As three bespectacled young women, we, the Seventeen web interns, could not have been more thrilled when geek -chic came into style and glasses were suddenly a necessary accessory, even for people with perfect vision. Even if the nerdy look is totally cool now, the fact remains that glasses can be a pain when it comes to doing your makeup. So, with the help of our friends at bonlook who shared some of their hottest new frames with us, we came up with three different (and easy!) looks for all you fellow four-eyes to try!
1. Bold Lips
Bold Lips with Glasses
Since eye makeup can sometimes seem redundant with glasses, the easiest way to make sure you still look put together is to put on some of your favorite bright lipstick! I actually layered two colors to get this orange-red shade: Topshop Lips in Confession and M.A.C. Lipstick in Runaway Red. I especially love the bold lips with tortoise frames, like the J'adore pair I'm wearing. To make sure my color doesn't look like it's flaking off (especially during the winter!) I like to rub my lips with a soft, wet toothbrush. It sounds a little silly, but it really exfoliates them perfectly!
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2. Retro Cat Eyes
Retro Cat Eyes
I absolutely love the retro feel of these The Aviator frames, so I wanted to really play up that 60s-vibe. I used Lancôme Artliner in Noir to create a winged cat-eye effect, and finished the look off with some peachy blush and just a sheer gloss for my lips. You could definitely combine Kara's bold lips with this look, though, if you wanted to go all out! A foolproof trick for getting a perfect line: use Scotch tape as a guide. Apply it at an angle from your outer lash line to the end of your brow - that way, even if your hand slips, you'll still end up with a straight line when you remove the tape!
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3. Intense Smoky Eyes
Intense Smoky EyesJust because you're wearing glasses, doesn't mean you can't rock the sultry smokey eye! This is especially true with the larger frames that are in style now, like these Honeybadger ones. I used the Body Shop's 4-Step Smoky Eye Palette in Silver Black to create this look, but you can definitely do it with a bunch of your own shadows. Just start with a medium-light base color all over your lids, a slightly darker shade in your crease, a super light one under your eye brows, and the darkest color on the outer corner of your eyes. Then, just use a kohl eyeliner to line all the way around your eyes, and apply your favorite volumizing mascara! This look works with your frames to emphasize your pretty peepers. Also: well-groomed eyebrows are incredibly important, since glasses automatically draw attention to that area.
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