5 Makeup Tips for People Who Wear Glasses

Glasses might not have a reputation for being makeup-friendly, but that doesn’t mean you have to be excluded from the fun.

For my fellow bespectacled friends, I’ve compiled a short list of tips I swear by. These tips keep my makeup on point whether I’m wearing thin- or thick-rimmed specs!


Tip 1: Conceal, Don’t Feel

Regardless of the width of the rims of your glasses, they will cast an unflattering shadow over your eyes. If you already have dark under-eye circles, they accentuate your circles further, which is why it’s important to apply concealer. Apply it in a V-formation and blend well to brighten up the under-eye area.


Tip 2: Ready, Set and Press

Whether you have oily or dry skin, the T-zone is always the oiliest part of the face. Unfortunately, glasses smudge the makeup in this area even more.

Using setting powder ensures long-lasting makeup and helps brighten up your face. If you have oily skin, setting spray should also be your best friend! It adds another layer of protection against the nose pads that rub your makeup off.


Tip 3: Through Thick & Thin

I’m the last person to follow makeup rules, but there is one rule I do try to stick by: the thicker the rims of your specs, the thinner and lighter the eyeliner.

Eyes are the windows to the soul and shouldn’t get lost in the flurry of thick eye makeup and thick rims. Open up your eyes by going for eyeliner in a shade or two lighter than your usual, especially if your rims are on the thicker side.


Tip 4: Shine Bright like A Diamond

Most folks either go minimal or neutral with eye shadows when they wear glasses, but that doesn’t have to be the case. It’s okay to bust out your vibrant eye shadows and eyeliners.

The main problem bespectacled folks face is looking dark and downtrodden due to the shadows cast by rims. Applying brighter eye shadow in shades like blue, yellow or green will brighten your eyes and your face. Plus, it never fails to brighten up my mood!


Tip 5: Just Lash It

If you wear glasses, then you must have been told multiple times to skip out on mascara. However, it’s the one thing I almost never leave the house without! I prefer using mascara that thickens rather than lengthens lashes. If you use mascara that lengthens lashes, your lashes may hit your lenses and obscure your sight.

Volumizing mascara is a great choice, because when applied well, you don’t have to worry about wearing eyeliner. Don’t forget to always use an eyelash curler before applying mascara to give your lashes that extra lift so they don’t touch your lenses.

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