Glasses 101

No ones face will fit perfectly into one category, each person is individual and sometimes “rules” are made to be broken! This helpful guide is just to give you a starting point to find your perfect frame.

Round Face

A round face is made up of soft angles and is approximately the same width in both the forehead and jaw.

Tip: Frames that are wider than they are tall help to give the illusion of a slimmer face.



Oval Face

An oval face has a lightly curved jaw line and is slightly more narrow in the forehead

Tip: This face shape is very versatile and looks great in many types of frames. Try not to choose frames that are too large for your facial features to create a balanced look. (Unless you are going for a bigger bolder style!)

Triangle Face

A triangle shaped face is widest at the jaw and narrows through the forehead.


Heart Face

Heart shaped faces are widest at the temples and narrow through the cheek bones and towards the jawline.

Square Face

Squared shaped faces are more angular with equally wide cheekbones, forehead and jaw.

Complimenting your assets

(skin tone, hair and eye color)

Sometimes your eye color doesn’t fit into one category, your hair is in between two colors or you just aren’t sure what undertone you have. These are not steadfast rules and are just guidelines and tips. If you have trouble think about which color makeup, jewelry and clothes look great on you.

Eye Colors

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Blue Eye Color

Orange is the the complementary color of blue and will really make your eyes pop. Tortoise-shell (especially with orange in it!) and brown glasses will also look great on people with blue eyes.

Brown Eye Color

Any color will look great on you, from classic black to bright jewel tones. If you want to stand out, choose a very bold color like red, bright green or a beautiful blue. If you have brown hair with red undertones , or auburn hair, tortoise shell frames will look wonderful on you.

Green Eye Color

Red and purple are complementary colors of green and will really make your eyes pop! We also recommend brown or other earthy tones. Even green frames will bring out your beautiful eyes.

Hazel Eye Color

Hazel eyes often seem to switch from brown to green depending on what you’re wearing. Green or brown frames both provide contrast and will look great. Amber frames are also a good choice to make your eyes stand out.

Hair Colors

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Black Hair Color

For black hair you have a few options.​ You can choose darker frames like black or tortoise shell. Or can experiment with brighter colors which will really pop! Which color will work will depend on your undertone.

Grey or White Hair Color

This hair color is ideal for with different color pallets. Bright colors will look fantastic with your hair and will really stand out. Classic tortoise shell also looks great.

Red Hair Color

Red hair means you can go for bold frames. You can experiment with color, or stick with the classic darker frame. Try to avoid red frames too similar in color to your hair, as they may blend in too much. A red tone darker or lighter may look fantastic on you though.

Brown Hair/ red undertones 

If you have brown hair with red undertones , or auburn hair,​ tortoise shell frames will look wonderful on you. Frames that have the warm, earthy colors will compliment you too.

Brown / ash undertones

If your brown hair is more on the side of having ash undertones darker frames will look great, especially black! Colorful frames will also look terrific​ to add a nice contrast​.


If you have dark tones in your blonde hair, look for warm colors. Tortoise shell would be a good choice for you. Ashy or platinum blonde​s can​ consider bright colors for contrast with your light hair​.​

Skin Undertones

Cool Undertones

Generally people with cool tones skin have a pink undertone, Cool skin types looks best with similarly cool-toned frames like blue, silver, gray, green, and clear. Black frames tends to be harsh but can sometimes provide a wanted bolder look. Think about which ​jewelry looks better on you, gold or silver to figure out which undertones you have.

Neutral Undertones

Neutral skin types have a mix of pink and golden undertones and can wear pretty much anything. Go bold with black, keep it neutral with a classic tortoise pattern, or add a pop of color to your look.


Warm skin tones often have golden undertones, and look great with warm frames like tortoise, brown, red, orange, gold, and yellow. They also look great with bold black, but may want to avoid greenish hues that may give them a sallow cast, depending on how olive toned​ their skin is.