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The Dos and Don’ts of Wearing Makeup With Glasses

The Dos and Don’ts of Wearing Makeup With Glasses

Wearing glasses doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your makeup game. Your glasses can enhance your look with the right tips and tricks, drawing attention to your eyes and making them pop. Understanding how to work with your glasses instead of against them can make all the difference, whether you wear glasses regularly or are new to the world of spectacles. Let’s dive into the essential dos and don’ts of wearing makeup with glasses.

Prime Your Skin

It’s best to start with the makeup basics before you add any eyeshadow or mascara. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser to remove oils or dirt, ensuring your makeup has a clean slate. Then, add a primer as it will help your foundation adhere better and ensure it lasts throughout the day.

Less is more when it comes to foundation, especially on the bridge of your nose where your glasses rest. A heavy application in this area can lead to smudging or wear-off due to your glasses. Likewise, the makeup will dirty your frames in this area.

Pro Tip

Add a layer of translucent powder or makeup setting spray to lock everything in place after applying your foundation.

Define Your Eyes With Eyeshadow and Liner

Glasses frame your eyes, so pairing them with the right eyeshadow and liner can make this feature stand out even more. Consider the color of your frames when choosing eyeshadows. Neutral shades are universally flattering; however, you can also get bold and experiment with colors that complement your frames and eye color. Always blend your eyeshadow, mainly if you use different shades on the lid and crease to add definition to your eyes.

You can also use eyeliner to further define your beautiful eyes. A thin, crisp line along your upper lash line can make your eyes appear larger and more awake. Some makeup wearers also wing their liner to create a cat-eye, which adds flair to the look.

Don’t Overlook Curling Your Lashes

Curling your lashes might seem like an extra step, but it’s a game-changer for glasses wearers. Curled lashes make your eyes look bigger and prevent your lashes from touching your lenses. This small step can significantly impact your overall look, ensuring your eyes remain the focal point.

Wear the Right Mascara

Pick out mascara that offers length and volume without going overboard. Excessively long lashes can brush against your lenses, leading to smudges.

Pro Tip

Waterproof formulas prevent smudging throughout the day, ensuring your eyes stay defined and your vision clear.

Don’t Forget Your Eyebrows

Generally, eyeglass frames sit just below your brow line, so don’t forget to tame and shape your eyebrows. Start by plucking stray hairs and then use a brow pencil or gel liner to fill in sparse areas. Remember, your goal is to enhance your natural brow shape, not to recreate it entirely. Well-defined brows can set the tone for your face, providing structure and balance that complements your glasses beautifully.

Remember To Highlight Your Lips

While your eyes may be behind lenses, your lips are out there for the world to see, making them the perfect canvas for a pop of color. Bold lip colors can balance your face and draw attention away from the heaviness glasses can sometimes create. A vibrant lip can boost your confidence and add a playful twist to your look, whether it’s a classic red, a deep berry, or a bright pink.

Makeup Application Tip: Buy a Makeup Mirror

Since you can’t wear your glasses while doing your makeup, investing in a good makeup mirror can make the application process seamless. Look for one with magnification and adjustable lighting for precision when applying makeup.

Always Wear Stylish Glasses

While there are many dos and don’ts of wearing makeup with glasses, having eyewear you love is equally important. Just like how you carefully select your clothing and accessories, your glasses should reflect who you are. Embrace bold frames or playful shapes that make a statement or select classic styles that stand the test of time. 

Tips for Finding Eyewear You Love

You’ll feel more confident and comfortable wearing your glasses when you love how they look. We detail some tips for finding glasses you’ll love wearing in the sections below, ensuring you always feel your best.

Consider Your Face Shape

Knowing your face shape can make all the difference when selecting glasses. Different frame styles suit different face shapes, so understanding this will help you narrow your options and find frames that flatter your features. For example, round frames can soften angular faces, while rectangular frames can balance out rounder faces.

Try Something New

Sticking with what you know can be tempting if you prefer a certain frame style. However, branching out and exploring other shapes or colors is a fun way to express yourself. It might surprise you to see how much a different frame style can elevate your look!

Choose Quality Lenses

While stylish frames are essential, don’t overlook the importance of quality lenses. Not only do they improve your vision, but they can also reduce glare and reflections from computer screens or headlights while driving. Additionally, investing in lenses with an anti-reflective coating can prevent your glasses from reflecting light and creating a distracting photo glare.

Take Your Time Shopping

Finding the perfect pair of glasses may take some time, and that’s okay. Take your time shopping around, try different styles, and get opinions from your friends or family. Don’t rush into a purchase; you want to ensure you feel delighted with your decision.

Buy from a company that lets you virtually try on frames or offers a generous return policy if you shop for glasses online. Doing so allows you to see how the glasses look on your face before committing to a purchase.

Wear What You Love

Like makeup, glasses enhance your beauty and can be a form of self-expression. Don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun with your glasses, whether trying new shapes or colors or embracing bold styles. Remember, the most important thing is to wear what makes you feel confident and comfortable.

Shop at Vint & York

At Vint & York, we believe that glasses should be a fashion statement and an extension of your style. That’s why we offer a range of designer glasses for women that cater to different tastes and preferences.

Browse our collection of trendy frames and virtually try on your favorite options; from classic styles to trendy shapes, we have something for everyone! We sell glasses for various needs including prescription, blue light, progressive lenses, sunglasses, and more. Enhance your beauty with some makeup and eyewear you love!

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