How to Match Your Makeup to Your Glasses

How to Match Your Makeup to Your Glasses

Anyone who wears glasses can attest to how challenging it can be to match their makeup to them. It’s somewhat surprising to see how much wearing glasses changes so many features on your face and forces you to alter your thoughts on makeup selection and application. You don’t want to hide your eyes completely with your glasses, but you also don’t want to put on so much makeup that your vision suffers as a result. Several factors go into the selection and application of makeup, as well as choosing the right frames for your glasses, in order to create perfect complements to one another. Here are some of the best things to consider.


Apply Eye Shadow Based on The Shape of The Eyes

One of the goals you should have with your glasses is to make them frame your eyes. Eye shadow plays a big role in this, and the application of the eye shadow makes a difference. If you chose rectangular glasses, try applying the eye shadow in more of a horizontal shape. If you chose rounded glasses, apply it in a round shape. It’s amazing how this simple adjustment can make such a big difference, so give it a try next time and see what results follow.

 

Select Colors That Blend Smoothly

Many times women get frustrated with their makeup because they can’t find a good color balance with their glasses. Creating a good balance without clashing colors is usually more appropriate, unless you’re looking to make a bigger statement with your appearance. If your glasses have bright colors, then the best makeup color choices should include brown, navy, grey or an off-white color. Too many bright or bold colors can be a little intense, which isn’t something most women go for on a daily basis.

 

Picking the Right Texture for Your Makeup

The texture of your makeup was likely hard to decide on even before you had glasses. The good news is wearing glasses should make this decision easier. You don’t necessarily want to wear iridescent or pearlescent powders for your eye shadow, setting powder or foundation, since the powder can easily fall on the lenses throughout the course of a day. The best results usually come from using a smoother textured makeup since it sticks to the eyelids better and won’t be constantly getting your lenses dirty.


Types of Frames to Consider 

The types of frames you have can make a major impact on the most effective method for choosing and applying makeup. These tips based on common frame types can help you tremendously:


  • Colored Frames. 

    If you have colored frames, the most important factor to consider with your makeup is obviously the color. Neutral colors for your eye shadow will work with almost any frame color you choose. You may have to increase the thickness of your eyeliner application as well, depending on how thick your frames are.

  • Wired Frames.

    With wired frames, the more natural your makeup looks, the more emphasis you’ll be placing on your eyes. Consider using a lighter eyeshadow that complements your lightest facial skin tone and blend in a slightly darker color on the eyelid itself. The whole idea with wired frames is to frame the eyes naturally without drawing a lot of attention to them by using bright and bold colors.

  • Patterned Frames

    If you have patterned frames, you’ve probably had plenty of struggles trying to find the right makeup. Patterned frames themselves garner a lot of attention, since they are usually the first thing people notice when looking at you. There’s only so much you can do with your makeup when it comes to your eyes, and the challenge is to not go overboard trying to make your eyes stand out. The best thing to do is stick with the basic neutral colors, but add other shinier products like blush and lip scrub to complement your boldly patterned frames.

Nearsighted vs. Farsighted Factors 

Believe it or not, being nearsighted or farsighted plays a significant role in how you should consider applying makeup. Nearsighted people often have to deal with their glasses making their eyes look smaller. To counterbalance this, use a softer mid-tone shade of eyeliner with some mascara. Farsighted people have the opposite struggle, in which glasses can make their eyes look larger than they want. Using darker shades of eyeliner if you’re farsighted can help prevent your eyes from looking too large.


Wearing glasses on a daily basis can be challenging enough, depending on what you do for a living. And when you have a hard time finding the perfect makeup to complement the glasses, it’s easy to get frustrated. Hopefully these tips will help guide you in the right direction in finding the right frames based on the makeup you desire or vice versa.

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