Hey lovelies! Today I'm very excited to share with you a tutorial that I've literally had on my to-do list for years. For some reason I just felt like the timing/concept wasn't right, but I guess that's why it's never a bad idea to wait for things to fall into place naturally. :)
The look, of course, is how to apply makeup with glasses. Sometimes glasses can be the shlumpy option that you wear as a last resort or when you want to cover up a no-makeup face, but in true "From Head To Toe" fashion I instead wanted to twist my look into something that's more everyday glamorous that you can feel very fresh, defined, and confident with.
Check out the tutorial and how it looks with different glasses below!
Glasses are an interesting thing because yes, it does improve your eyesight, but it also tends to hide your eyes behind thick frames. Depending on your prescription, the glass can actually warp the size and shape of your eyes as well so it's important to use contrast to persuade what parts of your face the viewer will look at.
To do this I used two of my favorite makeup tools, black and white eyeliner. I also used matte skin and glittery lips to emphasize and de-emphasize certain areas of my face to balance the frames. Here you can see the exaggerated cat eye of my black winged eyeliner, creating the illusion of larger eyes.
Although the look is heavier than my everyday makeup without glasses, once the frames are on my face, it looks flirty and emphasizes the eyes behind the glass. You can see how the darker brows, thicker lower lash-line eyeliner, and white shimmery tearduct colors all work together.
Because I know that not everyone has trendy emo-style glasses to automatically make the look more fashionable, I wanted to show how this makeup looks with a variety of glasses styles. The main ones I'm wearing here are from Pretty & Cute a couple years ago. I can't find the exact style but they do have a small section of ulzzang glasses.
This next one is a recent purchase from Forever 21 in the men's section. Oddly enough, I'm convinced these are actually women's glasses since they fit my small head while looking totally silly and tiny on my husband.
This third pair below is Burberry 2079 (similar grey/gunmetal) and actually does belong to my husband since he wears prescription glasses. Even though these lenses make my eyes smaller, the lengthened and thickened eyeliner hides the fact. I actually really like these lenses on me! :)
This last pair is also my husband's D&G 5034 (similar here and here) and funnily enough almost in the exact same pose! It was super tricky keeping the light out of the reflection on the lenses for photos so it turns out only a few angles would work well for these pics.
A lighting trick for you glasses wearers and photographers is to tilt the back of your glasses upward in photos. That way, the lenses look clear and even dramatic tilts aren't noticeable in pics!
Now go back and look: In which photos were my glasses tilted higher than my ears?
Finally, one last obligatory silly pic. ;D
Thank you guys so much for reading and I hope these tips were helpful! More than just a pretty make up look, I want to make sure my tutorials make sense for the situation and are actually user-friendly to recreate so definitely let me know if you decided to try this out. :)
Do you do anything special with your makeup when wearing glasses? Have any tips for other glasses-wearers? Share your knowledge in the comments!