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Look Better In Your Eyeglasses - Face Shapes

Oct 18, 2007
Let's face it, shopping for eyeglasses can be so much fun, or it can be a hassle. If you think it is a hassle, it probably because you don't know what shape your face is and which styles of eyeglass frames go well with your face shape. There are a couple of secrets that master opticians have been using for years to quickly and efficiently find the best looking frames for most any face. And that secret is know what shape each and every face is. Good thing for you, you only need to know your own face shape.

You could ask your loved ones what shape your melon is, but be prepared for an unpleasant conversation if you don't appreciate being called a triangle head

Alternatively, you can easily figure it out for yourself. Grab yourself a pencil and paper and go to the mirror. If you don't have a pencil and paper handy, you can do this exercise in a steamy mirror or some people will actually draw right on the mirror with lipstick. (If you decide to draw on the mirror with lipstick, remember to clean it up before you have company.)

As you look at yourself in the mirror, ask yourself the following questions. "Is my face taller than it is wide, or is it about even in both directions?"

Next, take a look at your facial curves. Are they mostly angles or are they soft curves? Some face have strong outline features while others are very soft.

Now use your drawing skills. Think about what you just decided your face looked like and draw it out in a shape.

The chances are that the shape you just drew is similar to either a circle, square, oval, or a heart (triangle). In reality, most of our faces can easily be categorized into one of those four face shapes. Certainly we could get more detailed, but there is no purpose to do so when thinking of eyeglasses.

Now when you go to pick out your next pair of glasses look for eyeglasses that directly contrast the shape of your face. If you have strong angles on your face, you will want softer curves on your glasses. Square faces do well with rectangularly rounded shaped frames. If you have a round face, still look for that rectangular shape frame, but only with stronger angles.

Always remember your face shape, it probably won't change all that much, but your glasses will. Remember the few simple rules of looking for contrasting shapes and you will certainly be able to find plenty of frames that will make you look and feel like the fashionably person you are.
About the Author
Suzanne Hughes invites you and your face shape to Readinstyle.com where you will find more information on how to find the best frames for your personal face shape while you shop for your new eyeglass frames
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