Some simple rules for a makeup that does not stand out
For some women, glasses are just an extra accessory that can be put in addition to the bag and shoes, while for others they represent an element that you just can not do without.
Whatever you think, glasses are undoubtedly an important element for those who want to enhance the face and give it more personality. Once the model has been chosen, however, another problem always arises: how should one apply make-up? Or rather, what is the most suitable make-up for wearing glasses?
Important stylists and make-up professionals assert that the eye, when wearing eyeglasses, is as if it were already made up, therefore, if one is already wearing eyeglasses – even more so if they are flashy – it would be a good idea to shift one’s attention to the mouth and eyebrows, that is, to those areas of the face that have remained “uncovered”. Giving prominence to mouth and eyebrows, in fact, is as if you rebalance the “image load” that has been done on the eye area.
As far as makeup is concerned, however, it would be a good idea to avoid excessively cold tones such as blue and white, also because they risk emphasizing the presence of dark circles under the eyes.
In addition, if you wear myopic lenses that tend to shrink the eye, the best thing to do to highlight the eyelid is to resort to an intra-eyelid line and mascara, while if you wear glasses for astigmatic, and therefore the eye appears larger than natural, an intense smokey and banishing white are the two main rules to follow.
Instead, how should one adjust when wearing glasses with colored lenses? In this case make-up is still okay, but it should be made lighter to avoid the so-called “tacky effect”. Matching lips and lipsticks in the same color as the lenses should also be avoided: it’s far better to go for nude lips and, at most, neutral undertones. A light transparent gloss, for example, may be the right choice.
Reading glasses: why they are important (and how to find them)
Winter is undoubtedly the best season for reading: it’s raining and snowing, windy and cold outside, not to mention the streets are covered in darkness and people are hiding in their homes. In short, during the winter months we all tend to seek refuge indoors.
Reading therefore becomes a hobby that is worth dusting off and maintaining, if only because it is a great way to pass some time since most outdoor activities are in fact banned! So we equip ourselves with a good book, prepare a cup of hot tea and off we go, start reading!
If, however, you are over a certain age (40 years old, for example), before dedicating yourself to this wonderful hobby, you would do well to consider equipping yourself with visual aids for reading, i.e. with instruments that allow you to read with maximum comfort.
Often reading glasses prove to be very useful for those who read, because it allows them to turn the pages of a book in a pleasant way, without having to endure more fatigue given by trying to recognize the letters.
Precision lenses are recommended for this type of need, although it must be said that each person is different and that the discomfort experienced while reading, being different from case to case, could give rise to different needs. The fact is that today’s market is now able to meet the most diverse needs with glasses that cover different areas and visual distances. So get ready to choose between glasses for simple reading, glasses with occupational lenses and glasses for studying.
Try to avoid the ready-to-wear glasses you usually find in stores and pharmacies. They are cheap, it is true, but they have a major disadvantage that people tend to underestimate: they are too standardized and tend to be of poor quality, because they do not take into account the gradations of the lenses, the differences that there may be between one eye and another, and even less do they take into account any cases of astigmatism. In short, they risk making things worse instead of solving your difficulties!
EyeQue Insight: your eyesight is now measured with your smartphone!
It only takes three minutes to know if you need an ophthalmologist: all thanks to a rather innovative device that we know as EyeQue Insight, and that for the moment is in development. In practice, behind this name hides more than just a tool, a real eye calculation tool.
Composed of a smartphone, an application and a special visor, this kit, currently under development thanks to the fundraising started on Kickstarter, aims to measure “in a fun, fast and accurate way” the state of your eyesight, monitoring any kind of change over time.
EyeQue Insight is the first do-it-yourself vision screener, which by connecting a viewer, a dedicated app (myEyeQue) and a cloud service, offers everything needed to proceed to an eye examination. The viewer very simply connects to the phone showing the user an eye test, after which the user follows this test for each eye and then simultaneously for both.
The proposed tests will obviously be designed ad hoc for measuring eyesight and will also be able to prevent any kind of deception, because the issue, beyond the ironies and perplexities of the case, is much more serious than we think. Once the procedure is over, EyeQue Insight will return the result, which will then be archived to be consulted later and also shared with other users.
The idea of introducing a do-it-yourself device for measuring vision was explained by EyeQue’s founder, John Serri:
There is a global myopia epidemic, due in part to increased time spent indoors and heavy use of cell phones and computers. The annual doctor-recommended visit is no longer sufficient to detect rapid changes, so with EyeQue Insight we want visual changes to be able to be tracked over time and thus caught in the bud