THE PERFECT GLASSES ACCORDING TO THE SHAPE OF YOUR FACE
by ANGEL BALLESTEROS on May 26, 2020
First of all, when faced with a new client, we ask a series of questions in a fluid way with the intention of gathering a whole series of information that will help us advise him.
- It is important to know which glasses the client has previously worn (both in shape and colours) so as not to create too strong a contrast that the client may not feel recognized or insecure. From my experience everyone subconsciously leans towards forms already used where they feel more comfortable.
- You have to listen very well to the client to know when he is going to use the glasses. If you lead a more formal or informal life, because even if you have the same face shape, people have different needs.
- Knowing what type of colors you choose when dressing or even what your lipstick color usually helps us when recommending the shades of the new glasses.
- If it is prescription glasses, it is important to know what you need the glasses for. People who only wear glasses up close risk much more than those who wear glasses from a distance, who tend to choose less conspicuous shapes since they wear them all day.
- Another of my questions is usually about the number of glasses they already have. If they tell me that this is the third glasses, I know that they can risk more.
Once we have spoken with the client, knowing their needs and habits, we join it together with the visual information that we collect from the person at that moment.
For visual information, the shape of the face would enter:
- Rounded: The goal is to lengthen and narrow the face. For this we recommend rectangular shapes or those that are oriented upwards (cat's eye style). In general, glasses with more marked angles. It is important that for these people the rod is not thick, the thinner the rod, the more it helps to lengthen the face. We are not one to recommend excessively large glasses that eat the face, since it has to go in harmony with the face (You do not have to hide behind glasses, you have to enhance and make the most of your face), but to For people with a fairly rounded face, we recommend slightly large glasses that, together with the marked angles, mask that roundness.
- Oval: These types of faces are generally the luckiest since their face shape allows them to wear almost any style of glasses in principle. The goal is to keep that face shape proportionate. Avoid perhaps exaggeratedly large glasses that break that harmony.
- Elongated: The objective is to soften that narrowness. Avoid marked angles, generally the classic round shapes are the ones that best suit them. A thin paste is generally preferable. For this type of people it is important that the size is just right.
- Square: The goal is to soften the features, lengthen the face. For this reason, we must avoid forms marked with angles. Oval or pantos-style glasses (classic rounded shape) are recommended, with preferably thicker frames. In this case, using a wide rod favors.