Make Up Tips For Gals With Glasses

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Having to wear glasses can be a pain in the behind and I don’t even have to wear them all the time – perhaps this is why I find them so present on my face. I find that if I do my usual every day make up and wear my glasses, my eyes look really small and sunken and my face feels oily. Fear not my visually impaired friends, KP has some solutions!

1. Dig out those eyelash curlers. I always skip this step because I forget to do it before I’ve done my lids/can’t be bothered/I’m scared of pinching myself but I’m so clumsy/I have this irrational fear it will make my eyelashes drop off (no idea). This really opens up your eyes so they don’t get lost behind your frames.

2. Winged liner helps this too. Liner gives the eye its own accentuated shape away from the framing of your glasses. Also, avoid a smokey eye. As well as the art of this gets lost behind frames, it can also make your eyes appear smaller. The same goes with heavy lining underneath your eyes – mascara is your friend here at the bottom and will compliment your curled lashes!

3. Wear a bold lip. It’s easy for glasses, especially those with a defined frame, to be dominant on your face which can be especially uncomplimentary to fair skin. Counteract it with a lipstick to create a balance, be it a bold red or a pinky nude.

4. Shape dem brows. If your frames sit below your eyebrows, it can be really noticeable if they are uneven or unruly. Add shape to them (I use the Anastasia Brow Wiz in ‘soft brown’) and remember, they are sisters not twins.

5. Powder your T-zone. Even if you lust after a healthy and dewy finish, your base will inevitably rub off around where your glasses sit. Adding powder and minimising the amount of concealer you apply to the area will lessen any unsightly rub patches.

(These are just a few things that work for me, I’m by no means a professional make up artist!)

Do you wear glasses? What are your make up tips?



  1. daisy walters
    January 29, 2015 / 9:24 pm

    I have recently got new glasses and I'm meant to wear them pretty much full time. I have long eyelashes anyway but when I wear the amount of mascara that I do, glasses are a hard task! I don't need to curl my lashes but I think I might try and see if it helps.x x | daisydaisyxxo

    • Kirstie Pickering
      February 1, 2015 / 7:47 pm

      I find it makes such a difference! 🙂 x

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