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Makeup Tips for Glasses Wearers

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Dr. Shinger is not only a great Hamilton optometrist but she loves to spend her free time in the makeup aisles of Sephora. So we asked her for tips on making eye makeup pop with glasses, and here’s what she has learned over the years:

  • Use a makeup mirror – If you have trouble seeing yourself put on makeup without your glasses, get a special 2-sided makeup mirror that has a magnified mirror on one side and a regular mirror on the other. This way you can first do your makeup with the magnified mirror, without your glasses, and then you can finalize the look with your glasses on with the regular mirror.
  • Under eyes – Use concealer under the eye if you are concerned about dark circles or bags under your eyes. Concealer helps make your under eyes look brighter behind eyeglasses. Also note that under eyes will be more noticeable with deeper frames
  • Eyeshadow – Depending on the type of frames you are wearing, the right eyeshadow can definitely make the eyes pop! Use a darker shade of eyeshadow if you are going for a bolder look or wearing a thicker, darker plastic frame. Thinner metal frames usually look very nice and stand out more with neutral eyeshadow colours.
  • Blush – Be careful with the amount of blush you put on when wearing eyeglasses! Too much blush takes away from the frame being the center point of the face. If you like wearing more blush, I would recommend a thin, metal gold/rose gold frame.
  • Lipstick – Don’t be afraid to wear a bold lipstick – if you love it, rock it! However, try to avoid bold colours on the eye and lip at the same time to keep the face balanced.
  • Brows – Do you want your brows to show through the frames or not? On days I don’t have time for a bold eyebrow, I go with a more dramatic larger frame that covers my brows. But when I want a thick bold brow (as on trend right now) I like to go with my smaller light thin metal or translucent frames so that my brows pop.
  • Eyelashes Mascara looks great with bold and less dramatic frames. It is a good idea to curl the eyelashes first, especially if you have long eyelashes so they don’t smudge the lenses of your spectacles.

Our eyewear consultants and Optometrists are always ready to answer any styling and frame questions you may have. Call us at 289 309-1090 or e-mail us at [email protected] and one of our knowledgeable staff members will be able to assist you.

Written by Dr. Jasjeet Shinger

Dr. Jasjeet Shinger has an Honours Bachelor of Science degree and completed her Doctorate of Optometry with honours at the University of Waterloo. While attaining her Doctorate in Optometry, Dr. Shinger worked with a binocular vision and pediatric specialist during her clinical externship, which helped her gain a keen interest in helping patients manage binocular vision deficiencies that can affect learning.
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