Wearing Makeup with Glasses? 3 Tips for an Even Better Look

Jan 3, 2022

While both glasses and makeup are an incredible medium through which to express personal style, the wrong mix can be distracting. Glasses are an essential tool to the lives of many, however, can prove to be obstructive if aiming to go for a specific makeup look or style. When looking to style makeup with glasses, it’s critical to take an approach that accentuates your features rather than obscures them.

This is easier said than done, as many glasses wearers are well familiar with the seemingly endless shapes, sizes, and colors of frames out there. After all, how are you supposed to nail the perfect makeup look when you have frames in front of it?

To style makeup with glasses can be intimidating considering the abundance of options, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re looking to rework an old look or create a new one for special occasions, we’ve got the lowdown on how to do glasses and makeup right.

Boost Your Brows

Your eyebrows are one of your most significant features and frame your face, so it’s important not to hide them behind your glasses.

Because glasses frame your features and focus attention on your brows, you’ll enjoy easy flair if your brows are well-shaped. Ideally, you should want your brows to be shaped neatly and to peek over the rims of your glasses. For a polished, clean look, keep your brows trimmed and groomed appropriately. You should also aim to keep everything looking natural and unaltered.

To shape and style your brows with glasses, use an eyebrow pencil or powder and a small brush. Lightly fill in sparse brows with dash-like strokes, making sure to maintain the natural arch of your brow. Don’t forget a brow highlight. If you have lighter hair color, then try using a light-colored pencil to draw the highest point of your arch and blend it in with your hair.

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Counterbalance Your Frames and Makeup

The counterbalancing method is incredibly effective in conveying style through the strategic use of frame type.

This entails selecting a frame that is opposite to or contrasts your face shape. For instance, if you have a rounded face shape, you might find success in trying a pair of rectangular frames with defined edges. In this case, square glasses flatter the face’s shape, whereas thick and rounded frame styles would only accentuate the face’s roundness.

Frames are a great way to add personality to your look, but they can also be overpowering. If you have a strong frame, balance it out with neutral eye makeup and subtle lipstick shades. For glasses wearers with delicate frames, go bold with eyeshadow and lip colors. These contrasts can assist you in balancing your look and not going overboard in overemphasizing certain features.

Curl and Separate Your Lashes

We all desire lengthy, fluttering eyelashes, but when you wear glasses, they may be a problem, as they constantly strike your lenses as you blink. The simplest fix in this situation is to use an eyelash curler. When you curl your eyelashes, the tips of your lashes will be pointed away from your lenses and will not touch them as much every time you blink.

Bold and separated lashes are also a great way to have your eyes stand out. This style works best with glasses and is a great way to draw attention to your eyes where it would otherwise be focused on the lenses.

Even better, this is super simple to do. To separate your eyelashes, take an eyelash comb and carefully comb them apart. This will remove mascara clumps while also separating your lashes, allowing them to be unstuck from one another. This not only enhances the appearance of your lashes but also ensures that they don’t get stuck or brush against your glasses’ lenses.

Importance Of Proper Makeup Use for Eyeglass Wearers

When it comes to applying makeup, eyeglass wearers have two hurdles to face. First, they must be able to apply it without glasses, and second, they face the challenge of nailing a makeup look that goes with their spectacles.

While the issue of poor vision can usually be fixed with a magnified mirror, styling glasses with makeup remains a tough challenge for many.

The benefits of proper makeup application for eyeglass wearers are very much the same as for those who don’t wear glasses. If you want to look your best wearing makeup, you should apply it in a correct and flattering way. While doing so can be difficult with glasses, it can be made easier through the application of some strategic styling.

When applying makeup to go out with friends or on an eventful night, think of ways that your glasses interact with the style you’re going for, and consider how you can use them to your advantage. Be sure to focus on balancing your overall look, and not overdoing it. Furthermore, seeking to tactfully shape your eyebrows and lashes can go a long way, as they can refocus appearance and highlight your best features.

When you’re trying to wear makeup, many steps can be taken to enhance your look and make yourself shine. What it comes down to is styling personal features and characteristics appropriately.

When wearing glasses, it is critical to balance your look while still expressing your style. With the right attitude and application, glasses can add to your look rather than take away from it. By using these three tips, you can feel confident in the way you look while wearing your glasses!

Get The Right Glasses for You!

Whether you want to make a statement or have a more subdued look, the one thing that matters most is your eyeglasses. Our staff can help you with suggestions and different options. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Seim by filling out our online contact form calling our office!