5 Game-Changing Makeup Tips for Women Who Wear Glasses
Glasses may be a cute accessory, but since most of us need them to actually see things, they are as essential to daily life as your cell phone.But unfortunately, they can bring attention to your dark circles and make other features disappear—not cool on days you can’t deal with contacts. Luckily, we have some genius tricks to minimize those annoying snafus.
Do... Go heavy on the eyelid and top liner.
Here’s an easy rule of thumb: The thicker your frames, the thicker your liner should be. This will ensure your glasses don’t overpower your eyes. Keep dark makeup on top, and use white or nude liner along the lower inner rim to create a contrast that makes your eyes pop.
Don't... Try falsies or eyelash extensions.
While we love a long lash, few things are more distracting than feeling like you’ve been poked in the eye each time you blink. Steer clear of anything that makes your lashes unnaturally long and make them hit your lenses. Instead, opt forthickening mascaras that have a similar effect but won’t cause a collision your specs.
Do... Use under-eye concealer.
You’d think that by wearing glasses, you’d be allowed to skip the concealer, but truth be told, it’s more important than ever. The glass in your frames can highlight under-eye discoloration, so concealer (or corrector) is essential. Apply with a brush to the inner corner of the eye area, placing it only where you see dark spots. Then gently blend outward with your fingertips.
Do... Blot away excess foundation.
To keep your makeup from coming off onto your frames, dampen a makeup sponge and roll it over the bridge of your nose and along the tops of your cheeks to lift off any excess product. Don’t worry—it won’t remove what you just put on; it’ll simply leave you with a non-cakey, airbrushed look. Finish with a dusting of finishing powder, which will keep your glasses from sticking to your foundation.
Don't... Neglect your brows.
Your glasses may cover ‘em, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need grooming. (In fact: Your specs can draw attention to your brows.) To make your brows look polished, use a clear or colored brow mascara and brush them upward and outward.
Do... Remember that a bold lip is always a good idea.
Balance is key. Channel your inner Jenna Lyons and sport bright, poppy colors like a true red or hot pink.