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With the help of Carmen Hamilton from The File we have come up with the top tips to ensure you nail your make-up with every eyewear shape. Check out Carmen’s advice below:
The way you wear your hair and how you do your make-up counts, guys. If you're going to wear something on your face, make it count. You need to pay attention to the total package. It’s all about working with what you’ve got, to make your shades work for you.
And if you need a bit of encouragement to step outside your comfort zone, #inspo is everywhere.
But knowing whether to do the flick, a strong brow, a bit of subtle colour on the cheeks or a statement lip isn’t always intuitive. There’s kind of an art to it, so we’re going to show you how it’s done.
With spring and summer in mind, we’ve chosen eight of the best shades (and opticals) and we’re going to show you how to pull them off.
We’re still not over the round shape. Here, we’ve kept a strong centre part to balance-out the softness of the curved shape, and slicked the hair back into a low ponytail to make the frames the focus.
Bold, brushed-up brows work to give the shades placement on the face, and frame the shapeSHOP NOW
RAY-BAN WOODEN CLUBMASTER
The cult classic ‘Clubmaster’ shape has had a natural, wooden makeover, and we’re all about it. We went for ‘nude’ looking skin and a barely-there lip to match, and kept the hair slicked-back to emphasise the shape.
This creates a kind of tonal look (and you know how much we love going tonal).SHOP NOW
When your shades are this awesome, you don’t need much else. Slick your hair back and let the reflector lenses do the talking. The aim of the game with statement frames is to keep everything else minimal. Don’t go crazy with bold lips or colour on the cheeks as this will only detract from the sunglasses. Less is definitely more.SHOP NOW
Opticals are where things get super interesting. You can actually get away with wearing more eye make-up than usual - and you should. You need to enhance the eye area so it pops through the lenses.
Always pay special attention to the under eye area as glasses can drag the eye area down. Use a salmon-coloured concealer to counteract under eye darkness, and a bit of highlighter on the cheekbone and in the inner corners to lift the whole area.
Finish with a few thick coats of mascara to give the eyes definition.SHOP NOW
Clearly, timber frames are having a moment. Let the wood do the talking (we always do), and opt for matte skin and brushed up brows. These strong, square statement frames call for a soft & minimal look everywhere else. We kept hair out, and straight nothing too severe (no tongs in sight).
A note on brows when wearing a statement frame: The thing about great eyewear is, they draw attention to the face, so it’s important that your eyebrows are on their best behaviour; groomed, filled-in and brushed up.SHOP NOW
These glasses are lighter than your standard black frames, so you want to keep the overall look fresh.
A slick of white liner along the lower waterline will do the trick. It will open up the eye area and make you look like you’ve slept for 8 hours (hint: you haven’t).
Tie it all together with flawless skin and I-woke-up-like-this hair.SHOP NOW
MIU MIU GLASSES
These cut out Miu Miu’s are our favourite glasses for the season. They just about suit every face shape. The thing about this style is that the brows are as much a feature as the glasses. We made sure ours were perfectly groomed and filled in.
Pay very close attention to your choice of make-up when wearing glasses. Especially your foundation. Our advice is to keep the skin matte by wearing either a powder foundation or set your liquid foundation with a powder to minimise make-up movement on the nose.SHOP IN STORE
* OPSM Question Your Vision Report, 2013. Survey conducted by Galaxy Research with a sample of 1269 Australians