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Friday, 23 July 2010

Specs Appeal

Like a large percentage of the UK population, we'd be pretty much stuck without our beloved glasses. Over the last 15 years we've rocked everything from Harry Potter frames to retro cat eyed sunnies - literally, there isn't a single look we haven't tried and deeply loved. Yet in our eyes, the best thing about being a spectacle wearer is the unique skills it's given us at applying make up. After all, prescription lenses can dramatically change your face - it's important to know just how to emphasize the right areas in order to obtain the look you want.

So, with the gorgeously sexy Kelly Brook setting a fine example, we've complied together our top tips for perfectly framed peepers:

Kelly Brook: this years spokeswoman for the Specsavers' annual Spectacle Wearer of the Year award.

- Make sure to always apply a richly pigmented creamy concealer to both lift and brighten the lids and under eyes. Light reflecting products - such as By Terry's Touche Veloutee - are ideal for adding instant radiance to dark circles.

- If you're short sighted load up your lashes with a dark, volumizing mascara - such as Max Factor Masterpiece Max. The prescription of your lenses can often make the eyes appear smaller, so define them further with a slick of liquid eyeliner.

- If you're long sighted gently sweep light, neutral colours across the lids before applying a dash of highlighter to the inner corners. Avoid overly clumpy mascaras as your lenses will magnify any product flaws.

- Make your eyes pop by applying a white eyeliner - such as Benefit's Eye Bright - to the water line. This is particularly effective if you wear dark framed spectacles

- Always curl your lashes.

- If your glasses are thick rimmed, keep your lip colour light and natural. If your glasses are thin, play about with bright reds and pinks.

- False lashes are the perfect weapon for spectacle wearers. Not only do they add punch and definition, but they look unbelievably sexy when fluttering behind frames.

- Keep your brows in tip top condition with regular tweezing - then either fix in place with a tinted gel, or shape with a fine tipped pencil; such as MAC's Eyebrow Crayon. This will not only help frame the face, but also prevent your arches being "weighed down".

- Style your hair to suit the width of your frames. A messy side fringe looks gorgeous with most rim designs and is ultra easy to maintain.

If you think you look awesome in glasses and fancy strutting your stuff down the catwalk, then why not enter this years Specsavers' Spectacle Wearer Of The Year 2010? Fronted by gorgeous Kelly Brook and Gok Wan, you and your sexy specs could not only bag yourself a modelling contract with Storm - agency to the likes of Kate Moss, Lily Cole and Sophie Dahl - but also a holiday to Barbados, £250, and a years supply of SIMPLE skincare. If that's not enough, there's also runner up prizes including a trip to Paris, £200, and a weekend for 2 in London.

If you think you've got what it takes then enter via the website here. But hurry! Entries close next week.

Good luck!

*this post was written by the Beauty Bite and sponsored by Specsavers*


At Friday, July 23, 2010 , Blogger Unknown said...

Fabulous post! I have a cropper when wearing false lashes behind my specs, the pair I had hit the lens of my glasses and made a little brushing noise everytime I blinked. Ooops.

Very interested in the bit about hair style. Only today I was commenting that I didn't think I could wear a fringe with glasses (too much of a geek look on me) maybe I could go for a long side fringe though. Having said that what I really wish I could pull off is a short blunt fringe a la Katie Puckrik back in the days of The Word!

At Friday, July 23, 2010 , Blogger Monika @ RocailleWrites said...

Great tips! I'm a contact lense wearer but occasionally I'm stuck with the glasses when the allergies strike, so your tips have been very helpful! xxx

At Friday, July 30, 2010 , Blogger Get Lippie said...

What if you're - like me - both long and shortsighted?


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