Makeup Tips For Girls Who Wear Glasses

by Stephanie Montes

Is your makeup currently hiding behind a pair of thick frames and glaring lenses? While we love nothing more than a girl who wears fab glasses, we know getting your features to pop from behind a pair can be tricky. Give your look a little more oomph by following our tips for showstopping eyes and glowing skin. But don’t stop reading if you have 20/20 vision: These tricks are not just for four-eyed chicks—they’re fabulous for any girl who wants to make a spectacle!

Get the most makeup genius tips, whether you wear glasses or not.

Photo: Vanessa Jackman


Applying your mascara strategically can be the difference between standout eyes and lashes that fall flat. Reach for a waterproof formula to avoid smudging onto the glass or falling flakes.

Apply one coat from the base to the ends for extra length but focus on the roots on your second (or third) coat. This gives you thick lashes that shine through your frames, without the length that causes your lashes to bump into your lenses.


Thicker frames make eyes look smaller than they are. Apply thick liner to complement your frames and draw attention to your eyes. For added drama, use your liner all around the eye.

Thin frames can actually magnify your eyes in an unflattering way. Mimic your thin frames with an equally thin liner and limit yourself to only the top lash lines. Opt for a navy or burgundy liner to make eyes really stand out.


Have you noticed some glasses actually mask eyebrows completely? Eyebrows play an important role in your look, so make sure to give them the attention they deserve.

Use an eyebrow pencil to darken, thicken and heighten your arch, if needed. If glasses are an everyday accessory for you, try plucking your eyebrows with them on for the perfect result.


Glasses can end up magnifying dark under-eye circles, but worse yet they sometimes create a shadow that makes you look like you have bags when you don't!

Apply a creamy concealer under the eyes to brighten and prevent them from looking sunken in. Look for a concealer in one shade lighter than your foundation for extra brightening power.


Applying a foundation can be tricky for girls with glasses. A dewy finish works best because the healthy glow draws attention away from the lenses.

To avoid a major faux pas, blot away excess foundation from your nose and cheeks before putting on your glasses. Cakey makeup on your frame is no bueno!


Your pout is really the only feature on your face not affected by your specs. Take this opportunity to find your signature lip color. If you're into bright shades, try a bold pop of red, or if you’re more of neutral girl, opt for a pretty nude.