10 Makeup tips for narrow spectacle frames (Step by step)

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    Many people think that narrow frames do not make any difference to how to put on make-up, because they are so narrow that they do not directly hide the eyes. But regardless of size, people you meet will always see the glasses before the eyes, and therefore you need to mark the eyes a little extra for the eyes to be visible anyway.
    You can think a little "the other way around" from wide arcs. With wide frames, you should be careful not to apply too much make-up - then the make-up and the wide frames will be like a big hit. But with narrow frames, you can apply a little extra makeup to make your eyes visible!
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    These frames are called Puebla Gold and are available for purchase Extraoptical.se.
    Dark shadows
    Do not be afraid to take an extra dark eye shadow, e.g. black, in the outer edges of the eyes. When you put on the glasses, you will need the extra intensity in the gaze, even though it may feel "too much" without the glasses.
    2. Adapt to the shape
    Put on your glasses and look straight ahead in the mirror. Which parts of the eyes are hidden, and which are clearly visible? In the areas where the spectacle frame takes up a lot of space, it can be a good idea to work mostly with light shadows to emphasize, and in the areas where it is completely open, you can focus with darker shadows.
    On my glasses, the frame hides the eyelid a little, so I want to keep it pretty bright there. But under the eye, and especially to the sides, there is a lot of space - and there I put a little extra dark!
    3. Eyebrows
    Do not forget to fill in the eyebrows, otherwise they disappear easily behind the frames. Feel free to make a high shape for the frames that I have, it's nice if they end up over the frame as much as possible, and not down to the same height so that they blend into the upper edge of the frame.
    4. Primer
    An eyeshadow primer is important if you want to bring out the pigments in the eyeshadows properly, so that they are more visible under the glasses. An eye shadow primer is applied after foundation, before eye shadows.

    5. Complementary colors

    Color will always make your eyes appear more under glasses, in addition, it is so beautiful! A tip for emphasizing your particular eye color is to use the complementary color.

    Blue eyesYellow, orange, gold, bronze.
    Brown eyesCold colors such as blue.
    Green eyes Purple and purple toner.

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    6. Highlight the eyes
    Work a lot with both light and dark eye shadows, as well as shimmery and matte. This creates contrasts which in turn will attract more attention to the eyes. You apply the light / shimmery shadows on the areas you want to emphasize more - the corner of the eye and the eyelid for example. You can use the dark / matte shadows to create more depth in the make-up, for example along the globe line.
    Two details that are very useful for the eye to look bigger and more open are first and foremost to lighten the waterline with a light eyeliner. If you have small eyes / drooping eyelids, I also recommend painting the dark shadow in the globe line a little higher up than what your globe line actually sits - this gives the impression of a larger eyelid and a more open look.
    7. Balance
    Since I have quite a lot of focus on eyes, I should not forget lips and blush to get balance in the face. Choose either a lot of blush and a little lip, or a little blush and a lot of lips. If you get a lot of both lips, blush and eyes, the whole will not be so harmonious.
    8. The basic make-up
    The basic make-up can often get dirty on the glasses during the day, which destroys both your good-looking foundation and soils the frames. Apply a lot of powder around the eyes when you put on make-up, and improve during the day even if you are prone to getting oily. Then your basic make-up is more "fixed" and will not slip around and get stuck on the frames.
    9. Myopia / farsightedness
    If you are nearsighted, the glass in the glasses makes your eyes look smaller - work hard to enlarge the eyes.
    If you are farsighted, the glass in the glasses makes your eyes look bigger - this is usually not a problem as many of us like big eyes, then you can just follow your natural features to emphasize what you already have. If, on the other hand, you want to reduce the eyes, you can apply very dark closest to the eyes (eg dark eyeliner along the waterline and lash lines) and then apply light along the crease.
    10. Step by step
    Here is a step by step makeup that contains the details I just described:
    1  Light eye shadow in the corner of the eye, in the inner part of the eyelid and under the brow, Annika's Favorite Shadow.
    2. Brown eye shadow smoked at the end of the eyelid and along the globe line, YAG Mineral Eye Shadow (Cacao Brown)
    3. The same brown eye shadow smoked along the lower lash line.
    4. Black eye shadow sooty on the outside of the eyes, Emite Makeup Micro Eyeshadow (Ladies)
    5. White eyeliner along the waterline, IsaDora Inliner Kajal (50 Satin White)
    6. Black eyeliner along the upper and lower lash line, Yves Rocher Eyeliner (Black)
    7. Black mascara on all lashes, Pur Minerals Big Look Waterproof Mascara
    Lip-glossRituals Lip Gloss Longlasting (Bright Coral)
    Hope the post was helpful! :)


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    Helena Amileyhttps://www.imakeyousmile.se
    I write mostly about beauty but also offer glimpses from the entrepreneurial life and the construction of our own camper van. Vanlife here we come!


    1. Hey! Great blog, lots of good tips :) Would not you be able to post a tip on how to highlight the eyes in a good way under a couple of dark frames with?
      Have a nice day!

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