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Birchbox + Warby Parker = A Startup Love Affair

Myself and some of the Warby Parker crew in their showroom

We didn’t have to go far to chat up the staff of Warby Parker because, as it just so happens, this savvy eyewear startup’s ops team is sharing our new office space. If you haven’t heard of the company before, you’re seriously missing out. In addition to carrying ultra-chic and reasonably priced glasses ($95 a pop), they give a pair to someone in need for each purchase. (This Friday, the do-good founders are headed India to spread the word.) And even if you don’t wear prescription frames, you can still partake in the trend with Warby Parker’s new line of sunglasses.

I was lucky enough to get a peek at the showroom today and catch up with a few awesome Warby Parker ladies, not to mention try on a bunch of the new sunnies (my favorite style is the Everett). Read on to hear all about their favorite beauty products, tips for all glasses and makeup wearers, and their personal sunglasses picks.

Kaki, Executive Assistant and Public Relations Coordinator

Favorite product: Bare Escentuals Eyeshadow in Intuition

Best Tip For Wearing Glasses and Eye Makeup: “I would definitely choose a black mascara. It helps bring out your eyes, even underneath lenses, and my eye makeup just doesn’t work without it.”

Sunglasses pick: Jasper in Whiskey Tortoise

Taylor, Operations Associate

Favorite product: Diorshow Mascara

Best Tip For Wearing Glasses and Eye Makeup: “It’s really hard to put on makeup because I can’t see without my glasses…all I can say is practice, practice, practice!”

Sunglasses pick: Jasper in Marine Slate

Ruby, Operations Associate

Favorite Product: Nars Blush in Desire

Best Tip For Wearing Glasses and Eye Makeup: “I have super long eyelashes so I make sure not to put glasses on too soon after I apply my mascara or it gets all over my lenses.”

Sunglasses pick: Everett in Gimlet Tortoise

Monica, Special Operations MBA intern

Favorite Product: Diorshow Maximizer

Best Tip For Wearing Glasses and Eye Makeup: “Since my eyes look magnified in my frames, I always use eye cream to minimize my fine lines.”

Sunglasses pick: Mabel in Tortoise

If you happen to be in Brooklyn tonight, make sure to check out the newest Warby Parker showroom and meet the team for yourself.

—Shana

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