Choosing makeup to wear with glasses can be tricky. There are many factors, such as frame size, color and style, which can all determine the best makeup choices. Below is a classic look that will suit any pair of glasses and make you stand out from behind the frames.
Classic EyesWhen eyes are hidden behind thick frames it’s important to accentuate them enough so that they look defined but not too extreme. A classic eye with black eyeliner and neutral shadow tones is the best way to go with glasses. For a more dramatic look at night, add liner to the bottom waterline and blend in a black or dark gray into the eye socket for a sultry smoky eye.
- Try: Rimmel's Special Eyes Precision Eye Liner Pencil, Black Magic ($3)
- Try: Maybelline's Stylish Smokes Eyeshadow Quad, Natural Smokes ($5)
Eyebrows are KeyBold filled-in brows can help balance the face when wearing glasses. Finding the right shade to fill the brows in is as equally important as choosing a lipstick or hair color. Look for a compact that comes with two shades so you can blend them to the desired darkness. Use an angled liner brush to blend the color into the brows so that they appear groomed and defined.
- Try: Anastasia's Brow Powder Duo ($23)
Rosy CheeksLarger frames can block the face but a pop of color on the cheeks can really bring the face forward. Apply a cream blush to the apples of the cheeks and blend out towards the temples. For a more contoured look, apply a light bronzer to the hollows of the cheeks.
- Try: NYX Creme Blush in Glow ($6.50)
Nude LipChoosing a nude or light-colored lip is especially important with colored frames because you don’t want lip color competing with your glasses. Look for a cream lipstick that complements your skin tone. If nude doesn’t suit you, look for a soft rose shade which will complement the flush on the cheeks.
- Try: L'Oreal's Colour Riche Lipstick in Coral ($6)
With this classic look, you will be sure to turn heads and rock your glasses. Be sure to carry an eyeglasses case around with you during the day, just in case you need to take them off. And don’t be afraid to play the look up at night to be even more dramatic.