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Selecting Eyewear for Your Face Type: Expert Tips


Selecting Eyewear for Your Face Type: Expert Tips


While eyewear may seem frivolous, over 161 million adults require corrective vision, while over 70% of consumers will choose a pair of eyewear based on style. Eyewear is nothing short of a fashion statement. While many of our consumers absolutely love the style of our eyewear, the burning question remains;  “Will these frames look good on my face?” 

Shopping for eyewear can be endless and not having a good starting point can take the fun out of it. Knowing dominate factors such as face type and skin tone can point you in the right direction of picking a pair that you love! As the founder of an eyewear brand I feel that is important to connect people with eyewear they love and eyewear that is a reflection of their individual style, that is what Liberated Eyewear is all about; individuality. Our eyewear offers each Liberated Guest the confidence of individual style! The feeling of someone stopping you on the street and saying, “Where did you get those glasses they look so good on you?” This alone will boost your confidence and would have you feeling yaself all day! But knowing where to start or some tips on picking the pair that right for you is an investment in your style worth having. So let’s take a look at the top 3 factors to consider when shopping for eyewear:

Let’s start with face shape. Face shapes play a huge role in which eyeglass frames will look attractive on you. Your face shape can help you identify your ideal frame style. Once you've found the perfect frame for your features, it's time to pick the most flattering color! Your skin, hair color, and eye color all play a role in determining which color of glasses will most flatter your features.

(1). Shapes: Typically, opposites attract. If your face is more angular, grab a frame that is a little more round or curvy to soften the shape. play a huge role in which eyeglass frames will look attractive on you. To determine your face shape and which eyeglass styles will look best, pull your hair away from your face and look directly into a mirror. Take a close look at the overall shape and contours of your face and head. Let’s take a look at some of the most prominent face types:


(2). Colors: If your skin has more red/blush tones, try something with cool hues to even out complexion and compliment your natural color. Black is a classy shade that can be trendy, neutral or bold! Our frames come in a few colors for each style, so you'll always have options!

Once you have determined if you are "warm" or "cool," then you can find the eyeglass frame colors that will suit you the best.

Examples of frame colors best for warm coloring are:

  • Camel
  • Khaki
  • Gold
  • Copper
  • Peach
  • Orange

For cool coloring, the best eyeglass frame hues are:

  • Black
  • Silver
  • Rose-brown
  • Blue-gray
  • Plum
  • Magenta


(3) Fit

It may not seem like it, but finding the best fitting frame is going to be vital for your vision. There is a science behind your lenses! If you choose a well fitting frame, you and your eyes are going to reap all of the benefits. The depth of the lens should rest comfortably on your face. Some larger styles may rest on your cheeks, especially if you smile! This is fine so long as you are comfortable with that. The temples - the sides - of the frames should wrap around your ears to hold in place, and follow the natural curve of your skull (always check the temple size); most of the time this can be adjusted, it is ideal to have enough length behind the ear to manipulate the piece in place.

Frames with nose pads can be moved up or down, in and out, to make them sit where they need to. Plastic frames need to fit perfectly on the nose without any gaps or tilts otherwise they will be uncomfortable over time and slide down! All of our eyewear features a size guide and pupillary distance (PD) tool to help measure your to aid your shopping decision. PD or Pupillary Distance is the distance between the center of your pupils in millimeters (mm). It is an important measurement when purchasing prescription glasses online. PD is sometimes written on your prescription by your doctor. Note that both eyes should evenly sit in the middle of the lens within the eye glasses frames. Thankfully Liberated offers a free Virtual Try on that allows you to see how the frames look on your face before you buy!

Now that you have an idea of how you should shop for your eyewear, feel free to explore our curated collection of optic frames and sunglasses designed for all face types and skin tones. Also take advantage of our Personal Shopper and Virtual Styling sessions exclusive to Liberated Members. Feel free to chat with us live on our website or contact our Concierge Specialist if you have any questions.


“Your face is a masterpiece, FRAME it well.”

By Crystal Crawford
1 Comment
  • Victoria Addington

    I appreciate you reminding me how important it is to find the right frame for my vision. The depth of the lens should lay nicely on your face, as you mentioned. I’ll make sure to share this with my niece, who has been considering buying eyewear, to help her make a decision. I’ll undoubtedly look into local resources that could assist her in getting one.

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