Like many women in our community, I have worn glasses for most of my life. For most of this time, my glasses lived in perfect harmony with my makeup. In fact, I didn’t really think about how to wear makeup with my glasses until I was well into my 50s.

Even after I realized that my glasses were magnifying the wrinkles under my eyes, I didn’t really know what to do about it. So, I just continued to apply my makeup as usual and tried to ignore the extra attention that my glasses were putting on my “character lines.”

Then, a few weeks ago, two of the women in our community, Judi and Debra, asked me if I could bring this topic up in my next interview with Ariane Poole. If you haven’t been introduced to Ariane before, you’re in for a treat. She is an extremely talented makeup artist and a good friend.

In this episode of the Sixty and Me Show, Ariane and I discuss how to wear makeup with glasses. I hope that her makeup tips help you to get the look that you want. Enjoy the show!

How to Wear Makeup with Glasses

First, Ariane recommends getting a strong magnifying mirror. This will allow you to get a good look at the area on which you want to apply your makeup.

Next, Ariane suggests using a gentle smooth concealer that won’t cake up or get stuck in your under-eye wrinkles. This is especially important if, like me, your glasses have different thicknesses for seeing things close up and far away.

Keep in mind that the top part of each lens is used for seeing things that are far away. This means that your glasses can make your eyes look smaller. As a result, Ariane says that you may need to consider a soft matte eye shadow. A little bit of shimmer is also ok. Eye colors like Ariane’s own “Crystal Taupe” and “Cosmic Eye” are a great place to start. They are forgiving and tend to make your eyes look a little larger.

During our interview, Ariane reminds us not to forget our eyebrows. She points out that our eyebrows draw attention to our eyes when we are wearing glasses. As a result, having well-shaped eyebrows is especially important for women like us.

Finally, when it comes to the glasses themselves, Ariane says that it’s ok to be bold. Some glasses use tinted glass to draw attention to your eyes. In addition, there are plenty of funky frames that can help to bring out your personality. So, have some fun!

If you are ready to take the next step in developing your own makeup style, please check out the exclusive makeup for older women series of videos that Ariane and I recorded.

Also, don’t forget to visit Ariane’s website to find out more about her products.

What do you think about Ariane’s suggestions for wearing makeup with glasses? Have you tried any of the techniques that Ariane discusses in this interview yourself? What was your experience? Let’s start a conversation!

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