Makeup Tips For Glasses: Looking Your Best with Glasses

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Makeup can be a fun and creative way to enhance your features, even when wearing glasses. Whether you’re nearsighted or farsighted, here are some makeup tips for glasses wearers to work around some of the challenges that we experience:

  1. Define Your Brows: Well-groomed and defined eyebrows frame your face and draw attention to your eyes, especially when wearing glasses. Fill in any sparse areas with a brow pencil or powder to create a polished look that complements your frames.
  2. Brighten the Under-Eye Area: Glasses can sometimes cast shadows or draw attention to dark circles under the eyes. To counteract this, apply a brightening concealer or color corrector to the under-eye area to minimize any darkness and create a more vibrant and awake appearance.
  3. Focus on the Eyes: Glasses can slightly magnify your eyes, so take advantage of this by accentuating them. Apply eyeshadow shades that complement your eye color and opt for well-defined eyeliner and mascara to make your eyes stand out behind the frames. Winged liner or a cat-eye look can also add a touch of drama to your eye makeup.
  4. Avoid Heavy Eyeshadow: If you have thick-rimmed or bold frames, it’s generally best to keep your eyeshadow relatively neutral or subtle. Avoid using heavy or dark eyeshadow shades that may clash with or compete against your glasses. Instead, opt for softer, more natural tones that complement your overall look.
  5. Curl Your Lashes: Curled lashes can help prevent them from touching your lenses and create a more open-eyed and polished appearance. Use an eyelash curler before applying mascara to give your lashes a beautiful curl that will stay throughout the day.
  6. Play with Lip Color: While your glasses draw attention to your eyes, don’t shy away from experimenting with different lip colors. Choose shades that complement your skin tone and outfit. A bold lip color can provide a nice balance to your overall look and add a touch of glamour.
  7. Set Your Makeup: Wearing glasses may cause makeup to transfer or smudge more easily. To ensure your makeup stays in place, set it with a light dusting of translucent powder or a setting spray. This will help prolong the wear of your makeup and keep it looking fresh throughout the day.

With these makeup tips for glasses are a great starting point and you should experiment with colors and adapt them to your personal style and preferences. Experiment, have fun, and embrace the opportunity to showcase your unique beauty while wearing glasses.

Here’s a helpful video on Makeup Placement Tips for Glasses Wearers by @hazlez

Need to change the style of you glasses? Check out this WikiHow post on choosing the right style of glasses for you face and other tips for looking good in glasses

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