Does eyeshadow primer on your nose stop your glasses wearing off your foundation?

No… is the short answer, at least for me anyway. I tried this handy dandy “life hack” that promises to “change your life forever if you wear glasses” and was left sorely disappointed. Read on to discover my heartbreaking findings (oh boy that sounded cheesier than intended)!

Hello, loves!

I tried this hack after hearing a few people (cannot remember for the life of me who though) YouTubers talking about it and thought it sounded perfect! Have you ever taken your glasses off for a picture (to avoid the dreaded flash reflection) only to find the bridge of your nose is now a blotchy mess? Then you feel my pain. I also remember some guy I used to work with asking to see me without my glasses and finding the awkward blotch hilarious! (because obviously I would take off my glasses and become a completely different person just like in the movies which is almost always followed by “oh my god you look so much better/prettier without glasses you should get contacts/laser eye surgery!” (I’m also gonna go on a tangent here I do apologise but please for the love of all that is holy DO NOT say that to someone who needs glasses. Contacts are uncomfortable for some people and some of us can’t wear them for other reasons, and suggesting someone gets lasers beamed into their eyeballs because you think they look better without the frames that literally require them to see is just rude. Okay I’m done, sorry.)

…Where was I? Oh right, so I don’t typically use eye primer (I just use concealer for my eyeballs) but I do have the Nyx Glitter Primer which was recommended in one of the videos so I gave that a shot. It didn’t work.

Just for reference: here’s the style of glasses I wear.


Okay so I applied the glitter primer before I put on my foundation then set it with a powder, same as always. About half an hour later I noticed that it was already rubbing; not a great start.

Sorry for the iPhone quality... My camera lens is still broken :C

I carried on with my day as usual, went to work for a few hours, watched YouTube, played video games, yadda yadda all the good stuff, didn’t touch my face or glasses (at least that I’m aware of, I did notice they didn’t slide down as much so that’s a plus!) and 6 hours later, boom. Blotch.

Sad times. I would love to be able to skip foundation/concealer on my nose but since it’s a lot more textured and red than the rest of my face it looks really weird when I do. I’ve tried this a few times now but it doesn’t seem to want to work for me, I’ll try it with a legit eye primer to see if it makes a difference but for now this hack was a fail for me.

Any suggestions for primers to try or other hacks for glasses? Lemme know!



  1. queenniene April 22, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    I tried the mac paintpot was a fail for me aswell. It seems to make it even worse for me. I tried a lot of things to make the foundation wear longer under my glasses but it all seems to fail :c

    • pixelheartmakeup April 22, 2017 / 11:12 pm

      Oh no :C I did notice a lot of the suggestions were from people who didn’t wear glasses all the time or not at all so it seemed a little too good to be true! Maybe one day we’ll figure out a solution!

  2. The Beauty Stage October 16, 2017 / 4:56 am

    ahh i hateee when this happens when i wear sunglasses!! hope there is a successful way to stop it from happening 🙁

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