Monday, August 15, 2011

Have You Been Framed?

Apparently some people think that girls who wear glasses don't get hit on much!
I beg to differ! I wear glasses.. err not all the time.. But a lot these days and it hasn't ever affected how much I get hit on.. In fact I've been hit on more post me wearing glasses than before. Its a completely different story that I'm single now! =P
So who gets hit on and who doesn't isn't what I'm talking about here. What I intended to say mainly was that glasses don't affect how anyone else sees you. They shouldn't! Just the way you see everyone and everything! (BETTER!)


That being said, your glasses should never stop you from wearing makeup.
I know people tend to stop wearing makeup post wearing glasses, even if they did before. I can say this confidently because when I first started wearing glasses, I ditched the kohl I used to wear I mean that is basic, right?! 
DON'T do that! It wont get hidden under your glasses and you shouldn't try to either!
So do as I say! I say this with experience.


The most important thing you must know is that when you look and feel healthy and happy, anything you wear will flatter you, and believe me you, no one is going to notice that new watch on unwaxed, unmanicured hands.



  • If you must wear foundation and concealer, make sure you set it with powder rightly and carry powder for touch ups. Or you could wear a powder foundation like MAC  Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation. Avoid anything creamy as far as possible.





  • If you can, skip foundation and concealer. Frames can make the foundation and concealer (mainly under eye concealer) messy because of the sweat. 





  • If you are someone who used to wear kohl earlier, Don't skip it. It'll only make you look unwell.





  • You might want to skip mascara. Especially the lengthening kind. You don't want your lashes brushing or worse scratching your glasses. However if you must wear mascara, try a volumizing one but whatever you do, make sure it is a waterproof kind. If you sweat at all, your non waterproof mascara is only going to run and make rings that aren't a part of your frame. [Not nice. They way the kid from the Pears add says it.]





  • To fake fuller lashes, tightline your eyes. (Apply kohl to the upper lash line). This is the continuation of if you choose to give mascara a skip.





  • You can always highlight your eyes. But make sure you use a powder highlighter. Or a shimmery neutral eyeshadow.





  • Tame your eye brows. Use clear brow wax or clear mascara preferably.





  • That was that about your eyes. Now lets discuss the rest of your face. Thou shall not never compromise on blush. Get a nice coral pink blush to add a pop of colour to your cheeks! Try MAC Fleur Power. Very flattering. Avoid using a cream blush because there is a major chance of it getting messed up due to constant friction or touchy-ness [=P] with you frame.





  • There is no reason for you not to try our any lipcolour, texture, kind. Go all out here. Do what you want! :)





  • Enjoy your makeup and choose a flattering frame! Don't look at me for this advise yet =P. I chose to buy kiddie glasses. :D





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    33 comments

    1. Yay for glasses! Cute and very helpful post :) I often skip eye makeup when I wear glasses, since my glasses have such strong frames.

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    2. :D:D haha yayy! Thank you Larie!:)
      I don't wear eyeshadows and eyeliners. But I do wear kohl. :D

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    3. :) Nice post! I look like a nerd in my glasses..seriously! Contacts have changed my life :P
      I want Fleur Power! I have no coral pink blushes!! What lip color do u pair with Fleur Power?

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    4. Ohh and ur skin looks gorgeous here!!

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    5. Thank youu!!!:* You know I had a friend who looked a LOT like you and she wore glasses! :) I wear lenses all the time too. I just haven't got them for the last 2 months. :P High time? Anything that doesn't scream..:P For eg- Cosmo:P or even fanfare.

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    6. Yes its high time! :P I don't look good in glasses- like some ppl manage to look nerdy sexy (read- you :P) but i just look nerdy :P

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    7. :|:|:| You are embarrassing meeeeeee!!!!:P:P wait now I'll come leave such comments on your blog!:P haha

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    8. oh please don't do that :| i shall not embarrass u any more! u may delete the comment if u like :P

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    9. haha no no I like being called sexy!:P Whhhaaattt Ankita?! ruining it!:P hehe

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    10. Love your frames. Super sexy!

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    11. LOLOL :) I hate how I look in glasses, I haven't found a pair that doesn't make me look like a nerd. The happiest day of my life was when I was 14 and my dad agreed to let me wear contacts. It was the best day of my life, really. Now I think I'll get laser to get my eyes fixed. Sorry, I totally forgot how awesome this article was. Very well thought of and great tip for mascara. It always stuck to my glasses so I stopped wearing it all together. I stopped wearing eye maek up with glasses and only stuck to bold lips. I wore MAC Russian Red lipgloss and all the guys looked at me with the wrong kind of expression. I looked like a naughty librarian, not the look I tend to prefer :P

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    12. sexy and single Ikku.... waah waah!!!
      and looking all smashing!!!

