Buying eyeglasses is no different than buying clothes for yourself. Just as you’d choose colors that suit your skin tone when it comes to clothes, accessories and especially makeup, the same goes for eyeglasses as well. However, when buying eyeglasses, the thumb rule changes and you look for your soul pair as per your face shape. But your skin tone is as important as your face curvatures in determining which colors in eyewear will shape up and amplify your entire look. So, on your next shopping expedition for eyeglasses, take a pause and ask yourself— “will this pair of eyeglasses complement my skin tone?” But first things first, let’s get to know your skin tone.
Hey, Watch Your Tone!
Skin tones range from light, medium, tan, deep, dusky and so on. But what lies underneath your skin’s surface is a hue that imparts your skin a warm, cool or neutral undertone.
Think of it this way, if you have cool undertones, the hue underneath your skin would be either pink, blue or red. Those with a warm skin tone have more of a green, bronze, golden or yellowish hue while people with neutral undertones have a mix of both—warm and cool undertones.
How to Find My Undertone?
Not only glasses, the key to finding the perfect lipstick shade or self-testing the right foundation shade is simple—know your undertone! But how? Here are a few super simple ways to determine your skin undertone.
Silver or Gold Test
The easiest way to determine your undertone is by wearing gold and silver jewellery a piece. What does your look say—bonny or flashy? If your go(ld)-to-look elevates your charm then you’re a warm-toned beauty and if silver flatters your skin, then you belong to the cool tones! Are you saying you look great in both? You’re definitely neutral—a marriage of cool and warm!
White Vs Off-White Test
Another way to do this is to put on a shirt or dress in two shades—white and off-white. If you look better in white, you’re warm-toned. Too washed out in white but killing the look in off-white then you have a cool undertone. If both look good, you know what you are!
Vein Color Test
Take a quick look at your wrist and see if your veins have a hint of blue or purple or if these have a greenish hue? A blue or purple leans towards cool undertones and green veins indicate warm undertones. Your veins are neither or in-between the two tones? Umm, you probably know by now that you’re neutral!
Burn Vs Tan Test
If you burn quickly or burn and then tan, you have a cool undertone. If you tan quickly, you’re likely warm-toned, and if you tan slowly, but don’t burn very often, you’re most likely neutral.
Figured it out, yet? Let’s find you some cool frames now.
Eyeglass Frame Colors That Will Suit Your Undertone
Warm Skin Tone Top Picks
Stay away from contrasting colors such as pastels. White and black frames may look fine but won’t make you stand out. Instead, go for light-tortoise, brown shades, gunmetal, gold or honey, beige, and olive green, etc.
Green Transparent Full Rim Round Eyeglasses
Matte Gunmetal Full Rim Geometric Eyeglasses
Brown Tortoise Full Rim Round Eyeglasses
Golden Full Rim Cat Eye Eyeglasses
Brown Tortoise Full Rim Cat Eye Eyeglasses
Also Read: Colored Contacts To Match Your Skin Tone
Cool Skin Tone Top Picks
Avoid colors like cobalt, emerald green, bright orange or yellow which tend to overpower your tone. Instead opt for frames in silver, black, transparent, dark tortoise, pink, purple, blue, mauve and grey.
Pink Transparent Full Rim Geometric Eyeglasses
Brown Tortoise Full Rim Square Eyeglasses
Pink Transparent Full Rim Cat Eye Eyeglasses
Red Full Rim Round Eyeglasses
Blue Transparent Full Rim Geometric Eyeglasses
Also Read: There’s An Eyeglass Frame For Every Hair Color – Find Your Perfect Match NOW!
Neutral Skin Tone Top Picks
The boon of flaunting a neutral skin tone is that you stay away from dilemmas. There’s simply no color limitations in finding your frame, every color is your color!
We’ve rounded up a pair of frames that are cool, on-trend and promise to take your glam-game to the next level, take a look!
Maroon Full Rim Aviator Eyeglasses
Blue Transparent Full Rim Rectangle Eyeglasses
Brown Transparent Full Rim Rectangle Eyeglasses
Brown Tortoise Full Rim Rectangle Eyeglasses
Pro Titanium Gold Full Rim Hexagonal Eyeglasses