How to Pick the Perfect Sunglasses for Your Face Type

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Sunglasses are more than a major summer accessory: they protect our eyes from harmful radiation, reduce fatigue, and add harmony to our overall image. Provided, of course, we choose the type that suits us.

Today iraxis offers a selection of tips on how to select sunglasses to match your face shape as well as how to tell a high-quality lens from a poor-quality one. Plus, there’s a helpful bonus waiting for you at the end of the article!

How to determine your face type

Take one of the following: a washable marker, a lipstick, a piece of soap, or a pencil. Stand at arm’s length in front of a mirror. Trying not to let your hand stray, trace the outline of your face on the mirror’s surface, starting from your chin and ending with your hairline. Take a step back, and look at the resulting shape.

Your task is to visually lengthen your face, so choose glasses with dark frames. They narrow the face and bring its contours closer to an oval shape. To balance your facial proportions, choose a frame where the width is greater than the height.

Suitable for round faces:

  • Pointed, rectangular, and square glasses.
  • “Cat’s eyes“ glasses.
  • ”Butterfly“ glasses.
  • Glasses with narrow bridges.
  • “Aviators.”
  • ”Wayfarers.”

Not suitable for round faces:

  • Round glasses.
  • Narrow frames.
  • Glasses with sharply defined edges.
  • Geometrically shaped glasses.
  • Glasses with colored lenses.
  • Glasses that cover the eyebrows.
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