- Mirror mirror on the wall
- Curl ‘em up
- Use concealer
- Eyes do not look defined
- Use eyeliner to your advantage
Mirror mirror on the wall
Situation: You have to go so close the mirror to apply your makeup that your eyeliner brush actually hits the mirror?
Fix: To avoid such hilarious but frustrating situations, use a magnifying mirror and make sure the makeup area is well-lit. Also, apply thin layers of makeup; don’t go in with a heavy hand. Thinner layers are easier to build up to desired opacity and stay longer.
Curl ‘em up
Situation: You apply a fresh coat of mascara and a few minutes later, your glasses are coated in mascara! Long lashes are a blessing, but with glasses on, they can brush against the lens, making application of mascara time-consuming.
Fix: Curl up your eyelashes. Clamp a eyelash curler firmly at the base of the lashes and hold it in place for 10-15 seconds, while lifting them up. This benefits in two ways – firstly, it lifts your lashes up, so when you apply mascara, it won’t touch the lens on your glasses, and secondly, because it lifts your lashes, your eyes look bigger.
Situation: The shadow from your frames accentuates the natural darkness under your eyes and makes you look like you have panda eyes?
Fix: Panda eyes look good on those cuddly creatures, but not on you! So choose a concealer that is two shades lighter than your natural skin tone and apply it under your eyes up to the lash line and dab a little in the inner corners of your eyes and blend. Press the product in patting motions and avoid rubbing or dragging the product with your fingers. If you feel the concealer still has not lightened the under eye area, you may have to use a colour corrector in shades of peach or range underneath the concealer.
Eyes do not look defined
Situation: Your eyeliner does not show, and your eyes are not defined. People ask you if you are tired/ill.
Fix: Many times your glasses totally obscure your eyeliner and make you wonder if you forgot to apply it in the first place! You have to match the eyeliner thickness with the thickness of your frames. If you are wearing thick-rimmed glasses, apply a thicker line and if you are wearing rimless or thinner frames, line your eyes with a thinner line. Apply white eyeliner on the lower waterline, to open up your eyes, and provide contrast to the eyeliner so it stands out prominently.
Use eyeliner to your advantage
Situation: Your eyeliner does not show prominently
Fix: Line both your upper and lower lash line. The upper line has to extend from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner and the lower lash line just the outer 2/3 of the eyes. Use a liner that is darker than your eye colour for vivid definition. This will make the eyes look larger. Curl your lashes up and add mascara. This really opens up your eyes.
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