Match your smart eyeglass appeal with some of these hot accessories for 2015. Accessories are a brilliant way of adding a little color and personality to even the simplest outfits. Have fun and live on the daring side...even if we're just talking socks.
Do you ever feel like your makeup efforts go to waste when wearing glasses? Don't give up! We've compiled a few easy tips to highlight your eyes, so your natural beauty will shine even brighter.
1. PRIME FACE
Apply a light primer before foundation, so your makeup will last throughout the day and not rub away underneath your glasses.
Adjusting to multifocal lenses can take time and varies from person to person. You can expect anywhere between a couple hours and two weeks! So don't feel nervous if they don't feel right immediately. Be gentle with yourself and allow time for your vision to settle.
4 STEPS TO ADJUSTING
1. STOP WEARING YOUR OLD PRESCRIPTION GLASSES
If you only wear your new multifocal glasses, instead of switching between the two, you encourage faster adjustment. Trust us, it will get easier!
1. USE A PROTECTIVE CASE WHEN YOU'RE NOT WEARING THEM
This is especially important when travelling. It might be easy to throw your glasses in a side pocket without the case, but avoid the temptation! Using a case will prevent finding your glasses scratched or distorted by the time you arrive at your next stop.
Whether you prefer a relaxed and comfortable style or a put-together business look, the eyeglasses you choose should showcase your style. Much like your clothing, eyeglasses are an extension of your personality, so make sure you choose the frames that reflect you correctly. Since eyeglasses frame your face, they can either bring out your features or hide them. When choosing frames, how do you decide between glasses you like and glasses you should wear? (Try out our Frame Wizard to have our Virtual Optician match you with the perfect frames)
Not all glasses are for everyone. Here are 4 easy tips that help determine which glasses work for you:
1. Face Shape
It might seem silly, but you can determine your face shape by drawing it in the mirror. Just look in the mirror, take lipstick, and draw the outer edges of your face. This will help you determine what shape you have, since for most people this is ambiguous!
Circle face shape: you have full cheeks, a soft chin and proportional forehead in length and width. You should try out frames that are the opposite of your face shape: strong and angled frames, especially rectangular.
Square face shape: you have a strong jaw and broad forehead. You should try out frames that are opposite to your face shape: soft and round that sit high, especially a cool circle frame.
Leonardo DaVinci once said, “The eyes are the windows of the soul”. So true! Even as a child, my mom could always tell how I was feeling, by simply looking at my eyes. There are several factors that can affect the health of our eyes. Exposure to harmful UVA/UVB rays, cold wind, dry heat, allergies and aging can cause several challenges such as poor vision, dry eyes, eye puffiness, wrinkles and crow’s feet. Below are a few of my favorite “quick tips” to help address these issues.
"The eyes are the windows of the soul" - Photo from HollywoodBeautySecrets.com
1. Hydrate eyes from the inside out:
As we age, many of us begin to experience dry eyes, allergies and blurry vision. Quite often these issues are due to lack of moisture in the body. The truth is, with age, our natural production of hyaluronic acid slows down dramatically, which affects our eye sight as well as our joints and skin. By taking oral HA supplements, you can help reverse dry eyes, reduce blurry vision, cushion and lubricate the joints, and give your skin a healthy, dewy and more youthful look. Find HA supplements at your local health food store. NOTE: Be sure to check with your health care practitioner before taking supplements. If you need glasses, I’ve arranged a special discount for you. Simply enter the PROMO code noted on this page for your exclusive discount on prescription eyewear. Choose from styles on this page and throughout the GlassessUSA.com site. Don’t forget to enter the promo code at check out.
2. Protect eyes from UVA/UVB rays:
As mentioned earlier, exposure to daily UVA/UVB rays can cause myriad eye issues such as pre-mature wrinkles, crow’s feet and age spots. And here’s another important “eye opener”. Several studies reveal that protecting our eyes from daily UBA/UVB rays can prevent the onset of cataracts. In fact, the study noted that polarized sunglasses have been proven to provide extra UV protection. Check out X-Ray brand on this page, Ray Bans, and others that are polarized throughout the GlassessUSA.com site and be sure to enter the promo code on this page at check out for special savings and a free downloadable copy of my most recent book, “Age-Proof: Beauty Alternatives You Need to Know”.
