The first step towards getting the most flattering haircut, learning the right face contour techniques and finding glasses that fit perfectly on your face; involves knowing your face shape correctly. But even before that, the most important question to ask yourself is: How does this make me feel? Because remember, when you feel your best, you look your best!
So, let us first help you determine your face shape in a few simple steps.
There are a few universal face shapes that all beauty gurus agree upon.
Oval, square, round, heart, rectangular.
An oval face is taller than it is wide, also characterized by higher cheekbones and no sharp angles on the chin; it is considered the holy grail when it comes to face shapes! Because this face shape is so proportional, you can pretty much carry off anything!
A square face is characterized by a strong jawline and wide cheekbones. With minimal curves on the cheekbones, the face is about as long as it is wide. A long straight hairline is another distinguishing factor for a square face.
Rounded forehead at the hairline, and a face that is usually the widest around the cheekbones, are the main characteristics of a round face. If your face has very subtle angles and the length is essentially the same as the width, you have a round face.
A slightly longer face, with the forehead wider than the jawline. A heart shaped face tapers strongly towards the chin; if you also have a widow’s peak (a V-shaped point in the center of the hairline), congratulations we’ve figured out your face shape successfully!
If your face is almost twice as long as it is wide, and the sides of your face follow a straight line from your head to your jaw, you most probably have a rectangular face. A strong, squared jawline and a tall forehead are other features that help distinguish a rectangular face from a square one.
Now let’s talk about the type of frame and sunglasses best suited for each face shape.
The general rule of thumb is to get glasses which are opposite to your face shape and to invest in a good quality pair that can last you for a long time.
Which glasses suit an oval face the best?
As we told you earlier, an oval face can carry just about any hairstyle, makeup and glasses. Square, rectangular, round shaped glasses are your best friends. Have fun with colors and designs; but steer clear from glasses with long arms that would accentuate your already long face.
Which glasses suit a square face the best?
For a square face, choose a rounder frame to create a balance between your angular features and your sunglasses. Avoid straight, angular lines and experiment with dark colored frames.
Which glasses suit a round face the best?
Rectangular shaped frames are the best suited for round faces. Avoid small and rounder frames so that they don’t overpower your facial features. By choosing angular frames, you can add the illusion of length to your face.
Which glasses suit a heart-shaped face the best?
Look for oval or round shaped glasses, semi-rimmed glasses can also look very flattering. Be careful not to add extra angles to an already pointy lower half of the face.
Which glasses suit a rectangular face the best?
Adding more width to your rectangular face, thick and slightly oversized frames will look best on you. Be careful to steer clear from small and narrow frames.
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