A few posts away we discussed wearing make-up with contact lenses. But many people prefer stylish eyeglasses to contacts and what kind of makeup mixes with eyeglasses?. Here are a few tips for them concerning the eye cosmetics and makeup tricks.
Don't consider your eyeglasses something that doesn't allow you to wear proper make-up - use them as an inspiration for your make-up style. For instance, if you've opted for cat-eye frames - then draw a winged line to mimic the shape of the frame.
Still it's not a good idea to choose the color of your makeup in accordance with the frame color. Purple eyeglasses by no means require purple shadows. The golden rule reads that colorful frames should be worn with neutral make-up. If you are a fan of bright eye shadows ‒ buy black-framed specs.
There are a few don'ts when it comes to wearing make-up together with eyeglasses. For example, gray shades are not your best friends - the lenses create a shadow that makes them look darker and it looks as if your eyelids are black. One more make-up trick to stay away from is the line on the lower lash line - when magnified by eyeglasses it makes you look tired. And being tired is not in fashion.
Another aspect to touch upon is the mascara you want to use. In case you are lucky to have long eyelashes you might be worried that they may leave spots on the lens. But mascara is something that makes your eyes look beautiful and mysterious behind the glasses so you shouldn't give up using it. That is why it's recommended to use water-proof mascara.
But the most important thing is that your make-up should be immaculate. It might be a challenge to apply your make-up neatly when you are shortsighted and everything looks blurry once you put off your eyeglasses. Some suggest using magnifying glasses to do that properly. The idea is that you can flip down one of the lenses and put on the make-up on the eye behind it while the other eye sees everything perfectly well. If buying magnifying glasses seem too fancy for you ‒ opt for a magnifying mirror ‒ the effect is pretty much the same.
Clubmusters look so trendy that it's hard to realize that this design is more than 65 years! No kidding - as the history of clubmasters reads the first pair was made in 1947 by Jack Rohrbach who was then vice-president of Shuron Ltd. They instantly caught on and enjoyed great popularity during 50s and 60s. About the half of all the sunglasses sold were clubmasters. People just couldn't get enough of the unusual shape. Many eyewear manufacturers used this design as the base for the sunglasses models. And the most popular among them was Ray Ban who started creating clubmasters in the 1980s.
Clubmasters are also known as browlines and are made from metal except for the upper part of the frame that is made of plastic. The plastic insets are placed above the lenses in the way like the eyebrows are placed above the eyes. The bridge is typically made of metal, although there can be exceptions.
Clumasters are wildly popular among celebrities: both male and female. This is a shape that looks stylish on almost every face. Some celebrities like Beyonce, Selena Gomes opt for classy black Ray-bans. Others, for instance, Marion Cotillard choose bright stylish clubmasters with contrast plastic.
Ray Ban once launched a huge product placement campaign to promote wayfarer design ‒ there is no need to do that for clubmasters. You are very likely to spot them in almost any summer comedy anyway.
Sometimes it seems that Ray Ban is the only eyewear brand entitled to design clubmasters ‒ but this isn't true. Many brands like Prada create their own unique designs that only slightly resemble traditional clubmasters. Remember last year's Prada autumn collection ‒ Prada designers diluted clubmasters with cat-eye shape and bright colors ‒ the result was fabulous.
As you see, clubmasters are the kind of sunglasses that you can wear together with thousands of other passers-by and you will still feel stylish and unique. It is very likely that this design is going to stay fashionable for at least 65 more years.
Presidents of the USA and their families have a great influence on American society. Especially such charismatic leaders as Barack Obama. He and Michelle Obama are a great example of a strong family and Michelle Obama in particular is considered a fashion icon. That is why it's a really good idea to borrow some of their fashion secrets and find out what kind of sunglasses the Obamas prefer.
It goes without saying that stylish dark sunglasses are a must-have accessory for every politician. Should he deliver a speech outdoors when the sun is shining a pair of good quality shades paired with a stunning suit always make a great impression. And when buying his pair of sunglasses Barack Obama has clearly made a good choice because that was stylish Ray-ban RB 3217 with gray green lenses and matte black frame. Now this design if frequently referred to as Barack Obama sunglasses.
Michelle Obama has similar brand preferences. For instance, she was once spotted wearing Ray-Ban Jackie Ohh sunglasses - Ray Ban RB4101. It remains unclear whether she just liked the design or decided to opt for the accessory that embodies the style of another fashionable First Lady - Jacqueline Kennedy.
While Barack Obama wears his Ray-Bans all the time: official meeting, golf plays and other occasions ‒ his wife has a more varied collection of eyewear items including shades by Chanel and Michael Kors. But she does have a distinctive sunglass style ‒ her favorite shape is butterfly and her favorite color is black. Dark oversized sunglasses make a great accessory when the First Lady feels like having casual strolls and remain incognito.
So this is what Obama family prefers sunglasswise. And if you want to become American President one day (or a First Lady) start with buying Obama style sunglasses.
