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Neutral Smokey eyes for Glasses

by Wasifa Ahmad Hasan

Hello my beautiful readers…..especially the “bespectacled” ones!
Today’s article is dedicated to all my beloved glass-wearing friends who are often at fix while doing any eye makeup for a party or a night out. I have been wearing glasses from 1997 when I was in 6th grade [Gee! I feel old!]. 
So I have a pretty good idea how frustrating it is when you want to glam up and spend hours to beautify your eyes and at the very end when you put on the glasses, all the work seems to go to waste!
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I have already written an article to point out some facts about what to do and what not to do when you are wearing glasses.
Here is the article if you are interested!
Word of caution: This article is going to be picture heavy…so just relax…grab your tools.

What will you need:

Here are the products I have used for this look. If you don’t have all these products…don’t worry. I have mentioned the alternative ones you can use  J

some of the products I have used


L’Oreal Base Magique Transforming Smoothing primer
MAC studio fix fluid foundation [NC40]
MAC studio finish concealer [NC35]
MAC select moisturecover corrector [NW30]
MAC studio fix powder foundation [NC40]


MAC bronzing powder in Bronze
L’Oreal touch on colour as Highlight


Urban Decay primer potion – original
BH 120 color palette
Urban Decay Naked palette
ELF cream eyeliner
Givenchy phenomen’eyes mascara


A Dark brown matte eyeshadow
Clear brow gel


MAC lipstick in Twig
Dior Lip Maximizer

Let’s get started!!

  • Start with a clean canvas…wash your face, and then apply primer/moisturizer. 

Olay beauty fluid acts as a great moisturizer and primer. You can use that if you don’t have any face primer. You can use your liquid foundation before you start…or you can skip this part for later.

  • Apply your eye primer onto the upper and lower lid. If you don’t have this, apply a little amount of foundation on the lids and blend well. Set with a powder.

I am going to start the eye makeup first. Then I will finish the face and lip.
I have chosen mostly matte eye shadows for my lids here because I have often seen that shimmery or sparkly colors look unflattering under glasses.
  • Choose a matte light brown color close to your skin tone and apply it all over your upper eyelid. Leave the area under your brow bare.

  • Choose a matte brown color which is 1/2 shade darker than your skin tone. This is our transition color. Apply this color just above your eye crease and blend well.

After it is blended well, it should look like this.

  • Choose a matte dark brown color that is darker than your 2ndcolor. Apply this 3rd color on your outer 3rd part of eye lid like a “C” shown here. Blend well.

apply the 3rd color like “C” on the outer corner

  • Choose a matte black color and apply it like this. Blend well.

So far it should look like this.
Blend, blend & blend!

  • Apply your 2nd medium brown color onto the lower lid. Keep the inner part bare.

  • Apply your 3rd dark brown color onto the 2/3rdof the outer part of lower lid.

  • Apply the matte black color on the outer part of your lower lid.

  • Take a light pink or cream color with a slight shimmer in it. I used the color Virgin from Naked palette.

Apply this light shimmery color on your inner eye area.

If you have any sparse area on your eye brows, fill it with a brown color which is 1-2 shade lighter than your eyebrows [black looks harsh on brows, and if that’s the look you are going after, use black]. If you don’t need your brows to be filled in then just brush it with a spooly brush (or unused mascara brush) and set your brows a clear gel.
  • Apply the light shimmery color under the highest point of your brows.

  • Apply eyeliner and mascara. I have applied eyeliner only on the upper lid and kept my lower water line bare, that’s because lining the lower water-line with a dark liner can make your eyes look smaller when you are wearing glasses.
  • As many of us have undereye circles and glasses cast a shadow under the eye area, your eye makeup won’t look good if you don’t conceal the undereye circle & brighten the area.

    So take a concealer and apply it under your eyes and blend well. Apply concealer if you have any problem areas on your face. As for me, I have some acne marks on my cheeks so I concealed those and set with my MAC powder foundation. 

  • As your eye is the focus here, don’t overdo with the blush. I have applied MAC bronzing powder to slightly contour my face and L’Oreal touch on color to highlight my cheekbones.

  • Apply your favorite lip color and lip gloss. I have used Twig from MAC and Dior on it.

  • Put on your glasses and your smile…and voila!

 I have used all shades of brown here, you can change up the color by your choice and follow this method to create this kind of look.
So how do you like the look?
Comment and let me know!

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Wasifa Ahmad December 2, 2012 - 11:58 am

Hey Tina! Yes…I am hooked with Pinterest…love the fact that I can discover interesting topics and share those too without befriending anyone.
and Thanks for the feedback! Any pointer is really helpful for me to master this art 🙂

Gi Lee December 2, 2012 - 3:24 am

I saw your pic on Pinterest and just had to come look-see. I love this look on you! xo-Tina


Wasifa Ahmad December 1, 2012 - 4:18 pm

Awww…..Thank you so much Sumaira! It means a lot 🙂

Bridal Looks by Sumaira December 1, 2012 - 4:16 pm

Very well organized! You have put a lot of hard work in it, and it shows. I am also loving your fluid use of the language. Because I am an instructor, I am frequently distracted by spelling and grammar errors, and I don't enjoy reading those. Yours was perfect 🙂

Wasifa Ahmad December 1, 2012 - 1:18 pm

Hey Nina! Thanks! 🙂

Nina s December 1, 2012 - 1:16 pm

Beautiful 🙂


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