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Hot Eyeglass Frame Colors

Just like with make-up, it’s important to do a color analysis to see what frame color looks best on your face. And, colors are hot this year when it comes to eyeglasses. Don’t just buy one pair. Buy ones for every occasion and look you want to achieve.

What Color Are You?

Just like with make-up, there are basically two types of color: cool and warm. To decide which you are, you need to take into account three things: hair color, eye color, and skin tone. Each person is either warm or cool. Knowing which you are can dramatically change your look.

Hair color: What is considered warm? Carrot tops (of course), brown-black, golden or honey blond, golden brown and gray are included in the warm category. What is considered cool? White, salt and pepper hair, blue-black, strawberry blond, auburn, platinum blond, and ash brown are all thought of as cool shades.

Eye color: We are working with natural eye colors here. There is such a range of colors besides the basic brown, blue and green. For instance, blue can stretch from violet on one end to blue-green on the other. On one end of the spectrum, the colors are cool and gradually get warmer. The same goes for brown. You can have a light color brown which is considered warm and stretch to medium or even a brown so dark it looks black. That is on the cool end of the spectrum.

Skin tone: Lastly we take a look at skin tone. All skin color has undertones of either yellow or blue. The most common undertones are blue, making up about 60 percent of the U.S. population. Blue, as you might have guessed, produces a “cool” complexion and yellow produces a “warm” one. Since the glasses will sit on your face, skin tone coloring is a bit more important than hair or eye color.

Now that you know whether you are a “cool” or a “warm” you can start considering different frame colors. Like we said at the beginning, don’t get bogged down with choosing just one frame. You don’t have to make one do for all occasions. Mix and match to suit your coloring and your mood. Contrast with your wardrobe for a more dramatic look.

Warm color trends: If you are warm, try frames in colors like khaki, gold, orange, peach, copper, blue and bright red. If you like the tortoise shell look, go for the blonde.

Cool color trends: Try frames in colors like black, silver, pink, blue, magenta, dark tortoiseshell, blue-gray and plum.

Trendy colors: Right now, you have an eclectic mix of bright and neutral colors to choose from. Depending on your gender and coloring, the hottest colors for women range from tangerine to driftwood. For men, coloring goes from a cool dazzling blue to subdued grass green.

Be bold! Go for frames that make a statement this year.

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Finding Your Face Shape

Who knew that eyewear could make such a difference? But, it does. If you wear glasses, choosing the right frame for your face shape can show you in strong light or just an obscure one. What type of face do you have?

Find Out Your Shape

There are actually seven of them: square, round, oval, oblong, diamond, triangle base side down and triangle base side up. Let’s review them.

Square: This face has pretty even dimensions all around. The face is just as wide as it is long. There are a strong forehead and an angular jaw. Your frame choice will soften the angles of the face and give it a rounder look.

Round: A round face is similar to square except it has no lines – just curves. It is actually quite full all over. You want frames that will make the face appear thinner and longer.

Oval: This is the desired face shape (if we all had a choice) because the entire face is in balanced proportions. The ideal frames will not change the perception of those proportions in any way.

Oblong: The face is longer than it is wide. The nose may actually belong as well. The idea for frames is to make the face appear shorter and wider.

Diamond: The face is narrow at the forehead and the chin with very high cheekbones. Frame choices will highlight the eyes and soften the angles of the chin while minimizing the cheekbones.

Triangle base side down: This face is narrow at the eyes but wider at the jaw. Frames need to accent the eyes and add depth to the upper half of the face while minimizing the jawline.

Triangle base side up Just the opposite of the one above, the face is narrow and angular at the chin but wider across the forehead and eyes. The idea for frames is to draw attention to the lower half of the face while softening and minimizing the upper part.

Now that you know what shape your face is likely to be, here are a few tips about matching the frame to your face. This can save you the trouble of trying on every pair of glasses in the store to find the right one. You can narrow down your choices from the start.

  • Choose colors that accent your eyes. They are the windows to the soul and the focus of your face. If you have blue eyes, consider a pair of blue frames.
  • Choose a size for frames that are appropriate to your face. Don’t think of the little schoolboy who has glasses as big as window frames. Proportion is important if you want your eyewear to accentuate your personality.
  • Contrast your frame shape with your facial shape. Round glasses on a round face just make it look, well, more round. Frames need to enhance, not detract.

Now it’s time to shop. You’ve zeroed in on your face shape and have a few tips on choosing frames.

Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase after clicking through the link. Please understand that I have experienced all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something through my links. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

Choosing the Right Eyewear for Your Face

Each of us has a different shape to our face. That shape has to be taken into consideration when we buy eyeglasses. In order to look your best, compare and contrast.

What Are the Shapes That Know Us Best?

Here is a quick rundown of the different types of facial shapes: round, square, oblong, oval, diamond, triangle base side up and triangle base side down. Take a look in the mirror. Using a piece of soap or lipstick, trace the shape of your face from forehead to chin and back again to see which best describes you.

What Frames Do I Need?

The order of the day in contrast. If you have a square face, you don’t want square glasses. They will only accentuate the features that you want to minimize or hide. Since you’ll be wearing glasses all the time, let them help you by creating the illusion of the face that you want. The focus is on the eyes and you want it to be as favorable as possible.

Let’s look at each facial shape and how to choose the best style of glasses.

Round: The face is curvy with no definite angular lines. To bring a bit of angle to the face, choose frames that are angular and narrow. Glasses that have a clear bridge piece give the illusion of wider set eyes. Another good shape is rectangular frames.

Square: Soften your proportions with narrow frames in an oval shape. Choose ones that are wide but on the thinner side depth wise.

Oblong: To make your face appear shorter, choose a frame that is thicker but not overly wide. Don’t be afraid to choose a decorative frame that has designs on the temples as well as temples that are different from the color of the frame itself. Consider frames that have a lower bridge to shorten the look of your nose.

Oval: This face shape is often the most desired because of the balanced proportions. To honor that, choose frames that are no wider than the sides of the face. Try walnut-shaped frames or frames that are in proportion as far as depth and width.

Diamond: To soften the cheekbones and play up the eyes and chin, try a throwback fashion – the cat-eye shape. If you don’t want to look like the schoolmarm, then opt for rimless glasses or frames with a lot of detail work across the top.

Triangle base side down: The idea is to play up the top of the face and give it depth. Add a splash of color to your frames. If you like, choose a cat-eye frame for emphasis.

Triangle base side up: The idea is to downplay the top of the face. Try rimless glasses or those that are wider at the bottom than the top. Lighter colors can minimize the top of the face.

What frames will suit you best? If you have been wearing the wrong type all these years, you’ll be surprised what a difference the right frame makes to your look.

Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase after clicking through the link. Please understand that I have experienced all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something through my links. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.