Confession: I’m as blind as a bat.
For years, I wore glasses. Then, I gave up on them entirely and switched to contacts. The primary reason?
When a woman with a round face and small features wears glasses, all you see are the glasses. At least, that’s all I ever saw.
If you prefer to be be-spectacled (and with the myriad of cute frames on the market, I can understand why), here are some makeup tips from Bobbi Brown to help set you apart.
For your look, Bobbi advises wearing less eye makeup since glasses all ready draw attention to your eyes. She also emphasizes the importance of corrective concealer for the under-eye area. If you’re looking for a good concealer, Bobbie’s two-step system is great. The corrector is pink-hued and the concealer has yellow tones, so it really neutralizes darkness. If that’s out of your price range, try Benefit Boing.
Bobbi also emphasizes the importance of eyeliner. As a person who skipped out on eyeliner until three or four years ago, I can attest that it makes a BIG difference. I currently use Bobbi Brown’s gel eyeliner in Violet Ink. It’s dark enough to define, but not as severe as the black. The black is pretty strong, so unless you really need the dark, dark line, try the Violet Ink or the Black Mauve Shimmer.
Need help learning how to apply eyeliner with a brush (I use an angled eyebrow brush)? Check out Bobbi’s tips. I learned how to apply the product watching her on QVC. Who says the home shopping channels aren’t good for anything?
In addition to eyeliner, Bobbi insists that you need to define your brows. If you’ve never filled in your brows, trust me, it makes a huge difference. I used to use a brush and powder, but the ease and simplicity of the pencil is unchallenged, so I switched. Right now, I like Rimmel London’s simple pencil with built in brush in dark brown.
Bobbi also emphasizes the importance of wearing lipstick or at least lip color if you’re wearing glasses. Even if you choose a neutral shade, like the model, lipstick really completes the look.
Lastly, if you’re looking for a neutral eye shadow palette for Summer and Fall, Bobbi’s Tortoise Shell palette in Sand is perfect. Browns, nudes, and metallics in neutral hues. And if you’re looking for something bolder, she also has an eyeshadow palette in bronze colors with navy and earth tones for a warmer look. Both are $60 and contain eight shadows.
Wearing glasses can be sexy and chic, but you need to choose the right frames for you and do your makeup accordingly. Now, where can I find the tortoise shell frames that the model is wearing…