Classic makeup for glasses wearers


Any makeup can be worn with glasses. I say that as someone who puts on her glasses every day, after doing whatever look. However, you can’t go wrong with a classic look. The point of this makeup is not to pull the attention to the makeup itself, but rather to your eyes, if that makes sense.

This look is great for glasses-wearers and for anyone wanting to enhance their eyes. It’s a simple technique of shadow and light in order to make your eyes bigger and stand out behind the glasses.

This look is also my everyday natural go-to look. I know it’s simple, but simple works. At first I added a red liner to make it more interesting, but then I realised I wanted to wear lashes so you can’t really see it. And I didn’t want to take up any more space on my lid (because that would make my eyes look smaller). Oh well! Feel free to spice it up with a colorful liner if you have more lid space. Adding a pop of color is a great trick for glasses wearers, as I mentioned in my makeup tips for glasses wearers post.

Classic makeup for glasses wearers

As I said, this look is all about light and shadow.

I created a shadow with a matte shade and defined my eye with it. I also hid the hood and wrinkles I have because of my eyeshape. I brought the color up and to the side on the outer corner to elongate my eye.

After that I applied light on the lid and inner corner. A light shimmer will catch light and make this area come forward.

Final step is liner, mascara and lashes. If you have naturally long and voluminous lashes, congrats! Lashes really help to bring out the eye, especially behind glasses. If you struggle with falsies, I suggest using *individual or *flare lashes. They also look more natural.

And that’s it!

This time I also made a short video to show you the steps:

A very simple technique, which works for most eye shapes. 

I also tested this look with my other, heavier glasses.


*Illamasqua Artistry Unveiled Palette (Shop in*UK & *EU)
*Luxie smokey eye brush set
*Eylure false lashes
*Ardell Individual lashes

*YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint Foundation BD30
Clarins Joli Blush, Cheeky Purple
*YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Lip Stain, 12


P.S. If you need help doing a red lip, check out my quide to the perfect red lip!


3 simple makeup tips for glasses wearers

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I’ve been asked to give makeup tips for glasses wearers, so here we go.

If you didn’t know, I’ve been wearing glasses for about five years now. I wear them every time I’m on my computer or when I’m reading or doing anything that requires a 100% eyesight. Which, I lack.

Personally I feel like all makeup is suitable for glasses wearers. You just do your makeup and put on your glasses. There, done. But – I also understand that glasses can hide your eyes or your makeup a little. And I do have some makeup tips for you.


Before and after some brow makeup.

Tip 1: Focus on your eyebrows

Glasses already do frame your eyes and face beautifully, but they tend to make your own features sink a little. If I’m not wearing any makeup on my brows, they are quite unexisting. They also hide behind my glasses, so brow makeup is a must have for me, while I’m wearing my glasses. They also lift up my eyes and give me posture.

So – show some love to your eyebrows! My favorite brow product is mad4eyebrow Natural Brow Filler, but I also love *Jane Iredale’s Brow Pencil and essence’s brow gel.

makeup tips for glasses wearers

makeup tips for glasses wearers

Tip 2: Wear a bright lipstick

I swear, bright lipsticks are made to be paired with cool glasses. Glasses kind of act as your eye makeup, so even if you only did your brows and applied a bright lipstick – you look like you have your calendar and life sorted. You might even know some coding.

My favorite red lipstick is Isadora’s Red Carpet, which is a true red in a matte formula. A shinier, more moisturizing version of it that I love is *Jane Iredale Gwen lipstick – and that is what I’m wearing in these photos.

Tip 3: Line your eyes

Lining your eyes with a simple brown, grey or black liner is an easy way to bring your eyes more forward. It just brings the focus back to your eyes, rather than the glasses. Another fun trick is to use some color. Here I lined my eyes with olive green liner, which also looks surprisingly natural. Don’t be afraid of a little color! I feel like wearing glasses you can get away with more color and play with your makeup, since the glasses always bring the last touch and make everything look clean and sophisticated.

I really like *Jane Iredale’s Mystikol liners.

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