On average, one out of every two people will wear glasses at some point in their lives, so it doesn't hurt to know how to look pretty in glasses! I feel like glasses often get a bad rap when, in fact, they've been slowly coming back into style lately. Glasses are a great way to help you feel smart, sassy, and sophisticated, so whether you voluntarily wear glasses or need them in order to see, wear them proudly! To rise to your glasses wearing potential, here are 7 tips on how to look pretty in glasses!
1. Keep Your Eyebrows Groomed
This is one of the biggest tips to consider for how to look pretty in glasses. Keeping your eyebrows neat and well-shaped is a must because they will be highlighted even more by your glasses. So, whether you decide to DIY or see a stylist, don’t forget to keep your eyebrows clean and well groomed! You can even fill in any gaps with a brow powder or pencil. In between waxes, be sure to pluck those stray hairs and keep that unibrow at bay!
It's a sad truth, but women who wear glasses need to learn the importance of concealer. Unfortunately, glasses tend to highlight any dark circles, wrinkles or imperfections under your eyes. To avoid this, lightly dot concealer on dark circles and blemishes. Then, gently blend in your concealer with a makeup sponge. When doing this, make sure to not tug on your under eye skin, as this skin can be easily damaged.
3. Curl Your Lashes
There is nothing more annoying than having long, beautiful eyelashes that keep hitting against your glasses with every blink. To fix this problem, simply try curling your lashes. Not only will it keep your lashes up, but it'll also open your eyes, giving you that "wide-awake" look. You should also try using a volumizing mascara rather than a lengthening one, as the latter can smudge onto your glasses.
4. Eye Shadow Colors
When it comes to wearing glasses, make sure to wear a colored eyeshadow that complements your frame color. If you want your eyes and frames to stand out, you'll want to pick a shadow in the opposite color than your frame color on the color wheel. For example, if you have brown frames, you should try blue shadow to really make your eyes pop! Or, if you have blue glasses, try an orange hue on your lids. If you'd rather keep your look more natural, then stick to neutral colors or shades in the same color family.
It can be fun to go a little overboard with black eyeliner, especially if you're going out on the town at night. However, be aware that the effect will be magnified when you wear glasses. So to avoid a scary raccoon look, dial down the amount of eyeliner applied or go for a softer shade like gray or dark brown. Concentrate on outlining your lids rather then creating a smudged, smokey look. This way it will make your eyes pop, rather then make them look dreary.
6. Bold Lips
A great way to balance out the look of glasses is by sporting a bold lip color. Try a sexy and sassy deep red color or a brighter pink shade. However, keep in mind that this looks best when you're wearing glasses that are black or brown, not colored. For colored frames, stick to nude or rosy pink lips, preferably a gloss. The key is that you don't want your glasses to take focus away from the rest of your face.
7. Change Your Hairstyle
Those of us who sport spectacles should wear our hair long and loose. For short hair, wear a side-parted, retro bob. This hairstyle is particularly perfect if you happen to have cat-eye frames on your glasses! If you want a sassier and sophisticated hairstyle, try getting face framed bangs and wear your hair up in a loose ponytail. Be warned, a half-up and half down hairstyle isn't flattering for girls who wear glasses so be sure to stay away.
If you're going to be wearing glasses everyday, I recommend spending the money to get a bunch of different color and style frames. This way, you're not obligated to styling your makeup and hair to match one pair of glasses all the time. Think of your glasses as an accessory rather than a burden and you will start embracing your "four eyes" style! What's your favorite beauty tips for feeling pretty while wearing glasses?