Wearing makeup can be quite a challenge for girls who wear glasses, but that certainly doesn’t make it an impossible feat. Hiding behind your frames is a no-no, so don’t let your specs keep you from confidently snapping a selfie or two. By now we've said it a dozen times: Geek is chic, and all you have to do is unleash the beauty nerd in you.
Read on below for a virtual crash course on how to wear makeup while wearing your glasses—with lessons straight from your favorite celebs!
Want to sport makeup underneath your glasses but not willing to go all-in? If you’re feeling iffy about leaving your comfort zone, start small with a look that’s closest to au naturel. Groom your arches to achieve a strong brow game, but keep your eye makeup to a minimum. For your lippie, pick a rosy shade that’s almost similar to your natural lip color.
Maxine Magalona wore her black-rimmed glasses with Kylie Lip Kit in Candy K—a soft, warm nude that gives her pucker just the right amount of color.
You can also take a hint from Martine Cajucom’s no-makeup look. Just a hint of blush on your cheeks plus a swipe of tinted lip balm should be enough to make the right impression.
Sporting a statement lip color is one of the oldest tricks in the book, and it always does what needs to be done. This requires a certain level of confidence to pull off, but when all else fails, you can trust that your punchy red lipstick can instantly perk up your nerdy look. Or, if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, a bold dark lip may be exactly what you need.
Who says you can’t look sexy while wearing glasses? Arci Muñoz proved otherwise with her cherry red pout.
See how Anne Curtis brought more character to her grungy look with those clear-framed specs and deep plum lippie.
Now this is where we put your makeup skills to the test! Wearing a pair of glasses shouldn’t really keep you from exploring further in the beauty department. Rather than trying to match your makeup to your specs, do it the other way around and opt for a pair that will complement and highlight your look.
Tricia Gosingtian dabbled with Korean-inspired beauty trends and hit all the right notes with her straight brows, flushed cheeks, and gradient lips.
Main image from Triciagosingtian.com; Photos from @tgosingtian, @maxenemagalona, @ramonathornes, @ilovemartine and @annecurtissmith on Instagram