Applying makeup when you wear glasses

If you wear glasses, makeup can be challenging. You’ll want to enhance your look but not overdo it! Follow these three tips to make things easier:

PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO YOUR UNDER-EYE BAGS

Frames create shadows under your eyes, so be sure to conceal your dark circles with attention to fine details, especially since some types of glasses magnify, making your eyes look bigger! Use a fluid, moisturizing product, which will blend well with your skin and preserve its natural texture. For even better results, be sure to moisturize the contours of your eyes first and allow the product to penetrate before applying concealer. Then set the concealer with a translucent powder.

Aqualia Thermal Awakening Eye Balm, 15 ml
Vichy

Aqualia Thermal Awakening Eye Balm, 15 ml

Awakening eye balm.

Concealer, 1 unit
Personnelle Cosmetics

Concealer, 1 unit
Teint Velours Hydrating Loose Perfecting Powder, 10 g
Lise Watier

Teint Velours Hydrating Loose Perfecting Powder, 10 g

A light-as-air loose powder that sets and perfects makeup while providing a fresh and hydrating sensation.

APPLY MAKEUP CAREFULLY TO YOUR EYES

Add brightness to eyes that are darkened by glasses with a touch of light makeup at the inner corner of each eye and above and below the irises.

Avoid thick eye liner, which tends to weigh down the eyelids. It’s better to use a thin line of eyeliner on the inside (the mucousy part, called the conjunctiva) of each upper eyelid.

As for mascara, apply it to your upper lashes only, so you don’t accentuate the shadows under your eyes. A volumizing and waterproof formula is best. Avoid lengthening formulas that might make your lashes brush up against your lenses.

Vamp! Ready-to-Shadow Eyeshadow Pencil, 1 unit
Pupa Milano

Vamp! Ready-to-Shadow Eyeshadow Pencil, 1 unit

Express, easy, impeccable application.

Eternal Eyeliner, 1.2 g
Personnelle Cosmetics

Eternal Eyeliner, 1.2 g

Draw a runway-worthy cat eye with the Personnelle Cosmetics Eternal Eyeliner. This product provides intense, long-lasting colour. The soft tip glides easily over the skin for a perfect line every time.

Ultimate Volume Mascara CDA , 10 ml
Marcelle

Ultimate Volume Mascara CDA , 10 ml

The search for the perfect volumizing mascara is over. Marcelle's new Ultimate Volume Mascara adds intense volume and thickness.

‘WORKING’ YOUR EYEBROWS

Some people hesitate to make up their eyebrows because they’re afraid of creating a severe look. But don’t worry–with or without glasses, made-up eyebrows can actually balance your overall look. The point is to emphasize your eyebrows without accentuating them too much and to harmonize their lines with your natural arches. Pluck them as needed and then fill them in with a pencil or a powder that’s close to their natural colour. Whatever you do, use a light hand! 

BLUSH IS YOUR ALLY

Playing with blush counterbalances the "weight" of your glasses on the upper part of your face. Just apply the majority of the colour on either side of your cheeks and up slightly toward each temple. Blend the blush well and avoid hues that are too intense, especially if your eyeglass frames are already thick and/or colourful. 

Note: Your eyes may look different depending on the type of glasses you wear. If you're nearsighted, they'll look smaller, so use eyeshadow to enlarge them and use your makeup pencil sparingly. And if you’re farsighted or hyperopic, they’ll appear bigger. So, be sure to apply your eye makeup with a light touch.

Fill & Fluff Eyebrow Pomade Pencil, 1 unit
NYX Professional Makeup

Fill & Fluff Eyebrow Pomade Pencil, 1 unit
Cheek Pop Blush, 3.5 g
Clinique

Cheek Pop Blush, 3.5 g

A burst of colour, buildable and bright.

Blush Brush, 1 unit
Personnelle Cosmetics

Blush Brush, 1 unit
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Applying makeup when you wear glasses

Want to know the secret to looking great and wearing glasses? Regardless of your frames, here are three essential makeup tips from our expert, Virginie Vandelac.
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