Here’s How To Do Makeup When You Have Glasses On

Eyeglasses might be important for millennial women, but makeup is important too. What if you could complement the two? Apply makeup in such a way that it accentuates your facial features and your glasses?

For instance, applying eyeliner, mascara and a lipstick colour that draws attention to your lips can enhance your appearance when you’re wearing glasses.

On that note, here are a few handy makeup tips to follow while wearing eyeglasses. 

Putting on Your Base Makeup 

Concealer under your eyes

Concealer under your eyes

Applying a concealer is key and the first step. Why? It will cloak your dark circles (if you have them and help brighten your eyes). Make sure you blend it downwards in a V shape.

Apply some liquid foundation using a foundation brush

Apply some liquid foundation using a foundation brush or sponge

Next comes the liquid foundation. There are two things you can do here. Apply the foundation all over your face or just on your nose and cheeks. Make sure you blend it well.

Set your foundation and concealer with some powder

Set your foundation and concealer with some powder

A tad bit powder will help set the makeup. Apply them in your T-zone—the nose, forehead, chin, and cheekbones. Apply extra powder on the bridge of your nose where your glasses rest, as sweat gathers here.

Use a bronzer

User a bronzer

If you are going for a sun-kissed look then apply a bronzer. Apply them across your nose and forehead, chin, and the tops of your cheeks. 

Keep blush to a minimum

Keep blush to a minimum

Most ladies overdo the blush, don’t! The best way is to apply it to the apple of your cheeks. Blend it back towards the top of your ear, and down towards your jawline.

Choose your lipstick correctly

Choose your lipstick correctly

Here’s the rule: 

You either pair bold eyeshadow with neutral lips or bold lipstick with a neutral eyeshadow.

But since we are talking about doing eye makeup with glasses, and since glasses add to your eyes, it’s smart to go with a nude lipstick or something with a subtle shade.

Doing Your Eyeliner

Doing Your Eyeliner

Choose a darker colour for thicker frames and a lighter colour for thinner frames. This way, it will give your look some balance.

Make sure your eyebrows are neatly groomed

Make sure your eyebrows are neatly groomed

Since your eyebrows are the first thing most people notice, it’s ideal to keep them groomed. Comb your brows upward towards the arch using a brow brush.

Wait for makeup to dry before putting on your glasses

Make sure your makeup dries before you put your glasses on. Especially if it’s mascara. If your makeup smudges, then all your effort will be wasted.

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Eyeglasses and makeup tips

Eyeglasses and makeup tips

 1. Opt for sparkly navy or deep burgundy liner instead of black, since these colours are flattering on everyone. They add tone and depth to your features.

2. Use a tinted moisturiser to help hide those annoying red marks that glasses often leave behind on your nose. Because you want to be smart and not clumsy.

3. Use an eyelash curler to keep your lashes from hitting the lenses of your eyeglasses. Makeup creeping up on your lenses can be a little frustrating, especially when you are not carrying a wiping cloth with you.

4. Let the colour of your frames guide your choice of eyeliner shades. It’s all about keeping the look as balanced as possible.

5. When in doubt, always go with a cat eye. It’s a safe frame and goes well with everything you wear.


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