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Make Up Tips for Eyeglass Wearers


Since eyewear is now one of the trendiest accessories around, those of us who wear glasses need to know these make up secrets:

1.  Invest in a good quality, lighted magnifying make-up mirror.  This is especially important if you are far-sighted (need glasses for near).

2.  If you are near-sighted, your lenses make your eyes and face look smaller.  In order to counter this effect, use shimmer and sheen to help draw attention to the eyes.

3.  If you are far-sighted, your lenses make your eyes look bigger, so downplay your eyes by using matte eyeshadow.

4.  Consider using a setting spray to minimize your makeup getting on your glasses and lenses.

5.  Since false eyelashes and long eyelashes can brush up against your lenses, consider using a mascara that gives volume instead of length.

6.  If your frame casts a dark shadow on your face, lighten your foundation.

7.  Complement the color of your eye shadow with the color of your frame.  Don’t cheapen the look with clashing color.

Remember, your frame is a fashion accessory.  Don’t hesitate to get different colors and looks in your frame collection to accessorize appropriately!

Written by Dr. Cheryl Everitt

Cheryl M. Everitt, OD, received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California in 1994. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Everitt takes a special interest in treating patients with a variety of difficult eye conditions, such as chronic headaches and migraines. Dr. Everitt has been a conference speaker on topics ranging from contact lenses to practice management to trigeminal dysphoria. She has also participated in a mobile eye clinic in Riverside, and medical missions to Mexico. Dr. Everitt is one of the original founders of 20/20 Vision Associates Optometry and has practiced for 25 years. She was an associate research scientist for 4 years prior to becoming an optometrist. She is also an active member of her church.
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