How to Apply Eye Makeup for Eyeglasses

Wearing eyeglasses is important if you have less than 20/20 vision, however it can often be difficult to determine the best way to wear eye makeup. Some feel that too many eye colors might be distracting; others feel that their eyes are barely visible behind their eyeglass lenses and frames. Knowing how to apply makeup and the correct amount to wear will help guarantee that you don’t look as if your eyes are double-framed, while still ensuring they are not lost behind your glasses.


Things You’ll Need:
Eyebrow pencil

Determine how Your Glasses Make your Eyes Look
1 Some eyeglasses actually create an optical illusion, making eyes seem larger or smaller than they are. By determining what size your eyes appear, you’ll be able to adjust your eye makeup accordingly. It’s best to step outside and look at your reflection in a mirror. When you step outside, you’ll be able to view your reflection in natural light and will have a better, truer reflection.

2 Determine the style of your eyeglasses. If your eyeglasses are rimless you will want to add plenty of dramatic color to bring out your eyes. If your eyeglasses have a brightly colored frame, it’s best to use colors that are muted or subdued.

3 Apply concealer to any under-eye circles, as these will be more noticeable while wearing glasses.

4 Apply light-colored eye shadow if your eyes appear small and dark colors to the lids if your eyes appear larger in eyeglasses. If your eyes appear small, use plenty of highlighter at the brow bone, as well.

5 Eyeliner on the top of your lashes will help make your eyes look larger. If you want your eyes to look smaller, you can skip the eyeliner or simply apply a bit to the top lids and not on the lower lids. Apply a thin line by the lashes if your eyes appear smaller.

6 Choose two coats of mascara if your eyes appear smaller behind your glasses. If your eyes appear too large while wearing glasses, it is best to skip the mascara, as this will just cause your eyes to appear even greater in size. Always choose volumizing mascara and not those that will increase the length of your lashes.

7 Apply a bit of color to your eyebrows with a pencil. Always brush your eyebrows into the desired shape using an upward sweeping motion.

Tips & Warnings
Using a white eyeliner pencil will help make your eyes appear larger. Apply white eyeliner to both top and lower lashes.

To make small eyes appear larger, use one shimmery, light eyeshadow and sweep that one color from the lid to the browbone.

Don’t use lengthening mascaras as these can increase your eyelash length to the point that they touch your eyeglasses.

If you are wearing brightly colored eyeglass frames, balance the color with a bright lipstick..