Beauty Break-Are you buying your sunglasses according to your face shape?

April 4, 2017

Cher Gilroy


Spring is here! I do wear sunglasses throughout the year but something about Spring and Summer makes me want to put in a little extra effort to look HOT. I own quite a few pair of sunglasses and I don’t always take the time to try them on, before I buy them, to see if it is the right one for my face. Therefore some of my purchases have not seen the light of day. If I am going to be honest, I don’t always try clothes on before I buy them either. Don’t judge me!!! I am getting better at that now. Even when I am not dropping pounds, weight is shifting and inches are leaving so I need to practice that more. Okay, so after a little bit of research, I found out that certain faces look best with sunglasses that have a particular frame. This changes up my shade game for the sunny seasons… yes it does!

To find a flattering frame for your face, you have to know what your face shape really is so take a look in the mirror and learn that. Knowing the shape of your face helps with contouring, and hairstyles as well so it is good to know. That is more ammo for you to have so that you can choose what works for you to enhance your beauty and rock the runway that is your world.

First of all, you have to know your face shape. Stand in front of a mirror and take a look. Is it…?

Round. Your face will have noticeable curves and little defined angles. Your ideal eyewear should have little or no curves. The sharp lines will help to elongate your face and make it look thinner. We all are ultimately going for the pair that will make our faces look thinner aren’t we? 

Square. A square face is about the same length and width around the face. It may be characterized by a broad forehead and jaw line. If you have a square face, you should look for round or oval shaped eyewear to help round out the sharpness of your features and cause a more balanced look. Aviators, butterflies, round or similar to those will work for this shape. 

Oval. You have a gently rounded face with even features. Oval face is the ideal face so if you have this shape, you can wear any frame! And we are so jealous of you…Because your features are for the most part symmetrical, try not to cover them too much with super huge frames. 

Oblong. This is a long, narrow face with little to no angles or rectangular. If you have this shaped face, you can go for the oversized frames. Vintage style frames really look good on you because the angles and boldness sharpens your look, giving you sexy and edgy slayage; yes, I said it!!

 Heart. Heart-shaped faces are sometimes called triangular; you are wider at the temple area and slimmest at the chin. Try to avoid sunglasses with straight lines along the top or you are going to look even wider up there. You can have a frame that is wider on the lower edge because it bring the attention lower and make you face appear longer and more balanced. Go for the rimless, aviators or the butterfly styled frames to bring out your fancy. 

Diamond. If you have this shaped face, you are widest at your cheekbones and narrow at your forehead and chin area. Look for frames that have soft curves and no wider than your cheekbones. Go for the oval or rimless frames, they can’t fail you. 

Picking out the right sunglasses is not really as easy as seeing the cute pair and purchasing them. There are so many styles and colors. To look your best, you have to dig a little deeper and we have a start now. So try them on!! Check the mirror, smile, frown, do your “fish” pout selfie faces. Make sure that you feel like a movie star and go hit the sunshine. Paparazzi is waiting!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. I have a round face and I’ve always been drawn to glasses that have a more straight edge at the top, guess I was doing something right! Thanks for this!

    1. dgsunshyne91 says:

      👍🏽 sure thing beautiful!

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