Geek Chic: 6 Makeup Tips for Women Who Wear Glasses

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Calling all bespectacled beauties! We know that it can be tricky to tailor your makeup to your specs – some lenses will magnify your eyes, while others will make them seem smaller. Plus, the shape of your frames can have an impact, too. Enter: Lynn Gray, a beauty expert from Swiss beauty brand Mavala, who says it’s not just about how you adorn your eyes because the other elements of your makeup are just as important. Here, she offers six tips that are surprisingly easy.

1

Keep Eyes Neutral

“To help eyes stand out, it’s best to use light, neutral-toned eyeshadows to avoid eyes looking heavy under glasses. Try a powder eyeshadow in soft brown or rose pink.”

 

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2

Curl Your Lashes

“Using an eyelash curler will make a big difference in any makeup look and prevent eyelashes from touching the lenses of glasses. Lifting the top eyelashes will also open the appearance of the eyes, and make them appear brighter without unwanted mascara smudges.”

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3

Double Up Your mascara

“Another tip to help eyelashes stand out is to focus on the roots. Apply one coat of mascara from root to tip as normal and follow with a second coat just on the roots – this will allow a lift straight from the base of the eyelash.”

 

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4

Define with Eyeliner

“To balance any eye look, eyeliner can be a huge comfort to women who wear glasses as it defines shape. It is recommended to always match the thickness of the glasses frame with the eyeliner to create even symmetry. With lots of colors to choose from, users can experiment with bright colors like royal blue or emerald green to make eyes pop.”

5

Don’t Forget Concealer

“It is a misconception that glasses wearers should skip concealer as the frames will cover under eyes. In fact, the shadows created by the glasses can make this worse, so it’s important to counteract this with a concealer that is one shade lighter than your skin tone. Using the concealer to brighten the eyelid will also make a big difference and create a fresher appearance.”

6

Try a Bold Lip

“For those looking to stand out, pairing a daring lip with glasses can create a bold beauty statement.”

 

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