Whether you’re a full time glasses person, or you simply wear them for stylistic purposes or when you can’t be bothered with contacts, we understand you still want your lovely lashes. The only real issue is that occasionally, the wrong pair of false eyelashes can drive you crazy while wearing your glasses at the same time. This happens when the lashes are too long and/or thick. When they’re too long and thick, they hit your lenses and can even crush or crumple against them. This is bad for your glasses and for your lashes, which are reusable up to fifteen times if they are properly cared for and stored. Lashes that crush or scrape your lenses aren’t being properly cared for and you’ll significantly shorten the lifespan of the lashes if you wear them with your specs.
Applying false eyelashes with glasses can be done
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 contacts lenses don’t feel that wearing lashes will irritate your eyes.
So what can you do? You can pick the perfect set of lashes for your glasses. Here’s how:
Don’t go overly dramatic. Sure those two-inch-long faux mink lashes are amazing, but do you really need them for work? Probably not. And if you’re planning to wear your glasses with them, think again. They’re only going to drive you crazy and obstruct your line of vision when they scrape up and down against your lenses.
Curl, curl, curl. A great pair of lashes for glasses wearers are sets that feature a really tight upward curl. A tight, upward curl will not only help open your eyes more, they’ll prevent the lash fibers from hitting your glasses, allowing you to wear lash sets that are slightly longer than you’d be able to wear if the lash fibers were not curled.
What if you’ve already got some lashes you’d like to wear with your glasses, but they’re just super long. There are definitely some quick hacks you can try to make those lashes work.
Curl method. You can attempt to get a long pair of lashes to fit more properly by curling them with an eyelash curler. This can help especially if you have a set of false eyelashes that isn’t all one length. If the fibers are different lengths and you are able to curl the lashes, then the lengthier fibers won’t end up hitting your glasses’ frames.
Trim method. If you have a pair of false eyelashes you just really want to wear and they’re just super long, you can take a pair of scissors and trim the ends a bit. Be careful here; remember you can always trim more off, but you can’t put back what you’ve trimmed. Once you’ve done a small trim, try the lashes on to see if the problem is fixed. If not, trim a little more.
If you need to wear your eyeglasses while you apply your lashes, that’s possible too. Simply move your specs down low toward the tip of your nose and apply your lashes using a magnifying mirror. You should be able to see the lash band and your lash line clearly and be able to apply your lashes easily.
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 discovering some new options open to you. If you're still struggling on applying false eyelashes, read our handy guide here. There is a lash life after glasses and now you have the knowledge and power to live it!