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Best Of Campbell Co 2011

Fall Eyewear and Makeup Trends

Vera Bradley eyewear always has stylish temples

Vera Bradley eyewear always has stylish temples

Here’s a follow up to a previous post about eyewear and makeup challenges. This time we’ll look at Fall trends for glasses and makeup. Also from an article in Eyecare Business Magazine, the trends listed are as new as can be, taken from Fall 2011 runways.

Fall Eyewear Trends

1. Ornate accesories made several appearances in Fall fashion shows and this translates to eyewear as well, with rhinestones, crystals, and intricate temple designs.

Tortoise is in, as on this ProDesign frame for men

Tortoise is in, as on this ProDesign frame for men

2. The 80s are represented with wild patterns such as polka dots, lace, and plaid, along with bright colors and translucent frames.

3. Not to be left out, the 60s and 70s show up with retro frame shapes ranging from circular to rounded rectangles, with some really oversized eyewear.

4. For men, retro is refined with more subtle styles in black and tortoise.

5. Also for men, preppy looks have returned with bold brow lines, geometric shapes, and smoky or marbled colors.

Fall Makeup Trends

Bold, red lips are dominant this Fall

Bold, red lips are dominant this Fall

1. Bold, red lips are high style this Fall, with a hint of orange mixed in.

2. Ultra-long lashes are in vogue, with lengthening mascaras and treatments gaining ground. Even fake lashes are making a comeback.

3. Glittery metallic eyeshadows dominated Fall runways, mostly in shades of silver to blue.

4. As with clothing and eyewear, bright colors are in style for nails and eyes.

Bold lashes and metallic blue eyeshadow is stylish this Fall

Bold lashes and metallic blue eyeshadow is stylish this Fall

5. Bold, accented brows are new for Fall 2011, and complement eyewear well.

Eye Makeup and Eyewear Challenges

Eyecare Business Magazine Explores Eye Makeup and Glasses

 Simple eye makeup and well-defined lashes complements eyewear; note the glare free lenses


Simple eye makeup and well-defined lashes complements eyewear; note the glare free lenses

At LaFollette Eye Clinic we don’t see this topic addressed very often, and rarely is it covered well. However, the October 2011 issue of Eyecare Business Magazine contained a great article about the challenges of wearing eye makeup with glasses. The article also highlighted Fall trends in eye makeup, which will be covered in another post.

The article points out that when eye makeup is done well, the eyewear acts as a frame for a beautiful picture. Unfortunately, the number one mistake women make when applying makeup is applying too much and overwhelming the face. Another common problem is smudged makeup, which can collect on eyeglass lenses and nosepads.

Both eyewear and makeup experts agree makeup can work well with eyeglasses. To solve some issues, experts suggest cream-based eyeshadows, smudge-proof liners and foundations, waterproof mascaras, and mineral-based powders and blushes.

The biggest tip for wearing eye makeup with glasses? Keep it simple. Loading up on makeup to compensate for glasses is counterproductive. Other tips include defining lashes, but make sure the glasses are professionally adjusted so the lashes do not touch the lenses when blinking. You can avoid flaking by using a finishing powder, and by all means choose makeup that complements your own skin tone and not the color of the eyewear. Anti-reflective lenses also serve to accentuate the eyes by cutting glare.

Watch for another post or two on this very interesting and useful topic.