How to Choose Sunglasses for Your Face Shape Infographic

Did you know that June 27th is National Sunglasses Day? One of the most important accessories for summer is a pair of sunglasses. Not only are they fabulously fashionable, but they also provide immense protection against harmful UV rays. They come in all shapes and sizes so sometimes it’s hard to determine what looks best on you. We have provided a guide to help you find the perfect pair of sunglasses to go with any face shape!

 

Sunglasses for Oval Faces

oval face sunglasses guide

Characteristics:

Oval-shaped faces have symmetrical features and high cheekbones. The jaw tapers evenly to the chin and is softly rounded.

Best fit:

Pretty much any style of sunglasses is flattering to this face shape. However, if you really want to look great, ideal choices are large frames. This style can accentuate and chiseled cheekbones.

 

Sunglasses for Round Faces

round face sunglasses guide

Characteristics:

Round faces are soft with full cheeks. The length and the width of the face are roughly equal to one another.

Best Fit:

Straight angular and square frames can sharpen features to make your face appear thinner. Deep, bold colors add definition and minimize fullness.

 

Sunglasses for Square Faces

square face sunglasses guide

Characteristics:

Square-shaped faces have a strong jawline. The width of the cheekbone is typically the same width of the forehead.

Best Fit:

Round frames and cat-eye styles are especially flattering for this face shape. Aviators also work well, but be sure to wear small ones for delicate features and large ones for stronger features.

 

Sunglasses for Heart Faces

heart face sunglasses guide

Characteristic:

The face tapers through the cheekbones and is narrowest at the chin.

Best Fit:

Rectangular or cat-eye styles flatter this shape because they help widen the lower portion of the face. Frames that are wider at the bottom also balance your jawline.

 

SEVEN TIPS FOR YOUR NEXT PAIR OF SHADES

TIP 1: THE FLATTER, THE HIGHER

If you have a flatter nose bridge, try finding sunglasses with higher nose pads. This will prevent your whole sunglasses from moving up and down whenever you smile. The higher nose bridge also sits on your face a lot more comfortable as it still gives your face dimension. If your sunglasses sit too close to your face, it will make your face look a little wider. If your sunglasses sit too close to your face, it will make your face look a little wider.

TIP 2: THE ROUNDER, THE MORE ANGULAR (AND VICE VERSA)

If you are looking for a pair of sunglasses you could wear every day, go for one that contrasts your natural face shape. For example, if you have a rounder face, angular sunglasses can slim down your face. If you have a square or rectangle face, rounder glasses give you the illusion of a more defined face.

TIP 3: GO BOLD!

Sunglasses allow you to experiment practically. Don’t create boundaries and rules or just follow trends when you can experiment and develop your style. As mentioned before, your goal whenever you build an outfit is to “create contrast, not conflict.”

TIP 4: GO LIGHT ON THE MASCARA

The worst thing about wearing makeup is when the mascara smudges everywhere on the sunglasses’ lens. However, if you spend more time curling your lashes while wearing a little less mascara, it would create fewer mascara smudges. If you still want bold, dramatic lashes, try going for a natural falsie. The falsie will not smudge against the glasses as well!

TIP 5: CONTOUR THE NOSE

Wearing sunglasses could hide and flatten your whole face if you allow it to. Therefore, lightly contouring the nose will allow you to still keep the definition of your face while wearing shades.

TIP 6: EXPERIMENT WITH MAKEUP

Because you are wearing sunglasses, you can still go crazy with your makeup. The sunglasses should empower you to feel confident in whatever makeup, outfit style you can wear.

TIP 7: BUT GO NATURAL

Overall, the sunglasses should be another tool to feel beautiful. Just because you can experiment with style does not mean you have to. Think of your sunglasses as just another way to express yourself.

 

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