Saturday, 22 April 2017

Top Tips | Wearing Makeup With Glasses

It wasn't until last month that I had to start wearing glasses. I applied my makeup as usual, popped on my glasses and off to work I went. Looking into the mirror at the end of the day, I realised
that the majority of my foundation on my nose had decided to slide downwards, leaving two lovely marks where my glasses had been perched all day (they weren't lovely marks...). I already have a very oily t-zone area, so trying to stop my foundation from sliding around, as well as making sure my glasses don't smudge anything, has been an experiment to say the least! After a few trials and errors, here are my top tips for making sure your makeup stays put and you're still looking your best when wearing glasses!

1. Primer
Using a primer before applying your makeup will help to ensure that it doesnt budge. I actually prefer to use an eye shadow primer like Urban Decay's Potion Primer, as I find it has better staying power than a normal face primer. I usually pop some right onto the areas where my glasses are going to sit, let it sink into my skin and then go ahead with the rest of my makeup.

2. Thin Layers
Applying thin layers of foundation helps to reduce the chances of it moving around. Using a damp beauty blender after applying foundation, gently dab away any excess product from your skin. A beauty blender will ensure excess foundation is taken away and will also prevent it from looking 'cakey'. To set your foundation and prolong staying power, apply a setting powder like RMCA No Colour Powder, which acts as an invisible seal and helps to keep natural oils at bay. 

3. Eyelash Curlers
Before applying mascara, use eyelash curlers to help your eyelashes curl upwards rather than towards your glasses. This will help to keep your lashes from hitting your glasses as you blink. Using a mascara aimed at thickening your lashes instead of lengthening them will also be helpful. When wearing false lashes, apply them with your eyelid slightly open and head tilted slightly back so that they sit in a more upwards direction when you place them on your upper lashline.

4. Concealer
Wearing glasses can actually darken your eye area due to the shadows which can be cast onto your face by the frames. Using a concealer can help to brighten those areas and prevent you from looking like you just have dark circles under your eyes! I like to conceal the inner corners of my eyes as well as my under eye area as the darkness in that area can contribute to that shadowy look. 

5. Eyeliner
Using a white or beige liner in your waterline will give the illusion of bigger eyes. This is espeically helpful if your glasses make your eyes appear smaller than normal. I find using Nars Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in 'Rue Bonaparte' stays put for hours and is great shade for giving you that fresh, wide-awake look.

6. Eyebrows
Making sure you have shaped and groomed your eyebrows is a must when wearing glasses. After all, it is your eyebrows that frame your face. I keep my eyebrow hairs in place with a clear brow gel by Anastasia Beverly Hills.

7. Setting Spray
Finally, an extra step to ensure your makeup is kept in place all day long is to use a makeup setting spray such as Urban Decay's All Nighter Setting Spray. A spritz of this will set your makeup and stop it from sliding all over the place when wearing your glasses.

So, those are my 7 top tips! Which steps will you take to ensure your makeup stays looking as good as possible when wearing glasses?



  1. Aw such a lovely post! The UD setter sprays are my favourite, I have only tried 'Chill' so far but can't wait to give 'All Nighter' a go! :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
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    1. Aw thank you so much for your comment! Ah you will love it! It's a great setting spray and brand :) x

  2. Yes yes and yes to all these. I have an excuse to try the Primer Potion again. My t-zone is terrible and to top it off my glasses also leave marks on my cheeks. Thanks for the tips!

    1. It's mega annoying, isn't it?! Hope these tips help you out lovely! x

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