When choosing eyeglasses, face shape isn’t the only factor that determines which style will look best on you — your skin tone also plays an important role in choice for eyewear. Here’s a guide on how to determine your skin tone, and which color complements you perfect.
No matter what color your skin belongs to, the skin tone can be categorized as either “cool” or “warm.” A cool complexion has blue or pink undertones, and a warm complexion has a “peaches and cream” or yellow cast. There is also neutral tone that is a mixture of warm and cool undertones. All skins have a specific undertone that falls into one of these categories and should be considered when choosing colors for any chic glasses.
How to identify your skin tone —— Check the color of your veins.
You can roll up your sleeves and take a look at the veins on the inside of your wrist in natural lighting. Do they look blue or green? If they appear more blue or purple, your skin tends to cool tone; however if they appear more green, your skin tone is likely warm. If you can’t quite distinguish they tend to be more blue or green, it’s likely that your lean toward neutral.
Eyeglass Frame Colors
Once you have determined which skin tone you have, then you can find out the frame color that will suit you best. By choosing a frame color that matches your skin tone your eyewear will automatically enhance your look and harmonize with your complexion.
For those with cool skin, icy tones can be took into consideration, and the best eyeglass frame hues should be black and silver. These two colors seem totally distinguished, which conforms to your skin tone, while another, though a sharp contrast, both of them fit well. You will also suit specs in darker shades of tortoiseshell and even some gold.
Accented with the golden undertone, warm skin looks best with similarly colored frames — brown, red, gold and yellow. They also look great with the boldness of black, but you should avoid greenish hues that may give you a sallow complexion.
Neutral skin —— with a mix of warm and cool undertones, actually can wear just about anything. Go bold with stark black, keep it neutral with tortoise and pattern frames, or you can even play with any number of fun shades.
The color of frame can have just as much impact as the shape. Selecting colors that shine with your skin tone can transform normal frames into something spectacular. Now have you got your skin tone? Come to pick your perfect frame.