Sure, you could pop in contact lenses, but there is something fierce about choosing to wear glasses on the reg. While fun and adventurous, your frames add a whole new challenge when it comes to your makeup routine. Follow these tips and tricks to keep your makeup on point while you fashionably rock those glasses.
Flip And Switch
Get a handy pair of makeup glass that conveniently flips from one side to the other so you can easily (and clearly) do your eyes.
Bold On Bold
You can still play up your eyes with big, bold colors, just choose the right frames to accompany them! These fun styles typically go best with an equally bold frame to match.
Keep It In Perspective
Another factor to consider with frame size is your eyeliner width. Rock thicker eyeliner with your chunkier frames and a more subtle line with your thinner frames.
Kiss Of Color
The easiest way to play up glasses? Pairing it with a bright, bold lip color!
Match Made In Heaven
For an even more chic look, find frames in a complementary color to your lipstick.
Curled To Perfection
To keep your lashes from hitting your lenses and possibly smudging, try to avoid lengthening formulas. Your best bet is to get a volumizing formula which will make your lashes thicker. Also, try curling your lashes before applying to keep them curled up and in and not sticking out.
Out Of The Shadows
Larger frames are fun, but can sometimes cast an unflattering shadow underneath your eyes. To counteract the darkness, use a yellow-toned concealer right under your eyes.
Keep It In Place
To help prevent your glasses from constantly slipping down your nose all day, simply blend a little eyeshadow primer on the bridge of your nose and top with a light dusting of translucent powder. If you are more oily try blotting papers during the day to keep the area matte.
Don’t Sweat It
If you find that your makeup smudges on the base of your nose where your glasses sit, try using a mineral or powder foundation; it won't smudge like a liquid or cream. Using primer before and finishing with a makeup setting spray will help keep your foundation on your skin, not your frames.
Frame Of Mind
Don't forget to pay attention to your brows, since they frame your frames! Use a little powder to fill them in and keep them bold and beautiful.
Try flipping you glasses upside down when you need to pluck those pesky eyebrow hairs.
Wing It Out
Rocking a sexy winged eyeliner is one of the best eye looks you can pair with your glasses. To really get this look on point, angle your flick so that it aligns with the top corner of your glasses.
Make Them Gel-lous
When buying eyeliner, your best bet is to get a gel variety. You want a liner that is easy to apply, has major staying power and is bold enough to make your eyes pop even under your glasses.
A little bit of smudging will really help to frame your eyes so you can have a smoldering stare even through your lenses.
Trick Of The Eye
If you're nearsighted, your lenses can actually make your eyes appear a little smaller. To counteract this effect, use a bit of white or nude shimmering powder in the inner corner of your eye or try white liner on the bottom rim of your eyelid. Avoid using dark liner all around your eye, which will only make them look smaller.
Investing in a set of travel brushes that have very short handles will help you get up close and personal in the mirror without having the handle holding you back.
With your eyes and lips getting most of the attention, it's important not to forget about a bit of color to brighten up your face! A dusting of blush is an absolute must.