Flashback to my high school prom in 2009. I enlisted the help of some nice makeup counter ladies at my local department store to help me get my prom look on point. It was all going well until I was told eye makeup for glasses wearers wasn’t really a thing.
“Well I guess it doesn’t really matter if you have eyeshadow on, because of those glasses.”
Yes, gentle readers, you read that correctly. Apparently, my eye makeup for my prom – my prom! - didn’t matter because I’d be wearing glasses and therefore the world wouldn’t be able to savor the effects of thick glittery eyeshadow and perfectly curled eyelashes. Sure, the glasses would maybe distract from the makeup a bit, but they’re still, you know, clear pieces of glass that you can see through.
But there’s a rather common belief that eye makeup for glasses wearers is useless or tacky. As a result, many people defect to contact lenses as soon as possible. Me? I don’t trust myself to take things out of the microwave, much less take something out of my eye every night (my precious, vulnerable little eyeballs.)
So if you’re like me and just can’t part with your spectacles, here are seven tips for making sure your makeup and your glasses live in perfect harmony.