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How To Wear Makeup With Glasses — Celeb Makeup Artist Spills Tips

Wed, October 14, 2015 2:58pm EDT by Dory Larrabee 1 Comment
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Tons of celebrities don’t have perfect eyesight and rely on contacts for their red carpet appearances. A few celebs wear glasses, and if you do too, here are some tips from a celebrity makeup artist for getting a gorgeous makeup look!

Celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg, who works with stars like Lucy Hale and many others, told Violet Grey: “Too little makeup gets lost behind frames, but too much can appear distorted through them. You have to create just the right look with just the right amount of makeup.” Shop her favorite products below!

“Pick one thing to be a statement — eyes, lips, or glasses — and let the other elements complement that. Maybe you want to do something graphic with black or brown frames, and then something neutral with colored frames. Colored eye makeup with colored glasses is a little much, unless that’s your jam!”

If you have super long lashes, make sure your mascara is dry before you put your glasses on.

Jamie loves the Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash: “This creates a really pretty glow on the face that complements glasses. You don’t want your face to be flat and dry when wearing frames — having moisture makes everything fit together better.”

Makeup With Glasses — Expert Tips On How To Wear It

Jamie says you need to define your brows. Use Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brow Pencil: “This is such an important step when wearing glasses. You need to frame the face and the specs with a nice strong brow. Dior’s brow pencil is detailed, natural-looking, and easy to use.”

And definitely use concealer, because glasses bring attention to your eyes: “To enhance brightness and alertness you need to use a natural concealer under the eyes. The BY TERRY Touche Veloutee Highlighting Concealer Brush one blends evenly and naturally and does not compete with the glasses.” It also possesses serious staying power, so it won’t wear away on the bridge of the nose where specs sit.”

Do you wear glasses? Are these tips helpful?

— Dory Larrabee-Zayas