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Updated on Aug 28, 2018. Posted on Feb 1, 2015

11 Important Makeup Tips For Any Girl Who Wears Glasses

Looking specsy.

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Let's start with some tricks.

1. Grab a pair of makeup glasses like these.

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The lens flips from one side to the other. Wear the left side lens while doing your right eye, and the right side lens while doing your left. BAM.

2. Get yourself a handy set of travel eye makeup brushes with really short handles.

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This way, you'll be able to get right up to the mirror without your brush handles hitting anything.

3. Use a volumizing mascara, not a curling mascara.

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Super-curled lashes will just hit your lenses. Stick with a volumizing mascara to get your lashes thicker, not curlier (or longer).

4. To keep your glasses from sliding down your nose, use an eyeshadow primer before anything else.

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Whether or not you're wearing foundation, using a primer on the bridge of your nose will prevent slippage. For even more staying power, use a translucent powder or setting spray on top.

Now that you know some *~magical~* hacks, it's time for some makeup inspiration.

5. Frames usually cast a shadow under your eye. Use a yellow-toned concealer to counteract the shadow.

6. Your glasses frame your eyes, but your eyebrows frame your glasses.

7. The bigger the frame, the more room you have to work with.

8. Bust out your favorite/brightest/boldest lipstick color.

9. Line up the flick of your cat eye with the top corner of your glasses.

10. Experiment with beauteous eyeliner colors.

11. Colored frames get even better when they're coordinated with makeup.

Now go forth into the world and wear your specs with pride.

Thumbnail photo by Rachel Marie of Jag Lever.