05/12/2021

Makeup Tips for Glasses Wearers

Amanda Schafer


Makeup and glasses are both great ways to show off your style and personality. However, there are some obstacles to overcome with makeup for glasses wearers. We have some best practice tips for wearing makeup with glasses.

Makeup for Glasses Wearers

Makeup for Glasses Wearers

  • Smudge Proof/ Waterproof Mascara
    The mascara on your eyelashes can transfer to your eyeglass lenses. Smudge proof or waterproof mascara is the best mascara for glasses wearers since it’s less likely to get on your glasses and more likely to stay on your lashes longer.
  • Concealer
    Glasses can form shadows on your eyes and make those pesky dark circles even darker. A concealer will brighten your under eyes and make your eyes pop from behind the lenses.
  • Pressed Powder
    The nose bridges on glasses can easily rub off foundation. Use a pressed powder to set your foundation and help keep your makeup in place.

Helpful Tools

  • Eyelash Curler
    A common problem while wearing glasses is eyelashes hitting the glasses lenses. Make sure to curl your lashes to avoid this and be able to blink freely.
  • Magnification Mirror
    Applying makeup with blurry vision isn’t easy. Use a mirror with magnification that you can stand close to since you can’t wear your glasses during the application.

Useful Tips

  • Clean Glasses
    It’s important to disinfect your glasses often, especially if you wear makeup. The oils and residue from the makeup will stick to your glasses and form a buildup of unwanted germs.
  • Apply Powder to Nose Bridge
    You can prevent glasses from leaving a mark on your nose by applying some powder to the nose bridge. This will form a barrier between the glasses and your makeup.
  • Consider Frame Color
    Eye makeup with glasses can be tricky—your eyeshadow shouldn’t clash with your glasses. If you want the colors to match, use a lighter or darker shade for your makeup so that it’s not the exact same shade as your glasses. Wear nude eyeshadows when wearing colorful glasses and bright-colored eyeshadow when wearing neutral-colored glasses for contrast.
  • Don't Forget Brows
    Glasses can bring attention to your eyebrows. Make sure to groom them and fill them in to your liking.

Enhance your eyes by playing around with makeup and glasses to show off your unique style! With these tips, you’ll be an expert in no time.

Amanda Schafer

A graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, Amanda works hard at balancing her passion for writing and marketing. She is a Pittsburgh native that just recently moved to Columbus and enjoys doing just about anything outdoors from going on hikes to taking her dog for walks around the city.

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