Long gone are the days when spectacle-wearing women were considered to be the mousy, librarian types. If you’re a girl in glasses, it’s a pretty safe bet you’ve not been referred to as “Four-Eyes” any time in the past decade (if ever). In many cases, the right pair of frames can even add to your hotness by adding a layer of — or at least the perception of — intelligence, confidence and depth.
But getting the most mileage out of your makeup in combination with your glasses can be tough, so professional makeup artist Emma Willis for Contour Fossashows us how it’s done.
While the frames of glasses frame your face, your cheeks and brows frame your glasses. So play up these features that draw attention to your eyes! Use a dark brown shadow and an angled brush to fill in your brows so they are prominent. Then apply a bit of pink blush on the apples of your cheeks. If your glasses are larger frames that hide a bit of your cheekbone, use them as guidance for where to apply the blush so the color doesn’t rise up past the frame. With the glasses on, use a highlighter to add some shimmer to the outer cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, and above your eyebrows. Blend bronzer into the hollows of your cheekbones for added definition.
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