In the March 2011 edition of Vogue Hellas (greek version of Vogue), a whole page was devoted to makeup tricks when wearing spectacles and celebrities who wear reading glasses as “fashion accessories”.
Here’s the part were I laugh out loud…A LOT!
You see, I wear glasses since I was 9…and I was the first kid to wear glasses in my class, so it was odd…and bad. I got the label geek for lots and lots of years (lack of style didn’t help a lot too…God, why didn’t I read fashion magazines back then?). I was feeling so bad for wearing glasses that I persuaded my eye doctor to prescribe me contact lenses from the age of 16 (back then it was recommended to wear contact lenses at 18).
Getting older, although addicted to lenses, I came to see people who wear glasses (especially acetate frames) as cool! Yes, I do have an affinity for glass-wearers as I am one of them!
So, yeah, when I see Alexa Chung, or whoever else wear glasses…in public (gasp!), I want to go back to my 9 year old self and tell her that the day will come, when fashionable people would like to wear glasses, short-sighted or not!
Make Up Tips
Vogue also provided make up tips for glass-wearers provided by Mr. Freddy Kalobratsos. I’ll happily share them with you (combined with tips from my own experience):
1) Since the focus is on the glasses and not on the eyes, beware not to over-do it with eye shadows. Smoky eyes are a definite no-no. You should choose a bright eyeshadow. I totally recommend Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Luminous Eye Shadow in Glow Nude.
2) Using eye liner or eye pencil to contour the eye according to the glasses shape. I recommend either Korres Eye Pencil in Metallic Grey or Body Shop Black Eye-Liner.
3) Mr Kalobratsos suggests not wearing any blush because the glasses fall on the cheeks, but I say scrap that! If you need blush (let’s say you have light complexion like I do), you’ll wear blush, but make sure you the blush looks natural!
4) Mr Kalobratsos also suggest using a nude lipstick. Hmmm I don’t have an opinion on that, but why not try a bolder colour? (I think the suggestion of nude lipstick is about not shifting focus from the eyes and glasses).
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