Brows should be in good shape:
Keep them nicely groomed; just don't darken or define them too dramatically. "You don't want them to compete with your frames," says Barose.
Curl those lashes:
Every makeup artist agrees this is a must even if you don't wear glasses—but especially if you do, so your eyes look bigger and brighter. "Think of your lashes like an awning for your eyes," says Surratt. "If you flip that awning up, you let more light on the irises and the whites of your eyes, eliminating shadows on the eyeballs. It also keeps your lashes from hitting the lenses—if you're lucky enough to have lashes that long."
Keep your lids light:
Stick to natural, neutral shadows on your lids that have a satin or pearlescent finish, not shimmery or glittery. "Pearly colors like champagne and rose gold will reflect the light and draw attention to your lids behind the lenses in a pretty, subtle way," says Surratt. If you like to define the creases of your eyes, brush a soft brown shade on the upper lids, gently sweeping it up into creases and outward, says Verel.
A thin line is the way to go:
"I find a thin line close to the top lash line is a great way to define the eyes," says makeup artist Dotti (who wears glasses herself). For the most natural, flattering look, stick to softer shades like bronze, brown, or gray rather than black. But "as long as it's a thin line, here's where you can add color if you want," says Verel, who also loves a liner like Too Faced 3 Way Lash Lining Tool: The three-pronged liquid formula allows you to dot black liner in between your lashes, gives them a thicker appearance without drawing a heavy line across your lids.
You need to be more conscious of dark shadows:
"Frames and lenses can cast shadows underneath your eyes," says makeup artist (and glasses wearer) Troy Surratt. "Make sure to apply concealer or a brightening eye pen, like Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat, in the inner corners of your eyes and any place where you notice your glasses are creating shadows on your skin."
That said, don't overdo it:
"If you apply too much concealer, you run the risk of it looking cakey when magnified under lenses," says makeup artist Nick Barose. "Liquid formulas are best, or choose a waterproof concealer, like Lancôme Effacernes, which sits well so it won't crease or look cakey." The same goes for mascara, says makeup artist Maria Verel, who has several clients who occasionally wear glasses on camera. Clumps will look clumpier, so choose a mascara with a smaller brush, or a non-clumping formula like CoverGirl Clump Crusher. "And on lower lashes, use mascara sparingly—if at all," she adds.
Factor in the rest of your face:
that you've perfected your eye makeup, it's perfectly OK to wear a colorful lipstick if you want. "It creates a finished look without having to worry about wearing a lot of makeup on your eyes," says Dotti. "And just remember, regardless of playing up your eyes or lips, great-looking skin always looks beautiful."