Most women by the age of 20 know how to handle a mascara brush but when you are nearsighted, it is a difficult task to achieve. I’m a professional makeup artist and I also have this eye issue. Depending on your lens prescription, your glasses can make your eyes look larger or even smaller. As a nearsighted gal, I can tell you from experience, those cute lenses can enlarge even tiny makeup mistakes, including crooked eyeliner, clumpy mascara and smeared eyeshadow. Personally, with this eye problem, my glasses can make eyes look smaller than you’d like. However, you can avoid this problem by learning how to apply makeup for glasses the right way.
Okay, as I mentioned those nearsighted lenses can magnify some areas so you want to really focus on a good eyeliner application. First suggestion, opt for a thin eyeliner, not a wide crayon. With a light touch, apply the eyeliner right at your lash line. I recommend making small dashes then connecting the eyeliner by smudging it together. Repair eyeliner mistakes with concealer or foundation.
It’s important that you keep your mascara wand lint and eyelash free. A good, clean wand will deliver mascara product without getting it on your skin. I tip the lashes first (that’s applying mascara with the end of the wand) then I turn the mascara the correct way and apply the product to the lashes. If you do notice clumps, remove them with an eyelash comb.
Color makes a difference. I recommend sticking to neutral colors if you have nearsighted vision. Sweep the color over the entire eyelid. Create depth and drama by sweeping the darker color in the crease but go easy. This creates definition but you should not get heavy handed. Less is more as the color can stand out under magnification. It’s best to avoid applying bold eyeshadow colors. This “big” colors can clash with your eyeglass frames.
You don’t have to skip eye makeup because you are nearsighted. Just take a few extra steps for the perfect finish.