Find the Right Frame for Your Face

Sunglasses are a necessity on sunny days and add to your cool factor but are you wearing a pair that really flatters your face shape? Style expert Shaunya Hartley says when shopping for sunglasses you want to think proportion. You want to accentuate your best features and not wear a frame too small or too big for your bone structure. Shaunya says an unflattering pair of sunglasses can add weight to your face, make your nose look bigger etc.

So, here are a few tips to help find the right frame that’s best for your face! Here is a “how-to” of Shaunya’s test!

There are four common face shapes: Round, Square, Heart and OvalDo you know your face shape?

Use the mirror marker test

Supplies- Mirror

Dry Erase Marker or SoapDirections:

Pull hair back

Look straight into the mirror, don’t lean over.

From the middle of your forehead draw the outline of your face. What shape did you draw?

That is how you find your face shape

Classic Shapes

The Aviator

The Cat Eye

The Wayfarer

The Round


Bright Colors,

Gradient Shades

Super Reflective Lenses


Round Face go square and add angles and sculpt face shape

Polarized two tones wayfarers from Suncloud $49.95 LL

LL Bean’s Polarized Bifocal Catalina Woman’s $99

Square- go for a round frame to soften your angular face

Reflective lens double rimmed from Bongo $20

Crystal Grey Flash Mirror from Awear $199

Heart- go for a heart shape frame or a classic aviator Bongo $20 Sears

Heart Shaped Wire Frames Bongo $20 Sears

Tribal Print Aviator Joe Boxer $9.99 Sears


Cat Eye Bongo $20

Pilot Frame Hard Candy $39

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