Lashes & Lenses: How to Wear False Eyelashes with Glasses


How to Wear False Eyelashes with Glasses

Applying false eyelashes can be a battle at the best of times, but if you are a fellow glasses wearer, you will understand the daily dilemma.

Spectacle wearers are faced with wanting to feel glamorous with falsies on versus the struggle to find the perfect pair that will not look squashed or out of place behind your frames.

This post tells you that there is a false lash life after glasses, and you no longer have to live in fear of the prospect that your glasses and false eyelash will clash.

Let us begin by saying the majority of our lashes are deemed to be contact lens friendly, so if you are a glasses wearer with a penchant for both contact lenses and specs, don’t feel that wearing lashes will irritate your eyes.

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Top Tips for Glasses Wearers

A common question asked - do you put mascara on fake lashes? Yes, you absolutely can. Apply one coat of mascara to your natural lashes before applying your falsies.

Coating your lashes will minimise the risk of creating pesky mascara stains on your lenses and will also help your falsies to last longer. If you do feel the urge to apply mascara to your false lashes, wait until completely dry before wearing your glasses.

If you need to wear your glasses whilst applying the glue to your lashes, perch the specs on the end of your nose.

Spec perching this way means you can easily look down through them when applying your adhesive, keeping the glasses out of your way when applying the lashes.

If you have chosen lashes that are a little too long, and they are hitting your lenses, gently curl the lashes to help them move back from your glasses naturally.

Sit back and be enlightened by five varieties of false lashes with glasses in mind and some top tips to make your life a little easier.

Pre-Glued Lashes

Do you struggle to navigate between sizing up your lashes, applying the glue, the awkward attempt to apply your lashes and wearing your glasses at the same time? Don’t worry; this is a normal problem.

If you answered yes, pre-glued is for you. This style of lash allows you the joy of cutting out the messiest part of the falsie application and means if you don’t get the fit right the first time, there is no hassle of cleaning the glue from your lids and trying to rescue your lashes for another attempt.

Pre-glued also minimises the time you hold the lashes to your lid because, let’s face it, hovering around the eye with a pair of tweezers has never been our favourite idea.

Did you know?… Some of the most popular styles of strip lashes now come in pre-glued formulas and styles.

Why not try out the perfect pair of Eylure Pre-Glued Natural Lashes (031) natural lashes that look great behind glass? And answer the question, “can you wear false eyelashes with glasses”.

Accent Lashes

The accent lash has long been a firm favourite among our community, and they are perfect additions to any makeup bag, making wearing lashes with glasses so simple.

Saving the time and worry of questioning how to trim false lashes, they are simply applied to just the outer corners of your lash line.

You can make your lash look as natural or dramatic as you choose without being restricted by your specs.

Your eyes will look flawless throughout the day, and long after, you’re enjoying a well-earned catch-up with the girls.

Did you know… Ardell stocks a fantastic range of accent lashes in different thicknesses and styles, or for a super easy life, try out another favourite, Eylure’s pre-glued Volume 100 Lashes.

Short Individual Lashes

If you are looking for lashes that will help you achieve a fuller lash look whilst avoiding the commitment and hassle of a strip lash, why not try out some individual lashes?

The thought of applying individuals may seem a little daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. We aren’t suggesting a full set of individuals every morning, but they do allow you the freedom to fill in the spaces in your natural lashes and the ability to create your own style.

The shorter style of the individual lashes will also minimise the tell-tale sign of wearing falsies by avoiding the squashed effect of the lashes behind your specs.

Did you know… We stock different styles and colours of individual lashes and individual and multipacks. Kiss Lash Couture Faux Extension (Venus) are great individual lashes for spec wearers.

Strip Lashes

If you are new to the world of false eyelashes or just not too savvy with the styles on offer, you may not be aware that a lot of the leading brands create different lengths of strip lashes.

We regularly see different thicknesses and styles, but it is less obvious that the choice of different lengths is readily available to you.

The shorter style of strip lashes, just like the individuals, will allow you to wear them comfortably behind glasses, whether for work or pleasure.

Did you know… Red Cherry 747S Primrose is a popular choice for shorter strip lashes; anything by Red Cherry is a yes from us.

Fine Blend Lashes

There are many finer blend strip lashes available to you in various styles to suit your creativity and personality. Shop and share, buy and play - why not? You’ve nothing to lose.

If you want to wear lashes whilst creating a “no false lashes, lash look”, these are for you. You can find a variety of finer blend lashes to help with length, volume, and style without restricting your creativity.

Did you know… We stock Eylure’s popular Smokey Eye Lashes (021), finely blended false lashes for every sexy glasses person.

There are lots of gorgeous lashes available to suit everyone’s needs, and we hope you have enjoyed our top tips and information, as well as discovered some new options open to you.

I think you will agree, we have answered that frequently asked question, “how to wear false lashes with glasses”.

But, if you're still struggling with applying false eyelashes, read our handy guide on how to apply false eyelashes. There IS a lash life after glasses, and now you have the knowledge and power to live it, lashes and glasses are a sexy look!

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