Makeup Tips for Glasses Wearers

When you wear glasses, eye makeup can be tricky.

You have to avoid little mascara specks on your lids and lenses, and take into consideration your eye shape and the shape of the eyeglasses frames to make your eyes pop.

Finding the right eye makeup for eyeglasses can be challenging.

Here are some top makeup tips for glasses and the eye makeup looks to avoid.

Basic Eye Makeup

Glasses definitely make a style statement, but your eyes can get lost beneath your frames unless you modify your makeup.

- A light base color eye shadow for the entire lid - from lash line to brow bone
- A medium color for the lower lid - from lash line to crease
- Gel liner on the top lash line
- Powder liner for the lower lash line
- Two coats of waterproof mascara

Adjust Your Eyeliner to Your Frames

It's important to make sure there is a balance between the definition of your frames and your eyes.

If you're wearing thicker frames, go ahead and draw a thicker line at your lash line. For thinner frames, use thinner eyeliner.

When it comes to mascara, stick to applying mascara to the top lashes only, this will avoid a smeary mess.

Waterproof mascara won't transfer to your glasses, leaving annoying little black specks.

Don’t Overwhelm Frames

In addition to frame thickness, take into consideration the color of your glasses.

If you have pastel or nude glasses, choose similar shades for your eye makeup.

Choose softer colors for shadow, and create the definition with a dark liner and mascara instead.

Softer makeup doesn't mean no makeup, hiding eyes behind glasses on days when you don't feel like wearing makeup will only draw more attention to the eyes.

Color Coordinate

The color of your eye makeup shouldn't compete or clash with the color of your glasses.

If you want to do the same color as your frames on your eyelids, try a base hue that's a shade lighter, and go a few shades darker for the crease color.

 Don't Skip the Concealer

An important thing to note when applying makeup is that your glasses can highlight and draw attention to under eye circles and discoloration, so never forget concealer underneath the eye and in the crease.

Maintain Your Brows

Brows frame the face and add polish and definition.

Untamed brows can make your glasses overpower your face, or worse, draw major attention to your less than groomed eyebrows.

Don't Be Afraid to Experiment

It's reasonable to have a standard pair of glasses to wear every day, but keep a fun pair for days when you want a different look.

Enhance Your Features

Often we treat makeup as a means of covering up, rather than bringing out.

Use your glasses to enhance the features you like, not to cover up your face.

Make Your Own Rules

If you want to wear a bold pink lip to match your bold pink frames, go for it! 

Do it with confidence and own it!