I’ve worn glasses or contacts most of my life as I can’t see 2 feet in front of my face. I have terrible vision (seriously–my eyeglasses prescription is -9.0/-9.5). I used to hate wearing glasses, but once I came to term with the fashion accessory they were, I started to like them a little bit better. Now, I actually wear my glasses 75% of the time.
When wearing glasses and makeup together, it’s important to get the look just right. I recently picked up the Bobbi Brown Uptown Classics Palette while I was at the outlets and just knew it would be perfect for this tutorial. Now, if you don’t wear glasses, that’s okay, because you can still learn out to take a perfect neutral eye from day to night!
|Palette: details here; Sonia Kashuk option that’s similar (and 1/2 the price!) in Up in Smoke 02; |
Revlon option (and 1/4 the price!) in Moonlit or Siren.
Eyeliner, eyebrow pencil, and primer: details here
Mascara: Avon Mega Effects, c/o Heather Blanton, discussed below!
Let’s get started!
For Steps 1-3, use a fluffy eyeshadow brush. For Step 4, as well as the Nighttime Look, use a crease brush. You can find recommendations for cheap but good brushes here.
Step 1: After applying primer, use eyeshadow shade #1 (as show in the picture above) to cover from your crease up to your eyebrow.
Step 2: Use shade #1 to deposit color in the inner corner of your eye. This brightens your overall eye appearance.
Step 3: Use shade #3 to cover your eyelid up to your crease.
|Glasses are by Kate Spade: Lucyann in Black Tortoise Fade.|
To take your look from day to night, simply take shade #4 and apply it in a sideways-V shape at the outside corner of your eyes. Blend the shade in and over so that it’s not harsh against your lighter shades.
How to Do the Perfect Eyeliner
Starting at the inner corner of your eye, line the top lid of your eye by getting as close to your lash line as you can get. Extend the color slightly past the outer corner of your eye. For the bottom, starting at the outside corner of your eye, bring the eyeliner over about halfway, and STOP. This gives your eyes a more open look than lining all the way across the bottom lashline. Try it–you’ll be amazed at the difference!