger.
Use a lash curler to open up your eyes. Here's my top tip when using a curler: blast the rubber tip of the curler with a blow dryer and when it's warm, begin graduating the curl of the lashes so it doesn't scrape along your lenses.
If you are long-sighted, your eyes look bigger with glasses. Opt for punchy shades and even black on the inner areas of the eye as that can make them look smaller than they appear.
Add a metallic hint of colour to the inner corner or over the lid to accent the eye makeup.
Based on Armand Beasley's celebrity makeup tips for those who wear glasses, here are a few products we recommend.
The NYX Faux White Eyeliner in Pale Pink is a pink tinted creamy white eyeliner pencil to brighten the waterline.
The Maybelline Lasting Drama Light Liner is a shimmery white eye pencil which is smudge and waterproof.
The Battery Powered Eyelash Curler runs on a battery to heat the bristles and give the lashes a natural curl.
The Elecsera Eyelash Curler comes with a plastic handle and rubber inner for adequate grip and natural curl.
The Plum NaturStudio All-Day-Wear Kohl Kajal has a 100% smudge and waterproof formula, glides on easily and gives the eyes a jet black look all day.
The House Of Makeup Black Kajal has a luxe gel formula in a pencil format which is waterproof, smudgeproof and promises to last for upto 24 hours.
The Colorbar Perfect Selfie Highlighter Rose Gold Lights is a shimmery rose gold shade in pencil packaging which makes application over the eye area very easy.
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