Not many of you guys would know this, but I’ve been wearing glasses since Grade 5 in primary school! When I first found out that I had to get prescription glasses, I was devastated, because I thought glasses were considered ‘uncool’ and I was afraid that I was gonna get teased (which thankfully I didn’t!).
But nowadays, glasses are considered as much of a fashion accessory as a nice pair of earrings or a designer handbag. So who says you can’t wear glasses AND have fun with makeup?!
In this tutorial, I demonstrate a chic and sophisticated, yet simple, makeup look that is very flattering to wear with glasses.
Makeup Tips for Glasses:
- Set the foundation with powder, to prevent it from rubbing off onto the frames.
- Glasses naturally draw attention to the eyes, so make sure that you hide any dark under-eye circles with a concealer (preferably one that also highlights).
- It is important to have neatly groomed and well defined brows, because our brows not only frame our face, they also frame our glasses.
- If you are short-sighted like me (can’t see distant objects), your glasses will generally make your eyes appear smaller. So don’t be afraid to be a little more heavy-handed with the eyeliner as the lens will take away much of the ‘harshness’.
- Make sure that your eyeliner compliment your frames – if you have thick frames, draw a thicker line and if you have thin frames, draw a thinner line.
- I personally don’t like to wear eyeshadow when wearing glasses, because I feel that the frames often hide the eyeshadow.
- Use a waterproof mascara to prevent mascara from rubbing off onto the lens when blinking.
- Don’t be afraid to play around with fun lipcolours!
Here are two comparison photos of the makeup with and without glasses. I personally prefer it with the glasses, I think it adds a level of sophistication.
Without glasses, this is a suitable makeup for a night out or for clubbing, because of the heavy eyeliner. Just add a pair of falsies and you’re good to go!
I don’t show this in the video but I was just wearing a ‘casual chic’ outfit, it’s the exact same outfit I wore to my dad’s 49th birthday lunch, minus the lace singlet.
I think this look is very work-appropriate, not only will you look neat and well-put-together, it will also appear that you’re wearing less makeup than you actually are!
And just ending this post with a hilarious frame that popped up as I was editing the video. Didn’t make it into the final cut but of course I had to take a screenshot to share with you all! LOL
Do you wear glasses? What makeup look do you like to wear with it?
- Miss Pixie Lulu