I fall in and out of love with my glasses. About three years ago I was told during a routine annual check-up at the optician that my eyesight was far less than average, and much to my surprise I left that day with a pair of Guess frames filled with my brand new prescription. I don't need my glasses twenty four/seven and often go weeks without using them at all, but when looking at lit screens in dimmer lighting I find myself virtually blind and in desperate need of assistance. Doing your make-up to suit glasses is hard, but these are my top tips.

Starting with base, less is definitely more. Your glasses may not affect your foundation or concealer choices, but can definitely alter what you apply to your cheeks. My first tip is to make sure you set everything, especially the concealer under your eyes and around the nose as the frames can make the product underneath slip and slide around underneath. The next tip totally depends on your face shape and glasses style, but the shape of my frames sit quite far down on my cheeks and can leave a shadow on my cheeks. This is why I recommend using much less on the cheeks than usual. I don't tend to apply any highlight as to be perfectly honest my glasses cover my cheekbones so it wouldn't be seen, and I stay away from harsh contour. I find that the combination of the black frames and the shadows they can cast mixed with dark cheek products can make the face look dull and closed up rather than light and radiant. If I want a little colour I may add a light dusting of bronzer or a dot of cream blusher, but for the most part I let the rest of my face take centre stage.

Eye make-up is definitely the most tricky. My tip is again, less is more. There is no point having hundreds of eye shadows on, even if they are beautifully blended, because the chance of them being seen is much much less. Instead, I like just a sheer wash of colour, such as the Maybelline 24 Hour Colour Tattoo in Creamy Beige as it gives a little dimension to the eye without making the lid look too dark. Eyeliner is a tricky one - too much can again make the lid look dark, especially if your eyes are more hooded, but without it the eyes can look small behind the frame. My eyes are very small and my frames are quite wide so I like to do a thin cat-eye that flicks out horizontally to give the appearance of a wider eye. Eyeliner is definitely an individual choice, but I would in general suggest a thin line will help the eyes stand out without making the eyes look too dark. Make sure to choose a volumising mascara to frame the eyes, but preferably nothing too lengthening as your lashes may crush against the lens.

Brows and lips are the two areas where, for once, more is more! I find that especially if your frames are black or a dark colour like mine then you need some colour in your brows and lips to balance out the face. A full brow will help frame around your glasses and prevent them from dominating your face, and I love the Soap and Glory Brow Archery for this. Lips is where you can really have fun. Having a more natural complexion and eye lets you have more room to experiment with lip colours, and as you all know I am a huge fan of the Sephora lip creams when it comes to a bold colour.

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I fall in and out of love with my glasses. About three years ago I was told during a routine annual check-up at the optician that my eyesight was far less than average, and much to my surprise I left that day with a pair of Guess frames filled with my brand new prescription. I don't need my glasses twenty four/seven and often go weeks without using them at all, but when looking at lit screens in dimmer lighting I find myself virtually blind and in desperate need of assistance. Doing your make-up to suit glasses is hard, but these are my top tips.

Starting with base, less is definitely more. Your glasses may not affect your foundation or concealer choices, but can definitely alter what you apply to your cheeks. My first tip is to make sure you set everything, especially the concealer under your eyes and around the nose as the frames can make the product underneath slip and slide around underneath. The next tip totally depends on your face shape and glasses style, but the shape of my frames sit quite far down on my cheeks and can leave a shadow on my cheeks. This is why I recommend using much less on the cheeks than usual. I don't tend to apply any highlight as to be perfectly honest my glasses cover my cheekbones so it wouldn't be seen, and I stay away from harsh contour. I find that the combination of the black frames and the shadows they can cast mixed with dark cheek products can make the face look dull and closed up rather than light and radiant. If I want a little colour I may add a light dusting of bronzer or a dot of cream blusher, but for the most part I let the rest of my face take centre stage.

Eye make-up is definitely the most tricky. My tip is again, less is more. There is no point having hundreds of eye shadows on, even if they are beautifully blended, because the chance of them being seen is much much less. Instead, I like just a sheer wash of colour, such as the Maybelline 24 Hour Colour Tattoo in Creamy Beige as it gives a little dimension to the eye without making the lid look too dark. Eyeliner is a tricky one - too much can again make the lid look dark, especially if your eyes are more hooded, but without it the eyes can look small behind the frame. My eyes are very small and my frames are quite wide so I like to do a thin cat-eye that flicks out horizontally to give the appearance of a wider eye. Eyeliner is definitely an individual choice, but I would in general suggest a thin line will help the eyes stand out without making the eyes look too dark. Make sure to choose a volumising mascara to frame the eyes, but preferably nothing too lengthening as your lashes may crush against the lens.

Brows and lips are the two areas where, for once, more is more! I find that especially if your frames are black or a dark colour like mine then you need some colour in your brows and lips to balance out the face. A full brow will help frame around your glasses and prevent them from dominating your face, and I love the Soap and Glory Brow Archery for this. Lips is where you can really have fun. Having a more natural complexion and eye lets you have more room to experiment with lip colours, and as you all know I am a huge fan of the Sephora lip creams when it comes to a bold colour.

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