Makeup For Glasses

Coming up with makeup for glasses can often prove to be difficult – since glasses already draw so much attention to the eyes already! Whether you want to create a natural look for the daytime, or a dramatic evening look for a night out, below are some ideas which will complement your glasses – whatever shape they may be!

Natural pink

This look is perfect if you want to create an artificial glow, with a splash of colour on the cheeks, eyes and lips.

  1. Create a soft, matte base using liquid foundation a sturdy stippling brush. Then apply powder onto the t-zone, or any area of the face which is oily.
  2. Curl your lashes, and apply a glittery shade using a fat makeup brush onto the entire lid.
  3. Tight-line the eye using an angled eye brush and black gel liner. Don’t extend the flick too much, as this look is fairly casual.
  4. Apply a thin coat of mascara on your lashes, taking care to avoid any clumps.
  5. Now apply a tiny amount of blush on the apples of your cheeks, and a cute pink gloss on your lips.

Bronzed cat eye

A versatile look which can be worn out to dinner, drinks and everything in between. The cat-eye should be subtle and not extended too far, since it might be covered by the glasses.

  1. Apply an eyelid primer on your eyes if you’re prone to oily lids, or to make your eyeshadow last all day long. Then apply a dark shade over the outer corner and blend out well.
  2. Use a fat eyeshadow brush and apply a lighter colour over rest of the lid. Then, take a blending brush and smooth out all the lines into the crease.
  3. Draw a tiny cat-eye extending from the outer corner of the eye, then curl lashes and apply mascara as usual.
  4. Fill in your brows, and apply a highlighting shade over the brow bone to give some definition.


  • Avoid using bright colours on your lids. The reason is that the glasses might actually block view of your eyelids throughout the day/night. Save the bright colours for your cheeks or lips. A lip gloss is a great alternative and is quick and easy to apply.
  • Don’t be scared to use false lashes. They will make your eyes pop and extend your lashes to almost twice their original size. Use a fibre lash mascara if the thought of falsies still makes you uneasy.

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