“What’s the Best Makeup to Wear With Glasses?”

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This is a question I’ve been asked over and over again throughout the years, and I was inspired to post about it today because The Zoe Report — one of my fave daily newsletters posted about a fabulous pair of Prada optical specs — the ones pictured above. I so want to get my hands on these because, unlike Zoe, I don’t have 20/20 vision.

I often wear contacts, but have been wearing glasses more often because I finally got a pair of prescription sunglasses. That’s what was holding me back from wearing seeing specs on the regular.

But, it’s also made me rethink my makeup a bit, so the first day I wore them to the office, I thought back to the many interviews I had done on the subject of “makeup for glasses”. The key tips are …

No. 1: Just because you wear glasses doesn’t mean people don’t see your eyes, so it’s key to apply some eye makeup for a polished finished. But, a smoky eye or elaborate liner would be overkill.

No. 2: Enhance a different area on your face to balance your overall look — think lips or cheeks.

I put these tips to the test and got the above look. It’s natural with a pop of fun thanks to the red lipstick, which I did get a ton of compliments on. Here’s how I did the look:

I applied my usual foundation, concealer and a peach blush. Then, I coated my lashes with mascara to define my eyes ever so slightly. I used Urban Decay Supercurl Curling Mascara, $20 — it really does curl your lashes and help them stay curled.

I finished my look by applying a true red lipstick with a lip brush. I used the fabulous L’Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge in Ravishing Red, $9.99. This is the same shade the lovely Gwen Stefani wears in the ads — love, love her.

I didn’t spend much time doing this look at all — about four to five minutes max, which is why I look pretty casual, not too done up. I was headed to the office after all.

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Image: The Zoe Report

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