Makeup Readers a Genius Idea!

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Until about age 40 I had perfect vision. Then I started a job where I used a computer every day and I had to start using readers for close up work. Year after year I worked at my computer and my eyes got worse. I blame the computer.

Now I wear prescription glasses most of the time and I have a hard time reading my IPhone messages, and fine print but even more important, it can be difficult to do my eye makeup! Winged eyeliner is hard enough without being able to see clearly! Enter Makeup Readers to save the day! These one-of-a-kind readers assist in applying eye makeup.

I normally apply my makeup with a two- sided mirror; one side is normal, the other is a 10X magnifying mirror. I prefer the regular strength side for several reasons: with a 10x magnifying mirror, my pores look like craters on the moon, I can see the hairs on my chinny, chinny chin and my brows are turning gray. Also, looking in a regular mirror gives me a more realistic view.  However, I need a magnifying mirror for eye makeup, especially eyeliner and mascara. Hooray for the genius invention Makeup Readers!

Makeup Readers come in two styles available on One style has two separate lenses that open downward so that you can see in one eye while applying makeup to the other eye. They come in various strengths just like regular reader glasses. I got them in 1.75. I received this style in a colorful pink and yellow print that is darling.

The other style has only one lens that swings from left to right. While doing your makeup, use the lens on the eye you’re not working on so you can see what you’re doing then slide the lens to the opposite side. I tell you it’s a genius idea!

The main purpose of makeup readers is to make your life easier and always make sure your makeup looks beautiful and I can say they accomplish their mission! They are one of those products that are really nice to have in your makeup repertoire plus they are great for travel or even a quick touch-up!  I highly recommend them if you are having trouble applying your eye makeup due to nearsightedness.

There are lots of strengths and styles available, if you are not sure what strength you need there a quiz you can take or someone on the can help you.

Makeup Readers are really affordable at only $15.99 a pair. But wait! Use code HAPPYWALLET40 for 40% off! Expires 8/31/17. Some exclusions may apply.

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  1. Robin Rue says

    No way! What a smart idea! Plus, they are super cute. I need to look into getting myself a pair.

  2. Allison @neversaydiebeauty says

    Very clever!

  3. Those are genius, my sight is horrible and I’m all up on my bathroom mirror to apply makeup lol

  4. I love the first pair! I have issues with this myself and since I want to look more polished at work, this is a must!

  5. 1alwaysnyc1 says

    I started using reading glasses at 40. After 50, it got much worse for me. I also have a double-sided makeup mirror and that 10X magnified side is key in doing eye makeup for me, too! Did you have a learning curve with having to work around the bottom rim of the glasses while doing your eye makeup?

  6. Jeanine @ says

    Those are really neat. I would love a pair like the first super cute! This is a really cool idea!

  7. I needed my first pair of glasses two years ago. I’ll be 35 in June, and at first I hated the idea of having to do things with glasses on, makeup especially. I remember applying liner, I would lift and lower my glasses while concentrating on one eye. These are terrific!!

  8. How cool is that! I never ever knew that was a thing! I’m fortunate enough to have perfect vision for now but will keep this in the back of my mind for when i need it!

  9. This is a really unique design for glasses! What a cool idea.

  10. Karen Yannacio Morse says

    Wow – this is such an “eye-opener” (haha) for me about putting on makeup when your vision isnt optimal. What cool glasses! My vision continues to get worse as I get older… and its good to know about these genius devices to help in the process!

  11. Seriously this is genius! I wish I had known about it before I had switched to contacts. This was always a huge issue for me and having a handy tool would be so helpful!

  12. Betzy Carmona says

    I seriously need a pair for when I’m at the office.

  13. Just tonight I got my RX when I went to Costco to order sunglasses. I can’t wait to try these and I know my sister needs them more than I do!

  14. Well that is a genius idea! I have horrible vision, and have an incredibly difficult time doing eye makeup unless I am right up in the mirror’s business. This might work a little better!

  15. Reesa Lewandowski says

    I haven never seen such a thing, but gosh is this genius!!! My eye sight is getting very poor so it’s not easy sometimes!

  16. Marcie in Mommyland says

    What!?! How has no one come up with this before? It looks like it solves such a big problem! And they are super cute to boot!

  17. These are SUCH A COOL IDEA!! I almost wish I needed glasses so I could use them lol

  18. This is such an awesome idea for the people who need glasses, I never really thought about how tricky it could be applying eye make up x

  19. TheNewClassy says

    That is pretty ingenious. I recently got my first pair of prescription glasses. Had I known about these, I might have gotten them instead of the pair that I bought.

  20. TheMummyToolbox says

    These are awesome! I had no idea they made these, I know loads of people who struggle putting make-up on and have quite strong prescriptions, now they don’t have to struggle

  21. I have always had horrible vision. I now wear contacts, but I would love to have some handy glasses like this!

  22. Wow! I have been wearing glasses for most of my adult life and this would be super convenient especially when applying that dreaded eyeliner!

  23. What a cool invention! I need to share this with my mama who wears readers. I’m sure I’ll be there soon too. Haha!

  24. Woah that is so cool! I definitely need this cuz i’m so blind and it’s hard to put make up on right!

  25. This is awesome! I wear glasses and putting makeup without them is frustrating.

  26. Brittany Muddamalle says

    Wow I wear glasses every day so this is exactly what I need! I’ve never seen these before! I love what they come up with now!

  27. CourtneyLynne Storms says

    Omg this is the first time I have ever seen such a thing and ahhh… I think I need a pair!!!! Every makeup junkie needs one lol

  28. Wow, these glasses are so cool! Don’t have to take them off… I never seen anything like this before.

  29. Amber Nelson says

    Oh my goodness, this is so cool! I would definitely like a pair like this!

  30. Jean Standley says

    This is so clever! I can think of many people who would find this useful. Whilst my eyesight is fine, I definitely think I could do with a product like this in the future.

  31. Krystle Cook says

    This is really neat. I would love to be able to have some like this when I don’t need them I can flip it.

  32. HilLesha says

    This is such a clever idea! I have poor vision as well due to having to use the computer everyday for long hours, so something like this would be beneficial for me.

  33. Frosted Events says

    Wow, It really looks a cool glasses and this would be perfect to my mom! Glad you share this