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    13. You look SO HOT OMG with glasses!! You are so exotic Ikya!!! I <3 you!!

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    14. Vijii, thank you!! I got these from the kids section!:P

      Shivani, haha really? My dad cant stand to see me wearing glasses!:P I think I have to go get my lenses now!:P But you know I think laser sounds like a good option now. I hav been too scared to do it all this while.. haha really? I was thinking to myself naughty librarian like constantly when I was doing this pose. Was about to name it that! haha

      Beeee!!!:D:D Thankkkuuuuu! Mwwahh!!!

      Sonia, I <3 you ttttooooo:D:D:D thank youuu!!!:D

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    15. Hey... really enjoyed reading the post Ikky. I'm a glass wearer too and I have to wear it always. But sometimes I don't wear it not because of anything else, but it's just I don't like it. Have been wearing glasses since I was 8 . With my cylindrical power I don't get contacts as well :(

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    16. Thank you Nivedita!!:*
      I was supposed to wear glasses too. Never wore them.. So paying for it now. My power is cylindrical too. I get lenses but.. But it takes a while for them to be made or something.. So I get like a 3 month pack for each eye and use it for 6 months. :)

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    17. even I wear glasses :P But I think it suits me :P I don wear them all tym thou am supposed :D cool tips Ikku :)and u luk SEXY :D

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    18. I used to wear glasses a few years ago, but I stopped after a year or so:P Nice to know that so many fellow bloggers wear them. Now if I have to wear them again, I won't feel too bad. You look gorgeous!

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    19. Shweta, yeah? hehe thank youuu!!:*

      Poohkie, I don't wear mine all the time. Only when I'm VERY blind:P hehe thankk youuu!!!:*:*

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    20. Glasses suit you so much pig! where was this post till a couple of months back?? I looked terrible in glasses! so i said what the heck n got me aviator frames...rocked them though they looked ancient bcoz I LOVED THEM! :D I realized that the Hair makes or breaks your look with glasses on, do your hair up well n you can make even glasses work na :)
      Now I got LASEK done so glass n contacts free thank you very much n touchwood!! :) :)
      I want some colour pictures too missy, would loove to see those ink blue glasses in their glory!
      If you've been weaaring contacts for long then definitely consider that option bcoz you may get corneal insensitivity...that was my major fear factor!

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    21. Oh thank you! Where dd you get LASIK done? Is it scary? painful? crazy? I want to get it done too!! But I'm shi*scared!!!

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    22. Mine was lasek so was painful as he** but lasik is just a tiny irritation and you'll be fine in a day! I got it done by Dr. Madhukar reddy, he's reeally good! His clinic's called Drishti n its at Srinagar colony...dont worry bout it if you go for a consultation with him, you can make your decision aaram se :)

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    23. Oh shoot! what's the difference? I have a cylindrical power and It's like 2.5 or 2.75 or something.. :S:S Really scared now!! will I need lasek too?!:(

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    24. noo dont freak out, it doesnt depend on the error, once you go for the pre-test, they'll check your corneal thickness n then advise accordingly so take a deep breath, everythings still ok! :) :)

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    25. Oh like that? I'm going to bug you so much about this now you'll regret telling me! :P Thanks ya.. So if they say lasek, I should say no right?:P

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    26. hahaa its noo problem keep them coming, i say! :D
      Actually, the end result s sooo worth it so if they say lasek, Id say get ready for a week of pain and audiobooks and constant dark glasses even around home bcoz there's no way youre gonna wanna open your eyes!
      After that week, everything gets better and its all icecreams and pink everywhere :)

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    27. haha really? Thanks ya Keerthi.. :D I know I'm probably asking for a lott but can you mail me the contact details of the doc?

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    28. Oooh I love this post! I’m always looking for makeup options with glasses :D

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    29. you dont know the definition of a lot ;)
      I got the details from justdial actually..type in drishti n its in srinagar colony, it shows up with the doctor's name too, if you have any problem then il dig out my card n tell you the phone number n all ok? :)

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    30. I like your glasses! The geek glasses are awesome, you should try them! And i so agree on the "skipping out on kohl makes you look unwell" part.

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    31. Keerthi, LOL OK thankyouuu!!!:*:*

      Insatiable, :D Thnak you!:* really? OK! See I know a LOT! :P

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    32. Aaaah! I don't know how I missed this post earlier! So true! Some of the guys have actually told me they like the glasses waala look. And those frames suit you to the T...I also want! I invariably pick horrible frames and look like a 12 year old geek :\

      I agree with one of the comments, pliss to show more glasses waale pics and in technicolor.

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