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.
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.
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.