How should we choose our sunglasses? In this article everything you need to know.

How should we choose our sunglasses

Why some sunglasses look attractive in the store window, but not so much when you try them on? It may be because the frames or frames do not have the proper style to the shape of your face.

But the truth be told, the shape of your face is a very significant factor so that you have a certain specific style of sunglasses. In this article we want to help you know how to choose the right sunglasses for you.

What is the shape of my face?

To determine the shape of the face and the styles of sunglasses that will look best on you, you must remove the hair from your face and look directly into the mirror. Look carefully at the general shape and contours of your face and hair.

The following are the seven main forms of face and the type of frames that best combine with each:

oval face

Oval face

An oval face is considered ideal for its balanced proportions. To maintain this natural balance of an oval face, look for lens frames that are the same width - or more - than the widest part of the face. Walnut-colored mounts that are neither too deep nor too narrow are a good option.

Heart Face

Heart-shaped face

The upper third of the heart-shaped face is wide and the lower third narrow. (Occasionally, this shape is called an "inverted triangle.") To reduce the apparent width of the upper part of the face, choose frames that are wider in the lower area. There are also other good options, such as thin frames, light colors and no frame (3 pieces), which have a light, delicate appearance.

oblong face

Oblong face

An oblong-shaped face is longer than wide and has a straight and elongated cheekbone line. To make an oblong face look shorter and more balanced, try frames that are deeper than wide. Frames or frames with ornaments or contrasts at the temples also add breadth to the face.

square face

Square face

A square face has a strong jaw and a broad forehead, and the width and length of it have approximately the same proportions. To make a square face look longer and to soften its angles, choose narrow styles of frames, which are wider than deep and narrow ovals.

diamond face

Diamond shape face

The diamond-shaped faces are narrow in the forehead and jaw, and have broad cheekbones, perhaps elevated and notable. It is the least common face shape. To highlight the eyes and soften the cheekbones, choose frames that have a defined or differentiated line of eyebrows. Frameless lenses and oval or cat-shaped frames can also be a good choice.

round face

Round face

The round-shaped faces have curved lines, and the width and length of equal proportions, without angles. To make a rounded face look thinner and elongated, use narrow and angular frames to increase the length of the face. Mounts with a transparent bridge and rectangular ones, wider than deep, can also be good options.

triangle face

Triangle on its base

The shape of a triangle face on its base has a narrow forehead and widens in the areas of the cheekbones and the chin. In order to widen and emphasize the narrow upper third of the face, try strong colored frames and details in the upper half (eyebrows) of the frame. "Crouched" or "cat" shaped lenses can also be a good choice.

Skin tones, eye color and hair

When choosing sunglasses or any lens, the shape of the face is not the only factor that determines which frames will fit you best. Your skin tone, eye color and hair are also important. The best lenses complement the color of your face, eyes and hair.

Skin tones

Regardless of the color of your skin, they are categorized as "cold" or "warm."

A cold face has blue or pink hues. And a warm, colorful pale face with pink cheeks or a yellow hue. Brunette skin is considered cold because it is a mixture of blue and yellow.

Eye color

Many times, eye colors are a secondary element in determining the color of the person. Because of the various variations that exist therein. For example, blue eyes can vary from an almost cold violet to a pale bluish gray, which is considered warm. Brown eyes can vary from a light (warm) cider tone through a medium brown to an almost cold black.

Hair color

Hair colors are considered to be also categorized as "warm" or "cold." The reddish blond, platinum, bluish black, white, coppery, entrecan and brown ash are cold. Warm hair colors include blond, almost black brown, dark blond and gray.

The colors of the lens frames

Well, once you have determined if it is "warm" or "cold", you can find the lens mount colors that will be the most suitable for you.

Some examples of frames in warm colors are: camel, khaki, gold, copper, peach, orange, coral, light gray, strong red, warm blue and turtle blond.

As for the cold color, the best shades for frames are black, silver, dark pink, bluish gray, plum, magenta, pink, jade, blue and dark turtle.

Now is your turn

Well, now you have all the factors that influence when selecting appropriate sunglasses for the shape of your face. Surely the next choice will be the most suitable for your particular characteristics. In BrightGlance we have a collection of very fashion sunglasses, do not forget to take a look here and do the complete exercise.