Choose the Right Sunglasses For Your Face Type

Picking out the right sunglasses can be a hassle sometimes. If you know your face type and what styles of heart sunglasses go best with it, however, can make shopping for shades a bit easier. To determine your type, trace an outline of it on a mirror with a non-permanent market. Look at the resulting outline.

If your outline’s cheekbone area is wider than your forehead and jaw area, and if your face is as long as it is wide, overall, then you have round type. If your face is roughly as wide as it is long and your jaw, cheekbones and forehead are all just as wide, you have a square type. If your jaw, cheekbones and forehead are all just as wide but your face is longer than it is wide, you have rectangular face. If your face is oval shaped, you have an oval type. If your forehead is considerably wider than your jaw, you have a heart-shaped type.

As far as size, the basic rule is that if you have large face, buy cool sunglasses. If you have a small face, go for smaller sunglasses. Here are some specific types that apply to each type.


Oval faces are the most balanced kind, usually. They can go with any type of sunglasses. Just make sure the size of the shades matches your face size.


Glasses with oval and cat eyes lenses work well with square shaped faces. The curved lenses help soften the square angles.


People with round faces should avoid narrow sunglasses. Shades that are narrower than the widest part of your face will only serve to exaggerate your faces width and roundness. Look for sunglasses that are at least as wide as your face and preferably ones with rectangular lenses.


Long rectangular faces are balanced by sunglasses that are narrower than the face, as such sunglasses make the face appear wider. Go for oval shaped lenses. Glasses with temple decorations, like studs or rhinestones help add to the face-widening effect.

Heart Shaped

Heart shaped faces look good with aviator glasses, rimless or half-rimmed glasses and cat eyes glasses. These accentuate the eyes and balance the narrow jaw line.

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