Fierce Not Frumpy: How to Look Hot in Prescription Glasses

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New to wearing glasses? Not hit it off yet with your new pair of specs? I felt exactly the same when I first started wearing prescription glasses a few years ago. But give it some time, and plenty of practice, and you’ll soon find your style rhythm.

To help you along your road to looking hot in glasses, I’ve found some of the best tips going from well-known makeup artists and fashion bloggers who all wear prescription specs themselves.

Here are some fantastic tips from chic glasses wearers who know how to look fierce in frames. Because no-one wants to look frumpy…

“I keep my eyes neutral” – Lourdes Avila Uribe, Blogger

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Blogger Lordes shared her style tips for glasses in a guest post for Soko Glam, and her personal tips included lots of eyeliner and neutral tones for her eye makeup.

Because Lordes’ specs are a strong prescription, they magnify her eyes so she doesn’t feel like she needs to add too much makeup to that area. Instead, she focuses on a good foundation for a flawless skin look and a bold, colourful lip to add a pop of freshness.

To get specs like Lourdes’, steal her style with these fabulous look-a-likes, the geek chic Stellar 8849 frames in Dark Brown.

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“Lots of mascara” – Nic Haste, MUA

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Famous Pixiwoo makeup artist Nic Haste shares her tips on makeup for glasses wearers and in this video, she goes heavy on the brows and layers on “lots of mascara” to make up for the fact that you can’t wear falsies where you’re wearing specs.

So if you’re looking for the perfect sultry daytime look or sexy evening look, this is a fantastic makeup tutorial to watch as you get ready.

To get Nic’s look, go for some stylish Havana frames, a classic colourway that will complement every skin tone. These fabulous and affordable Savannah P2249 prescription glasses are just £11.00 at Select Specs and they even come with FREE single vision lenses and an optional tint.

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“Always define your brows” – Bobbi Brown, MUA

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Not only does makeup artist Bobbi Brown wear glasses herself (so she understands exactly how it feel to style specs every morning!), but she’s also created her own range of prescription eyewear for women, designed to frame and flatter the face.

The Bobbi Brown prescription glasses collection here at SelectSpecs features styles and colourways to suit all face shapes, and about the collection Bobbi said, “Being a makeup artist, I’ve always been aware of how glasses can transform the face and want to take the mystery out of how to choose the right glasses.” Also according to the makeup artist, well-groomed brows are essential and she recommends using her Bobbi Brown Brow Kit to fill and define.

To get the full look, shop the Bobbi Brown Devin glasses online now and choose from 4 flattering colours.

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“Add volume to your hair” – Kate Bryan, Blogger”

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Blogger Kate Bryan from The Small Things Blog wears her specs regularly and when it comes to styling herself in the morning, she puts just as much thought into her hair as she does her makeup. Kate loves to add volume to her locks because she thinks that balance is everything when it comes to perfecting her finished look.

If you love Kate’s look, choose a pair of classics that will never go out of style. Like these Ray-Ban RX5184 New Wayfarer prescription glasses that work seamlessly well for any occasion, any outfit.

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“Contrast Your Face Shape” – Grace K, Blogger 

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Grace from My Spare Oom believes it’s important to find the right glasses for your face shape, and her style rule is to find spces that contrast your face shape. So before you even think about how to style your hair and makeup, it’s important to consider which styles of specs are designed to suit your face shape.

Contrasting your shape means to choose angular frames to balance out round faces or choosing oval lenses to balance out chiselled jawlines. It’s all about striking a nice balance!

To get Grace’s spectacle style, get these super chic Dior CD3270 glasses, available in 11 catwalk inspired colours.

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Help a girl our and show us how you style your specs with #SelectSpecsSelfie we could all use some inspiration!