When Geek Became Oh So Chic

When Gucci makes glasses this big of a statement, it’s time to embrace frames. But what make-up do you wear with them? All glasses wearers will know the pain of mascara hitting the lens, and the dilemma of making night-time make-up cool behind your specs. Here are our top make-up tricks….

 


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Concealer Corrector

Thick frames will cast a dark shadow under your eye, either enhancing or faking a dark circle. Opt for a brightening concealer like Urban Decay’s Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer, £17.50. Steer clear of super cakey formulas and too much powder, which can look exaggerated under the glass.

 


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Lash Perfector

Clumpy lashes are a no go for glasses wearers. Instead pick a formula that’s more separating like the Smashbox Indecent Exposure Mascara, £19.50 to help open up the eyes.

 

 


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Freckle Fever

Backstage make-up artist are adding faux freckles across models noses and cheeks, just under where your glasses would sit, so they look younger and fresher. Take two shades of High Definition Browtec, £16, one lighter and another darker and use them to dot on your freckles. Finish by patting over the top with your finger so it looks super natural.


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Shadow Shifter

Stick to natural and netural shadows, nothing too glittery or shimmery. A rose gold or champagne will help brighten the entire eye area, we love Pur Cosmetics Eye Polish in Cashmere and Satin, £17 each. If you want to add more of a smoke, apply a darker colour, like Suede, above the lid, it’ll help keep the eyes looking as big as possible.

 


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Dot-To-Dot Liner

Thin liner, close to the lash line, liner will look a lot chicer than a heavy feline flick. If you’re stuck on time, simply add a dot between your lashes just to boost thickness. Try Bare Minerals Lash Domination Ink liner, £19 (coming soon) – it has an extraordinary skinny tip.

Still Not Sure?

Well, clever Bobbi Brown, a glasses wearer herself, has devised a Secret Standout Eyes Makeup Lesson (20mins) for all glasses wearers. Simply head to any Bobbi counter, nationwide, and you could book in for a 1-2-1 make-up tutorial.
 

What Glasses Will Suit You…

We checked into these style guru’s to reveal what shape flatters their face shape…

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Choose square frames like Suki’s that will make your angular jawline look softer.

 

Rounded


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Go for traditional geeky glasses that sit just above your eyes, like Zendaya, and low under your eyes that will open up a small face.

 

Oval Shaped


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Choose a cat eye shape like at Holly Fulton to give a softer jaw a sharper edge.

 

Square Shaped


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Go for thick rimmed round glasses to make your face look smaller.