Finding the right sunglasses can be as challenging as finding the right man: they need to enhance your natural beauty, make you feel good about yourself and protect you from harm. (Well, harmful rays.) Now that the warm weather is here, there’s no better time to purchase this must-have summer accessory. The secret to snagging the right shades? It’s all in your face shape.
1. Sunglasses: Square
If you have a sharp jawline and a broad forehead, than you have a square face like Salma Hayek. Stay away from any glasses that are square, which will bring out a more angular profile. Opt for round, circular shades instead.
Jennifer Lopez Queens Oval Sunglasses $19, kohls.com
Fossil Nadine Oversized Butterfly, $60, fossil.com
2. Sunglasses: Oval
If you have a balanced forehead, cheekbones, and jaw -- like Eva Mendes -- then your face shape is oval. Lucky for you, just about any style of sunglasses will look good with your face shape. You can even get a way with some of the more trendy shapes that other face shapes will not be able to pull off.
Icon Eyewear 'Maureen' Retro Sunglasses $12, nordstrom.com
Calvin Klein Sunglasses, $68, macys.com
3. Sunglasses: Round
If you have full cheekbones, with a narrow forehead and jaw, then you have a round face shape like Cameron Diaz. With this shape, look for wide or rectangular frames with straight or pointed lines to slim the face. Steer clear of colored lenses or round glasses that will make your face look fuller.
Rectangular Sunglasses Kenneth Cole New York, $80, kennethcole.com
H&M Sunglasses, $9.95, hm.com
4. Sunglasses: Heart-Shape
If you have high cheekbones, a wider forehead, and a narrow chin, then you have a heart-shaped face like Jennifer Lopez. For this shape, you want sunglasses that add width just below the eyes to balance your face out. Cat-eye sunglasses or round shades, such as aviators, will add just the right amount of balance.
Fantas-Eyes Niagara, $12, fantas-eyes.com
Halogen Aviator Sunglasses, $58, nordstrom.com
5. Sunglasses: Oblong
If your face is long and thin, then you have an oblong face shape like Jessica Alba. With a longer face you want to steer clear of shades that are too narrow. Instead, go for oversized glasses that cover more of your face to give you a more rounded-out look.
Forever 21 Square Sunglasses, $5.80,forever21.com
Marc Jacobs sunglasses $98, neimanmarcus.com