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How to Choose Sunglasses
Eyewear can add a unique and a personal touch to your face. Did you know that there are different styles of glasses that are best suited for different face shapes? Having the correct shape of eyeglass frames can highlight your faces best features. If you know what frames are best suited for your face shape, it can be beneficial for looking your best.
The aesthetic of an oval shaped face always looks great with glasses. It's even balanced proportions, high cheek bones and a slightly narrow chin is what give it such a great look with so many styles. Glasses with detailed embellishments also look great with the high cheek bones typically found on oval faces. You can choose a classic rectangular shape for a sophisticated and studios look. You can even try a cat-eye, or a trendy square or round frame. You can even go with a wayfarer style as pictured below with Beyonce Knowles.
Beyonce Knowels - Oval Shape Face
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One of the most uncommon yet most desired of all face shapes is diamond shaped face. They are very hard to spot. The face features a small pointed chin that points up to wide cheekbones, and then narrows with a smaller forehead. The reason why most are envious of such a face is because of the even symmetry on a different angle, it is best suited for Round, Aviators, Geometric and Oval shaped glasses.
Actress Anne Hathaway - Diamond Shape Face
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If your face’s has an equal or nearly height to width then you likely have a round face. A rounded face won’t have pronounced cheekbones, so choose a pair of sunglasses that are wider than your face to give it some definition. With round faces always choose the opposite of round when choosing glasses. Contrast by choosing a square or rectangular shape glasses. Get frames with nose pads, they tend to look great with big cheeks or if you have a flat nose.
Singer Selena Gomez - Round Shape Face
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Rectangular faces much like square faces go well with anything but a square or rectangular pair of glasses. Oval and round glasses suit best for a long rectangular face. A rectangle face shape has a long horizontal jaw line, a square chin and broad forehead. Proportions of the face is longer on length, while shorter on the width. Any round pair of glasses soften the sharpness and make your face appear shorter. Pairs well with Cateye, Wayfarers, Aviators and Browline glasses.
Actor Kit Harrington - Rectangle Shape Face
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A person with a triangle face shape has a broad forehead and wide cheek bones that narrow to a small chin. In order to minimize the width of the top of the face, wear eyeglasses frames that are wider at the bottom. Wearing lighter colors and materials and rimless frame styles are best suited for a triangle face shape. Other options include Round, Cateye, Wayfarer, Square and Aviators.
Actor Ryan Gosling - V-Triangle Shape Face
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A long shape face is characterized by the longer length of the face. The face is nearly twice as long as its width. It has a long cheek line. Almost all glasses would work with a long shape face, most notably geometric shaped and aviator glasses. Long faces are well suited with Cateye frames too. These types of glasses will compliment your face shape because of its natural balance between forehead, cheeks, and chin. Just don't try any oversized glasses. You can also choose from Round, Wayfarers, Browline and Oval glasses.
Actress Merryl Streep - Long Shape Face
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Triangular faces tend to have narrow foreheads and a wide, strong jaw (the jaw itself is often angular). Triangular faces look great with glasses that emphasize the top half of the frame, like half-rimmed glasses or cat-eye glasses, or two-toned frames with darker tops and lighter bottoms. Since triangular faces tend to have strong jaws, be sure that the frames are slightly wider than your jaw to balance it out. Avoid rectangle and oval shaped glasses.
Kelly Osbourne - Top Pointed Triangle Shape Face
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The heart shape face or as some would call a triangle shape face is very distinguishable and unique. It features a long and more pointed jawline with a very narrow pointed chin and a wide forehead. To balance a pointed chin, choose wide larger frames such as Cateyes, Ovals, Wayfarers, Rectangular, Square and even large round glasses. Aviators are also a perfect choice for heart shaped faces as their bottom-heavy shape draws attention to the lower half of your face. Avoid browline style glasses.
Actress Reese Witherspoon - Heart Shape Face
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Always go for the opposite. Square faces go well with anything but a square or rectangular pair of glasses. While oval and round glasses look great, an aviator style, wayfarer or cat-eye look great too. A square face shape has a strong horizontal jaw line, a square chin and broad forehead. Proportions of the face is equal on length and width. Any curved pair of glasses soften the sharpness and make your face appear a little longer. Avoid browline glasses with a square face.
Jennifer Aniston - Square Shape Face
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