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Oval Face Shape

The Oval face is considered the ideal shape because of its balanced proportions and frames should maintain natural balance of the oval face. Frames selected should be wider than he broadest part of the face, avoid low swooping temples which will unbalance the frame and potrays the face smaller, frame selected should be proportion to the face.

Diamond Face Shape

These shapes are narrow at the eyeline and jawline with a relative small forehead and chin, Cheekbones are frequently high and dramatic, this is the rarest of face shape. Frames for these shapes should widen the forehead and jaw and minimize the temples and cheekbones. And should be hravy on the top and avoid low temples, frame sides should be straight or rounded, rimless frames in square would be an option along with straight top and curved bottom frames.

Round Face

The round face is full with few angles and the width and length of the face are roughly in equal proportions, the frames suggested should make the face appear longer and thinner. Eyewear that creates engles or horizontal lines will make the face appear more angular, slight angular frames will narrow the roundface, avoid excessivley rounded or square styles which will exaggerate facial roundness, Higher or mid height temples will create a longer profile and a clear bridge widens the eyes along with coloured temples and larger size frames.

Square Face

This shape is characterized by a strong jawline a broad forhead and a wide chin and cheekbones, frames suggested should make the face look longer. Gently curved and narrow styles will minimize squareness and lenghthens the face, farmes suggested should be more horizontal and vertical, select frames with weight on top, oval shapes with mid level to high temples, color or ornamental engravings on the frames temples will lenghthen the face.

Base Down Triangle Face

These faces has a narrow forehead that widens at the cheek and chin areas, frames should add width to the forehead while softening and narrowing the appearance of the jaw, chin and cheek, the suggested frames should accent the eye area and be wide enough to balance the jaw line, the top of the frames should be slightly heavy and bottom should angle inwards . Avoid low temples styles, use square, straight top aviators or metal frames with rimless bottoms.

Base Up Triangle Face

This is characterized by a very wide forehead and high cheek bones which narrows gradually to the chin, the frame choosen should add width belowthe eyeline to offset the narrow chin, a challenging face for eyeglasses, however the more appropriate frames are those that are wider at the bottom, suggestive shapes include avaiator, butterfly, or low triange styles, frames with rounded tops and square bottoms can be suggested along with very light colors, delicate metal and rimless styles are effective.

Oblong Face

These faces are longer than its wide, the frame selected should be deeper than its wide to create an illusion that the face is shorter, the suggested frames should break up the length of the face to make the face appear shorter and wider, frames with decorative temples can add widhth to the face.

Analyzing Face shapes

Measuring the length of the face
• The face is divided into three horizontal sections namely Hairline to Browline,Browline to tip of the nose and tip of the nose to the Chin.

Facial Proportion and Balance
• Perfectly balanced faces are rare
• Frames are used to balance facial inequities
• If the middle of the face is too long a larger size frame could be considered
• Customers with high forehead and long face low temples will help restore facial balance

Face Shapes
• Oval
• Diamond
• Round
• Square
• Base down triangle
• Base up Triangle
• Oblong face

Guidelines

To shorten a face: Use mid or low temples, deeper narrower frames on a low bridge frame.

To lengthen a face: Use mid or high temples, a high bridge, shallow and wide frames with little or no color on the lower rim.

To shorten a nose: Choose a frame with a low or solid colored bridge, avoid keyhole bridge, a high bridge or clear nose bridge.

To lengthen the nose: Choose a keyhole bridge, a high bridge or a clear bridge, avoid frames with a low or solid colored bridge.

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