Six Makeup Tips for Eyeglass Wearers

February 17, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

If you usually wear glasses, they are a part of “you” and we’ll photograph you in them. Some people have multiple pairs; if that’s you, bring them all!

If you are doing your own makeup for your Simple Session, here are some tips for makeup to enhance your look.

  1. Balance out your frames. Are they bright? Thin? Blocky? Your eye makeup should counter the look of your glasses: pair delicate frames with more elaborate makeup but keep it simple if your frames are bold.
  2. Nearsighted? Skip heavy eyeliner. Your prescription lenses make your eyes appear smaller, as does heavy eyeliner… so you don’t want to combine the two. Choose neutral eyeshadow and use a light touch. Apply mascara to the lash line to add definition.
  3. Volumize, rather than lengthen, your eyelashes with mascara. If your lashes are too long, they rub against your glasses lenses and can be irritating. Curling your lashes will help with this while opening your eyes, especially if you are nearsighted.
  4. Define your eyebrows. Ideally your brows should show just above your frames. Brush them upward to help create a stronger frame for your frames. Consider a brow pencil or powder to fill in sparse areas. Brow gel can help keep everything in place; I personally use a color brow gel to even out the color differences in my eyebrows.
  5. Place your blush around your eyeglasses. Add it to the apples of your cheeks and blend it back toward your ears.
  6. Balance out your eye makeup with a flattering lip color. Glasses draw attention to the upper part of your face, so bring appropriate attention back to the lower part. If you’ve done a bold eye, choose a lighter, more neutral lip. If you’ve kept your eye makeup lighter, you can choose a bolder lip color.

Glasses can share a lot about your personality. Choosing makeup that works with them while flattering your face helps you look authentically beautiful, and your confidence will show.


Women are multi-faceted, and I love helping them share images that show their authentic, beautiful, confident shine! How do you want to be photographed? Let's meet over coffee and talk about it. Contact me: text/call 434-226-0365 or email [email protected].


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