6 makeup tips for women who wear glasses

Kanak Devnani, Aug 30, 2021

Smiling woman with glasses By kiuikson |  www.shutterstock.com

Smiling woman with glasses By kiuikson | www.shutterstock.com

Calling all beauties with glasses! We know how difficult it can be to get your makeup to look good by wearing glasses. In fact, it’s about time we do away with the old-school thinking that makeup and glasses don’t mix. Your eyes are the window to the soul and your glasses are the perfect frames that attract attention. But, as any spec user will know, it can be frustrating to create a complete look or correct dents in the base. Not to mention how some lenses magnify your eyes, while others will make them appear smaller. Fortunately, all you need are some tips and tricks to get your makeup looking good. Don’t worry, they are also surprisingly easy to follow!

Read on for the best makeup tips for eyeglass wearers:

1. Consider your eyebrows

Just because you are wearing glasses does not mean that you can skip your eyebrows. Depending on the frames you choose and the overall look, you can emphasize your brows differently each time. Therefore, you need to spend some time grooming your eyebrows and shaping or filling them accordingly. Also, if your lenses get bigger, you’ll see all those loose hairs, so keep the tweezers handy and clean them.

2. Avoid heavy base

Don’t you hate when your glasses or sunglasses spoil the base of your nose? Not to mention the nasal pillows that leave dents or red marks on the bridge of the nose. In this case, the best advice is to apply less coverage in that area. Ideally, the finish should remain matte where the nose pads sit so they won’t slip and rub into the foundation. Another useful trick is to use an eyeshadow base on the bridge of the nose before the base and set with powder. Slightly stickier than normal primers, they will give your glasses something to hold onto. This will keep the foundation firm for most of the day.

3. Define your eyes

Eyeliner has always been a sure way to accentuate and define your eyes. To balance the look of your eyes, it is always recommended to match the thickness of the glasses frame with the eyeliner to create even symmetry. Or if you are concerned that your lenses will magnify things too much, keep your eyeliner darker and smokey. This will make your eyes look less bulky. Similarly, if your lenses make your eyes look smaller, opt for a nude liner along the waterline and a winged cat eye liner to help widen them. In general, don’t use too many different eyeshadow colors. Instead, focus on accentuating areas like the crease and lash line to make your natural look a little stronger.

4. Choose the right frames

Overall, stylistically, you don’t want your glasses to conflict with your look. When deciding on your makeup, you need to take into account the type and shape of the frames you are going to wear. Are they thin, thick, the color, etc.? Also, depending on the style of glasses you choose, more or less your eye will be visible, which will alter your appearance.

5. Don’t forget about the concealer

The glasses you wear tend to cast extra shadows around the eye area. While the lens can even bring out wrinkles in your makeup, making things worse. In this case, it’s important to counteract this by using a light-reflecting concealer that will neutralize the discoloration and hold it in place. If you want a fresher look, first use a peach or orange concealer and then use a shade lighter than your skin tone. Then mix, mix, mix and set with a little powder and you are good to go.

6. Duplicate the mascara

If you want your lashes to stand out, double up the mascara. But before you do, don’t forget to curl them very well. When you wear glasses, you should prioritize curl over length so your lashes don’t rub against the lens every time you blink. When applying the second coat, focus only on the roots, not the ends. Also, consider switching to a waterproof mascara so you don’t smudge your lenses during the day.

Have these eyeglass makeup tips been helpful to you? Let us know in the comments below.

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