Tips for Glasses-Friendly Makeup

Glasses have become a huge hit in the fashion world. People are wearing non-prescription glasses as another accessory in their looks, and I couldn’t be more in love with it. Although I already have my own pair (because I’m blind as a bat), I still like to play around with different looks. You can search all kinds of styles online to meet your standards. The challenge with glasses is wearing makeup under them. If you’re looking for a go-to look when you want to wear your favorite frames, whether as an accessory or because you’re blind like me, keep reading to see how I achieved this look.

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation, Milk Makeup Blur Stick, Tarte Shape Tape Concealer, Too Faced Love Flush and Sweet Teat Bronzer

Apply your favorite primer, foundation, concealer, and powder. Tip: go easy on products on the sides of your nose though as your glasses sit there. It’d be more awkward with smudged makeup on your face and on the bridge of the frames. To add warmth to the skin, apply bronzer with a large, fluffy brush. If the contour is too harsh, it will sharpen your facial features and contrast with the shape your glasses are giving you. Keep it simple with bronzer and blush. Choose to add a pop of color if you would like but don’t go overboard to be too distracting. Now for my favorite, the highlighter. Despite wanting your highlight to look like it was created by the heavens themselves, use a light hand or a more subtle highlight for this look.

Lorac Pro 3 Eyeshadow Palette, Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara, Stila Huge Lash Mascara

Eye makeup is the most effective for achieving the best look with glasses. Glasses frame your eyes like a work of art. Disclaimer: you can always alter the look with your favorite shadows or your own personal twist to match your personality. This is just what I like to do when I wear glasses. Fill in your eyebrows as preferred. Tip: if any steps are skipped along the way, never skip eyebrows. Eyebrows will help frame your face underneath the glasses. Since most frames are flat on the top edge, the shape of your eyebrow will help add structure to your face where the glasses fall short. As for eyeshadow, keep it light and more on the neutral side. Using too dark of colors may cause your eyes to get lost. As a personal preference, I like to wear winged eyeliner. You can either skip the wing or skip eyeliner altogether. Finally, top the eye look off with your favorite mascara. Tip: go easy on the mascara with one or two coats tops. Try your best to avoid false eyelashes. Too long of lashes isn’t usually a problem. However, when they push up against your lenses, it’s quite uncomfortable.

Left to Right: Anastasia Liquid Lipstick (Trust Issues), Milani Lipstick (Darling), Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip (Sunday)

Lips can be your wildcard for the look. So many options like a favorite nude for a more casual loo or go for the dark color to add more dimension to your look.

Lastly, just finalize your look with your favorite outfit.

Let us know in the comments what style you would rock.