Wear Glasses? Makeup Tips & Tricks to Try

by katie

It’s been a while since I did a beauty post so today it’s all about makeup tips and tricks to try for those of us who wear eyeglasses. This is something I have some trouble with. If you’re like me, you may find that you lose yourself when you have them on.

I’ve split these tips into two categories. The first one is all about the basics. These tips are the best of the best when it comes to your daily routine. The second one is making sure you keep your prescription in mind. There are different tips and tricks for nearsightedness, farsightedness and even astigmatism. Read on to find out what will work best for you!

The Basics

1. Make sure that you choose colors of eye shadow that compliment you because glasses tend to magnify your eyes. The best way to know is to choose coordinating colors to your eyes. Blue eyes look great with grey hues. Brown eyes look best with greens. Green eyes are complimented by purple hues.

2. It’s important that you be careful when you`re applying makeup. Watch for clumps and smudges because they will be more noticeable.

3. When applying mascara, make sure that you apply it thinly and avoid waterproof formulas. Make sure your lashes don`t touch the lenses of your glasses. From experience, this can be rather annoying.

4. Apply a highlighter to the brow bone for a more seductive look. Always remember to blend, blend, blend. Even though you’re wearing glasses, people will notice harsh lines between colors.

Keep Your Prescription in Mind

1. For those who are nearsighted, your lenses might make your eyes seem smaller. It`s best to choose colors such as pinks and blues to make your eyes pop behind the frames (just remember to stick to what compliments your eye color). This also goes for the eyeliner. Make sure you apply a thin line. If your eyes appear round, you could try to apply stronger eye makeup closer to the eyelash line.

2. If you`re farsighted, you need to use matte shades of shadows. This is because your eyes appear larger behind your glasses. Try beige, pinks and oranges. These colors will accent your eyes without making them seem larger than they actually are.

3. If you have astigmatism, you can wear stronger makeup. Apply eyeliner to the upper lid and blend carefully.

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed the tips and tricks. Have other tips you’d like to share? Comment below. I’d love to hear them!

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Tara Woodruff April 5, 2015 - 6:21 pm

Love These Tips!! Thank you!!

Kate Lynn April 7, 2015 - 11:12 am


Alina Alekseyeva April 5, 2015 - 11:41 pm

This is such a great post Kate for all of us who wear glasses. I used to wear contacts, but then switched back to glasses. They seem more affordable and doesn't irritate my eyes. But when it comes wearing makeup, I wish I can go back to contacts. I have astigmatism, so it's nice to know that I can keep wearing heavier eye makeup (I love to make my eyes pop!). Thank you for such great tips!

Kate Lynn April 7, 2015 - 11:14 am

I love the tips for astigmatism. I have it also!

Faith, Love and Lipstick April 6, 2015 - 1:04 am

Ugh! I hate it when you have a clump of mascara and it smudges on your glasses!

Kate Lynn April 8, 2015 - 11:02 am

Absolutely! It irritates me more than anything!

Lanae Bond April 6, 2015 - 3:59 pm

These are great tips! I am glad you posted makeup tips that a woman with glasses can use!

Kate Lynn April 8, 2015 - 11:02 am

Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad that you got some great info from this post!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes April 7, 2015 - 2:25 am

Very good tips! So far, I'm still wearing contacts, but not looking forward to the day when I have to wear glasses!

Julie S April 8, 2015 - 11:31 am

Ooh great tips. I never thought my glasses might make my eyes look smaller. I do know they hide the dark circles… lol

Heidi's Wanderings April 9, 2015 - 5:41 am

These are great tips, especially the one about wearing avoiding waterproof items.

Nikki Frank-Hamilton April 11, 2015 - 12:57 am

I wear glasses and I have astigmatism, why can I wear stronger make-up? Do my glasses make my eyes smaller too? Wow! If that is so I never noticed! Crazy!

Janelle@The Peaceful Haven April 11, 2015 - 1:18 pm

Such great information for all of us that wear glasses! Very helpful…thanks for taking the time to write this post!

sharon rowe April 12, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Great information! Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness link party 🙂

Kimberly Lewis April 12, 2015 - 3:34 pm

Awesome post. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party. Please stop by on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls


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