Next we turn to the makeup products that can add some colour. This should complement the colour of the spectacle lenses, of course, as well as the skin tone, especially for intensive colours. As a general rule, brilliant colours look best against light skin tones.
It's often desirable for the eye makeup to be somewhat more pronounced than would be worn with spectacles without coloured lenses, but it should not overpower the lens colour. The question then arises of whether to choose higher-contrast makeup or the same colour as the spectacle lenses themselves. The answer is clear: eyes tend to quickly look drab in makeup that is the exact same colour as the spectacles. For instance, one could choose cobalt blue eyeshadow to go with green spectacle lenses, provided this works with your skin type or look. This combination produces incredibly attractive effects. A clean line along the eyelashes on the upper eyelid and a line under the eyelashes on the lower lid frame the eyes ideally and prevent them from being visually overwhelmed by the spectacle lenses. With dark complexions, eyeshadow and eye pencil in ice-blue, violet or gold look fascinating – definitely with a metallic effect. As Asian women do not normally have a crease in their eyelids, only the lower part of the moving lid is highlighted. Apply light grey or brown eyeshadow up to the centre, and trace the upper rim of the lid with eyeliner.
A generous portion of black mascara is a must for all women who wear spectacles – it helps to make eyes look more open. Another trick to make your eyes look larger is to apply a line of white or skin-colour kohl along the inner side of the lower eyelid.
The only exception is spectacle lenses that correct farsightedness; since they already make the eyes look larger, it's best to exercise restraint when applying eye makeup.
With or without spectacles, eyebrows need some attention as they significantly influence facial expression. They should always be accented – yet not too much or too little. The current trend favours a more natural look for eyebrows. This means they shouldn't be ultra-thin, but somewhat wider instead – yet always have a defined shape. Stencils are available that can be used shape the brow into an attractive shape. They can then be emphasised or filled more modestly using an eyebrow pencil or powder.