Making Faces

Making Faces: Makeup for Glasses

What I Used:

under eyes: Make Up For Ever HD Concealer in 325

eyeliner: The Body Shop Pencil Liner in Brown

eye brows: MAC Brow Pencil in Fling

eye lashes: MAC Haute & Naughty Mascara

lips: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square

I recently got contacts, but until about 6 months ago I wore glasses every day of my life.  I know people usually make the switch from glasses to contacts around age 15, but somehow I missed the boat and so just decided to stick with what I knew. Oh man, you should have seen me when I went in for my first contacts fitting.  The doctor was explaining how to get them in and I was all, “I’m a makeup artist, I’m suuuper comfortable with eyes, I got this…”  Fast forward to me 20 minutes later, still trying to get the first contact in, nearly on the verge of tears.  I have since become better at getting contacts in, but I still like to wear my glasses.

For my eyes, I lightly lined them with brown pencil and applied a lot of mascara.

My main focus was on the lips.  I love statement lips with glasses because it creates a stand-out “look.”  I applied NARS Red Square, a red lip pencil with an orange base.  Orange-reds are bit more light, young and casual than deep, blue-reds, but that’s not to say there isn’t a place for those deep reds, too.

If you are a glasses wearer, try defining your eyebrow as a way to make your eyes stand out behind your frames.  Be careful not to over fill your brows, though, because ultimately you want them to look natural.  Use short hair-like strokes with an eyebrow pencil and keep your pressure light so the pigment isn’t too dark.

  • Pete Starbuckzz

    nice.of u to share… but at the same time, its also kinda, not nice now, b.c as a guy, now that I Know these tricks.. it might not be quite as magical to me anymore…

  • Chynna White

    meow. she looks like the rachel leigh cook in she’s all that makeover in hot hipster reverse.

  • Catherine Bruno

    I like it because it’s simple. I read in Seventeen magazine that glasses already draw attention to the face so it’s better to go neutral with the eye makeup. But I’m not sure if I could pull off a red lip.

  • Val Ieum

    Diggin it.

  • MJ Rojas

    My frames aren’t as big as your though, and my eyelashes are so long that when I put on mascara, they bump with the glasses :( any advice?

    • MJ Rojas

      *as big as yourS

    • Alle Connell

      I have the same thing, MJ, and I’ve found that the easiest way around that is to really curl your eyelashes. We’re talking use the curler twice REALLY CURL THEM. That way they point up towards your eyebrows instead of out towards your glasses. Also, make sure your mascara has totally dried before you put your glasses on. I know it’s a “duh” thing to say but I still forget sometimes.

  • Mary Clare O’Sadnick

    love it! now… where did you get those frames?

  • Kelley Svenvold

    Congrats on getting your contacts! I train patients on how to insert and remove contacts and trust me, I’ve seen it all! This is pretty much the exact makeup I do everyday for my glasses too! :)

  • Kassandra Ann Vasquez

    Love it! I work in a glasses dispensary and am always interested in ways to make my glasses wearing days more fun and chic.

  • Heather Leah Barmore

    Yep, need the glasses. I have been looking for frames with the subtle angle…where and what brand??

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