If you wear glasses, there’s a good chance you approach eye makeup slightly differently than those who waltz around the world with 20-20 vision. Maybe you match your makeup to your frames or own a pair for every look. What’s undeniable, though, is whether you follow it or not (we prefer not), there’s a lot of “advice” from the “experts” on just how you’re supposed to tailor your makeup to your glasses.
It doesn’t matter how stunning your eye makeup is if you don’t have glasses that fit your style and personality, which is where Warby Parker’s new Winter 2013 Collection comes in.
Warby Parker was one of the first brands that actually made us happy we weren’t blessed with perfect vision. Sure, you can wear frames even if you don’t need them, but those of us in the four-eyed club know it’s not really the same thing. We’re not judging or anything, but if you don’t have to put your glasses on just to see what time it is in the middle of the night or to make it to the bathroom without running into a wall, you haven’t earned your right to wear them in quite the same way.
That being said, Warby Parker’s new collection is so chic that we think everyone should check it out. They describe the new frames as “rustic meets modern,” which makes us want to cozy up in a fancy cabin with a roaring fire and a good game of strip poker. The glasses will come off last. They’re THAT great.
There are six new shapes in five new colors, including two custom two-toned acetates. All frames are $95, which includes the prescription lenses. Plus, if you buy a pair of Warby Parker glasses, you’re actually doing good for someone besides yourself: for every pair of frames they sell, a pair is distributed to someone in need.
But our favorite part? The fact that you can try up to five pairs of frames in the comfort of your own home in order to find the ones you love. Try them on for your friends, your family, the UPS guy, your therapist--probably even your pup and that guy down the hall you’ve never talked to will want to weigh in.
In the meantime, though, here are the ones currently on our wish list:
You can find the entire collection online at warbyparker.com and at Warby Parker stores and showrooms.
And, if you really want to spread the gift of stylish sight, you can send someone on your list a Warby Parker gift card.
When you mail your friend or family member a physical gift card, they’ll include a bonus Make-a-Snowman kit, which is exactly what it sounds like… without the snow. They even have non-snow options for people who live in fair-weather climates.
This post is sponsored by Warby Parker. Buy a loved one a physical gift card and they'll include bonus Make-a-Snowman Kit! Order by December 19 to ensure delivery by Christmas Day.