Messy Hair, Bold brows, Nerd Glasses Makeup | Two Makeup Looks to Wear With Glasses

Monday, June 19, 2017

I have been wearing glasses since I was 11 and glasses weren't stylish back then. I shied away from glasses (and always thought they made me look some kind of weird) and switched to wearing contacts. I never preferred glasses unless it was a necessity where makeup was out of the question and eye makeup was not even a choice!

But these days, I coordinate my makeup and clothing on days I wear my geeky nerdy glasses.

I never found an eyewear that would fit right or look good on my small shaped face. Until I bought Kids wayfarer sunglasses and I wanted an eyeframe, just the same!

I am much amused to wear Bold Brows paired with glasses. To be outright, these are not nerdy; these are basic wayfarer frames from Rayban, the smallest I could find. I assume these are for kids?

Anastasia Beverly Hills has me spaced out, I go overboard a lot! My brow courtesy for the Bold eyebrows in these pictures is the Brow Pomade alone. I have asymmetrical brows; one's arched and other is right flat. And then there is this nightmare, one is thicker and denser than the other.
I did not shape my brow for 2 months now because if I do, the thickness will disappear.

I took pictures of two looks I wear often. Bold Brows, Nerdy glasses and No Makeup Makeup & Bold brows paired with Coordinated cheeks and lips. I abstained from wearing extremely bold opaque lipstick only because I prefer being subdued with Bold stripes.

The brow is quite subtle, all I did was fill in the blank spaces.
In the picture above, I am wearing Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation mixed with The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser. I did set my T-zone with Kryolan Translucent Powder and Bronzed-up my skin using Physicians Formula Bronzer. For lips, I smeared Maybelline Lip Polish in Glam 7 to add a diffused coral warmth. I did skip Blush and eye makeup except for Mascara.

And lots of eyelash curling!

For hair, I did half up and half down and secured them with bobby pins.

makeup for glasses Bold Brows messy hai nerdy glasses makeup

Stripes and Bright Lips are one of my favourite combinations in the universe. Because I'd never wear Red Lipstick with solid black. Never. Don't ask me why?!

I have used a tinted lip balm instead of full blown opaque colour since I bronzed my cheeks and temples. For Base, I am wearing a combination of MAC Matchmaster and Bourjous Healthy Mix Serum for medium coverage. I generously bronzed my side face in shape of 3 and in the crease. I applied mascara profusely. And lots of eyelash curling!
For cheeks and lips, I used the same product. Shea Butter + Almond oil + Sleek Lip paint in Pinkini.
I use this as tinted lip balm and for cheeks, I blended on the apples using a beauty blender. Precisely, a hint of Pink! I love wearing the lipstick colour as blush and this look is more or less on the same note. Coordination.

makeup looks for women who wear glasses

And here are my five makeup tips and tricks for women with glasses

Light Coverage to avoid spectacle marks

I am light coverage lover! I cannot wear anything except light coverage makeup in spite of my hyperpigmentation & Acne peeking through. I prefer looking even instead of covered. If you want to add coverage, adding a long wearing primer and pressing the foundation instead of buffing/blending works. Make sure you set your foundation and concealer in place before wearing the glasses.

Brighten the eyes with mascara

Eyes appear smaller with glasses. I make sure I curl my eyelashes at least twice before adding Mascara. Skip Lengthening and switch to Volumising Mascara, to avoid the lashes to glasses transfer. I skip eyeliner altogether and tight line if need be or use an eyeshadow to elongate the shape of my eyes. I prefer mascara over brightening with concealer to avoid spectacle marks.

Subtle Lips vs Bold Lips

I haven't paired Bold lips with these glasses yet, perhaps I am too meek to pair them and carry off.
I secure my sanity with barely there coloured lips for more natural look or bright tinted balms and glosses (blotted off)

Neutral eyeshadows

I cannot wear glittery sparkly colours on my eyelids, that'd just unbalance the whole glasses and makeup equation for me. All I do is prime my eyelids to even out discolouration and add bronzer in the crease. That is all.

Bold, Bolder, Boldest

Draw on shapes and fill them in. Somedays I love arches and some days are reserved for straight brushy brows. I keep my shape natural and asymmetrical and draw on strokes with pomade or pencil that creates an appearance of hair. At times I set them using a Clear brow gel but most days pomade or pencil works just fine!

I am trying a few more combinations I prefer with glasses, maybe a makeup lookbook for glass wearers?

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  1. You look great! When I was younger I had glasses too and I never knew how to do my make up! Thanks for sharing this

  2. I love this! I wear my glasses all the time because I love how they make me look. I love pairing my purple colored glasses with a subtle nude lip color. It's the perfect lazy look.

  3. I love this look! I used to wear glasses before I had lasik and I wouldn't be surprised if I had to wear glasses again someday!

  4. This was lovely and so informative. My cousin always needs help with this and I'm the one she goes to but I have no clue but now I do. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I wish my natural brows were that full. I wear glasses and found these tips really helpful.

  6. I remember as a kid wearing glasses and hated them, never wore them again but things have certainly changed now and loving your makeup with glasses

  7. I recently started wearing glasses and realised I had to change my makeup routine! this was a helpful read!

  8. I wear glasses as well. So annoying to coverify up my beautiful winged eyeliner. Great tups, very useful for me.

  9. So that's for me with Bold brows & nerdy glasses ! Loved the tips for sure & shall gonna keep in mind while going for an outing or party:)

  10. Good tips for the days i'm wearing my glasses and still want to look chic!

  11. I found this helpful and also keep this in mind. The glasses looks good on you.

  12. Thanks for sharing your beauty tutorial! I also wear nerdy eyewear, but my bf (he is in luxury industry) told me to combine nerdy eyeglasses and always fix my hair, no messy hair because it suits my facial frame :)

  13. I am wearing glasses too. But I never thought like that what I learned from you today :)

  14. You are a natural beauty! I really love the bold lip color but both looks are equally pretty :)


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