Just because you don't exactly have 20/20 vision doesn’t mean your glam has to suffer. By following a few simple tips, you can look as, if not more, fabulous than your sans-lens self. Read on to learn how to banish your four-eyed insecurities and enhance your pretty peepers!
Define Your Brows
Since your eyebrows are one of the few facial features that are actually visible while rocking frames, make sure they stand out. First, tweeze any pesky, stray hairs (but never over-tweeze!) and shape your brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW Pomade ($18). To keep unruly brows tamed all day, set them with e.l.f. Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Gel ($1).
To prevent your eyes from getting lost behind your snazzy specs, rim your waterline on both the top and bottom. Use MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eye Liner ($19) for a 24-hour smudge proof look. For collegiettes who have sensitive eyes, reach for INGLOT Cosmetics Matte Collection AMC Eyeliner Gel 77 ($12). With an angled eyeliner brush, paint a thick line onto your upper lash line. Its creamy, long-lasting formula makes it a four-eyed gal’s best friend.
Between breaking a sweat at the gym to sipping a hot beverage, or simply cooking, your lens can get foggy, which often translates to runny mascara. And, in general, glasses magnify the smallest of clumps. Fear not: the solution is to coat your lashes with a waterproof mascara like CLINIQUE Lash Power Mascara Long-Wearing Formula ($16). Wiggle the wand in horizontal motions at the root of your lashes (leaving your tips alone). Your lenses and lashes will never clash again. Now, feel free to bat your lashes with confidence.
Your frames attract added attention to your eyes. To deflect the spotlight, swap bright eye shadows with a strong lip: paint your pout pretty with a bold color like neon pink or bright red. Not only will the shade offset the frame of your glasses but it’ll make your teeth appear whiter. Gotta’ love a double beauty whammy.
Keep It Simple
Pair a bold lip with soft eye shadow shades: light and dark browns, flesh-toned neutrals and bronze tones. On days you want a subtle pop of color, use a eye shadow primer that has a pearl finish, like MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Bare Study ($20), a soft beige with gold pearl.
Bifocals tend to accentuate the under eye area so opt for a lightweight concealer that won’t cake. An all-in-one product like Laura Mercier Undercover Pot Under Eye Concealer ($34) comes with a silky translucent finishing powder that will banish dark circles and bags while illuminating your complexion.