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Game-Changing Makeup Tips for Ladies Who Wear Glasses

Glasses can do many things: They can make you seem smarter. They can prevent the dreaded struggle with contacts. They can help you to actually see. But unfortunately, they can also do things like bring attention to your dark circles and make other features disappear. Luckily, we have some tricks to minimize those annoying snafus.

DO: Go heavy on the eyelid and top liner.
Here’s an easy rule of thumb: The thicker your frames, the thicker your liner should be. This will ensure your glasses don’t overpower your eyes. Keep dark makeup on top, and use white or nude liner along the lower inner rim to create a contrast that makes your eyes pop.

DON'T: Try falsies or eyelash extensions.
It’s safe to say that nothing is more distracting than feeling like you’ve been poked in the eye each time you blink. Steer clear of anything that makes your lashes unnaturally long. Instead, opt for thickening mascaras that get the same point across beneath your specs.

DO: Use under-eye concealer.
You'd think that by wearing glasses, you'd be allowed to skip the concealer, but truth be told, it’s more important than ever. The glass in your frames can highlight under-eye discoloration, so concealer (or corrector) is essential. Apply with a brush to the inner corner of the eye area, placing it only where you see dark spots. Then gently blend outward with your fingertips.

DO: Blot away excess foundation.
To keep your makeup from coming off onto your frames, dampen a makeup sponge and roll it over the bridge of your nose and along the tops of your cheeks to lift off any excess product. Don't worry--it won't remove what you just put on; it'll simply leave you with a non-cakey, airbrushed look. Lastly, dust on some finishing powder, which will keep your glasses from sticking to your foundation.

DON'T: Neglect your brows.
Your glasses may cover ’em, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need grooming. (In fact: It can draw attention to them.) To make your brows stand out, use a clear or colored brow mascara and brush them upward and outward.

DO: Remember that a bold lip is always a good idea.
Balance is key. Channel your inner Jenna Lyons and sport bright, poppy colors like a true red or hot pink.

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