13 Oct 2009

Makeup for Glasses Wearers

This video was made in partnership with a non-profit vision benefits care company named VSP, but I've had many requests on general makeup tips for glasses wearers so this seemed like a great opportunity to finally make a video like this. Wearing glasses doesn't mean you can't wear bold and colorful looks, but in this video I show you some basic techniques and tricks that are universal to all makeup looks for glasses. I decided to go for a more toned down, neutral daytime look.

Revlon Colorstay foundation in Ivory, Ben Nye concealer wheel, MAC Blot Powder, NYX Angel blush

Revlon Illuminance Cream eyeshadow quad in Not Just Nudes, 28-neutral palette from ebay, L'Oreal Carbon Gloss superliner, Revlon Fabulash waterproof mascara, MAC Dazzlelight e/s, Max Factor eye kohl in Natural Glaze

MAC Hue lipstick

Maybelline Blue Sapphire

I've had so many questions about the frames. They are Revlon RV569 in Berry Lace. The brushes I used are mostly from MAC and Hakuhodo.


  1. Anonymous1:54 am

    god ...this is gr8, awesome video. have been wearing glasses since 4th, Bt now since last 8-9 years i am contact lenses wearer. now u have shwd how 2 look gorgeous with the glasses, am sure ill wear them noww..

    thanks again!!
    Love 4m INDIA

  2. Loved the video and also that you seem to have used a lot more Revlon which is closer to my meager budget!

    A question if anyone can answer it though... What is the coverage of Revlons Colourstay foundation like though?

  3. Anonymous3:07 am

    Hi Julia, thanks for your awesome video.

    Which brush did you use to apply foundation? thx~

  4. Tammy: Medium to high coverage.

    Annonymous: I used the Illamasqua blush brush.

  5. I loved that!
    I've worn glases since I was thirteen, and for the longest time I could never figure out how to do my make-up.

    My personal favourite look with glasses now is a BOLD lip (Dark red, candy apple red, MAC's Show Orchid) with just mascara.

  6. hi!
    can you please tell me the name of eye brushes you are using in this video?
    because i have eyes similar to you and the brushes other girls use on youtube are too big for my eyes :)

  7. I've been wearing glasses for 20 years and still don't know how to wear eye makeup (^-^;) Thanks for the great video!

  8. I am going to look at the Video when I get home from work; but I am already impressed! You always look so gorgeous! Love the neutral daytime look and the glasses, beautiful. :)

  9. First of all, love this video. The voice over really does add a professional element. One question: what is the large brush you use for the setting powder near the end, before the blush? Thanks :)

  10. Thank you for this video, Julia.

    I love the shape of these glasses, but I can't find them on the website, would you be so kind and show where they are ?

    Thanks a lot !

  11. Love the video. Although I do like it better when you don't do voice overs.
    Great job!

  12. Aimee1:54 pm

    Hiya, this is great although I really can not see a thing when i'm putting on makeup when not wearing my contacts. I literally am inside the mirror i'm that close! I try to keep it much more simple but a go to town with my eyes when i'm wearing my contact lenses!
    Love your videos though, keep them coming

  13. fantastic as usual, gotta do this, prolly in my native language, thanks for the tutorial ^_^

  14. Anonymous9:40 pm

    hi i was wondering what glasses you are wearing?

  15. wow this is what i've been looking for for ages...thanks for uploading

  16. Just great! i always thought on darkening my water line rather than highlighting them with light colors, thanks for the tips.

  17. What was the eyebrow pencil you used? It came out really good..whenever I try and use powder it comes out too dark.


  18. Anonymous5:32 pm

    that was a great look!

    and you look like jennifer morrison

  19. i'm so exciting bout this look... Finally I can rest my contacts 4 a while.. And those nails.. I'm so glad that maybelline finally comes up with this color.. I've been looking for this kinda color like 4ever..

    Keep up Ur good work, U really are my inspiration, coz sumtimes as a traditional dancer I have to come up with a lots of different look everytime I got on stage.. ^_^


  20. Thanks for such a great tutorial! I can't wait to try out the techniques.

    One question -- why do you recommend liquid eyeliner? I typically shy away from it as I mess up applying it so often. Is it better for glasses wearers?

    Thanks again for your ideas. I linked to your site on Just Eyewear's blog at justeyewear.com/blog. Hopefully it will help others find this resource, too!

  21. Anonymous5:01 am

    Woweee...love the toned down stuff! now if you could do a similar look on an Asian and and Indian, that would be my dream come true. <3

  22. Anonymous12:07 am

    I am trying to find a highlighter eye liner like one on here and can't. Even googled it and nothing. Can you help me? Love Love Love this by the way. You always look so awesome! I used your forest nymph make up for halloween, got so many compliments on my make up! THANKS!!!!!!!!

  23. Anonymous9:34 pm

    could you do a make up for glasses wearers but with colors like purple, black, a little more dramatic, please.

  24. Hey! I know this was forever ago, but just wanted to let you know I've linked to this post on my blog because it was so very informative. Also cute. And helpful. And awesome! <3

  25. Anonymous12:48 pm

    hey - any tips on makeups for sensitive eyes? I typically use Almay or other hyperallergenic stuff. I guess I could compare colors to those brands.

  26. I am very impressed by the quality of glassed in this pair, looking stunning. With the makeup wearing it will look more elegant than we expected.