Makeup Tips for Wearing Eyeglasses

Makeup Tips for Wearing Eyeglasses

Eyeglasses can significantly impact your appearance and choosing the right makeup to complement them can sometimes be tricky! Here are a few makeup tips to make you look your best while wearing your glasses.

Avoid shadows
 Some glasses will cast dark shadows around your eyes in certain lights. To fight this, use a lighter shade of foundation under your eyes and down the center of your nose. Contouring your face by your cheekbones and around your forehead can also help with shadows.

Lighten up your eyeshadows
 Wearing darker eyeshadows with glasses can make your eyes look tired. Sticking to more neutral and bright colors can make your eyes pop more behind your glasses. If you just can’t give up those dark eyeshadows, invest in larger frames. The bigger the eyeglass frames, the more people will see your eyes and your darker eyeshadows.

Match your eyeliner with your glasses
 If you have thinner eyeglass frames, go for a thinner eyeliner around your eyes. If your glasses have a thicker frame, a thicker eyeliner around your eyes will accentuate them.

Volumize your eyelashes
 Choose a volumizing mascara if you wear glasses. However, be careful about using too much mascara because you don’t want clumps ending up on your eyeglass lenses. A creamier mascara will help prevent this.

Boost your brows
 Use a brow brush to brush your brow hairs up and out. This will make your eyebrows sit more on top of your eyeglass frames.

Bring attention to your lips or your eyes – not both
 Whether you wear glasses or not, it is best practice to accentuate either your eyes or your lips. If you have big, bold glasses, go for a more neutral lipstick color so your eyes will stand out. If you have thinner, less obvious eyeglass frames, go for the red lipstick!

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Wearing makeup is fun, but it’s also important to remember that it can sometimes cause eye irritation or infections. Always remember to clean off your makeup every night before you go to bed to prevent infections. Be sure to also clean your eyeglass lenses frequently, as makeup can often get on them.  Use an anti-reflective coating on your lenses to help eliminate distracting reflections so people can see the beauty of your eyes more clearly!

Not sure which lenses are suitable for your face? Stop in to a Sunglass Shoppe store, and we can help pick out the perfect pair! Locations in Petoskey, Charlevoix, Traverse City, and Saugatuck, MI.

The Anatomy of Eyeglasses

The Anatomy of Eyeglasses

Have you ever wondered about the parts of your eyeglasses? Let’s dive into the anatomy of your eyeglasses.

This is the main part of your eyeglasses. It is what holds the lenses in place. They come in a variety of different styles and brands.

Most people would say this is the most important part of your eyeglasses. The lenses are the clear pieces of your eyeglasses. It usually comes in prescription form. The size of the lenses depends on your prescription and the style of frames you choose.

This part of your eyeglasses does precisely what it says. It bridges your nose and allows your eyeglasses to sit comfortably on your face.

Nose Pads
Nose pads also help with comfort. They are the small pads that rest on your nose. Nose pads can either be part of the frame or a separate piece that attaches to the frame with a piece of metal.

Hinges are the joints that allow you to open and close the temples on your eyeglass frames.

The screws of your eyeglasses are what join the two pieces of a hinge together. It is not uncommon for a screw to come loose or even fall out. Most eyeglass stores, such as the Sunglass Shoppe, can help you with replacing or tightening the screws.

This part of your eyeglasses falls on both sides of your head. The temple’s job is to keep your glasses secure when you are wearing them. Temples are made in different lengths to fit different head sizes.

Temple Tips
At the end of your temples are the temple tips! Some temple tips can be covered or coated with plastic or a rubber material to make your eyeglasses sit more comfortably.

If you are looking for the perfect fitting eyeglasses for yourself, visit the Sunglass Shoppe and we can help you! We have shops located in Petoskey, Charlevoix, Traverse City, and Saugatuck, MI.

3 Reasons Why We Love State Optical Eyewear

3 Reasons Why We Love State Optical Eyewear

The Sunglass Shoppe carries a variety of brands of eyewear that we truly love and support. One of those brands is State Optical Eyewear. Why do we love State Optical? Here are the top three reasons:

It started with family.

  1.  State Optical was co-created by two cousins who had an idea and went with it. They were often told their vision was impossible, but they continued to move forward to find a way to manufacture high-quality eyewear. After traveling around the world researching machinery and techniques to create their own eyewear, they finally partnered with two men who were executives at a family-owned eyewear company who shared their vision. It started with family.

State Optical is based in the U.S.

  1.  State Optical is a luxury eyewear brand designed and manufactured in the United States. This eyewear is a first of its kind in the U.S, and the owners are proud of this.  Each frame that is created goes through a 75-step process and takes hundreds of hours to create the perfect product.

Not only are they based in the United States, but the company keeps up with current events and how they can help. For example, the company donated all of its online sales from June 19, 2021, to the Open Your Eyes Scholarship in honor of the new Juneteenth holiday.

All Frames are Handcrafted

  1. State Optical designs its frames precisely to fit a person’s style and personality. Their employees are considered artists because of their work and the meticulous attention to detail they execute when creating eyewear frames. State Optical releases two lines a year (Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter). Each collection has a unique story behind it. With over 35 eyewear craftsmen on their team, we are never disappointed with what they develop next!