Have you ever owned a pair of clip-on sunglasses? If not, that's just because you haven't realised all the advantages they bring about. Let's find out the distinction between clip-ons and flip-ups and decide whether you need them.
Clip-on sunglasses don't have temples - instead they got either magnets or special mechanism on the hinge that makes it possible to attach them to the eyeglasses. And whenever the sun shows up from behind the clouds you just clip them onto your specs and keep enjoying the outside.
The major disadvantage of the clip-ons is that they can easily break down while you are carrying them in your pocket - so don't forget to buy a good-quality case.
There is a variety of clip-ons that doesn't feature this disadvantage - these are called flip-ups. When used as sunglasses, they look exactly like conventional shades. But when you don't need UV protection, you just flip them up. Well, you kind of get a freaky look at this moment. Still some celebrities wear this kind of eyewear just for that effect.
Clip-ons are not all about sun protection. There are also magnifying clip-ons that you can conveniently attach to your prescription glasses when you are reading or looking through your collection of stamps, for example.
Some people wear clip-on sunglasses to save money. In fact, a pair of branded good-quality clip-on sunglasses is not that cheap. But if your eyesight is changing, clip-on sunglasses can be a good alternative, since changing regular lenses is less expensive than buying new prescription sunglasses. But remember that quality is crucial when choosing a pair of clip-ons ‒ poor quality clip-on sunglasses won't serve you long.
Wearing contact lenses requires a high level of eye care. Still it doesn't mean you have to throw away all your eyeliners and eye shadows - you just have to consider some aspects concerning contact lenses and make-up.
First of all, never forget the golden rule of all female contact lens wearers: apply your make-up after you have put on the contact lenses and take the lenses out before you are removing make-up. You have probably heard this tip from your optician when buying your first pair of contact lenses. This piece of advice should be taken seriously.
Secondly, be choosier when shopping for eye cosmetics. There are some eye products you'd better stay away from. These include false eyelashes and powder eye shadows. Also change your oil-based make-up remover for a water-based one. See to it that all your make-up products are hypoallergenic ‒ actually, all hypoallergenic eye products go with contact lenses but just to be on the safe side opt for the mascara and eyeshadows that have “suitable for contact lens wearers” written on the packaging ‒ that means that the cosmetics has gone through some special tests and your eyes deserve that best.
Also there are some restrictions as to how to wear your make-up. Opticians suggest not applying the eyeliner to the inner part of the lid (the flat part) ‒ this is not only bad for your eye health (may infect the eye glands) ‒ it also makes your eyes look smaller.
And it goes without saying that you should buy good-quality cosmetics, close all the bottles and containers super-tightly when you are not using them and throw the cosmetics away once it has expired (some specialists even suggest renewing your make-up kit every three months). This is true for all the eye make-up users but especially for contact lens wearers.
If all these rules seem too hard for you to follow, remember that there is always an option to wear prescription glasses instead - in this case there are no restrictions to the style of makeup you can wear at all.
Choosing a pair of good-quality sunglasses is not that easy - there are so many factors to consider, so many fashion trends to check out, so many on-line shops to visit. So it's nice to know that there exist glasses which do not have to protect your eyes from sun or make your vision better - they are just for fun. And today we are going to check out a couple of fun glasses.
The first item under consideration is straw glasses. Well, they are not so much sunglasses, as they are a straw. And you don't have to bother about the frame color - it borrows the paint from the beverage you are drinking. Great acquisition for you eyewear collection - cool photos guaranteed. These can be bought on-line and are sure to make the process of drinking fun and entertaining.
Another accessory to be checked out is head sunglasses. You know how before setting out for your summer vacation you buy a pair of shades and a hat to protect your glasses and hair from ultraviolet radiation ‒ buying head sunglasses is like killing two birds with one stone. Head sunglasses are in fact a hat with the insets made of special material that protects the eyes from excessive light. Surely, they don't feature the quality of branded eyewear ‒ but they do make you the most eccentric person on the beach. These accessories are normally hand-made ‒ surf the web for the models available ‒ they differ a lot from each other.
See, how fun eyewear shopping can be? Now you know alternative accessories for your favorite eyeglasses and shades.
Categories: Facts & Innovations
Sometimes one has to go through so many tests for the disease to be diagnosed that it seems that it requires more money and effort than the treatment itself. But there are specialists that can describe one's health condition by just looking into people's eyes. Miracle? No - just iridology!
Iridology is a technique that enables to determine one's degree of health by examining the characteristics of one's iris. The observations are matched with iris charts that show which part of the body the particular iris spot is responsible for. An iridologist doesn't require a lot of tools to carry out the test. Just magnifying glass and an iridology chart ‒ that's it. A slit lamp can also be useful.
Iridology has an exciting history. This practice has its roots in the 19th century. Since then the method has been developed and the modern-day iridology charts reflect the knowledge that has been collected during centuries. But you need to be an experienced iridologist to apply it correctly.
