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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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Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
Mine are chocolate brown, and I have uber pale skin with warm undertones (if that makes sense :p)
emalove emalove 7 years
I need some new glasses, and I'm thinking of a purple-gray frame...thanks for this!
bchicgrl bchicgrl 7 years
I just ordered a new pair last week and they are brown with hints of turquoise on them, they are really nice and look good on. my skin tone is olive with neutral undertones.
reactionary reactionary 7 years
idk about this. i have warm toned skin, and my glasses are this amazing deep purple/burgundy shade, and ever since i got them a few weeks ago it has been non-stop compliments. so if you like the way a pair of glasses looks on you, whether it "matches" your skin tone or not.. i'd just go for it. for years i would never ever wear my glasses in public, i'm talking at least a decade here, and now with this pair i wear my glasses almost every day because i love love LOVE the way they look on my face. so be adventurous!
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I'm so making an appt. to get new glasses!
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