A Foolproof Makeup Routine for Girls With Glasses
Even those who wear contacts reach for their frames on certain days. Here, six steps to looking awake from one of our bespectacled beauty editors.
A little setting powder goes a long way in preventing glasses from slipping throughout the day. Load up a fluffy brush with translucent powder and dust it down the bridge and sides of your nose to sop up any excess oil.
Glasses can actually magnify under-eye shadows so you definitely still need concealer. To avoid using too much, which can look cakey, apply a highlighter first. Then, tap on a light layer of under-eye concealer.
Sweep on a neutral shadow from lash line to brow bone to neutralize any redness or discoloration on your lids.
Draw a thick line across upper lids only. (Rimming your lower lash lines might read more sleepy than sultry.) I also like to go over the line with a shadow in a similar shade to give it staying power—and if I’m being completely honest, to blend away any uneven gaps.
Apply two coats of a volumizing mascara to upper lashes only. Again, the goal is to lift lashes to look bright-eyed and awake. A lengthening or curling formula can cause lashes to press up against your lenses, whereas a volumizing one will thicken so they pop behind your glasses.
Just as glasses frame your eyes, brows frame your glasses. Keep yours groomed by running a clean spoolie brush through them. Brush up and then out to make them look thicker.