Three Top Tips to Looking Gorgeous in Your Glasses

November 8, 2010 by Laura Amis  
Published in Shopping

Specs are now the coolest face accessory around. But if you’re worried your glasses aren’t up to scratch, then check out our top tips to looking your best.

Take out those irritating contact lenses and jump on the eye-wearing fashion circuit. No longer are those that wear glasses called speccy-four-eyes; because right now it’s positively cool to be a spectacle wearer. But if you’re worried that you’ll never find a pair that look amazing, there’s something you need to know. It’s not just about finding the right frame, but knowing how to wear them. Here’s three top tips to make sure you look stunning in your specs.

1 Face Framing is Key

You may think there’s not a frame in the world that could make you look gorgeous in glasses, but if that’s the case, you need to think again. There’s a pair of specs to make each and everyone of us look good, you just need to find the right one for you. If you’re an oval-shaped beauty, then curved frames will help to bring out your cheek bones, while those with round faces will look best in thin or angular glasses that draw attention to the eyes. Square faces never fear, oval frames with draw looks to your jawline and brow, and heart shaped faces should go chunky and bold, plus a bit of colour never hurts!

2 Ask for Help

So you’ve been told you need to wear glasses, what now? Well you know which frame is supposed to suit your face, but you’re still not sure. The answer is, don’t decide alone. Sometimes what we see in the mirror is a lot different to want a third party does.Take a friend or family member with you to the store and ask them to help you choose. Tell them to be honest (but not brutal!) about what really suits your face. Enlist the advice of the store too, the sales people will have a good knowledge of the frames they have on offer, so ask them what they think would suit you and let them go off and pick the best of the bunch for you to try. Take a camera with you to take pictures of yourself wearing each of the frames you like, then go how and look at each picture before making a final decision. A little bit of thinking time can really help you find the best look.

3 Make you Makeup Perfect

Glasses can really emphasise eye makeup – zooming in on any imperfections or errors in your application. To counteract, take a bit longer over it than you usually would. Use eye-shadows that suit not only your eyes but your frames as well, and put primer on underneath to ensure that no smudging occurs. Use concealer to get rid of any dark circles or redness. Apply eyeliner carefully as imperfections will be all too clear if you don’t, and always blend well. Curling your eyelashes will make your eyes appear wider behind the lenses, then finish off with smudge-proof mascara and you’re good to go!

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4 Responses to “Three Top Tips to Looking Gorgeous in Your Glasses”
  1. Caroline Says:

    Awesome post!

  2. Holly Says:

    I wear glasses, and you’re right, they do look cool

  3. Janette Says:


  4. Joanne Says:

    So true, you can look gorgeous in glasses

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