I love eye makeup, so when I got glasses a few years ago I was pretty bummed. I felt like a lot of my favorite eye looks would now be rendered useless. However, it turns out there are plenty of makeup tips for looking gorgeous in glasses — it’s just about readjusting a few of your makeup basics to incorporate your frames, as opposed to trying to work around them or ignoring them all together.
Basically, if you love makeup and love accentuating your eyes, you definitely don’t need to say goodbye to that just because you now have frames around them. Here are the top seven tips I’ve compiled for making your eyes look awesome in glasses. Because us glasses girls need to stick together!
Use Eyeliner Lighter Than Your Frames
The thickness of your liner should directly correlate to the thickness of your frames, meaning the thicker the frames, the thicker your eye liner should be. This will ensure your specs don’t overpower your eyes.
Use Eye Shadow Shades That Enhance Your Eye Color
Makeup is about wearing what makes you feel great, so really you can wear whatever colors you love. However, if your goal is to really make your eyes pop, wear colors that complement your specific eye color. Golden brown shades look amazing on both blue and brown eyes, and purple shades really accent green eyes.
Use White Eyeliner On Your Water Line
Professional makeup artist Sam Chapman recommended using a white or beige eyeliner on your lower water lines to create the illusion of larger eyes. This is especially helpful if you’re near-sighted and your prescription makes your eyes look smaller. And pro tip: I’ve found that drying my water line with a Q-tip beforehand really helps eyeliner stay there longer.
Use An Eye Lash Curler
If you think of eyelashes as visors or awnings for the eyes, by flipping or curving them up you allow more light to reach the eye and that makes the eye look bigger and brighter.
Don’t Skip Concealer
A lot of women will forgo concealer when they wear glasses because they believe the frames will hide their under eye circles; however, the shadows created by the glasses can actually make them worse. I will recommend an under eye brightening concealer set with powder.
Use A Pressed Powder
And finally, Use a transparent setting powder on your whole face once your makeup routine is complete, as it will stop you foundation from coming off onto your glasses, and will just help keep everything nicely in place.
Wearing glasses absolutely doesn’t mean you have to give up on your eye makeup. It’s just about slightly adapting your routine in order to compliment your frames and create a new sense of balance. So go forth and enjoy, because at the end of the day it’s just makeup, and makeup is supposed to be fun!