Stumped on how to rock your optical glasses outside of your abode while still looking glam? We asked beauty guru Joey Maalouf what his makeup must-haves are based on five fierce eyeglass shapes. Get the inside scoop and shop his exclusive tips here—there’s no doubt you’ll be confidently owning your specs everywhere from the office to a night out on the town… You have our word!
Look Ultra Gorg In Your Opticals
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"For major nighttime style, match vintage inspired frames flawlessly by lining your top lash line with black liquid liner to create a cat eye. Afterwards, apply several coats of mascara to your top lashes only, which will result in a lifting effect."
Elizabeth and James
Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner
Studio Sculpt Lash Mascara
"Make your eyes POP during the day by using a waterproof, cobalt blue pencil in your waterline plus a few coats of black mascara on both top and bottom lashes. The classic frame on Illesteva's pair is so bold, a slight pop of color will look like a whisper of magic."
Flanery Black Opticals
Cils Tint Lash Enhancer
Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner
"The amazing thing about cat eye shaped glasses is that they literally do all the work for you. Keep your eye makeup neat during the day by applying just mascara. To take this frame out at night, wear a bright, matte lip color in a tomato red shade."
Cat-Eye Optical Glasses
Matte Lipstick in Indie Flick
Maxi Lash Waterproof Mascara
"When working with statement opticals, keep things simple—your eyes should do all the talking. Apply a chocolate brown eyeliner pencil in the corners of your top and bottom lashes to create an eye-opening effect ideal for daytime wear."
Walker Eyeglasses in Canton Blue
Magic Khol Eye Liner in Brown
Square Or Geometric
"Coat your lids with a wash of metallic gold eyeshadow from the top lash line to the crease. Applying a dab of rosebud salve will create a fun evening mood for these laid back frames."
Geometric-Frame Optical Glasses
Smith’s Rosebud Salve
Rosebud Perfume Co.
Phyto-Ombre Glow Eyeshadow