3. Tighten droopy skin around the eyes:
My highly effective 1-step DIY beauty recipe works wonders to instantly tighten under eye bags.
4. Apply eye creams with powerful key ingredients:
When choosing eye cream, look for products that contain powerful, age-defying ingredients. In addition, if you have allergies or skin sensitivities, stick to eye products that are free of parabens or synthetic ingredients (phthalates) to help prevent hormone imbalances and other health issues or allergies. A couple of my favorite eye creams are Eye Perfect and Ultimate Eye Crème. They each offer high amounts of concentrated premium quality age-defying ingredients such as hydrating hyaluronic acid, peptides that help brighten skin and smooth lines and crow’s feet, as well as a bunch of skin repairing and nourishing antioxidants. Find the eye reams noted above at a deep discount prices at Hollywoodbeautysecrets.comHollywoodBeautySecrets.com Mention GlassesUSA in the comments box on your order form and you’ll be entered to win a pair of sunglasses.
5. Quick makeup tip for a brighter eyes:
For a more open-eyed look, apply beige or white eye liner along the inside rim of each eye. This also makes the whites of the eyes appear even whiter and banishes ruddiness associated with allergies.
GlassesUSA is excited to introduce Louisa Graves, a leading expert in non-invasive beauty! She offers some winter fashion advice, while trying on her favorite GlassesUSA frames. Doesn’t she look glamorous?
Grey is the New Black
Look Sleek in Silver (photo by: John Graves)
I love this look. Gray seems to suit every skin tone. I paired an Italian knit cap and a grey cashmere sweater with my favorite cool Lupo silver frames with greyish-taupe lenses from GlassesUSA.com. These glasses make the ultimate accessory!
Shop this look >>> Lupo 1210 Silver
The Vintage-Chic Look (photo by: John Graves)
What a great look. It’s my salute to Pharrell Williams. I’ve had this vintage Steston hat (a gift from my hubby) long before I’d heard of genius producer, Pharrell. Paired with a soft knit sweater and an earth tone scarf, these cool two-tone prescription glasses were the perfect match. They’re hand made by XRay.
Shop this look >>> Xray BS1700 Brown
Black Leather, Black Shades (photo by: John Graves)
Inspired by my hubby’s love of vintage bikes, I paired this black vintage leather cap and jacket with the ultimate, cool black matt sun glasses by XRay. I love that these sun glasses are light weight, super hip, and offer polarized lenses with UVA/UVB protection.
Shop this look >>> Xray BO5700 Black
Splash of Color
Winter-Chic (photo by: John Graves)
What a versatile look, great for either business or casual! Pairing an Italian silk scarf with a stylish pair of colored frames can pull a polished look together in mere seconds. These red prescription eyewear frames by XRay can be found at GlassesUSA.com.
Shop this look >>> XRay MG57 Red
*** Check out Louisa’s exclusive promo on prescription glasses and a free ebook download with every purchase (available for a limited time only)! ***
Louisa Graves is an industry expert in the area of non-invasive beauty. Her successful career as a top celebrity body parts model in Hollywood triggered the birth of her popular book, Hollywood Beauty Secrets: Remedies to the Rescue and her most recent release, Age-Proof: Beauty Alternatives You Need to Know. Louisa has shared her beauty tips on national TV programs including The Talk, The Doctors, Extra, Discovery Channel, The Style Network, and many morning news programs.
In addition, she has been a frequent beauty expert guest on over 500 national radio shows. Her tips have been featured in First for Women magazine, Bridal Fantasy Magazine, Woman’s World magazine, AOL Health, AOL Jobs, Huffington Post Media Group, SheKnows, and Sharecare to name a few.
For over a decade, Louisa has helped thousands of women and men of all ages address their head to toe challenges. Her scientifically proven beauty recipes and remedies are quick and easy – many of which are made with common ingredients found in most American homes.
Eyewear is the hottest accessory right now -- thank goodness that shopping for prescription glasses online is so easy, safe, and cost effective: You too can have frames for every occasion. Get inspired by your favorite celebs and join the glasses craze! Remember -- people notice your face first, so you might just be better off collecting eyeglasses than collecting shoes!