Sure, eyes are the windows to the soul, but it’s hard to show
‘em off when they’re hiding behind thick frames. Follow these tried-‘n’-true
tips to make those peepers shine—even if you’re rocking glasses!
Tip #1: Conceal dark circles
We’ve probably mentioned this product on more than one
occasion, but we only do because this product definitely delivers! Apply
Maybelline’s DreamLumi Touch Highlighting Concealer under your eyes, and using
your ring finger, carefully blend the product out. You should notice an instant
glow to those eyes like you’ve had 10+ precious hours of beauty sleep.
Maybelline DreamLumi Touch Highlighting Concealer
in Radiant, $8, drugstore.com
Tip #2: Define your brows
Because your brows frame your glasses, it is very important
that they be well groomed. Use a darker brow shade so that they balance out
your glasses (which typically come in darker colors). This eyebrow pencil by
Rimmel has a convenient brush cap that you can use to comb and tuck stray brow
hairs back into place!
Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil, $4,
Tip #3: Use a mineral or powder foundation
Liquid foundations tend to have more slip, which means that
your glasses might slide around on your face throughout the school day. Try
dusting a mineral or powder foundation all over your face, using your
fingertips to lightly press the product into your skin.
Ulta Mineral Powder Foundation, $14, ulta.com
Tip #4: Use a warm-toned eyeshadow
Balance out the cool tones of your glasses with a warm-toned
eyeshadow (or vice versa if you have warm-toned glasses like brown frames).
Avoid eyeshadows that have chunky pieces of glitter (which might reflect back
on the glasses). Instead, opt for a pretty, finely-milled shimmer! We like
browns with red undertones, golds and bronzes for those lids. Try L’Oreal’s
Infallible Eyeshadow in Amber Rush. This shadow has a unique powder-cream
texture and is also waterproof, crease resistant
and fade resistant. Using your finger, pick up a little bit of the product and
blend it onto your lids. Easy!
L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Amber Rush, $8,
Tip #5: Pick a volumizing mascara
This combo should really make your eyes pop! Instead of
reaching for a lengthening mascara, pick up a volumizing mascara. Each lash
should be full and fluttery so that your eyes can peep out behind those frames!
Sephora Outrageous Volume Mascara in Ultra Black,