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Beauty Tips for Brides Who Wear Glasses

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Few things are more beautiful than a bride who is radiantly happy on her wedding day. But, if you are someone who wears eyeglasses, you may be wondering whether your look will be good enough to get the photographer to snap that perfect shot. It's not uncommon for brides to wear eyeglasses on their wedding day for comfort or fashion reasons. Some even love to wear eyeglasses because they're a part of who they are. 

However, there are several potential issues that you need to be aware of if you'll be wearing eyeglasses on your big day. From how you style your hair to how you take care of your makeup, there are many things to consider when planning your wedding day beauty regimen.

In this article, we'll discuss tips and tricks to help you achieve your dream wedding day look with your glasses on. 

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Make Your Glasses a Feature

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life, so it's okay to splurge a little on yourself. Weeks or even months before the big day, consider getting a pair of new eyeglasses that will perfectly match your wedding dress. If you'd like to make your glasses a part of your wedding day beauty look, opt for a pair that is simple and classic but sleek and sophisticated. Investing in new eyeglasses is also a great idea because you can use them even after the wedding day is over. 

You can also easily make a pair of eyeglasses the focal point of your look. Whether it's through bold colored frames or fun decorative lenses, your glasses can become the "it" accessory on your wedding day. Meanwhile, if you are more of a classic bride, a pair of eyeglasses with a simple design and neutral color can be just as glamorous. 

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Hairstyle & Accessories 

Wearing glasses does not mean you can't have gorgeous hair on your wedding day. If you want to find the perfect hair accessories and style that will match your pair of eyeglasses, the best way to do this is to schedule a mock styling session with your wedding hairstylist. This way, you can see the kind of style you want and what will work best with the frame of your specs.

You also need to consider the accessories you'll be wearing on your big day. It may not be a good idea to wear a statement necklace or bold earrings while wearing your glasses. The key to finding the right pieces is considering the frame of your specs. If it's thick, go for a piece that is simple and feminine. If it's thin and sleek, a more ornate accessory can make a great addition to your wedding look.


Lashes & Liners

Since the lenses of your eyeglasses will cover your eyes, you need to wear eye makeup that is more defined. It doesn't have to be complicated at all. You only need a few things: mascara that helps your lashes appear thicker and longer, a liner that makes your eyes pop, and an eyeshadow that makes your eyes look bigger.

It's best to avoid fake eyelashes if you are planning on wearing your eyeglasses on your wedding day. If you really want to use them, opt for short faux lashes that won't interfere with your specs' lenses. You should also ask your makeup artist to glue them securely on your eyelids to ensure they don't fall off during the night.


Colors That Compliment Your Glasses

If you intend on wearing a white wedding dress on your big day, opt for a neutral-colored frame for your eyeglasses. This way, they won't overpower your white gown and create a contrast that may end up looking awkward. Frames with a brushed metallic finish in gold or silver are also excellent choices because they will add a touch of sophistication and glamor to your wedding outfit.

During the reception, you have the freedom to wear any colored frame that you want. The color you choose doesn't have to match the color of your dress. However, you can try to choose a complementary color that will help blend with the dress. There are tons of color-matching outfit inspiration ideas that you can use as a template for your reception ceremony ensemble. 

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Contour & Conceal

One of the most often overlooked yet easiest makeup tricks is contouring. Applying concealer and a brightening powder can enhance your features and make them appear more flawless and defined. When it comes to your eyes, you need to use a light-reflecting formulated concealer to offset the shadow cast from your eyeglasses. 

Consider using light and neutral shades of concealer under your eyes to compensate for the shadows cast by your glasses. Then, add a translucent powder for the most natural look. You want to keep the appearance of your eye makeup light, so do not overdo it by using a thick formula.


Don't Forget Your Eyebrows

Your eyebrows can give your face its most defining features. Even if you are wearing a pair of eyeglasses on your big day, you should pay close attention to the shape of your eyebrows. Your eyebrows can make or break your look, so be sure to spend some time on them before your wedding.

Months before your big day, you can go for microblading, a semi-permanent treatment that will help add definition to your brows. This safe, non-invasive treatment can give you a thick eyebrow with little to no downtime. Plus, it lasts about six months, so you'll have plenty of time to prepare.



Your wedding day will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so take the time to really put some effort into making your hair, makeup, dress, and eyeglasses look flawless. Treat your pair of eyeglasses like an accessory that can highlight the best features of your face on your big day, and you'll start to realize how amazing your eyes are with a pair of specs. 

Lastly, no matter what type of frame or style you choose, it's crucial that you are confident and comfortable in whatever you decide to wear on your big day. After all, the most important thing to remember is that you should feel beautiful on your wedding day because when you walk down the aisle, you will meet the love of your life. 

Guest Post Contributor:
Isabelle Marinier | Associate Editor |
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