11 tips for choosing the right glasses

The choice of your frame should not be done by chance. If you are a little apprehensive about your visit to the optician, here is a list of little tips that will help you make the right choice for sure.

•  At the foot!
If possible, look at yourself in a full-length mirror when trying on a frame. The glasses are part of your body and must be consistent with it.

•  Eyelashes and eyebrows
Common sense dictates that your glasses should not touch the tips of your eyelashes. As a general rule, look for a model that follows the line of your eyebrows. To be avoided: the frame which covers them. Your eyebrows should not show behind the lenses of your glasses but simply highlight them.

•  From the nose
Your glasses should sit well on your nose. Is it too long? You can “reduce” it by opting for a low-bridge frame, if possible in a dark colour, which, by positioning itself lower, will give the impression that your nose is shorter.

•  High cheekbones!
A question of comfort and aesthetics, your glasses should not rest on the top of your cheeks, even when you smile.

•  Skin tone
Take your skin tone into account when choosing the colour of your frame. If you are rather pale, a colourful pair of glasses will make you look good.

•  Anti-aging
By softening your features, a light-coloured frame will reduce the perception of wrinkles. Conversely, dark glasses, which contrast strongly with your complexion, can harden your features, but also affirm your personality.

•  Lifting effect Is
your face a little droopy? Butterfly-shaped glasses will stretch your features upwards and compensate for the feeling of relaxation.

•  A short forehead?
Choose a slim one-colour model so it doesn’t weigh down the top of your face.

•  Mind-blowing
Match the colour of your glasses with that of your hair and don’t forget to counterbalance the effect of your hairstyle. If your hair is pulled back, avoid wearing overly strict glasses that will reinforce the harsh side of your look.

• A fringe?
Watch out for the mass effect with very voluminous glasses that reach the level of the hair.

•  Myopic or hyperopic makeup? Take this into account when applying makeup! Myopic eyes appear smaller behind concave lenses
glasses. Enlarge them with a white pencil line towards the inside of the eye and stretch them with a touch of mascara and light or iridescent eyeshadow towards the outer corner. Behind your hyperopic glasses, your eyes will look bigger. Rebalance your eyes with a line of black kohl inside the eye, eyeliner or a touch of darker, matte eye shadow along the lashes.

Neymar Jr, new police ambassador

If this name is not yet familiar to you, know that the Brazilian Neymar Jr is the new idol of world football, having joined FC Barcelona in June 2013. For the year 2014, he embodies the new face of Police, succeeding Bruce Willis, Georges Clooney, David Beckham and Antonio Banderas.

He was already 17 in 2009 when he began his professional football career at Santos FC and the following season propelled his club to the top of the Paulista championship by scoring 14 goals in 19 matches. A feat that earned him to be compared to the Brazilian legend: Pelé! As a Santos FC player, Neymar Jr won the Brazilian Cup, the Brazilian Championship in Sao Paulo, the Recopa Sul-Americana, the Superclasico de la Americas Cup and the Copa Libertadores. In June 2013, after playing 225 matches and scoring 136 goals, Neymar Jr joined the famous FC Barcelona, ​​where he lived up to his reputation as a great player by opening the scoring against Real Madrid. In short, he is only 22 years old and has already written his name in the great history of football. Without forgetting the next World Cup in June 2014:

After Bruce Willis, George Clooney, David Beckham and Antonio Banderas, Neymar Jr is throughout 2014 the new face of the Police brand. Produced by Rankin, famous fashion photographer, a campaign features several shots of Neymar Jr with the new Police eyeglasses and sunglasses collection. And the footballer commented: “ It is a pleasure and an honour for me to be the new world face of Police. I recognize myself in their style since I personally wear the same kind of glasses. We had a lovely photoshoot and I hope my arrival in the Police family will be equally successful. ”

Film Noir Edition, the capsule of Persol

The links between Persol and the 7th art never cease to strengthen! Spotlight on the cult genre of the 1950s, film noir, to which Persol wished to pay tribute through a capsule collection called Film Noir Edition.

