Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Makeup For Glasses - My Daily Routine


As I slowly enter into grannyhood, wearing glasses is no longer an option. When I don't feel like popping in some contact lenses, I still like to apply my daily makeup to diminish the tired shadows that glasses tend to accentuate.

I was really inspired by this post from Byrdie outlining "7 Makeup Mistakes That Are Making You Look Tired", along with this one from LOU LOU covering "Makeup tips for gals with glasses".


Watch my full daily routine here:

Here are my non-negotiable makeup routine steps: 

 1. Even out skin discolouration -
I love a natural, glowy base like Laura Mercier's mineral powder, which I buff in with a kabuki style brush.

2. Softly define the eyes -
I use a touch of light shimmery shadow on the inner corner, mixed with a light brown contour shade in the crease. I also use a soft brown eyeliner and I never forget to curl my lashes and apply some volumzing mascara.

3. Fill in your brows -
I usually use a matte, light taupe brown eyeshadow applied using a small angled brush. Keep a clean spooly brush on hand to diffuse any harsh lines.
Click here to see a video where Bobbi Brown demonstrates how to perfectly fill in brows with powder.

4. Highlight with a brightening concealer
This is especially important under the eyes. Rimmel 2-In-1 Highlighting Concealer is my go-to. It's a fantastic (inexpensive) dupe for the famous Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat.
For more intense coverage (and blemishes) the Clarins Instant Concealer or Nars Radiant Creamy Concealers are wonderful. (Click here to see my contouring and highlighting tips)

5. Add cheek colour and bronzer
I'm a big fan of the coral blush and warm bronzer in E.l.f.'s blush and bronzing palette.

6. Apply a healthy shade of lip colour -
I usually go for a tinted balm, my favourites being Wet n Wild Balm Stains, Clinique Chubby Sticks and Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector.


Most of all, try and fit in those 7-9 hours of shut-eye each and every night, and always do a quick skincare routine before bed to keep your face looking fresh. It's so worth it.

xx
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