That’s right. Nerd chic glasses, a la Anne Hathaway. The question is, and has always been, how do you make your eyes “pop” under a great new pair of glasses?
First you have to consider the size of the frames. “Thickly-framed eyes can carry more makeup than thinly framed ones, says Surratt. For retro, black glasses, draw on a set of smoky eyes or apply winged liner. For thinner frames, stick to a more natural look,” says Hollywood famed makeup artist Troy Surratt. He adds that it is probably best to get a non-glare coating so that “your eyes will show up better”.
Avoid wearing charcoal eye shadow and rimming the bottom lid in the same color. Very often it will make you look tired and just end up looking like you have a couple of black-eyes. Keep it simple. Keep it clean looking.
DO use concealer in the eye area. Apply concealer just under the puffiness of the eye to reduce the shadow the “puff” creates. Also add a light dot to the inside of the eye near the tear duct. This brightens up the eye (with or without glasses) and gives the wearer a more youthful look.
Because glasses draw attention to the eyebrows, is of utmost importance that the brows be properly shaped and immaculately maintained. In addition, frames should never compete or conflict with the brows but should ride just under the brow line.
Regarding color: “The general rule of thumb is this: the smaller and lighter the frame, the bolder and brighter the colors can be. If you have large, thick, black, or brightly colored glasses frames, you’ll want to stick with more muted colors for your eye shadow. If you have smaller glasses that are frameless or have a neutral-toned frame, you can really go all out,” says makeup artist Divine Caroline of www.divinecaroline.com.
Question: Now that I have a sexy new pair of fashion glasses, I’m going change my eye makeup to . . .?