How I Make My Eyes Standout Behind Glasses

Last week, I wrote about visiting the Chanel counter at Dillard’s and spent some time discussing my eyes.  A reader, who also wears glasses, wrote and asked me how I got my eyes to standout behind my glasses.

I have said often, that since I wear glasses ALL OF THE TIME, I want my eyes to pop and be a little more made up than if I did not wear them. But, typically this is how they look behind my glasses…which are Chanel frames ironically enough.

I have hazel eyes and though I love the fact that they change colors, I have learned how to use makeup to give the appearance they are a deep green.  My first piece of advice is to learn what colors bring out your own eye color.  No matter what you are, there are ways to use specific colors to enhance your own.  For me, if I want my eyes to appear a deep green, I use emphasize purple!  Perfect for me…purple on.

Now, you can see here that my complexion along with the rest of me is aging…it happens! But, I believe I am getting good results with my products because normally people are not up in my face like this camera is.

On my eyes, I use these two all natural, plant based products from Chamonix using a plant stem cell technique they call Genucel.  Due to allergies, I get puffy around my eyes…the lids and underneath.  These products are amazing.  I know there are wrinkles up there, but the puffy is under control!  The website says it lasts 2 months.  It actually lasts more like 9-10 weeks for me….especially the eyelid product.

Genucel Eyelid Treatment

Gen90 Instant Treatment for Under Eye Bags

Eye Package

Now meet my PURPLE POWER TEAM!  First of all, I use Bobbi Brown’s Intensive Skin Serum Foundation for my foundation…it is light and does not settle into the wrinkles.  This is what I also use as a primer on my eyelids.  I put that on first.  Then follow it with Bobbi Brown’s Cream Eye Shadow in a Taupe color. The cream eye shadow can only be found on Amazon and I feel like those days are waning, because it was discontinued.  I am on about my third little jar over 8 years.  For my professional life, I do not put anything on the bottom lashes, but for going out, I do.

On top of that I put a light coat of this purple by Jane Iredale.  There are many days I go with just the taupe.  But my eyes are going to have more of a golden tint on those days than the days I emphasize the purple in order to get GREEN.  On those days, I also use the Bobbi Brown eye pencil in purple, and I am obsessed with this new purple washable mascara by Maybelline.  Love it! and it comes in other colors.  I first use some black and top it off with the purple.  I also put in the slide show the Loreal Brow Kit I use that I am very fond of…over about three years, I have used up two of these kits.

I am blessed with long thick lashes…so I do not use anything to lengthen them or curl them.  I did not always have these.  I have told this story many times on the blog if I need to tell it again.  Let me know…but my eyelashes are a precious gift from God.

I hope this helps in some way to encourage those of you with glasses that your eyes can still be your story!  First find out what colors will enhance your eye color…start there.  My visits to makeup counters have always been helpful.  Even if I did not purchase anything there…I learned a lot of tips.  Tomorrow is WOULD YOU WEAR IT SATURDAY!



  1. Like you do, I also emphasize my eyes. I am a contract lens wearer. I have tried to lighten up (read in several places we should as we age), but it is very aging on my face to use pale eye makeup to where they don’t stand out. So none of that for me, I’m staying with my makeup! One thing that’s happened in just the last year is ny brows are thinning. Vitamin E oil massaged in each day has really helped. So does a good brow pencil! My mom stopped wearing eye makeup about 10 years ago, and it seriously aged her face going without. That is what convinced me to stay with it. Your eyes do stand out in your photos, and I see it as a good thing!! I have not seen the Snapscara but will check that out! Isn’t it annoying when you love how a product is working and they discontinue? Takes long enough to settle on one in the first place! You have very pretty eyes. Hazel is such a pretty eye color!

    1. A very, very interesting and informative blog! I do use all Bobbie Brown makeup products except skin care items: Vichy serum, moisturizers, one with some retinol. So far Im happy with them.
      I’d love to know what liner etc , other than brown currently used, that might bring out my grey-blue eyes.
      Thank you for sharing……

      1. Hi Paulette! My daughter has blue eyes so I asked this question when I visited the Bobbi Brown counter. If you go to the slideshow below and find the eyeliner pencil you will see that it comes in a steel gray color. That is suppose to be the best color…steel or slate gray. Hope that helps!

    1. I will look at it when I get home from work and post the color name for you. So sorry I did not include it!

  2. Thanks for this information. I have puffy eyes & only use concealer now which covers the dark circles but doesn’t help the puffiness. I may have to give this product a try. Also like the positive reviews.
    Enjoy reading your blog every day!

  3. I am from South Africa and new to your blog which I enjoy especially because you are a believer in God.
    I would love to hear the story about your eyelashes.

    1. Hi Henrietta, welcome! So happy to have you here. I promise to tell you about my eyelashes next week in one of the blogs I write. Will try to do it Monday!

  4. I have a few white hours in my eyebrows. When I color my hair, I have them colored, but it doesn’t last. My brows are very dark brown. I use brow mascara, but haven’t found one that truly covers the white hairs. Any advice CEO UK be appreciated. I am using Chamonix and like it.

    1. Hi Lori! The L’Oréal brow kit I put in my slideshow is great! I use it every day and it lasts a long time. You can find it many places.

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