Though you might not think that it would, wearing glasses can complicate your usual makeup looks. The products and tools you’re using might be the wrong ones, you might be using the wrong techniques to apply it, the colors and shades might be all wrong, it’s not as easy and straightforward as it would be if you weren’t wearing glasses. You’ll probably want to know about the makeup mistakes you’re making when you wear glasses that are compromising your intended finished look, so that you don’t keep making them.
If you only wear glasses sometimes, you might be especially interested in how you should change your approach on those days when you’re planning to wear your glasses. Likewise, if you wear glasses all the time, you probably want to know how you should edit your routine. Whether you’ve worn glasses for years or they’re a relatively new accessory, you might be doing things that are sabotaging your finished face without even knowing it. From using the wrong eye shadows, liners, or mascara to choosing looks that’ll clash with your frames, there are a lot of ways that things can go wrong along the way. And while the finished look might still be OK, it might not turn out as well as it could. Knowing which mistakes you might be making is the first step to avoiding them in the future. Your makeup will be flawless, with glasses or without.
1Using Dark Shadows
While you might normally love a good smoky eye look complete with the darkest shades you own, that’s not the best route to take when you’re wearing glasses. According to StyleCaster, dark eyeshadow can make your eyes look too dark when paired with glasses. It’s better to stick with somewhat lighter shades and save any super-dark eyeshadow for the days you go glasses-less.
2Using Powdered Blush
While you may normally stick with a powdered blush, when you wear glasses, you might want to switch things up a bit. Makeup artist Brigitte Reiss-Andersen told Byrdie that cream blush is a better choice for glasses-wearers. It’s easy to blend with your finger and adjust exactly what it looks like, so it won’t be as striking as a powdered blush. Set it with a translucent setting powder and then you’ll be ready to go.
3Skipping Under-Eye Concealer
When you wear glasses, under-eye concealer is a must. According to HuffPost, the glass in your frames can make your under-eye darkness look worse. Apply some concealer and blend well, then set with a translucent setting powder to make sure that it’ll stay put all day long.