How to choose the best sunglasses for your face

They say eyes are the window to the soul, so if you’re going to cover them up with sunglasses,  it should at least be with a pair of sunglasses that represents who you are!

There’s no denying the practical importance of sunglasses. All you have to do is forget your pair on a bright day to remember just how beneficial they are. That said, sunglasses are so much more than just a practical accessory.

Your sunglasses are a small representation of you—a fashion statement you’re making to world almost every single day. That’s why it’s so important to find the perfect pair of sunglasses.

There are several factors that need to be considered when selecting the ideal sunglasses for your face. These include face size, face shape, color, and style, among several others. Take a look at the guide below to help you figure out the best sunglasses for your face!

 

Sunglasses Size

One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a pair of sunglasses is the size. Wearing sunglasses that are too wide or too narrow can give the illusion that your eyes are too close together or too far apart, respectively.

At MOSCOT, we offer sunglasses in three sizes—narrow, average, and wide—so that everyone can find the pair that best fits their face and head size.

 

Narrow

Our narrow sunglasses range from 42mm to 45mm wide. They are ideal for those with slimmer faces.

 

Average

Our average sunglasses range from 46mm to 49mm wide. This is the size most MOSCOT customers choose. If you are unsure about the size of your face, this size may be the best selection for you.

 

Wide

Our wide sunglasses are 50mm wide. These sunglasses are perfect for those with broader faces.

 

Choosing Sunglasses Based on Face Shape

Once you’ve determined the ideal sunglasses for the size of your face, the next thing you need to consider is the shape of your face. Faces can be oval, square, round, or heart shaped. Here at MOSCOT, we offer glasses that fit each of these.

Heart

Heart-shaped faces have foreheads and jawlines of similar width, where the cheekbones taper into the jawline and a narrow chin. Sunglasses for heart-shaped faces can be found here!

Oval

Oval faces have a forehead and jawline that are similar in width, with both a rounded jaw and rounded chin. Explore our selection of sunglasses for oval faces here.

Square

Square faces are defined by a forehead and jawline of similar widths, with wide cheekbones and a notably square chin. Sunglasses for square-shaped faces can be found here!

Round

Round faces have foreheads and jawlines of equal width, with wide cheekbones and rounded chins. Check out our range of sunglasses for round faces here.

 

Choosing Sunglasses Based on Skin Tone

When it comes to selecting the color of your sunglasses—both frame and lenses—you should consider the tone of your skin. Skin tones can be either cool or warm, and figuring out which type of skin tone you have is key to selecting the right sunglasses for you. 

Cool Skin Tones

A cool skin tone can be determined if you get sunburnt easily; turn red instead of tan; have blue, green, or gray eyes; or if the veins under your skin appear as blue.

People with a cool skin tone should try sunglass frames that are black, dark tortoise shell, green, purple, blue, or silver. Lens colors to consider include darker shades, blue, and silver.

 

Warm Skin Tones

A warm skin tone is defined by tanned skin, brown or hazel eyes, and veins that appear green in color under the skin. People with warm skin tones should consider sunglass frames that are brown, lighter tortoise shell, beige, red, orange, gold, or yellow. Lens colors ideal for warm skin tones include bright colors that pop. 

 

Sunglasses Style

As we mentioned above, sunglasses should reflect your personal style as well as the statement you want to make to the world! We offer a variety of sunglasses designs to suit people of all different styles. These include downtown vibes, the bold look, and understated sunglasses.

 

Downtown

Downtown vibe sunglasses include frames that are artistic and creative looking, the perfect selection for those looking to capture that Lower East side look!

 

Bold

Looking for something with a little more pop? Our Bold Sunglasses are the perfect accessory for those who want their frames to scream!

 

Understated

Alternatively, if you prefer your frames to whisper instead of scream, the Understated Look is perfect for you!

 

 

Nose Bridge Fits

Finally, the last thing you need consider when selecting the perfect pair of sunglasses is how high up that they will fit on your face. We offer a selection of nose pads to meet the needs of people with nose bridges of all sizes so that your sunglasses don’t sit too high or low on your face. These include acetate, step-down, and metal.

 

Acetate Nose Pads

Acetate nose pads offer a comfortable, classic fit for those who have average sized nose bridges.

 

Step-Down Nose Pads

Our step-down nose pads are similar to our acetate nose pads in appearance. However, they offer additional support for those who have less prominent nose bridges.

 

Metal Nose Pads

Our metal nose pads are made from silicone, offering a soft, flexible fit. Metal nose pads are ideal for those needing additional support for less prominent nose bridges.

 

Trying on Sunglasses Online

As you can see, a lot of factors need to be considered when selecting the perfect pair of sunglasses for your face. That’s why it’s so important to try on several pairs of sunglasses before you make your selection.

Unfortunately, not everyone has time to head into a brick-and-mortar MOSCOT shop, which is why we offer a virtual try-on option for our most popular frames. Head over to our virtual studio to see how you look in your favorite pair of sunglasses right from the comfort of your own home! This is the ideal way to shop for those wanting to buy sunglasses online.

Choosing the perfect pair of sunglasses can take some time. After all, there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration. But once you do find your perfect pair of MOSCOT sunglasses, you’ll be happy you took the time to do so. So, check out our selection of sunglasses and find your perfect set today!

For a more in-depth look at finding the perfect fit and style, take a look at our glasses Style & Fit Guide here.

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