Conceal and colorcorrect.
5 Insanely Easy Beauty Tips All Girls Who Wear Glasses Will Love
Whether you’re an everyday glasses gal or someone who only throws on specs when you’re running late (I fall firmly into this category), it can be tricky to figure out makeup that complements your frames. Thankfully, there are a few foolproof tricks that will make your eyes the center of attention, even if all you want to do is close them all day long. No more hiding behind your specs — it’s time to make glasses beauty part of your regular routine.
Conceal and color correct.
Depending on the size of your frames, glasses can sometimes create dark shadows that make under eye bags look even worse. Using a color corrector will eliminate any darkness and will make you look refreshed and awake. Apply color corrector in an upside down triangle shape and blend it out to create a seamless base under your foundation.
Quick Tip: Color correctors are super trendy right now, but they’re pretty confusing if you’ve never used one before. Basically, they use basic color theory principles to help conceal imperfections. Try using a light pink color corrector under the eyes to cancel out any bags, which are caused by blue and green veins.
Define and brighten your brows.
Your brows help frame your face, so you should give them special attention if you want to make a glasses statement. Whether brow gel, powder, pencil or pomade is your preferred method for powerful arches, choose your favorite and go to town. A bit of cream highlighter under the brow, focused directly below the arch will help amplify them even more.
Quick Tip: If you’re using a brown gel like I did, brush the hairs in the opposite direction of growth and then go back over them in the correct direction to help them stay put all day. To get a softly blended cream highlight under your arch, use your ring finger to blend it out because it has the lightest touch.
Have fun with colorful eye liners.
Live outside of the world of black and brown when it comes to your eyeliner pencils, especially when you want to bring the focus to your eyes. For this look, I chose a deep green shade and smudged it out on my lower lash line for an edgier look.
Quick tip: Use a dense liner brush to smudge the liner down from your waterline into your lash line for a stronger color pop.
Master the cat eye shape that’s right for your glasses.
A little cat eye never hurt anyone and it’s the perfect bold look for a glasses day. Create a little cat eye that points up to the corner of your frames. This helps to make your eyes look bigger.
Quick tip: Liquid liner is a tough product for most people. If you’ve never tried it before, it may take a while to find your preferred product. The best way to start out is by creating a thin line in short strokes starting the middle of the eye. Keep your liner brush close to the base of your lashes to make the line super thin. You can always add more, if you want more drama but it’s nearly impossible to get rid of liquid liner that’s too thick.
Bold frames call for bold lips.
Adding a bold lip to this easy look is the perfect way to tie it all together and make it look like you tried. I love this deep plum shade because the creamy formula lasts all day and the powerful color makes a statement.
Quick Tip: To make application precise when you’re using bold colors, use a lip brush for added control. Take a liner brush with some concealer on it to clean up any mistakes on the outline and to help make your lips pop even more.