Come and see what we mean about State Optical Eyewear by stopping in one of four Sunglass Shoppe locations in Petoskey, Charlevoix, Traverse City, and our newest location, Saugatuck, MI.

What to Consider When Shopping for Glasses for the Upcoming School Year

What to Consider When Shopping for Glasses for the Upcoming School Year

With the next school year slowly approaching, it might be time to start shopping for back-to-school items, including new glasses. If you are a teacher or are planning on going back to school yourself as a student of any age, here are some things you will want to consider when shopping for glasses.

 School days can be long days, so your comfort should be important to you. If you had purchased glasses before that didn’t feel comfortable, it might be because they were not appropriately fitted for your face. Other than having the correct prescription for your glasses, other measurements need to be taken to get the most out of your glasses. Make sure your glasses are fitted correctly for the most comfort during those long days in the classroom.

 Find the right glasses that fit your face shape. When you are shopping for glasses, you want to find a pair that fits your face and your personality.  Feel confident walking into class with your fashionable glasses this school year.

Should you consider blue light glasses?
 If you are staring at a computer screen in the classroom for an extended period of time, you may want to consider purchasing glasses that will filter blue light to protect your eyes. Blue light is a color in the light spectrum that produces higher amounts of energy. Artificial blue light is a light emitted from digital screens like computers, smartphones, and television.  If you think you will be looking at any digital screen, you may want to consider these blue light glasses to help prevent headaches or dry eyes.

Extra set
 If you wear glasses during the majority of the day, you may want to consider storing an extra pair. Leave them in your car or your bag just in case you forget them somewhere. When you are running from classroom to classroom and switching out your books and other materials, it can be easy to forget something such as your glasses.

What Do the Numbers on Your Eyeglass Frames Mean?

What Do the Numbers on Your Eyeglass Frames Mean?

Have you ever noticed the series of numbers on the inside of your frames? These numbers actually have significant meaning to them, and knowing what they mean can help you the next time you are looking to purchase new glasses. The numbers are hidden on the inside of the eyeglass frames to not ruin the look. 

What do the numbers mean?

If you look at your glasses, you might see a number that looks like xx-xx-xxx. All three of these numbers can help when choosing the best frames for the size of your head. These numbers are all measured in millimeters (mm).

The first number is a two-digit number and represents the eye size. It is the horizontal width of the lenses and usually ranges between 40 mm to 62 mm.

The second number will also be a two-digit number which represents the distance between the two lenses. This area is the part of the eyeglasses that sits on your nose. This number will range from 14 mm to 24 mm.

The last number is always a three-digit number and represents the length from the frame to the part of the eyeglasses that sits on your ears. This number will range from 120 mm to 150 mm.

You may also see other numbers that sometimes include letters. This number is most likely the model of the glasses.

Understanding what these numbers mean can be extremely helpful when you are looking for a new pair of glasses. If you are looking for a new set of optical or sunglass frames, our staff at the Sunglass Shoppe can help you find the ones that are right for you. The Sunglass Shoppe offers premium products and the latest optical technology that can meet your specific needs.

Visit one of our shops located in Petoskey, Charlevoix, Traverse City, and our newest location, Saugatuck, MI.

3 Reasons Why We Love Zeal Optics Eyewear

3 Reasons Why We Love Zeal Optics Eyewear

If you are an adventurer and love the outdoors, Zeal Optics eyewear might be the perfect choice for you. Headquartered in Boulder, CO, it’s no wonder why many outdoor enthusiasts choose Zeal Optics as their sunglass or goggle brand of choice. Here are three reasons why we love Zeal Optics:

It’s high-quality eyewear.
Zeal Optics uses some of the most revolutionary materials in both their sunglasses and their goggles, allowing for clearer vision both on land and underwater. They use Ellume polarized materials that help to eliminate color confusion so you can see all the colors of the spectrum more vividly.

Zeal Optics sunglasses and goggles are also 99.9% polarized, which will help protect your eyes from UV exposure. Polarized lenses help to protect your eyes from long-term damage. Zeal Optics carries Ellume polarized lenses in copper, dark grey, horizon blue, and rose colors.

They use plant-based materials in all sunglass frames and lenses. 
Being fans of the outdoors themselves, Zeal Optics’ team is passionate about taking care of the environment. They believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to take care of the earth, and they are doing their part. All Zeal Optics sunglass frames and lenses are made from plant-based materials. While other lenses are often made from petroleum-based materials, Zeal Optics uses a plant-based polymer as the bonding agent.

Zeal Optics are excellent for outdoor adventures.
Whether you use Zeal Optics sunglasses or goggles, their products are built specifically for the outdoors. Part of their mission is to make sure your experience in the outdoors is enhanced with the most beautiful views of the world. No matter what kind of outdoor adventure you go on, Zeal Optics has a mission to make it more memorable for you through their lenses.

Zeal Optics Eyewear is available in Sunglass Shoppes stores located in downtown Petoskey, Charlevoix, Traverse City, and Saugatuck, MI. Stop in and try on a pair to see what we are talking about!