Achieving the most flattering makeup while wearing glasses can be a challenge. How much shadow is too much? Can you even see my makeup behind these glasses? That’s why we turned to celebrity makeup artists Nicole Walmsley and Hinako to get their inside tips on nailing the perfect makeup look.
Define Your Eyes
Make your eyes stand out behind those lenses by defining them with a strong swipe of eyeliner. To take your liner from day to night, add a little flick to the outer corners for a subtle cat’s-eye. Hinako advises going with a gel liner like Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eyeliner ($25) or Inglot Matte Eyeliner Gel ($13).
When it comes to shadow, less is more. “I like using neutral shimmer eye colors for daytime to keep away from a heavy eye with your frames,” says Hinako. “What you can do to define your eye without heaviness is fill in the spaces between your individual eyelashes with eyeliner pencils.” Her favorites? Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner ($32) and Charlotte Tilbury ‘Rock ‘n’ Kohl’ Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil ($27).
Curl Your Lashes
Curling your lashes and adding two coats of mascara will make eyes appear more open (as well as keep them from bumping into your lenses!). To make sure your lashes don’t flake, comb them through after applying to remove any excess product.
Shape Your Brows
Glasses or not, it’s always a great idea to have perfectly shaped eyebrows. “This makes for a more polished and sophisticated look that we know we all like,” Hinako says. “My favorites are Anastasia Clear Brow Gel ($22) and Lancôme Les Sourcils defines ($26).”
For a chic evening look, Walmsley says to “balance a bold set of frames with a pop of color on your lips. Red is always classic and chic.”
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