If you're just finding out you have to wear glasses...don't panic! Glasses can be very flattering if you choose the right style. Even if you've been wearing glasses for a long time, these tips will help you when you need to choose a new pair.
- The top of your glasses frame should follow the line of your eyebrows. Avoid having too much eyebrow above or below the frames (Sunglasses should always cover your eyebrows, or risk looking cartoonish.)
- Eyes should sit at the center of each frame.
- Don’t follow guidelines solely based on the shape of your face. You may have an oblong visage, but if you have a big nose, for instance, then that will be the feature you need to focus on.
- Your eyewear should highlight your eye color, such as green frames for green eyes or similar.
- The shape of the frame should contrast the shape of your face.
- The size of the frame should be in scale with the size of your face.
Glasses for round faces
Avoid round frames and instead choose angular shapes that will lend your face definition.Cat’s eyes can look great.
Glasses for oval facesMost styles work well on a long, thin face, so focus on frames that enhance your features. Avoid thin frames that will elongate your face further.
Glasses for heart-shaped faces
Balance a pointed chin with frames that are thicker on the bottom, to add an appearance of width. Retro pin details are also good to draw attention to the eyes.
Glasses for big noses
Select frames with a low bridge or a wide key hole to minimize the pinching effect.
Glasses for receding hair linesChoose a dark frame with a strong, horizontal line. Avoid clear frames that will elongate your forehead further.
Glasses for close set eyes
Avoid a light-colored frame with a dark nose piece – it will draw attention to the center of the face. Instead, opt for larger frames, or ones with details on the arms.
TIPS FOR APPLYING MAKE-UP WHEN WEARING GLASSES
- Push your glasses to the end of your nose and position a mirror beneath you, so that you are looking down through your glasses to apply your make-up.
- Eyeliner is crucial in stopping your eyes getting lost behind frames. Go one shade darker than your natural eye color to make them stand out.
- Glass lenses magnify any darkness under the eyes and highlight discoloration, so make sure you apply concealer under the eye.
- Don’t forget to define your eyebrows so that your glasses don’t overpower your face.- If you have strong frames, you can get aay with stronger make-up.