Makeup Mistakes to Avoid When You Are Wearing Glasses

Even with their huge popularity over the past few years, wearing glasses can sometimes be a pain when it comes to figuring out your makeup. Sure enough you will nail the “geek chic” look while you are wearing a pair of thick, square frames, but eye makeup can become a little bit difficult.

Here are some mistakes you have got to avoid when you are not wearing contacts. The following will help you wear makeup with glasses.

Dark Shadows

dark eye shadow

Save the smokey eye makeup for when you are wearing contacts, because too much dark eye shadow underneath glasses can make your eyes look way too dark. Instead, go for a light, highlighting shadow colour on your lid. For a little bit of extra drama and dimension, use a medium shade colour in your crease and blend well.

Liner that Matches Your Frames


Matching your liner to your frames can make your eyes blend in, not stand out. What you can do is try to select a liner that is at least a shade or two lighter than your frames (the exception is when your glasses are cream coloured or clear). With black frames, use a grey, brown or navy liner, and with brown frames use a taupe or bronze liner. You should blend the eyeliner with a cotton swab to give a less harsh look.

Not Curling Your Lashes

curling lashes

Make sure you are opening up your peepers! Curl your lashes at the root, mid-length and tip before you start to apply mascara so that your eyes look extra wide.

Mascara on Your Bottom Lashes

mascara lashes

Mascara can usually be a bit tricky on your bottom lashes. So skip this particularly when you are wearing glasses. The dark lashes on the bottom plus your frames can cast a shadow on an already dark part of your face. This will surely make you appear tired.

Don’t Ignore the Skin

smooth skin

Yes, your focus is certainly on the eyes when you are wearing glasses. However, you should never ignore the rest of your face. Smooth out your skin and even out tone with concealer and a lightweight foundation so that your eyes can really have the spotlight without any pesky red spots.

Anything Besides Yellow Concealer

dark circles

Circles below the eyes can ruin the look when you are wearing glasses. You should never use the wrong concealer. Try a yellow shade because this can help you combat any dark or red discoloration.

Thin with Thick

thick eyeliner

Thick frames call for thick eyeliner, just as thin frames call for thin eyeliner. Don’t mix the two, as this can over or under-exaggerate your eyes in a bad way.

Don’t Forget the Brows


Sometimes we focus so much on what’s behind the frames that we forget to look up! Remember to brush through and tweeze your eyebrows, which are framing your frames. Use a bit of brow gel if you are feeling daring. This will emphasize them.