MakeUp Tutorial for Older Women: How to Apply Eye Makeup When You Wear Glasses

Hi I'm quite lucky I don't wear glasses except for driving or for watching the television but if you do wear glasses all the time then it's nice to know how to apply eye makeup so that it looks really good when you've got your glasses in front of it

My name is Tricia and I'm founder and MD of Look Fabulous Forever and we have products formulated specifically for older eyes, faces and lips What we're going to show you in this video is techniques to enhance your eyes so that they look really lovely when you're wearing your glasses I hope you enjoy it So our model for this video is going to be Penny Penny has been wearing glasses all her life but she still likes to wear makeup and she still wants to to put eye makeup on

And our makeup artist for today is Linda who is going to show us the techniques of how to make Penny look gorgeous when she's wearing her glasses So the first product that Linda is going to use on Penny is the eyelid primer (Fabulous Eye Prime) Primer is extremely useful when you're older because what it does, it ensures that the makeup stays put for longer and just looks better it glides on more easily, more smoothly So you can see here that what Linda is doing is just applying that primer with a brush Our eye primer is flesh coloured and what that means is that it covers up any discolorations that there are on the lids and it makes a lovely neutral base for the colours that you going to put on top The next thing that Linda's going to do is she's mixed a small amount of the base that Penny is wearing on her face, that's Fabulous Base 02 and she's mixed it with Fabulous Conceal 01

Now the reason for doing that is that it's slightly lighter which is important because of the magnification of the glasses that you're wearing If you're short sighted it will make your eyes look smaller and if you're long sighted your eyes will look slightly larger Whatever happens that under eye area is important to conceal slightly so that any blue areas disappear The other area that's important when you're wearing glasses are your brows Eyebrows are difficult when we get older anyway because they tend to become quite sparse or they can become straggly and wiry

So get them sorted out professionally, preferably, and as you can see that what Linda's doing here is she's groomed the brows and now she's going to use the brow shape She's shaking it up to make sure that it's well combined and taking the excess off on the back of her hand and using very fine, quite delicate strokes She is she just going to fill in any gaps that Penny's got in her eyebrows You can see that from the centre point out to the end, there isn't very much eyebrow there So the brilliant thing about the brow shape is that with fine feathery strokes you can create the illusion of individual hair

That looks really natural, in fact it's much more natural than using something like a pencil or a shadow which is quite smudgy So you can just see how effective this is at creating a really nicely shaped brow on Penny So when Penny's got her glasses on the brows will sit above the glasses frame and they'll be very much more visible It's almost like the glasses frame draws attention to the brows So I how you can see how effective that has been at just balancing Penny's brows out and making them look perfect

So what Linda is going to do now, she's just going to work some of the Taupe eye shade into the roots of Penny's eyelashes When you're wearing glasses it's important to have a nice clean look to your eyes so nothing too smokey or smudgy I think if you went for a really smokey eyed look wearing glasses it would look quite unattractive So this way we're keeping the look clean and light but we still want to add definition to Penny's eyelashes so that they look thicker

So very fine brush, which is brush number five and Linda is, as you can see, she's just working that into the base of Penny's eyelashes You can see the effect of that almost immediately Compare it to the eye that hasn't been made up yet It really creates a pretty effect You can use our eye shades wet or dry

Linda's obviously using it dry at the moment If you wanted a more distinct line, a sharper line, you can wet it I think this looks particularly attractive used dry because it's not so hard or sharp So onto the other eye and can you also see how Linda has created a slight winged effect on the outer edge? What she's doing with that, pulling the shade out beyond the natural end of the eyelashes, is to make the eyes look bigger So the next product that Linda is using is our wonderful Silver Mist lid colour

This is an extremely pretty colour and is very flattering with Penny's beautiful white hair The lid colour has an integrated sponge applicator So what Linda is doing here is she's just putting that over the eye lid, above the shade that she's just used and she's working into the eyelid with a brush You will find that it's quite sticky when you first put it on but it dries quite quickly and if you work it into the eyelid with a brush, as Linda is doing it will very quickly dry to give a really beautiful finish When we're older it's a good idea not to wear anything glittery, anything that catches the light in a particularly fierce way

And what is nice about this is that it has a slight shimmer without actually being shiny as such It really does create the most lovely effect The reason for not using very glittery shades when you're older is because it tends to grab onto any lines or wrinkles that you have on your eyes and it just exacerbates the problem, it makes them look worse So the effect of using an eye primer first, which creates the base on which to put the colour, and then adding the colour on top means that your eye lids look much better, smoother, less wrinkly, less creased and much prettier So the next thing that Linda is going to do is to put some of the light pen (Fabulous Light) onto the top of Penny's cheekbones

This is a highlighter and the top of Penny's brow bones Now these two areas are areas that you want to make more prominent because they're areas that make us look prettier So by pushing this arc of colour, just as you can see at the top of the cheek bones there, and onto the brow bone, so it's above the Silver Mist lid colour, under the brows that you've done and it's just to make that brow bone and the cheek bones stand out more It's a very effective way of making your face look prettier So we're now ready for some mascara and before the mascara you can see that Linda is just going to curl Penny's eyelashes

This is a really, really good tip when you're older If your eyelashes have become quite sparse then curling them, really optimises the effect that you get with the mascara It pushes the eyelashes back and up so that you can see them more clearly when you've applied your mascara and it just generally looks prettier You can also see that what Linda has not done is put any kind of line underneath Penny's eyes When you're wearing glasses it's much better, as I said, to keep the makeup simple and clean and it really isn't a good idea to start drawing lines around your eyes

So we've kept the line above the eyelashes nice and soft, we're now adding mascara to the lower lashes, which is the only definition that we're going to give to the under-eye area Our mascara does not make your eyelashes all spikey and stiff it actually leaves them quite soft and pliable Behind glasses remember the magnifying effect of the lenses if you're not careful If you put very thickening and lengthening and volumIsing mascara on you're going to get a very heavy effect So this mascara that we're using won't do that it just defines the lashes, makes them look thicker and darker but without looking clumpy and that's really, really important

Now you can see with what Linda's doing there, is that the effect of curling the eyelashes is really quite dramatic Looking gorgeous! So to complete Penny's look we're going to put some lipstick on her We're going to start with a lip primer Lip primer is wonderful when you're older because its seals the edges of your lips You can see that Linda is just putting it onto the edges of Penny's upper and lower lip in order to ensure that the lipstick stays put

What happens when have lines around our mouths is that the colour that we put on our mouth means that the lipstick tends to migrate into the lines, it's called feathering or bleeding, into the outer edges If you use a lip primer that will stop it happening The colour that we've chosen for Penny is Soft Plum Linda is applying it with a brush If you've got time it does look better more professional

However you can put it straight on from the container The thing about using a lip primer is that it does away with the need to use any kind of lip liner Lip liners can look extremely hard, unless you choose the right colour and you can get that awful kind of eighties effect of if you drink a cup of tea or something, the lipstick goes, the liner stays and you look like something out of a bad 1980s movie which is not a particularly attractive look! So put your primer on first and then lipstick on top to make lipstick last longer and generally look better That's lovely! So, I think we're finished Penny's going to pop on her glasses on and we'll see that you can still see the eye makeup

The brows look pretty above the frames of her glasses and the general effect is just gorgeous! here