Do you ever put on an outfit and you can’t put your finger on what’s missing to complete it? Add a bracelet and no… a necklace perhaps? No… a kimono? NO. Add a pair of glasses and you are good to go! They make any outfit seriously chic.
It seems to be the ‘cool’ (I hate myself for using that term) thing to do is wear glasses, even when you don’t need them. Which is bizarre because when I was a kid you were made fun of for wearing glasses! Oh how times have changed…
But how do you know what glasses suit you and which ones don’t? Is your face too small or too big for certain types? You can’t just grab a pair on the high street and expect them to suit you! That’s where Firmoo comes in! They even have a system where you can upload a picture of yourself and virtually try on the glasses you like the look of so that you know whether or not you will look ridiculous. With so many styles and sizes it’s hard to know where to even begin… so let me help!
Top Tips For Your Face Shape
Find out your face shape before you do anything – I had no idea what I was so I looked straight into a wall mirror and with a lipstick (messy) I traced the shape of my face. Turns out I have a little round head, like a pea. Doing this will determine the shape of your glasses which best suit you.
Round shape faces should go for glasses that are wider than they are taller as this will give the illusion that your face is stretched out.
Oval shape faces you need to get frames that match the widest area of your face so as not to upset the balance of your features.
Heart shape faces – CAT EYE. Why do cat eye glasses always look so good on heart shapes heads? Heart shape tend to have a wider forehead and a pointier chin so you need frames that are wider than your head or have high points like the cat eye shape to balance.
Square shape faces should potentially avoid square shaped glasses and opt for something more rounded instead to soften the features.
Next step is assess what colour of frames you want to go for and what colours best suit you. So get help telling whether you are warm or cool toned and then get a frame that compliments that. For example, if you are warm skinned (yellow or olive toned) then a frame with a warm hue better suits and cool toned (blueish or pink) suits a cool toned frame – you get me??
Make Up Tips
As glasses tend to cast a shadow under the eye it’s important to have a few tips up your sleeve to get the most from your new glasses.
Concealer – A brightening concealer will be your new best friend in order to keep away your dark circles. A few favourites of mine are the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat and the Estee Lauder Brush on Glow to add that healthy glow. That being said please, please, PLEASE do not apply too much concealer as I have learned the hard way that glasses are like a magnifying glass and will show up every line you have and invent lines you don’t have.
Line and Define – Don’t guffaw at me just yet… but liner is an amazing way to make your eyes stand out through the lens of your glasses. If you have thick frames, you should opt for a thicker line, but if you have softer, thinner frames then you can opt for a thinner line. Your eyeshadow should always be lighter than your frames also to avoid heavy looking eyes.
Mascara – I feel like this one goes without saying however, invest in a mascara (and an eyelash curler) that can do wonders for your eyes peeking behind those glasses. Or, if you can bothered – yes, falsies.
WARNING – Firmoo’s website is highly addictive. I have 15 pairs of glasses in my basket…
The website itself is very easy to use and even has a ‘How To’ section for choosing lens type and reading prescription. Not only that but when you have selected your pair of glasses each pair is custom designed to suit your pretty little face. Have a ruler at the ready as you will be asked for measurements to ensure that your glasses fit. You can also select your lenses and add in your own prescription! If they are purely just for fashion purposes I suggest keeping them as ‘Non RX’ ie. no prescription to keep them on the cheaper side. As IF Firmoo hasn’t held your hand enough offering you everything, you can then choose your lens thickness preference. Like, hello? I’ve never been so looked after in my life and this is a WEBSITE.
Enjoy shopping on the amazing website, I can’t wait to see all your glasses pics on Instagram!
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Glasses Pictured – Style #YSL366 Gold