Glasses are just one of those items that almost everyone owns. Glasses are something that we all possess at least one or two pairs of, whether for protection from harmful UV rays or to screen our eyes from the glare of the noon sun.

This guide will help you find the best glasses that suit you. Here, you can choose the right pair to wear for any occasion with our comprehensive walk-through.

Face Shapes

Face shapes play a huge role in eyeglass frames looking attractive on you. Pull your hair away from your face and look directly into a mirror to determine your face shape and which eyeglass styles will look best. Take a close look at the overall shape and contours of your face and head.

Here are the seven primary face shapes and the type of eyeglass frames that look best on each shape:

Oval Face Shape

An oval face shape is considered to be ideal because of its balanced proportions.

To maintain the natural balance of an oval face shape, look for eyeglass frames that are as wide as (or wider than) the broadest part of your face.

Walnut-shaped frames that are not too deep or narrow are good choices.

Heart-Shaped Face

A heart-shaped face is wider at the top and has a more pronounced chin.

To balance out the top-heavy look, look for eyeglass frames that are wider at the bottom and have an angular, rectangular shape.

Look for heart-shaped frames that narrow gradually toward the bottom.

Oblong Face Shape

An oblong face shape is longer than it is broad and features a long, straight cheek line.

Try frames with more depth than breadth to make an oblong face look shorter and more balanced.

Frames with ornamental or contrasting temples can increase the width to the face.

Square Face Shape

A square face shape features a strong jaw and a broad forehead, and the breadth and length of the face are about equal.

Try thin frame types, frames with more width than depth, and narrow ovals to make a square face appear longer and soften its angles.

Round Face Shape

A round face form has curving lines that have the same width and length with no angles. Try angular narrow eyeglass frames to extend the face and make a round face look slimmer and longer. Wide rectangular frames are another option.

Diamond Face Shape

Diamond-shaped features are narrow at the forehead and jawline, and have wide cheekbones that may be high and dramatic. This is the most unusual facial shape.

Try frames with elaboration or pronounced brow lines to draw attention to the eyes and soften the cheekbones. Rimless spectacles and frames with oval or cat-eye designs also might be good selections.

Triangular Face Shape

A base-down triangle facial shape features a narrow forehead that expands towards the cheeks and chin.

To increase the breadth and accentuate the thin upper portion of the face, consider frames with a lot of colour and decoration on the frame’s top half (brow). Frames with cat-eye forms complement a base-down triangular facial shape.

Skin Tones

You may believe that the shape of your face is the most important consideration when choosing new eyeglass frames — and it is — but skin tone is just as influential when picking glasses that suit your features. Everyone’s skin tone, or complexion, may be divided into three categories:

Warm: Yellow, bronze, peach, or golden undertones 

Cool: Pink or blue undertones 

Neutral: pink and gold undertones

When selecting new frames, it helps to know your skin tone. Warm skin tones complement frames in warmer colour families, such as:

  • Tortoise shells in light colours
  • Browns
  • Honey or gold
  • Beige
  • Green olives
  • Warm reds

When choosing new frames, consider fall colours if you have a warm skin tone. Avoid using pastel hues and white frames that may be too cool for your face.

Consider the following wintery colours with cool skin tones:

  • Grays or silvers
  • Blues
  • Pinks or mauves
  • Purples
  • Tortoise shells in dark tones

Black glasses work great for cold skin tones, too. The objective is to select frame colours that match your skin tone rather than making you appear washed out or reddish.

If you have a more neutral skin tone, almost every colour frame will look well on you. In this case, while choosing frames, focus more on your facial shape.


Now, you know how to choose the right pair of glasses that suits your face shape and skin tone.

Follow these useful tips, and you will find the perfect pair of eyeglasses that will be the highlight of your face.

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