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Can I Wear Makeup and Glasses? (Plus Tips You Need to Know)

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Wearing makeup can be intimidating, especially with new eyewear. You probably wonder, ‘Can I even wear makeup and glasses?’ The answer is yes, and it’s not as complicated or difficult as you may think. All it takes is a little bit of practice and the right techniques. 


Here are some of our favorite, easy makeup hacks for glasses:

Tip #1: Apply your makeup in a well-lit area. 

If you wear glasses, you may notice how easy it is to miss a spot or apply too much makeup. Use a magnifying mirror to prevent mistakes. Sit in a well-lit area so that you can see what you are doing. 


Using a mirror will help you verify that your foundation matches your skin tone and looks natural. If it seems like your foundation is melting off, use the mirror to blot the right parts of your face to restore it to normal. This will also prevent the foundation from transferring onto your frames.

Tip #2: Choose liquid-based products.

Liquid-based makeup can be much easier to apply and blend. For things such as eyeshadow and mascara, you can purchase inexpensive and high-quality products at your local beauty supply store. 


Cream-based eyeliner will blend easier and apply more evenly. It will also have less fallout from your brush and keep you from getting powder on your lenses. These products are great and often come in waterproof varieties, which comes in handy for mascara because it is less likely to flake off onto your lenses throughout the day. 

Tip #3: Wear brightening eye makeup.    

You can wear makeup and glasses and still look great with the right smoky eye. However, even with a smoky eye, it’s important to brighten the eye around it. Conceal your under-eye area, and look for shimmery, warm shades of eyeshadow to help your eyes stand out from behind your lenses. Neutral shades are best.


When applying your eye makeup, mascara is also essential, but the last thing you want is for your eyelashes to brush up against the lenses. To prevent this from happening, curl your top eyelashes before applying mascara. An eyelash curler is an excellent tool to invest in when you want to wear glasses and makeup. 

Summary: Can I wear makeup and glasses?

With the right techniques, tips, and tools, you can wear makeup and glasses, and look fabulous. It may take time to perfect, but it is possible. Start with these simple makeup hacks for glasses:


  • Use a magnifying mirror in a well-lit area while applying your makeup. 
  • Wear liquid-based products.
  • Brighten your eyes.


The transition into wearing glasses and makeup can be intimidating, but with these helpful makeup hacks, you can be on the right track in no time. 


Need help finding the perfect pair of glasses for your new look? Stop by your local For Eyes today. 

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