Tips & Tricks

Makeup Tips for Glasses Wearers

September 12, 2007

Wear glasses like I do? Just follow the guidelines below to get your peepers sparkling in no time!

• Even out your skintone with a tinted moisturizer and concealer. Set any oily areas, the bridge of your nose and the top of your cheeks with powder to prevent the frames from rubbing off your base.

• Avoid really bright or shimmery blushes – they will make you look like a clown. Go with an apricot or soft pink blush in a matte formula.

• Glasses cast shadows which can make your undereye circles appear worse. Camouflage any discolorations with a yellow-based concealer and remember to set it with powder.

• Keep your brows neat and tidy by brushing them upwards with a spoolie then filling in any sparse areas with a pencil or powder. Thin wire frames look best with higher, thinner brows while thick bold frames look best with thicker brows with a natural arch.

• Different techniques should be used depending on your lenses. For those of you who are far-sighted, your lenses can magnify your eyes so keep your eye makeup relatively understated. Skip black liner which can look stark. Smudge a brown or gray eyeshadow along your lash lines and follow with a few coats of mascara.

On the contrary, lenses for those who are near-sighted can make your eyes appear smaller. For a natural look, try tightlining your upper and lower lash lines with a black pencil, then curl your lashes followed with several coats of mascara.

• If you want a sultrier look like Korean singer Hyolee above, smudge a black pencil or Revlon Bedroom Eyes Powder Liner all over your upper and lower eyelid. Remember to smudge and smudge and keep the color within your frames so the overall look is not too harsh. Finish the look by curling your lashes and applying several coats of mascara.

• Anything goes as long as you keep the color natural. I highly recommend MAC Viva Glam II Lipstick.

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  • Reply Anonymous September 12, 2007 at 5:19 am

    wow … thank you for the tips!

  • Reply Anonymous September 13, 2007 at 9:00 am

    can you please have some more new pictures under “my looks” and can you show some more eyeshadow looks
    especially with glitter eyeshadow.

  • Reply Anonymous September 14, 2007 at 12:15 am

    Great! As a regular wearer of glasses this helps tons.

  • Reply Anonymous September 14, 2007 at 1:16 am

    Thanks for the advice! Very useful.

  • Reply Anonymous September 17, 2007 at 9:24 am

    hey, do you happen to know how to remove ingrowns at the eyebrow area? thanks in advance.

  • Reply Anonymous September 21, 2007 at 4:56 am

    Hey, you have the one of the best makeup blogs out there! You should check out and post there too.

  • Reply Karen September 22, 2007 at 9:56 pm

    Hey Phylz,

    I am probably going up to Chicago next friday. When will you be in town?


  • Reply M September 23, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    hi~ I’m going to HK in December and I was just wondering where is a good place I can go to find good makeup and skincare products (ex. Kose, kanebo etc.) Thanks ~ ~ 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous December 2, 2007 at 10:03 pm

    hello! i just wanted to ask, i recently purchased the revlon bedroom eyes powder eyeliner; while it works great, it seems to fade off quickly, even if i moisturize my eye area beforehand so the shadow might stick. do you have any tips on how to keep it from falling?

  • Reply Anonymous January 7, 2008 at 12:37 am

    thanks for this. :DD
    my glasses always start drooping during gym.

  • Reply Christie August 4, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    thanx heaps!! keep up the gud work^^

  • Reply sam July 30, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    I like your glasses. What brand are they?

  • Reply mickey September 30, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    I can’t see when I take my glasses off. How do I wear eyeliner without the line getting all wiggly?

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