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Glasses Wearer? Here are our 5 Top Tips for Your Wedding Day Makeup

So your glasses go everywhere with you, so much so that they’ve become part of your look. Some of you might choose to wear lenses on your big day, but if the thought of putting something in your eye is too much and you’re planning on staying loyal to your specs, then read on for how to look your best on your wedding day.

Photo: Becca Rillo Photography via Tasteful Tatters

When it comes to makeup when you’re wearing glasses, the key is to make sure your look is light and fresh to make your eyes pop. Here are our 5 tips:

Photo: Jonas Peterson Photography via Rock and Roll Bride

Light shades and pearly colours such as champagne or light golden tones are the best for bringing out your eyes. You could also go for a subtle smokey look too by adding some slightly darker colours such as taupe, bronze or a light brown.

Photo: Kay English via Green Wedding Shoes

The most important thing is to apply a highlighter to places where the light hits your face naturally. There are some great ones available in a liquid or gel format or in powder that is perfect for sweeping across your cheekbones. If you want to get rid of those annoying dark circles under your eyes, a subtle dab of highlighter is also the perfect solution. Going for a look that is gentle and illuminated with give you that youthful and healthy glow.

Photo: Becca Rillo Photography via Tasteful Tatters
Keepsakes Smokey Eyes Palette by MAC
Products: Shimmer Brick by Bobbi Brown & Touch Eclát by YSL

To complete your eye makeup we recommend using a kohl liner or a good eye pencil to line around the top of your lid and the bottom if you fancy a slightly stronger look. The best way to make these pencils work is to apply them straight to the skin and then smudge the lines gently with a blending brush. If you fancy a more feline look, sweep the liner towards the edge of your lid and then take the liner a little further out and upwards, creating a flick.

Photo: Liam smith Photography via Love my dress
Crayon Long Lasting by Clarins

The next thing to think about are your eyelashes. You want them to look long and luscious but not too dramatic, so make sure if you are of a fairer complexion and have lighter eyes, that you go for a brown mascara to maintain a natural and youthful look.

Photo: Todd Pellowe Photography via Pret Avoir UK
Grandiôse Mascara by Lancôme

Don’t forget your eyebrows! It’s so important to get the shape of your brows just right, as they really do frame the rest of your face. Make sure any gaps in your brows are gently filled in and that they’re not too thick or far too thin. If you’re struggling to work out how to go about your brows, why not call in the professionals and visit your local salon for some shaping.

Light Brow Kit, Natural brown shaper & Hair touch up by Bobbi Brown

Lastly, you want to make sure your glasses reflect your personality and that they are the right shape for your face. Head along to your local opticians if you fancy a change, and whilst you’re there make sure you ask for anti-reflection lenses so that everyone can see your beautiful eyes in those all important wedding photos!

Check out our selection of Bridal Accessories to style yourself up with on your big day!

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