How to Choose Eyeglasses by Your Skin Tone

When choosing eyeglass frames, always go with what you like, even if the rules say otherwise. However, if you need a little guidance or are having problems choosing between one pair over another, there are a few general standards that you can follow to avoid a frustrating experience. For instance, what's your face shape? Do you want to match or complement your eye color? You can also look at your skin tone as an indicator, and to discover tips for doing so, just keep reading.

  • First things first: Decide if you've got cool or warm undertones. If you see blue or pink tones in your skin, you're most likely cool; and if you see yellow or peach tones, you're probably a warm. Still not sure? Take my color undertones quiz to find out.
  • For warm tones: Think of all the different shades you might see throughout a fire, like red, tortoise, copper, cream, coral, peach, honey, gold, copper, khaki, orange, and beige.
  • For cool tones: Think of icy tones, purples, and steely tones, such as pink, blue, gray, plum, rose, magenta, jade, sliver, coal, and amethyst.
  • For aging skin: Stay away from too-drab frames, which might wash you out. For a bold statement, think purple-y tones and reddish shades to help brighten the face.
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