When it comes down to choosing your prescription glasses or sunglasses you need to know first what face shape you are and which glasses will complement better your facial expression and tone. Glasses nowadays represent your personality, life style and they became an importnat fashion item, especially to women.
Glasses should not only help to give a lift to your face but also have a complementary effect when wearing them. Here is the list of face shapes and type of glasses more suitable an attractive to every particular case.
Oval face – it is considered the best face shape as it has the most balanced proportions and can generally pull off any style of glasses. However it is best to pick a frame that is as wide as or wider than the broadest part of the face.
Rectangle face – for that type select a distinctive, wide, horizontal frame with some weight at the top and bottom and rounded sides or with decoration on the temples to add fullness and width to this narrow face.
Inverted Triangle face – for this type pick glasses that take the attention to the top rim of the frame like semi-rimless glasses on top and colored or thicker frame on the bottom.
Heart-shaped face – select frames which give the illusion of fullness at the cheek area, that bring balance between forehead and chin. To balance this out you may find it advisable to pick glasses that take the attention to the top rim of the frame and in this way glasses will accentuate the breadth in the lower half of your face.
Pear-shaped face – select frames with a broad horizontal line at the top and little or no heaviness to the rest of the frame. This will bring balance to the wide jaw-line
Square-shaped face – Select a frame with not only straight horizontal lines to give the illusion of width, but also a narrow oval shape or anything with rounder, softer edges to give the illusion of roundness.
Round face– select softly angular, narrow frame or glasses with more width than depth give a more contoured shape. It will lengthen your face and make it appear thinner and try to avoid any big round glasses.
Diamond-shaped face – select frames that give a straight look to the top and bottom, giving the illusion of width.
One of the best-selling men’s fragrances of the year is showing its artistic side this holiday season with a striking limited edition bottle. Diesel’s Only The Brave will introduce its Special Artoyz Edition next month showcasing a graffiti emblazoned bottle. L’Oreal Fragrances invited illustrator Bunka to customize a cult bottle for the holidays. The result is an eye-popping presentation in vibrant pink and yellow that borrows the twisted and graphic codes of the “toyz” universe.
Catching up to the Asian whitening craze, now there are more and more skin brightening products from western brands that promise to fade away dark spots and discolorations.
Enter Origins, who has already made a few other skin brightening products (A Perfect World line). The new product is a skin tone correcting serum that contains Japanese Basil Leaf, Cucumber and naturally-derived Vitamin C, which will even out skin tone, zap the appearance of dark spots and help prevent new ones.
New from Origins, a leading brand in natural skin care products, comes GinZing Eye Cream, a premium eye cream that de-puffs and reduces dark circles.
Made from a proprietary complex of Caffeine from Coffee beans, Panax Ginseng, Magnolia Extract and natural optic brighteners that promises to rapidly wake up, refresh and restore radiance to tired eyes.
On it’s own, it’s not exactly a miracle cream. I used it several days in a row and liked the brightening effect and mild de-puffing, but I didn’t notice much in the way of lightening dark circles. However, when used in conjunction with under eye concealer, this stuff is amazing. Specifically Benefit boi-ing under eye concealer.
Boi-ing isn’t a miracle worker on it’s own either, but put a layer of GinZing on and then dab on some boi-ing and you’ll get the best coverage on your dark circles you could ever want.
Vetiver is the first fragrance for men by Carven. It was launched in 1957, reedited in 1997 and launched again recently in 2009. The first fragrance was created by Edouard Hache, while designer of the original flacon was Jacques Bocquet. Composition of the 1957 included lemon, lavender, nutmeg, mandarin and petit grain oil in top notes. A heart was composed of vetiver, cedar, bergamot, jasmine, carnation, iris root and sandalwood, while base notes incorporated amber, musk, moss and myrrh.
The new, 2009 edition, Le Vetiver is based on the old formula and encompasses natural materials of high quality. New owners of the house are authorized to relaunch this fragrance under the new name.Top notes are blossoming with mint, geranium, mandarin, lavender and absinth, a heart adds aromas of vetiver from Haiti, Dutch jinn, cold spices and patchouli, finishing with labdanum and musk.
Its flacon is more modern (on main photo), coloured in white, with a stopper of grey wood resembling vetiver root. Creator is art director of the house, Ludovic Alban. The fragrance is available as 50 and 100ml edp.
A touch of sparkle to brighten the holiday season, the Black Diamond Makeup Collection is a limited edition. Receive a Phyto Mascara Ultra Volume in So Black, a Phyto Lip Star in Rose Quartz and a Phyto Kohl Star Black Diamond Eye Pencil. All three items are full size and come in a chic beauty pouch for your convenience.
Soir De Lune is the first from Sisley Paris in 15 years. In translation, Soir Se Lune means “The Evening Of The Moon”. It is a modern floral, woodsy scent with floral notes of rose, mimosa absolute, jasmine, lily of the valley, and iris. Fruity notes of mandarin, lemon, and peach. Woodsy, sensual notes of bergamot, coriander, nutmeg, sandalwood, tree moss, and patchouli. Packaged in an exquisite bottle designed by Polish artist Bronislaw Krzysztof with a silver metal moon cap.
The new Urban Decay 24/7 Super Stash offers a rainbow of awesome eye pencils. From essential neutral shades to bold, edgy colors, this set offers just about every color you could ever want and even some glittery shades to add sparkle to your pretty peepers.
Part of the Urban Decay Holiday Collection, the 24/7 Super Stash includes nine mini-sized 24/7 Eye Pencils. These are some of the best pencils around. They’re incredibly creamy, glide on beautifully, provide rich color, and stay on like nobody’s business. Beauty bonus: they also moisturize and condition with vitamin E and jojoba oil.
Four of the shades are new and only available in this set. The new shades are:
Corrupt (chocolate brown with sparkle)
Eldorado (a new gold)
Oil Slick (black with glitter)
The five classic shades are:
Zero (blackest black – Allure Editor’s Choice winner for “Best Black Eyeliner”)
Graffiti (bright green with silver sparkle)
Ransom (iridescent purple)
Rockstar (dark eggplant)
Stash (dark green-gold)
Strictly Private by Baldessarini is a oriental spicy fragrance for men. Strictly Private is a new fragrance and it was introduced in 2009. Top notes are basil, bergamot, juniper and pink pepper; middle notes are vetiver, resin, patchouli and rose; base notes are vanilla, amber and cedar.