We Asked, Experts Answered—7 Ways to Level Up Your Makeup Game With Glasses

Camri Hewie Makeup for Glasses

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As a glasses-wearing beauty editor, I've heard one too many times that wearing glasses makes doing makeup difficult. Feeling discouraged from playing with eye makeup while sporting frames isn't a new concept (if you're curious, search online for "vintage beauty guides" on Youtube to see how it's been navigated throughout history), but I'm a firm believer that we can never have too much access to new sources of information and products to match.

If you're wearing glasses on the daily, why not highlight your eyes even more with eye shadows, luscious lashes, and eyebrow pomades? With that idea in mind, I've pieced together a guide to glasses-worthy makeup with the help of two beauty experts: celebrity makeup artist and educator Monika Blunder and beauty expert and entrepreneur Tomy Rivero. Keep scrolling for the seven biggest tips, tricks, and products for pulling off the perfect makeup look for glasses every time.

Tip #1: Prime and Conceal Around the Eyes

Tip #2: Add Length and Volume to the Lashes

Tip #3: Try Soft Eye Makeup

Amaka Hamelijnck Makeup for Glasses

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Tip #4: Frame Your Eyes With Elongated Brows

Tip #5: Apply Powder to the T-Zone

Tip #6: Play With Bold Lip Colors

Tip #7: Apply a Pop of Color to the Cheeks

Maya Thomas
Assistant Beauty Editor
Maya Thomas is Who What Wear's assistant beauty editor based just outside of Seattle, Washington. Her strong love for all things beauty and fashion stems from a strong childhood interest in the fine arts. During a gap year spent in Paris studying the history of French fashion, she shifted her focus to English literature and journalism as a student at Loyola Marymount University with the goal of one day pursuing a career in fashion. After graduating in May 2021, Maya began freelancing for Parade.com as a contributing commerce writer while also building a following on her lifestyle blog, Itsmayalala.com. When she's not writing, Maya spends her free time catching up on reading, perusing art galleries, and enjoying a night out at the ballet every now and then.