How to look best in photos when wearing glasses

As someone with terrible eyesight, I know how hard it is to look good in photos while wearing glasses.

From ominous glares to weird cheek shadows, I've had tons of terrible photos taken of me. So, I teamed up with Edmonton makeup artist, Kassie Harvey (@tallwhitelatte) and photographer, Christina Zoernig (@zoernigphoto) for some tips on how myself, and my fellow gasses-wearers, can look our best in photos.

Kassie (@Tallwhitelatte)

Kassie (@Tallwhitelatte)

Christina (@ZoernigPhoto)

Christina (@ZoernigPhoto)


Do your glasses rub off your makeup?

If your glasses tend to rub off the makeup around your nose, Kassie recommends that you take a little bit of Microfinish or HD powder on your finger pad and press on your nose where your glasses normally sit or tend to remove makeup. Her favourite powders for this are the Dermablend Loose Setting Powder or Makeup For Ever Ultra HD Microfinishing Pressed Powder.

Having Trouble With Your Dark Circles? 

Thick-framed glasses tend to accentuate any darkness that appears under the eyes. If you suffer from dark under eye circles, Kassie recommends brightening the under the eyes with concealer. Her favourite is Benefit Erase Paste, now called Benefit Boi-ing Concealer

How Should You Do Your Eye Makeup? 

When wearing glasses, opt for a classic cat-eye liner with simple matte shadows emphasizing the crease. Make sure to keep it soft and simple — don't go too crazy with the makeup under those frames. Kassie recommends using Kat Von D Tattoo Liner & the Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Pallet for eyeshadow.   



Glasses or No-Glasses? That is the Question. 

When you are getting your photos taken by a photographer, Christina recommends asking your photographer for pictures with and without your glasses on. To make sure you look your best, ask your photographer to see photos with and without your glasses on and pick which photos you like better. 

The Glare is Real

To avoid glasses glare in photos, Christina recommends that you ask your photographer to do test shots for glare or flashback off of your glasses.

What about the Sun? 

If you wear glasses, your photographer should be deliberate in where they position you relative to the sun. Christina says to make sure your photographer positions the sun behind you to prevent heavy shadows and reflection on glasses. 

So, there you go! I hope these makeup and photography tips help you the next time you are getting your photos taken with your glasses on! 

I want to give a huge thank you to both Christina and Kassie for helping my fellow glasses-wearers with these tips! Make sure to follow both Christina and Kassie on Instagram. 


Until next time, 

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