Glasses can be the ultimate everyday accessory for girls and teamed with the right make-up you’re onto a winning combination! With so many frames, colours and trends to choose from you can flick between different looks like a style chameleon or nail down your signature flair.
Here’s some tips to combine your makeup with your glasses so that you look your best both in and outside the office.
Starting with the basics; if you’ve got any kind of frame in a solid black colour, like the simple yet elegant Infinity A2019 below, this means any colour lip or liner in your makeup arsenal will work, as long as you keep your eyeshadow neutral. Eyeshadow which is too dark can make your eyes appear ‘bruised’ behind a set of lens, whereas light or neutral shades will brighten and widen your eyes – remember this rule for all frames!
If you own the retro style and have gone for a coloured frame like our popular orange and red striped Icon 3220‘s below, you’ve already made a statement with your glasses so don’t over do it on the eyes. Needless to say, it’s not advisable to go with any colour eye make-up which clashes with your frames (example: blue shades might not match brown frames, ewe no.) Try and stay neutral but remember you can go a little darker than you can with black frames – opposite colours suit!
Now let’s forget about the colour and move onto different shapes and sizes. Trends like geeky chic and nerdy-hipster have stuck around for a while now and that can only mean one thing: thick framed glasses! Glasses like the Ray-Ban RX5184‘s are hugely popular for this look and applying your liner thicker and bolder can give you contrast in the right area. Again, keeping all other eye makeup neutral and natural, a bold lip colour like red or pink could also serve you well.
Thin or Rimless Frames
Let’s not forget glasses with a delicate touch; because here you can be a little more creative than most other frames. Take our Calvin Klien CK 533 glasses for example, you have the freedom to go with most makeup looks which you can wear without glasses, but for more impact double-winged lines would look fantastic with this.
Long or short sighted?
Down to the practicalities in wearing glasses. You may already know if you’re long sighted then your prescription glasses can magnify your eyes, whereas if you’re shortsighted your eyes actually appear smaller. Answer to this? Simple – when your glasses make your eyes bigger think less is more and draw a fine, subtle line along the top. When eyes appear smaller then line your eyes all the way around to create a bigger, wider look.
Feeling inspired? Let us know some of your tips or looks in the comments box below.