Tips for Wearing Makeup with Glasses!

Makeup for glasses

My glasses are by far one of the most defining characteristic of my style! I don’t think its possible for anyone to actually think of me without thinking of my glasses because they are so bold and unique no one can miss them! Although there is a terrible stereotype out there in the world that girls that wear glasses are not attractive (one that thank heavens is being countered left and right with the increase in popularity of horn-rimmed glasses among women!) I am definitely here to prove that you can wear glasses and be super cute at the same time! No need to hold back on your makeup just because you have a pair of glasses balancing off your nose!

If you wear glasses and think you need to step up your makeup game to help your face shine with frames or without, these easy tips will help you let your natural beauty shine through your lenses!

Tip #1. Define the brow: Because glasses tend to interact with your face shape giving it definition, its important for your eyebrows to be visible and strong so that the frames of your glasses aren’t taking over your face! Make sure your eyebrows are properly shaped for your face (tutorial in video linked below!), well-groomed and filled in so that they are clearly visible behind your frames!

Tip #2. Brighten under the eye: Glasses often cast a shadow right under your eyes in an area that already tends to be dark on most of us, so make sure to add an extra concealer or brightener right where your frames hit under your eyes so that you are drawing in more light to that area of your skin!

Tip #3. Use a base on your eye lids: Make sure your eyelid is like a blank canvas before you begin to apply eyeshadows for color and contrast. Choose a color that works with your natural skin tone and apply it all over your lid up to your eyebrows!

Tip #4. Define the crease: From behind the lens of your glasses, your eyes can begin to look flat and one-dimensional, so make sure to use a contrasting color in your crease to give your eyes added depth. I suggest choosing a color that is a few shades darker than your natural skin tone if you want to go for a natural day look! Once your crease is defined you can use other colors to highlight your eyelid and create a smokey eye shadow look if that is what you prefer!

Tip #5. Define the lash line: Again, it’s all about creating contrast around your eye and using an eyeliner to darken your lash line will help your eyes stand out behind the lenses of your glasses! It’s up to you which type of product you use, from a dark shadow, to a gel liner, pencil liner or liquid, but find something that works for your needs and skill level!

Tip #6. Make your eyes POP: Apply a few coats of mascara to your eye lashes to thicken them up and help to open up the look of your eyes! One big NO-NO if you are wearing glasses is using full sets of false lashes because they can hit your lenses and cause you discomfort throughout the day. If you find that your natural eye lashes need a bit of enhancing, try accent lashes that are just applies to the outer edge of your eyes to help give a fuller affect to your lashes! The Ardell accent lashes are perfect for this!

Of course, there is one last thing! I get asked all the time where I get my glasses from since they are rather unique! I purchased these glasses pictured above from Warby Parker! They are an awesome online retailer of fashionable designer quality frames and lenses that I would highly recommend, so check them out if you are looking for new glasses! My frames are called the Thatcher (similar)! And, also pictured above is my new Naked2 Basics palette that I have been loving! It’s not the palette I use in the video, but I have been using this everyday since I purchased it because it is fabulous and a very reasonable price!

If you’d like to see a tutorial of this look, check out my video below!

I hope you all liked this tutorial and the video as well! Let me know what you thought in the comments below!



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2 comments on Tips for Wearing Makeup with Glasses!

  1. Lydia
    November 14, 2014 at 11:04 am (3 years ago)

    Loved this! Thank you for sharing your expertise!

  2. Havok
    November 14, 2014 at 3:20 pm (3 years ago)

    I wish it was that simple, ha! I, too, rely on my glasses for my style, but the way my eyes are, unless I use a bright and/or dark eyeshadow – so its visible!!
    My favorite part of needing glasses, though, is not having to worry so much about the dark under eye coloring! Some days I almost look like I have a black eye (natural purple under my eye, no matter what), and wearing my glasses covers it up soooo great, ha!


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