There was once a dark time in the makeup world where wearing glasses was pretty much a death sentence for your eyeshadow palette. Women throughout the years have chosen contacts over glasses because of the perpetuated myth that glasses will cover up your eye makeup and somehow downplay the natural beauty of your eyes. How many times have you walked into the office and heard one of your coworkers say ‘oh, I’m wearing glasses today because I didn’t feel like doing my makeup’? Well, throw out all of those falsely conceived notions and embrace your makeup brushes because we’re here to give you 5 tips on how to create stunning makeup looks that you can wear with your glasses!
1. Use Yellow-Toned Concealer
Clunky frames have become the newest style to rock as nerd-chic comes swinging into the spotlight. The unfortunate thing is that these bold frames often cast a shadow under your eyes, creating dark circles where there might not actually be any. To counteract this shadow, use a yellow-toned concealer under your eyes. The yellow will balance out the blues in your skin and in a shadow and make your under eye area seem brighter.
2. Pay Attention to your Brows
Brows frame the face, and they can also frame your frames. Whether you opt for sleek or thick glasses, making sure that your eyebrows are filled and shaped can make a world of difference. Try to keep the arch above your glasses’ top line so that your makeup look appears balanced and intentional. It will also give the illusion of "raising your face" to where your glasses is NOT all someone sees when looking at you!
3. Volume, Not Length
Mascara can change the entire shape of your eyes, and choosing mascara that flatters is important with or without glasses. With glasses, lengthening mascara runs the risk of having your lashes bump into the lenses and flake off, so choose a volumizing one instead. The volume will make your lashes look naturally thicker, making your eyes pop through the lenses.
4. Flick your Cat Eye Up
For an intentionally chic look, flick your cat-eye liner up towards the corner of your glasses. By doing this it doesn’t look like you’re wearing glasses to hide your makeup and it "lifts" the eye as well! You want to have your makeup work with your glasses, not against them.
5. Opt For Bold Colors
A smoky eye is great for a night out, not always so for the office… right? Wrong! With glasses, you can go for bolder colors that you might not normally reach for. The lenses and frames will soften even the strongest makeup looks, so reaching for a bold navy liner or a gunmetal gray shadow is less likely to leave cubicle mates asking what the occasion is. Choosing long-lasting, non-creasing eyeshadows is key!