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The Best Eyeglasses Based On Face Shape & Skin Tone

If you need to wear eyeglasses for long periods of time, such as to read with or to see long-distance, you want to make sure that your glasses look good on your face and complement your face. One of the keys to choosing eyeglasses that look good on your face is by choosing glasses that match your face shape and skin tone.

Skin Tone

You may want to go to the makeup counter to get a little assistance with figuring out what type of skin tone that you have.

Warm skin tones are when people have a yellow, golden, or bronze cast to their skin. These underlying color tones are considered a warm complexion. For individuals with warm skin tones, browns, golds, honey-tones, tortoise style and green tones tend to complement your skin tones the best. Light colored pastel frames, and stark black and white frames do not tend to work that well with warm complexions.

If your skin has more blue or pink cast to it, then you have a cool complexion. The colors that work best for glass frames for cool complexions are shades of pink, purple, blue, gray, silver, and black.

Face Shape

Your face shape can really dictate what types of frames look good on you. Once again, a make-up professional or an eye-glass specialist can help you determine if you have more of a round, oval, square, diamond, or heart-shaped face if you are not sure on your own. Different shapes and styles of glasses complement each face shape.

For round faces, eyeglasses with a large square and rectangular frames are a good choice. They can help balance out and elongate the shape of your face.

For oval faces, go with glasses that are more geometric in shape and have strong bridges. Stay away from oversized glasses, as they can throw off the balance of your face.

For square faces, go with more round or oval shape glasses and avoid square-shaped glasses. Square and boxy shaped glasses can highlight the square shape of your face instead of working with it.

For diamond faces, oval and cat eye glasses work really well with the overall structure of your face.

Finally, for individuals with heart-shaped faces, rounded glasses often work best.

Of course, these are only suggestions. The best way to determine the best glasses for your face is by trying on a variety of different frames and figuring out what works best. For more information, contact a company like Cambridge Institute for Better Vision.