As Far As I Can See

So I went to the optometrist today.

My eye exam this time seemed so much more in-depth and I really feel like I got a lot more insight into what works for my face.  For those of you not familiar with my mug, my face is pretty square and my head it pretty huge for a lady.  My chin is pretty far out there, but I have a really shallow profile and a short nose.  On top of that, I have dark, somewhat heavy eyebrows.  I’ve pretty much decided that I can only wear glasses with a pretty straight rectangular frame–anything that comes in on my cheeks makes my eye-to-cheek area look like it’s got muffin top.  With my dark eyebrows, larger style glasses look a little strange.

In case you’re wondering, yes, I totally do way overthink this stuff.

The tech pointed out to me a lot I didn’t know right off about glasses.  I tended to pick up ones in a similar style to what I’d gotten before, and generally aimed toward something that looked wider.  Since they were floor models, a lot of them were worn out so they felt more comfortable than they should.  He pointed out some styles that would fit me better and more naturally, and sure enough, they did.  What I ended up with was a little out of the ordinary for something I’d ever pick myself, but I think they’ll do great.  He let slip a lens width I should look at.

Armed with this knowledge, I’m going to take on online glasses ordering.  I get a pair of glasses with my insurance, but even then, I ended up owing $150 on them.  That’s… so much less than what people without insurance owe, but more than I wanted to pay.  I’d like to get some prescription sun glasses for super-cheap, since I lose sunnies like normal people lose pens.

Do you guys have any secret spots for online glasses?

My brother and sister-in-law recommended Zenni Optical, and they’ve had great experiences.  Like some sort of back-alley crack peddler, Coastal.com has a coupon for getting your first pair of glasses free (with standard lenses.)

The Blue Eyeshadow Question

For most people, blue eyeshadow is an instant “HELLLLLL NO”.  It conjures up too many images of hairbands or hookers in the days of disco.  It’s been done too wrong for too long for most people to even apply it casually.

Well, I argue that blue eyeshadow isn’t an instant beauty sin, but I do agree that it needs to be applied with a light hand.

My first suggestion with blue eyeshadow is to apply it only to the lid, then to cover the crease and above-the-crease with neutral, skin-toned shadow, just to keep it put.  For today, I applied primer potion to my lid and covered the whole lid with a bright, cyanish blue.  Then, I swept a close-to-skin shadow all around the blue to make sure it stays put.  Failing this step results in a weird green cast as it starts to bleed out.  Then, I took a deep navy to wing out the upper and lower corners.

Since taking a picture with my webcam resulted in hilarious results, how’s about a Photoshop?

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