The worst thing in the world that could have happened, happened!!
All the contact lenses I had tore or got lost and I had no choice but to wear my glasses! This was a disaster for me because I never wear my glasses unless I’m at home and I hardly ever wear them with make up! Now I do love a good pair of glasses and I change them every year but I always thought hijab and glasses wasn’t a good look for me!
Obviously I was forced to wear them and in the morning, I had to think long and hard about the make up I wanted to do!
When wearing glasses, you have to try to define your face slightly more because a lot of it is being covered by a bulky piece! Contour is your best friend and you’ll have to invest some time in doing your eye make up so a little less sleep!
I love my naked palettes at the moment and I have both of them so I used a combination of colours! There are THOUSANDS of dupes for these colours! If you’re the kind of person who finds buying eye shadow disastrous because of the sheer amount of them, and would prefer to use the palette you’ve had for 15 years.. DON’T! BH cosmetics do a palette called the 120 palette which has.. 120 colours! You’ll never need another!
Glasses can make your eyes seem really small so invest in eye liner and try to define your eyes! I used eye shadow on my top lash line because it feels a little more comfortable and, wears off a little bit better (doesn’t crack or smudge which I find so hard to wipe off). You can also apply eye liner to the bottom lash line because this will even out the balance of your eyes making them look less top heavy! However, don’t go overboard with the the liner because it will make your eyes look tiny and they’re already being magnified by your glasses!
Use colours which aren’t too vibrant and stick to neutrals! You can of course do smokey looks with glasses on but save it for the evening time and during the day, stick to browns and neutral colours which compliment all eye colours and skin tones
If you have dark skin, use darker browns and gold for a spice of colour! Even copper gun metal colours will look fabulous with your sexy frames on!
Eyebrows frame your face so, brush them through and fill them in a little if you need to!
Apply a little more mascara than usual to add a little more femininity and to bring something 3D into your eyes which are usually flattened by glasses! If you have weak eye lashes, get some false eye lashes and cut them in half to add them JUST to the outer corner.
Define the outer corners and add a little shimmer for dimension!
Contour your cheeks! Try contouring from your mouth outwards rather than from your temple in, if you wear a scarf! Use a really small but fluffy brush (Real Techniques contour brush) and blend using your foundation brush!
Keep checking how the make up looks with and without glasses on :)
What I did:
Naked on the lid:
Snakebite blended on outer corner for sheen
Buck on the outer corner in a ‘V’ shape
Blackout as the liner
Virgin lightly pushed on the centre
Urban decay Naked palette 1
Urban decay Naked palette 2
Real Techniques contour brush
Dirty Works dual ended eye brush