It is in the heart of the Ambrosiana Library, in Milan, that the eyewear brand Persol celebrated last February its new capsule collection: Film Noir. A true tribute to the most influential cinematographic genre of the 1950s, this line also celebrates the brand’s style heritage, bringing the famous Phoenix arrow back to the fore. “Meticulous research in the Persol archives revealed that the traditional Persol arrow at the time had several variations, including the Phoenix arrow.
Through the image of the phoenix, art is seen as the ability to constantly reinvent itself, which is why Persol chose it as a key element in reinterpreting its own style heritage. ” The result: two solar models and two lenses – with names evocative of Gangster, Femme Fatale, Reporter and even Detective – reinterpret this now legendary arrow on a modernized design. All in an atmosphere of mystery and intrigue … Note: the sunglasses are fitted with Polar or Photo-Polar lenses, in a solid or gradient colour.

BMW launches its eyewear collection

BMW aficionados will be able to rejoice: it is now possible to wear glasses bearing the effigy of the German car brand, which has just launched its very first collection. Two key words: classicism and excellence.

This is a historic record that the German manufacturer BMW has just achieved: in 2013, it delivered 1.93 million vehicles (of the BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands). The BMW brand alone grew 7.5%, with 1.65 million units sold, an absolute record. It is in this particularly favourable context that the world leader in high-end cars has chosen to launch its very first eyewear collection. “BMW has been very attentive to the creation of this collection, constantly pushing us on the path of excellence”, recently confided the licensee of the collection. In acetate, stainless steel, titanium or NXT, twelve sight models and twelve sunglasses make up this first BMW collection, while many new products are already in the pipeline. In terms of forms, the style is generally quite classic. Made from European components, the BMW collection is distinguished above all by its high technical quality, which guarantees its robustness and reliability. Evidenced for example by its double articulation which allows a 360 ° rotation of the branch! In the same spirit, the solar line has two foldable models, very practical because they are very flat. More aesthetics of course, but above all more solidity for the whole: this is how this high-end collection stands out. Note: half of the sunglasses are equipped with polarizing lenses. Collection available since April. In the same spirit, the solar line has two foldable models, very practical because very flat. More aesthetics of course, but above all more solidity for the whole: this is how this high-end collection stands out. Note: half of the sunglasses are equipped with polarizing lenses. Collection available since April. In the same spirit, the solar line has two foldable models, very practical because very flat. More aesthetics of course, but above all more solidity for the whole: this is how this high-end collection stands out. Note: half of the sunglasses are equipped with polarizing lenses. Collection available since April.

Women’s eyeglasses

Wearing glasses does not make you happy. But what if you no longer undergo it as a constraint?

A fashion accessory No
need to deny it, wearing prescription glasses is a constraint. But the days of awful bottlenecks are well and truly over. Whether you are 17, 44 or 58, you have to accept it: you have a visual defect, like the majority of the population. If glasses correct your vision above all, they have also become a fashion accessory that dresses your face and gives it all its personality. Manufacturers and brands have understood this well, both in terms of lenses and frames, aesthetic criteria take precedence! So rather than put up with it, why not enhance this personal object that you wear in the middle of your face?

Let yourself be tempted
Round, oversized or very thin: both in the diversity of shapes and in the work of materials (aluminium, acetate), prescription frames now offer a stunning variety and closely follow the latest fashion trends. Have you always dreamed of wearing Chanel, Gucci or Dior without ever having the means? Glasses allow you to access this luxury without breaking the bank. Whether you are classic, ultra-fashion or casual, they help, like a hat, a bag or beautiful shoes, to highlight you and sublimate your style.

You have the choice
The purchase of equipment (frames and lenses) is an important moment which takes time: do not hesitate to try on several frames of different styles, to make them your own and to seek advice from those around you if necessary. There is a multitude of models and over a thousand brands, so it would be a shame to miss out on the glasses that suit you best.

What budget?
It is difficult to give a price range for frames: we find the first lens and frame packages around 40 euros at some brands. Conversely, the price of a model can exceed 500 euros. As with other consumer products, this difference stems from many parameters: the place of production, know-how, materials used, brands (brands, brand brands, etc.), technology and creativity … according to your desires and your budget, the right choices. You can always ask your optician for a quote to know the final overall price of your glasses. The general scheme (Social Security) offering very low reimbursements, additional coverage is essential for consistent coverage.