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07th Jan 2013

Beauty Buzz: Five Tips For Glasses Wearing Gals

Make-up tips and tricks that make the most of those pretty peepers.

Our girl crush Zooey Deschanel rocks her thick-rimmed hipster frames with aplomb and even if you wear yours because you actually need to as opposed to making a style statement read on for simple ways to ensure that your make-up works with your new eyewear.

Depending on the colour of your frames it’s best to stick to a pretty neutral palette when it comes to your eye make-up. Soft browns, taupes and creams will work best and keep the bolder, more experimental colours for when you’re wearing contacts on a night out.

But lucky you as 2013 is all about the pout so go for a bright colour on your lips instead. Vampish plum is key look right now while pink and orangey red will be big for summer.


We heart this tangy coloured bullet, €12, Topshop


Mascara is an absolute must as it opens the eyes and really help them out stand out from behind your glasses.

Dark coloured frames can make you look washed out and pale so blusher is another make-up must as it adds a flush of colour to your face. The most universally flattering colour is a pale pink brushed along the apple of your cheeks. MAC’s Cremeblend Blush in Ladyblush, €21.50, is a winner amongst beauty boffins.

Mimic your eyeliner to the thickness of your frames as this creates a cohesive and more flattering look.

Your eyebrows will need to be defined so as not to get lost behind you glasses. A quick and simple way to do so is by using Benefit’s Speed Brow Gel, €17, to tame and fix your eyebrows in place. Having defined eyebrows helps frame your face drawing attention to your eyes.