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Feature Articles
 A Thanksgiving Feast
 Thanksgiving Sweets
 Autumn Recipes
 The Glycemic Index
 Here's What's New!
 Last Call...
 Buyer Beware!
 Industry Interview
 Dreamfields Pasta Recipes
 The Beauty of Eyeglasses
 Heart Surgeon's Low Carb View
 Jonny Bowden Weighs In
 Cholesterol 101
 Clarifying Carb Confusion



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          The Beauty of Eyeglasses by Lori Markham

My sister-in-law recently found out she'd be needing glasses, and as a woman very concerned about her looks (who isn't?), and she was freaking out a little. She was imagining herself with that "librarian look." It didn't take long to realize this didn't need to be the case at all...

In fact, glasses can be alluring: Just think of Marilyn Monroe looking sensually studious in bulky black rectangle frames and b'zillions of other gorgeous eyeglass wearers.

The focus is to select an unobtrusive, easy-to-wear frame that compliments your face shape and blends into your overall look — like the most fabulously subtle accessory. Or, why not try a frame that unexpectedly defies predictability and anchors your personal style? Then again, how about choosing a few pairs that fit your different moods? What?s key is to remember that not every face looks great in every shape frame.

After an exasperating session of trying on a m?lange of shapes, it is no wonder that you end up glassy-eyed. Once you have narrowed down your picks to just a few, it can be difficult to individually compare each style in the mirror and how it holds up on your face.

Consider a few beauty secrets to hone in on the most flattering pair of glasses:

  • Eyeglass size should be in proportion to face size. For instance, large full faces are flattered by more oversized frames, yet a petite face would appear ?bug-eyed? in the same scale of frame.

  • The most suitable frame shape is the opposite of your face shape. Angular-shaped faces look better with rounder frames. Softer, fuller faces are enhanced with sharper-edged frame shapes.

  • Use frame shapes to help create the illusion of a more oval face. Narrow rectangle frames lengthen a round face. Full-bottomed frames balance a wide forehead. A square face appears softer with an oval frame. A narrow forehead will appear fuller with a cat eye frame.

  • To ensure correct lens size, check to see that your eye falls dead center of the eyeglass lens.

  • Eyeglasses should complement; not compete with your hairstyle. Be sure not to get carried away with a fussy frame if you favor big hair.

  • If you prefer a colored frame, opt for one that enhances skin tone and hair shade, rather than just choosing the trendy "color of the moment."

  • Our faces are not always in perfect balance, so be sure glasses rest evenly on ears and that they cross your eyebrows at the same level to avoid a seesaw effect.
See? You really can be beautiful in the right glasses!
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