When a designer from outside the eyewear arena puts their focus on frames, exciting things can happen. Bobbi Brown, the internationally famous makeup artist and founder of the eponymous cosmetics company launched her eyewear collection in 2014. An expert in style trends and color for the face – as well as a wearer of statement heavy-rimmed specs herself – she has shown a natural flair for creating frames with a clear, contemporary direction, designed to enhance the shape of the face. The palette of colors is fresh and balanced to align with lip, eye or cheek tones – and classic hues such as tortoise or black feature prominently, a nod to Brown’s appreciation of the flattering, most wearable vintage-inspired looks.
‘Bobbi’ glasses: A beautiful make-up inspired palette of colors
For Spring/Summer 2020, Bobbi Brown accentuates crystal tones, classic tortoise and some very pretty feminine nudes and pinks, all closely linked to the cosmetics of the season. The designs – suited to round, oval, square and heart-shaped faces include thick rimmed designs, typical of what Bobbi Brown wears herself, through to finely sculpted narrow acetate rims – an easy choice for all of us where we seek a relaxed, natural yet enhancing look.
5 of the Best for a New Season Makeover
The Susan epitomizes the current trend for delicate pastel tints. Much like makeup tones, this style, in shell pink or chic mocha sand, adds a touch of brightness to the complexion. The semi-rimless shape accentuates the browline and flatters the natural beauty of the eyes without seeming too heavy on the face.
The Bella (bifocal or progressive style) is that everyday style with a stylish, sinuous structure and rectangular eye shape, flattering for nearly all faces. The striated grey or brown tortoise effects are easy trans-seasonal color choices; it’s a must-have for most wardrobes as we move towards Spring.
The Riley is a good example of a more bulky statement acetate – similar to those worn by Brown herself: the two colors – transparent brown and khaki tortoise - offer a cool and eye-catching update with plenty of versatility, to dress up or down!
The Kylie is a combo frame with metal front and matching or contrasting acetate temples with tortoise detailing. The matt metal has an attractive sheen in both colorways (navy or red Havana) while the oval eye shape will be flattering and feminine for a variety of faces.
Last but not least The Frank is the perfect choice for those who love a statement-making style. This classic square acetate design is particularly interesting in black – with powder pink lining – and in blush crystal, where the graduated effect recalls the delicate tones of a blush cream or soft eye shadow. Try matching your lip tone with this chic pink frame for the ultimate Spring update.