To ask how you apply your make up...
yorkshireteaspoonie · 29/11/2019 22:45
When you're basically blind as a bat without contacts??
I've worn contact lenses everyday since I was 15 (now 37) and for various health reasons I now have to wear my glasses pretty much all the time. Make up is a nightmare. My vision is -6 in both eyes, I can see hardly anything unless it's a couple of inches from my face.
I'm basically waving a eyeliner/ mascara wand and hoping for the best until my glasses go back on and I can see what's been achieved (think Ross doing Rachels make up) ... how do others get round this??
justilou1 · 29/11/2019 23:11
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yorkshireteaspoonie · 30/11/2019 06:37
Thank you for all the replies, I have an illuminated/ magnifying mirror but maybe I'm just cack handed! I used to apply eye liner but can't seem to do it now as the pencil/ liner itself he's in the way and increases my distance from the mirror.
It suddenly feels very strange to focus on one bit of my face at a time rather than the whole thing. Looks like I'll have to simplify my usual routine .... any product recommendations??
Redwoodmaz · 30/11/2019 06:44
You need a 10x or even 15x magnifying mirror. Most are only 2x. Get one that attaches to a wall - and put it in a well lit area. You can tilt it to horizontal and look along it to do makeup on your upper eyes.
I have the same issue and only go to the trouble of makeup when it's a more special event.
user1473069303 · 30/11/2019 07:00
Interesting thread! I have the same correction as you, OP - -6 in both eyes and applying makeup is a pain. I have to keep taking my glasses off and on to check what it looks like, so most of the time I just stick to mineral powder or BB cream, mascara, lipstick, and minimal eyeshadow. I'd like to be able to use more eyeshadow shades and eyeliner without it becoming tedious.
I'll try a magnifying mirror! I did look for makeup specs with the lenses that flip down to allow access to the eye but there doesn't seem to be anything for really strong corrections.
justilou1 · 30/11/2019 09:20
Is it your foundation that you are having problems with? I would recommend a good tinted moisturizer or cc cream and focus on spot concealing. Less is definitely more as time goes on and hydration tends to make a HUGE difference. (NARS, Laura Mercier, It Cosmetics are good calls....) I would always err on the softer side of glam than the full side.
justilou1 · 30/11/2019 11:34
Don’t bother with eyeliner - it’s so hard to do on crepey lids. Just sweep darker shadow close to the lashes with an angled brush, or use a soft pencil and smudge it as quickly as you can with that same brush or a cotton bud if you prefer. (I find brushes easier, but did a lot of painting as a kid...) You do not need to spend a fortune on designer brushes. There are fabulous drugstore options available. (Tbh, the difference is so minimal these days, I would recommend drugstore - esp Flower Beauty or Real Techniques.) Sharp lines are unflattering on anyone over thirty, I suspect....
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