With the numerous eyeglass brands and styles available at optical shops, it could be confusing to select the most appropriate frame. Here are some tips that could help you:
Squared-off frames de-emphasize roundness. Choose styles that are a bit wider than the widest point of your face for a slimming outcome. The bridge of the frames must be wide as well and moderately arched.
To allow better “balance” to your face, the top half of the frames shouldn’t extend past your temples. A bridge that’s gently curved and the lower half of the frame in a down-sweep are most flattering for you.
Because the oval face is ideal, you can try out many different types of frames to find the best one for you. Nevertheless, it’s important not to detract from the natural symmetry of your face, so never go for a shape that’s too way out.
To produce the illusion of a broader face, maintain the overall width of the frames within the border of the widest point of your cheekbones. The bridge of the frames should be slightly curved.
Graciously curved frames ease the angular shape of a square face. The frames must be slightly wider than the widest point of your jaw line, having an arched bridge. The lower part should sweep up towards the brows.
Tinted lenses in glasses can complement your frames, your eyes and your skin color.
– Choose lenses that are in the same color family as your frames. For instance, if your frames are warm-toned—brown, coral, cinnamon, bronze, gold—the lenses
should have gold or yellow undertones. For cool-toned frames— blue, plum, rose, gray, plum, taupe— lenses having blue or pink undertones work best.
– Another alternative is gradient lenses. This kind of lens has graduated levels of color: The most intense tones are on top and the color fades towards the bottom. Gradient lenses can be particularly flattering for shades like blue, which is lovely at lid level but can make you look just plain tired when the deep color goes below the eye.
Choose frames that cover your brow line or you will get a “double-brow” look. If your brow line is below your frames, dust a little of blush above your brows to lessen the double-brow effect. Always keep your eyebrows cleanly plucked underneath the natural line.
If your blush looks unnatural under your glasses, try putting on your glasses when you apply it. Stroke it on, following the line of the frame from the center of your cheeks up towards your temples in a gentle curve. Blend well. This will emphasize your cheeks in line with your frames so that the blush does not “change color” when seen through tinted lenses.
– The rule to keep in mind when applying eye makeup under tinted lenses is to select colors that are close to each other in the color spectrum. For instance, rose-tinted lenses will not be attractive over green eye shadow. The combination produces a muddy effect. Nonetheless, rose lenses with blue eye makeup gives you a soft mauve—really pretty.
– If you’re farsighted, your type of lenses enlarge the eyes. To counteract this effect, select eye makeup in neutral tones—browns, grays, soft plums. Using eye shadow brush or eye pencil, draw a line close to the lashes on the upper lids and brush or finger-smudge the line up toward the brow and out (away from the nose). The concept is to get deep color close to the lashes, very subtle color on the lids and under the brows.