I have needed glasses and contact lenses ever since I was 11 years old and I have gone through several pairs of glasses since then. However I’ve finally found a pair I’m really happy with.  Although I don’t think I’m one of those people who glasses particularly suit, I have found ways in which I can use makeup to help me feel more confident when wearing glasses – and I thought I’d share some of these tips with you on my blog.

Neutral makeup works best

Although you can get plain black or brown frames for your glasses, I always find that neutral eye makeup works best with mine.  I recently uploaded my everyday makeup routine to my YouTube channel, where I use two of my favourite neutral MAC shades – All That Glitters and Woodwinked – finished off with some black liquid liner and lots of mascara.  As my glasses are a navy blue colour, I sometimes like to add a pop of colour to my waterline in the same navy blue shade.

Conceal dark circles underneath your eyes

Although I tend to conceal the area underneath my eyes on most days, I find that this makes a really big difference when I’m wearing glasses.  Glasses tend to highlight the area underneath your eyes so using a brightening concealer, such as the Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer, in a slightly lighter shade than your skin tone can help you look brighter and more awake.  Check out my tutorial on how to look more awake using makeup.

Shape your brows

Wearing glasses makes your eyebrows stand out more, so it’s worth taking some time to shape and fill your eyebrows.  I love using the Sleek Brow Kit to shape my brows, or the Topshop Brow Fixer when I’m in a bit of a rush!

A pop of colour on the cheeks and lips brings the whole look together

Finally, I always find that adding a pop of colour to my cheeks and lips helps bring the whole makeup look together. I normally go for a natural blush such as Benefit Sugarbomb and a natural lipstick such as MAC Brave.  However, brighter shades of blusher and lipstick also look great if you’re going for a more statement look!


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