How to Wear Makeup with Glasses

How do you play up your finest features without your glasses getting in the way? How much makeup should you apply to accentuate your face and your frames? We consulted beauty expert and GLOSSY writer Cindi Lewis to get all the answers on how to wear makeup with glasses.

8 tips on wearing makeup with glasses

1. Don’t Overdo It

Bear in mind that your glasses will tend to magnify and emphasize your eyes. When it comes to makeup, this means that less is usually more.

2. Always Blend

Since lenses have a magnifying effect, take the time to blend your makeup and keep lines clean. Any mistakes you make will be more noticeable behind glasses. Also, if you’re having a hard time seeing without your glasses in order to apply makeup, you can purchase a pair of inexpensive magnifier specs (like one of these makeup readers).

3. Work With Your Frames

If your glasses have thick or colorful frames, don’t overdo your makeup with dramatic colors. Instead, rely on simplicity and elegance — use black eyeliner, volumizing mascara, and neutral colors of eye shadow (if you choose to wear any at all).

4. Create Drama

If your glasses don’t have rims, you can get by with a more dramatic look. Try rich shades of eye shadow coupled with volumizing mascara and slightly-smudged dark eyeliner.

5. Concealer Is Key

Because under-eye circles are more pronounced when you wear glasses, be sure to use a high-quality concealer.

6. Keep It Matte

Avoid frosty or glitter shadows. The metallic sheen can compete with the reflective nature of your lenses, and these types of eye shadows tend to flake.

7. Go Bold

If you have thick, brightly-colored frames, consider balancing them with a rich color on your lips.

8. Reduce Smudging

In addition to aesthetics, women with glasses face a unique challenge: smudging. Getting makeup on your lenses can be frustrating and ruin your look. In order to avoid smudging, be sure to use cream or waterproof eye shadows rather than powder which tends to flake.

How to Cover an Old Table in Vintage Book Pages (with Mod Podge!)


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Book page table with Mod Podge

We’ve had some big changes here at the office lately — and the most exciting one? A NEW OFFICE! One of the most special rooms in the entire office is the “ Nook,” a library room for meetings and chat sessions. We had this dingy old table that was in serious need of a strip job or some TLC. Instead of spending hours upon hours with the sander and new stain, we decided to cover our meeting table in book pages!

Book page table with Mod Podge

How to Make the Table:

Mod Podge table

You need: 1. A LOT of Mod Podge (We used about a half-gallon for a 10-by- 4 table.) 2. A brush 3. A table 4. Old, unreadable books (Don’t want to waste anything good!) ; )

Mod Podge table

Start by layering the Mod Podge on the table and then placing pages strategically in the Mod Podge. Once you have a base layer of pages, you can add another layer of Mod Podge on top of the dry pages and repeat the process until you have the entire table covered.

Mod Podge table

Mod Podge table

Unless you’re a Mod Podge drip ninja and can catch every little drop before it falls to the ground, we recommend using some type of floor covering to prevent any Mod Podge from getting on your floor. And this type of project is always more fun with a friend! ; ) After you do a few layers, go back and sand any rough edges/raised page pieces and add a final layer of Mod Podge. If you want to add a waterproof seal to the table, you can always spray a layer of clear spray paint — but Mod Podge is surprisingly durable.

Book page table with Mod Podge

And voila! Recycled, functional, awesomeness.

Book page table with Mod Podge


And our bookshelves made of books! ; )

Book page table with Mod Podge

Happy crafting from!