One more advantage of this procedure is its ability to assess not just one's physical health, but also one's emotional and spiritual condition.
The opponents of iridology (which by the way belongs to alternative medicine) hold the view that the iris structure remains unchanged during life ‒ that is why it is successfully used for identification purposes in criminalistics, for example. So maybe it doesn't work in case of acquired diseases. But even if the iris does remain unchanged - it's still possible to identify the hereditary illnesses as well as to find out one's susceptibility to particular diseases.
Iridology isn't the part of traditional medicine. It still remains unclear whether it is actually possible to tell so much about one's health by just examining the iris. Some research was carried out in this respect and the results of the experiment were not very accurate. Still the idea seems to be great and credible. Maybe iridology requires more accurate instruments and charts to come along to demonstrate its true potential.
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The best word that describes heat-shaped sunglasses is fun. Just think: have you ever spotted a gloomy person wearing heart sunglasses? Sure no. Heart-shaped sunglasses sort of make a statement. If someone has put them on in the morning that means that a person is determined to spend the day in the most positive way.
Heart-shaped sunglasses enjoyed great popularity in the sixties‒ this accessory starred in 1962 film “Lolita” and these shades have often been referred to as Lolita sunglasses ever since. In the seventies they were not so much in trend. The 1980s marked retro-style obsession and the heart-shaped sunglasses made a comeback. The craze about these shades was almost over by the 1990s. We can't say that they are very fashionable now. But one can often see them being worn around St Valentine's day and at parties.
Normally these sunglasses feature an acetate frame of some crazy colors, sometimes decorated with a funny pattern (polka-dot, for example). The celebrities who prefer extravagant styles and experiment with their looks like to wear heart-shaped sunglasses. Katy Perry sometimes uses them to spice up her concert outfits.
However, heart-shaped sunglasses are not all about parties and bright frames. Apparently they also come in metal-framed variations. In this guise they look sleek and elegant and are quite acceptable for everyday wear. See how Selena Gomez rocks heart-shaped style when shopping ‒ the unusually shaped sunglasses look just perfect on her round face.
Heart-shaped sunglasses feature an ultra-feminine design ‒ you are unlikely to ever spot a guy wearing them. They are just the right thing to pack when you are about to set off for your summer trip ‒ lots of adventures and perfect mood guaranteed.
Heidi Klum is certainly an outstanding person in the world of fashion. She has an outstanding modeling portfolio and is the host of Project Runway which helps her to keep abreast of the latest trends. She is also involved in several design projects - so her style is something to look up to. Let's check out the sunglasses Heidi Klum wears.
The German model has a square face. That is why you will hardly ever spot her wearing angular shades. Round or oval sunglasses are the ideal designs for her. Oversized sunglasses also look incredible on face shapes like Heidi Klum's ‒ especially when she wears her hair up. You can see that Heidi Klum sticks by these rules when choosing her eyewear.
Like most models, Heidi Klum is not the kind of person who only wears one pair of sunglasses all the time ‒ she sure has a variety of branded sunglasses. The brands she likes the most are Tom Ford and Persol.
However recently Heidi Klum seems to be wearing new designs of sunglasses. With her new boyfriend and new projects she totally got a new lease of life. This year she was spotted wearing Elizabeth and James Fairfax sunglasses. The cat-eye shape suits her perfectly. It's certainly a good idea to buy a new pair of shades when your life takes an unexpected turn.
It's hard to think of sunglasses design that has made a revolution in eyewear fashion. But the first model that comes to mind is Prada baroque sunglasses.
This is actually the design from 2011 Spring-Summer collection - this is like two years ago. And taking into consideration that summer collections are presented somewhere in autumn of the previous year, we can imagine how long ago they appeared in our lives. Still Prada baroque shades don't seem to lose its popularity - they are still available in a range of on-line shops.
The sunglasses are distinguished by oversized lenses, thick acetate frame and scroll temples. The unusual shape of the temples is actually the key feature that attracts fashionistas. These sunglasses look amazing with a high pony tail or a hair bun. Prada Baroque sunglasses are perhaps the most recognizable shades. It's impossible to confuse this design with anything else.
Prada Baroque sunglasses gained great popularity among celebrities. We know how much they strive to have exclusive outfits - still when it comes to sunglasses, celebrities hardly care how many of other actresses and models already wear this design - nothing can stop one from buying this exquisite piece of Prada baroque eyewear. The celebs having Prada Baroque in their collections are Beyonce, Kesha, Zoe Saldana, Miley Cyrus, Hilary Duff, Kelly Rowland, Rihanna, Jessica Chastain, Ashley Olsen, Evan Rachel Wood, Eva Mendes – This isn't the whole list, actually. And all the above mentioned actresses and singers feature absolutely different face shapes and facial features - still Prada Baroque sunglasses look impressive on each of them. This is what they call legendary sunglasses.