Applying makeup when you wear glasses

Enhancing your look without overdoing it can be a delicate operation if you wear glasses. Follow these three makeup tips to handle this challenge like a pro!

1. 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. 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.

Concealer, 1 unit
Personnelle Cosmetics

Concealer, 1 unit
Infallible Full Wear Concealer, 10 ml
L'Oréal Paris

Infallible Full Wear Concealer, 10 ml

More than a concealer - full coverage formula for full face wear.

Loose Setting Powder
Dermablend Professional

Loose Setting Powder

2. Lighten up your look

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) of each upper eyelid. As for mascara, a volumizing and waterproof formula is best. Avoid lengthening formulas that might make your lashes brush up against your lenses.

It’s better no to apply any makeup on your lower eyelid and lashes so you don’t accentuate the shadows under your eyes.

Jumbo Eye Pencil, 5 g
NYX Professional Makeup

Jumbo Eye Pencil, 5 g
Le 8 Hypnôse Volumizing Mascara, 8 ml
Lancôme

Le 8 Hypnôse Volumizing Mascara, 8 ml

The first serum-infused volumizing mascara by Lancôme Experience a revolutionary vision of mascara powered by Lancôme science: a breakthrough formula made of 91% active black balm & 8 revitalizing amino acids encapsulated in pure durable glass. Instant sculptural volume. Stronger, denser looking lashes in 4 weeks. INSTANT, SCULPTURAL VOLUME STRONG, DENSER LOOKING LASHES IN 4 WEEKS POWERED BY 8 AMINO ACIDS GENTLE REMOVAL WITH WARM WATER

3. 'Work' your eyebrows and your complexion

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 also your ally. Playing with it 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.

Skinny Universal Brow Pencil, 0.09 g
Annabelle

Skinny Universal Brow Pencil, 0.09 g
Wonder Dual-Ended Stick Contour And Highlight , 1 unit
NYX Professional Makeup

Wonder Dual-Ended Stick Contour And Highlight , 1 unit

Meet the super face shaping duo. Our fan favorite Wonderstick dual-ended contour stick is back and better than ever! The Wonderstick's lighter shade mimicks a sunlit glow, while the darker shade enhances and sculpts the structure of your face. Shape, brighten & blend like a wonder with eight new highly pigmented shade combinations! First swipe the deeper end to shape & sculpt, then apply the lighter end to instantly brighten & highlight. Blend well for a gorgeous finish! This cruelty free & vegan formula is ultra creamy & pigmented, which allows for beautiful blending. Customize your look with super buildable shades. A contour stick like no other! The Wonderstick is easy to use and provides a more precise highlight & contour. Pair with Wonderstick Blush to add a flush of color & Wonder Pencil for more targeted application!

Fit Me Blush, 4.5 g
Maybelline New York

Fit Me Blush, 4.5 g

Enhance skin tone with a natural, silky-smooth blush that blends seamlessly.

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.

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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:
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