Tuesday, October 27, 2009


It is really important when selecting a cool pair of shades that you know your face shape. It's imperative to find a color, style, and size that flatters your beautiful face. Many people get it wrong. So here is a few examples and tips to find the perfect stunner shades for you.

Long Face: Longer than it is wide, usually with a larger forehead. Celebrity Examples: Denise Richards, Sarah Jessica Parker.

Best Shades: SuperSize it! Oversize plastic shades work best to minimize length. Details at the temples can also draw the eye to a more balanced face. Favorite: Whitney Sunglasses by Tom Ford, $360.

Oval Face: The most balanced shape with well-placed features. Celebrity Examples: Kate Beckinsale, Eva Mendes.

Best Shades: Versatility! This face shape can wear almost any frame. From aviators to rounded squares, you have lots of options! Be brave! Go bold. Favorite: Oliver Peoples Guiselle, $390.

Square Face: Strong jawline and equally broad forehead, with predominantly straight lines from top to bottom. Celebrity Examples: Jessica Biel, Ellen Barkin.

Best Shades: A-Round We Go! Soften a sharp jawline with a rounded edge. Make sure that the frames sit high enough to balance features.
Favorite: Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses, $260.

Heart-Shaped Face: Broad at the forehead and cheekbones, and narrow at the chin. Celebrity Examples: Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon.

Best Shades: Broaden the appearance of the chin and draw more proportion throughout the face. You can achieve this by trying thin, light metal or tortoiseshell plastic frames that have broader bottom halves.
Favorite: Marc by Marc Jacobs Resin Aviators, $98.

Round Faces: Soft curves around the jaw and a wider face. Celebrity Examples: Kirsten Dunst, Drew Barrymore.

Best Shades: Select frames with straight or angular lines. Deep color such as black or tortoise-shell also minimizes fullness. Favorite: Chanel White and Denim, $290.

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