Makeup For Glasses!

Hey, friends! If you suffer from My Glasses Always Ruin My Makeup syndrome, this is the post for you. For your reading pleasure I'll be breaking down a simple look that I often wear when I can't be bothered to wear contact lenses - or when I forget to reorder them, which is more frequently the case if I'm honest. Let's get to it!

Makeup for Glasses

Since elaborate eye makeup is lost behind my specs, I prefer to spend the majority of my time perfecting my base and brows. I adore the look of bold brows over a set of frames, oof. Whip out your brow definer and get feathering.

Makeup for Glasses

Although there's no real way to avoid the dreaded nose-bridge smudge that your glasses so lovingly bestow, a good mattifying primer will do wonders to help. Personal favourites of mine are the Benefit Porefessional balm, Make Up For Ever Step 1 Smoothing Primer, and the Arbonne Makeup Primer. As these babies keep your oil at bay, your foundation has a much better chance of staying put for a longer period of time, which is all you can really do unless you're a superhuman witch or the like. Make sure you take this primer across your cheekbones to avoid the undereye smear, also!

Naturally, I follow this step with a matte foundation - even is its just in the centre of the face. Generally speaking, and by generally speaking I mean always, I prefer to have a dewy base, but when you place glasses overtop of super-strobed skin its all too easy to look sweaty. Not so cute. Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3in1 Foundation is my go-to, anti-oil slick base, although I've heard great things about the L'Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation too!

Makeup for Glasses

The most important part of this process is the powder you use to set your base. I mean, I don't want to sound dramatic, but finding the right powder will change your life forever. Probably. My winning combo begins with the Face Of Australia Loose Translucent Powder, which I use to bake my undereye and nose area, and ends with the Rimmel Clear Complexion powder, which I dust over the remainder of my face region. However, when it comes to touch ups there is no powder better than the Benefit Porefessional Agent Zero Shine. It'll absorb your spec-induced oil, minus the powder cakeage. Cakeage is not a real word, but should be.

Given that we're not going crazy in the eye makeup department, I like to go in on bronzer and highlighter. If i'm wearing glasses, I'm probably a glowing, sculpted goddess. What I'm trying to say is: play up those cheekbones.

Speaking of eye makeup, I either stick with plain ol' mascara - because false lashes will likely interfere with your specs - or I mix things up with a bold wing. Plus, the beauty of the glasses situation is that no one can properly tell if said wings are even or not. You can't lose here, people. Pro tip: if your liner tends to crease behind glasses, try setting it with a shadow of the same colour.

Makeup for Glasses

Finally, when it comes to lips, you can't really go wrong. I'm partial to a nude lip, or a nice statement colour, but whatever you feel most comfortable in will work!

I hope this was helpful to all of you glasses-wearing folk out there - let me know if you'd like a breakdown of another spec-friendly look!

Sophia ♡


Thank you so much for reading, have a beautiful day!

1 comment:

  1. Ahh I have a post just liked this called makeup tips for girls who wear glasses! We had a lot of the same tips! I'm a sucker for lipstick and that better than sex mascara is one of my faves