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Wedding Makeup Tips Every Mother of the Bride Who Wears Glasses Need to Know

Yes, you should think about your eyewear when finalizing your beauty look.

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As the mother of the bride or groom, you'll want to make selecting a wedding beauty look you love a priority. After all, you'll be photographed nearly as often as the bride, and all eyes will surely be on you as you walk down the aisle. Whether you're having a makeup trial or planning to work with the artist on the big day alone, it's important to let the pro know if you're planning on wearing glasses throughout the day—especially during the processional and for photos. There's nothing wrong with wearing corrective eyewear on the wedding day, but letting your makeup artist know your intentions will ensure they tweak certain elements of your beauty routine so that you can look like the very best version of yourself.

 

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Emphasize your eyes.

No matter what you're normally used to, let your makeup artist apply more eyeliner than you'd normally wear, especially on your upper lash line. When you're wearing glasses, your eyes tend to be clouded by the lenses, so you'll want to draw as much attention to them as possible. Take it easy on the bottom lash liner, though, as this tends to make the eyes look more closed. If you're open to it, a set of fake lashes can do wonders for your eyes, but a few coats of volumizing mascara works, too.

 

Choose a great concealer.

Whatever darkness or puffiness you have under your eyes will be accentuated by glasses, so choose an under eye concealer that provides full coverage. Ask your makeup artist to choose a concealer that's slightly lighter than your foundation, as this will both brighten your eyes and disguise any flaws.

 

Pick waterproof products.

You probably know the importance of waterproof mascara, but did you know that you should choose waterproof eye shadows and liners, too? Happy tears are almost inevitable at a wedding, and but your glasses will make it harder to quickly blot tears. Long-lasting products will ensure your eye makeup isn't ruined early on in the day.

 

Bring products for makeup touch-ups.

Glasses tend to leave marks on the bridge of the nose and sometimes on the upper cheeks, and they may even wipe away patches of your makeup. Unfortunately, there's really no way around this problem, so plan for touch-ups. Powder and concealer are two must-have products, but you may also want to pack your mascara and eyeliner, too. It's better to be prepared, right?