I wear glasses, most of the time anyway. I have been wearing them since my early twenties, and even though I do have contacts, I tend to stick to my specs. They are comfortable and most importantly I can see!
It’s funny though everytime there is a special occasion or I want to impress I tend to reach for my contacts, and then land up in a restaurant not being able to read the menu (big secret my glasses are varifocals). I squint to read text messages and am ever grateful for the fact that by flicking the volume button in a text message I can enlarge the font to headline size.
I digress, bottom line is I feel most comfortable in glasses – so my quest is to feel sexy and fabulous wearing them.
A quick search on the internet found this fabulous article on Buzz Feed with a cool slider thingy. Check out these celebrities with their glasses on and their glasses off. So cool, and honestly in most of the pics I would choose glasses!
The second great reason to wear glasses is you can go all out on the eyemake-up. Think smouldering lashes and sexy liner. At a recent make-up demonstration at Matt ‘o Flaherty’s in Galway with the fabulous Stephan Ulvund Øien from Isadora I learnt about tight lines. It took me a while to get back in and buy my waterproof black liner, but I am so very glad I did. It has taken a bit of practice, but I am delighted with the results. And most importantly it lasts all day.
As my sexy glasses confidence has grown, I have also got bolder with colour. I generally stick to neutrals, but the summer palette from Isadora has had me experimenting and having a bit of fun. I am not suggesting catwalk crazy eyes, but a subtle blend of some fun summery colours makes me feel fresh.
Lashings of mascara are also an essential to make sure that your eyes are not overshadowed by your frames.
Finally, and I am not great at this, but don’t forget your lips. A nice strong lip colour will help to balance your face.
My very own sexy glasses come from Eye World here in Westport. A big thank you to them for allowing me to take pictures in their fab shop.
Thanks for reading, and please if you get a chance leave me a comment letting me know if what you think. Can glasses be sexy?