The Complete Guide To Wearing Makeup With Glasses

One morning in high school, I asked my sister what makeup look she planned on sporting that day (something of a daily ritual for us) and she replied: “It doesn’t matter, because I’m wearing my glasses today.” I remember being shocked that she equated glasses with the inability to wear makeup, or at least wear it well. And she's not the only one who feels this way.

While glasses present some cosmetics challenges, they don't make it impossible. In fact, you can have just as much fun — if not more — with a pair of spectacles over your dramatic smoky eyes as without. Just think of them as the perfect frames (sorry, had to) for showcasing your works of art.

Of course, there's no denying that the process can be confusing. How do you deal with foundation rubbing off your nose or lenses that make your eyes look smaller? To clear up a few things (sorry again), we asked Troy Surratt, makeup artist and founder of Surratt Beauty; and Bobbi Brown, founder and CCO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics (who wrote a book on eye makeup), to give us their tips. Check them out ahead, and get ready to master your makeup and rock a major set of frames.

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