Although it’s 2018, some people still think that glasses are a hindrance to their appearance. The reality is, you can make your glasses a fashionable accessory to enhance your appearance rather than hinder it. Whether you have been wearing glasses for years or you just found out you need to grab a pair, here are some tips to help you make the most of your new look.
1) Compliment Your Face Shape
The first step to a great pair of glasses is making sure that they fit your face well. One of the hardest parts about trying on glasses at the ophthalmologist office is that you can’t see your reflection well to determine what shape of glasses are best for you. Buying them at online eyeglass stores, such as Marvel Optics Glasses, is extra helpful because you can see (with your current glasses) what someone with a similar face shape is wearing. Here are the general rules of thumb for the types of frames that match your face shape:
Oval – go for something as wide or wider than the widest part of your face, such as a walnut-shaped frame.
Heart – this one is wide at the top and narrow at the chin, choose frames that are wider at the bottom. Rimless frames are very good for this face shape.
Oblong – since the face is the same width from top to bottom, you want to opt for a frame that has depth rather than width.
Square – to compliment this strong angular face, you will want narrow frames and narrow oval shapes.
Round – Round faces share an issue with width like the square face but it adds weight to the face. To offset and slenderize, you will want narrow frames!
2) Play With Your Frames
Once you know what kind of frame compliments your face shape, the next thing to do is to consider the color of your frames. You can always opt for a simple, rimless pair of glasses for everyday use but we encourage you to take a walk on the wild side and play with eyeglass trends. Leopard print, a bright blue, a pretty cream, or something that sparkles will add a bit of flair and pizazz to your everyday look. Many online retailers offer great deals on frames so why not pick up multiple pairs? We recommend taking into consideration your eye color, colors that you tend to wear most often, and that snazzy outfit you find reasons to wear as often as possible. Play, have fun and remember that you have those simple rimless pair to wear when your outfit just won’t match.
3) Go For The Bold Lip
Makeup trends tend to be focused on those that don’t wear glasses and that is where a lot of women get stuck. Our first makeup recommendation is to go for that bold lip. Think you can’t pull off a fire-engine red or bright purple? Think again! Yes, you will need to match those bold colors to your skin tone but there is no reason (and no age) that dictates you can’t have that fun lip. And those glasses are going to enhance your gorgeous smackers.
4) Enhance Your Eyes
You can’t do a bold lip every day and some people just really don’t like enhancing their lips. If that’s you, focus on your eyes. A lot of people believe that they can’t show off their amazing eye makeup when wearing glasses but when it’s done right, your glasses will frame your eye makeup perfectly. Focus on highly pigmented eyeshadows that bring out your eye color. Or you can go simple with a naked eye look and jazz it up with incredible eyeliner looks. We aren’t just talking about a cat eye, we are talking about winged liners in bold colors or straight black. Find the look that opens your eyes and lets the frames literally frame your makeup look.
Looking gorgeous while wearing glasses is a lot easier when you have some inspiration. Who is your eyeglass wearing inspiration?