How to Choose Eyeglasses to Suit Your Face Shape and Skin Tone

How to Choose Eyeglasses to Suit Your Face

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Last Updated on June 6, 2024 by Steal the Style

According to recent statistics, 20% of young people require glasses in order to live their daily lives. Looking at the entire population, young and old, this number increases to be around 75%.

With so many people wearing glasses and contacts, there are a ton of options for frame shapes, sizes, and colors. If you’re looking to purchase a new pair of frames, all of the alternatives presented to you can get a little overwhelming. But don’t fret!

Here, we’re going to talk about how to choose eyeglasses that complement your face shape and complexion. Read on to determine what sort of eyeglasses you need to buy in order to keep looking fabulous.

For Face Shapes

The shape and size of your ideal glasses depend on the shape of your face. In order to decide which frames are right for you, you’ll want to take a good long look in the mirror and consider what parts of your face you want to accentuate. Read on to learn the basic tenants of glasses for each face shape so that you can look your best!


In order to determine whether or not you have a round face, trace your face on a mirror with washable lipstick. You may feel silly doing this, but it will give you a clear idea of how round your face really is (and what shape it is if not round.)

If you have a round face, that means that you give off a warm presence with curved lines and no angles. To make your face appear more ovular, you’ll want angular frames that lengthen your natural shape.

Look into getting narrow frames or those with a clear nose bridge, too!


If you have an oval face shape, you’re lucky – you have incredibly balanced proportions. In order to maintain this balance, you’re going to want to get glasses frames that are wider than the broadest part of your face. This will ensure that your looks remain in perfect, gorgeous symmetry.

Medium-sized frames are the perfect choice for ovular faces. This is because they aren’t thick enough to make your face look wider and not thin enough to make it look too narrow and small.

If you’re feeling particularly brave, you can also experiment with rimless frames. This will look hip and trendy in addition to allowing you to maintain the proportions of your natural face.


People with heart-shaped faces have wider foreheads and narrower chins. This means that you’ll want glasses that are wider at the bottom. This will balance out the areas of your face that are wider with those that are more narrow so that your forehead doesn’t appear larger than you would like it to.

You’ll probably also want to get thinner designer eyeglasses for women if you have a heart-shaped face. This will make sure that you accentuate the narrower parts of your face by complimenting them with a narrow frame.


Those with square face shapes are handsome with broad foreheads and strong jaws. Like people who have round faces, you’ll notice that the length and width of your face have similar proportions to one another.

If you want to soften the angles of your square face and make it look longer, try frames that have more width than depth. Narrow ovular frames are the perfect option for your face.


Like oval-shaped faces, those with diamond faces are lucky because of their perfect symmetry. Furthermore, diamond-shaped faces are the rarest face shape, which is a fact that should make you feel special.

If you want to soften the hard cheekbones that come with this face shape, you’ll want to get frames that have distinctive or detailed brow lines. Oval and cat-eye shaped frames are also awesome choices, and the latter is sure to make you feel cool and retro.

For Skin Tones

So you know what shape and size frames will look best with your face – great! It’s time to look into what color frames you want to get.

You may not know this, but skin tones can generally be classified into two categories: warm and cool. This distinction has little to do with the color of your complexion and everything to do with the way your skin reacts to the sun.

‘Warm’ skin tones, which tend to have yellow or green undertones to the skin, look best when paired with frames in warm colors. These hues include beige, gold, pink, orange, yellow, and red. Oddly enough, green is also considered to be a warm color when it comes to glasses frames, likely because of its association with yellow.

On the other hand, those who have ‘cool’ skin tones have a blue or pink undertone. If this describes you, you should get frames in cool colors like black, gray, blue, and purple.

People with lighter skin also tend to look great with light pink or baby blue frames, while those with darker skin look fantastic with black, dark blue, or deep red ones.

More on How to Choose Eyeglasses

There are a lot of factors in how to choose eyeglasses, but you’re sure to look amazing as long as you choose the appropriate frames to match your face.

When choosing eyeglasses, you’ll want them to complement your personal style as well as your face shape and skin color. Check out the ‘shop’ tab on our home page and find some new clothes and accessories that match the glasses frames you choose.

Have fun and stay stylish!