Wearing makeup with glasses can cause some unavoidable problems like pad indentations on the side of your nose, smudged foundation on your frames, and flakes of mascara on your lenses.

To help you with these challenges, we have compiled a list of top tips for how to get your makeup and glasses working together, so you can create any look with confidence.


Before applying any makeup, use a primer on the areas of your face where your glasses rest. This will help prevent any disruption to your foundation and ensure a smooth, long-lasting application.


Use an oil-absorbing, matte foundation, and be mindful of how much you are using. Keep the coverage really light around your eye and nose area and finish with a dusting of translucent powder on the bridge of your nose, to stop your glasses from slipping down.


Wearing glasses can highlight any shadows underneath your eyes. To counteract this, use a yellow-tinted concealer together with a light-reflecting concealer and blend, blend, blend. Finish off with a spritz of setting spray to keep it in place.


To use a blusher whilst wearing glasses, apply it to the apples of your cheeks and blend it back towards your ear and down to your jaw. If you’re worried about it rubbing off on the rim of your frames, use a liquid blusher instead and dab a small amount on with your fingertips.


Depending on the type of glasses your wear, your brows may become more prominent, so make sure they are always neat and tidy. Start by plucking away any stray hairs and then brush your brows upwards and trim off any extra length. Next, use a brow pencil or powder to fill in any gaps or sparse areas and finish with a brow gel to keep them in place. Never take your brows past the end of the glasses frames.


Eyeliner is a great way to accentuate your eyes. When wearing glasses, the rule of thumb is to match the thickness of your eyeliner to the thickness of your frames. Make your eyes pop by adding a nude liner to your waterline or if your frames are bold and colourful use a coloured liner to match.


Get creative and bring the drama from underneath your lenses, with pastel hues and shimmery shades on your eyelids. Avoid applying eyeshadow higher than the top of your glasses, as it may rub off on the frames. Instead, add a touch of highlighter to your brow bone.


When it comes to lashes, prioritising curl and volume over length is the way to go. This will stop your lashes from brushing against your lenses every time your blink. Curl your lashes with an eyelash curler to lift them away from your glasses, and if your lashes are long, use water-proof mascara so it won’t smudge onto your lenses throughout the day.

Lip Colour

Wearing glasses naturally brings the focus to your eyes, so make sure your balance out your look with a flattering lip colour. A lip that pops looks great paired with glasses and brightens up your whole face.


Glasses can be the ideal accessory to compliment your makeup. All you need to do is make some small tweaks to your makeup application to create a look that will compliment both your face and your glasses.