Do you get confused when you look at the hundreds and thousands of eyeglasses in front of you? So many of the frames look so fun, until you put them on and think “how come they don’t look good on me?”. Well there a couple secrets that opticians have been using for years to help you select that perfect pair of eyeglasses.
The number one factor is to determine your face shape. That’s right, what shape is you face? Before you go asking your loved one what shape your face is, be prepared for the answer. If you are told you have a square head, don’t take offense! Accept it and move on to eyeglasses that work better for square faces.
In reality, how do you discreetly decide for yourself what shape your face is? All you need is a mirror, and it does not hurt to have a pencil and paper nearby.
When you look in the mirror, you are going to ask yourself a couple of questions. For starters, you want to know how if your face is about as wide as it is high. So, does your face seam taller than it is wide? or is it even all the way around?
Next, ask yourself if your face is mostly angular or curved? Some of us have strong lines that edge our faces while others have soft curves.
That’s it, you can then step away from the mirror. Now go to your pencil and paper and draw one shape that best defines what you just noticed.
Odds are that you drew either a square, circle, oval, or inverted triangle (heart shaped face). That’s right, most of us have faces that fall into one of those shapes. Once you have that decided, selecting eyeglasses for yourself is a breeze.
When you are looking for frames, look for frames that contrast your face shape. Yes, contrast. If you have an oval face, look for frames with strong angles. If you have a square face, you would do best with frames that have more width than length and have soft curves.
Remember your face shape, it most likely will not change, but your eyeglasses will. Now you know exactly which type and style of glasses to gravitate towards.