The Best Sunglasses For Your Face Shape

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

Square Faces

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.

Try these:

Jennifer Lopez Queens Oval Sunglasses $19, kohls.com 

Fossil Nadine Oversized Butterfly, $60, fossil.com

2. Sunglasses: Oval

Oval Faces

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.

Try these:

Icon Eyewear 'Maureen' Retro Sunglasses $12, nordstrom.com

Calvin Klein Sunglasses, $68, macys.com 

3. Sunglasses: Round

Round Faces

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.

Try these:

Rectangular Sunglasses Kenneth Cole New York, $80, kennethcole.com

H&M Sunglasses, $9.95, hm.com 

4. Sunglasses: Heart-Shape

Heart-Shape Faces

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.

Try these:

Fantas-Eyes Niagara, $12, fantas-eyes.com

Halogen Aviator Sunglasses, $58, nordstrom.com 

5. Sunglasses: Oblong

Oblong Faces

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.

Try these:

Forever 21 Square Sunglasses, $5.80,forever21.com 

Marc Jacobs sunglasses $98, neimanmarcus.com