There's been a lot of talk about matching lately: lips to nails, eyeliner to lipstick, eyebrows to hair, lipstick and nail polish to your outfit, etc. Perhaps that's what woke me up to a habit of mine of which I was blissfully unaware: I tend to match my makeup to whatever glasses I plan to wear that day, or vice-versa.
I have a large and growing spectacle collection, covering a limited but versatile range of frame colors: a couple black pairs, a couple dark-brown pairs, a light-brown pair, a burgundy pair, and a clear pair. As soon as I know what my outfit is going to be, I have a pretty clear idea of which frames I want to wear; and apparently, this idea has been subconsciously shaping the makeup colors I pick.
Without fail, if I'm wearing one of the black frames, I'm wearing black eyeliner. Brown frames? Brown eyeshadow and liner, usually in a shade quite close to the respective frame. I'll even wear a lipstick in the burgundy family if I wear my burgundy frames.
The only exception is the clear frames. Those I often save for when I'm wearing a bolder, brighter eyeshadow or liner; unconsciously, I'm probably choosing them so no other color can detract from the makeup. (Fun, slightly relevant fact: When I was in middle school, I'd tell people my favorite color was clear, and I thought I was super-clever for that.)
I always thought I was treating my glasses like an accessory or jewelry, but since this little epiphany, it definitely seems more like an extension of my makeup.
How about you? Quick Question: Do you match your glasses to your makeup?