|ICU Black Retro Cat Eye Sunglasses|
So What Face Shape Are You?
|image via Tracy Do for Permanent Pretty|
To figure out your face shape just look into a mirror or a picture of yourself and look at the chart above. Which one looks the most like you? Keep in mind it's possible to be a combination of two. For example, I know that I am for sure oval but possibly long as well. When in doubt just type in the face shape you suspect you are and google image search with terms like " Heart (or whatever your face shape is) Face Shape Celebrity" and you should get a bunch of examples.
What Sunglasses Work Best For Your Face Shape?
Yes: Soft angular shapes are good, but any style will really work on an oval face.
As I mentioned before I have an oval face and I like cat eyes, often oversized and brown to go with my hair. Below are pictures of the sunglasses I got from ICU Eye Wear (and one above). What one do you think looks best on me? You can vote in the comments on this posts or on our facebook page.
|yellow tortoise cat eye sunglasses from ICU|
|ICU Tortoise cat eye Sunglasses|
|Me in my new ICU cat eye with brown leatherette Sunglasses with Mr Cat|
|Kim Cattrall's oval Sunglasses play off her square shaped face|
Yes: Round, Oval, and Cat's-eye frames
No: sharp geometric shapes, square, angular, they accentuate angular features, bold colour or patterns on the bottom frame.
|Jennifer Aniston rocking cat eyes with her heart shape face: Image credit Getty Images|
Yes: Cat's eye, and round frames
No: Overly embellished or busy sunglasses
|Kirsten Dunst plays up her round face with cat eyes|
No: round frame, and coloured lenses that suggest fullness, extremely small glasses (should cover your eyebrows).
Yes: curved and square frames, details on top frame, and rimless frames
|image via Rachel @Pinksole|
So now that you know what face shape you are check out the graphic above to see what style works best for you. When in doubt just follow this basic principle behind finding the perfect sunglasses lies in knowing your face shape and picking out the opposite shape in your frames. By going for the polar opposite, you avoid looking overly square or too round by balancing the ratio of shapes. When in doubt, just remember to go for the opposite!
Other Tips For Picking out the Best Sunglasses
- Try an app that let's you virtually try on eyeglasses. Simply download a face shot of yourself and select glasses to try on. You can download ICU's App for free in ITunes store. I did not try this myself because I didn't realize it was there before ordering. I'm sure many other companies that sell sunglasses online have similar apps for free.
- Match Your Sunglasses to the Style of Your Outfit. Consider what style of clothes you will wear mostly while wearing your sunglasses. Also think of what colours you wear the most often. You could try to match the color with your sunglasses or play off of it.
- Consider the colour of your skin and hair. You might like to try to match your hair color to your sunglasses like I do (brown sunglasses to match my brown hair), or go the extreme opposite. For example if you are blonde black shades could make quite a statement.
Reviewer’s Note: Samples of the products discussed here were provided to me for reviewing purposes at no cost, but I have not been paid in any other way for this review.
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