Skin tone plays a significant role in most of our fashion choices. From picking the right summer outfit to choosing the best foundation for coverage, it’s hard to deny that we circle back to complexions for the correct color choice.
The same rules apply when shopping for eyewear. To choose an ideal tint or frame color, the first thing you’d want to check is your undertone. Contrary to popular belief, though, undertones are not your actual skin complexion. Some people with naturally tan skin can have cool or pinkish undertones. Undertones appear as the cast beneath your actual complexion, reflecting best when under natural lighting. Your undertones are more highlighted once colors are worn in contrast.
Cool or warm tone
To check whether your undertone is cool or warm, look at the jewelry you’re using. If silver looks better on you than gold, then your undertone is most likely cool. Otherwise, the odds of you belonging to the golden-undertone skin range are higher.
Now that we have the rulebook laid out, it’s time to revisit the fool-proof tips for choosing the best eyewear depending on your skin type. Here’s how:
- Cool undertones: People with cooler undertones risk falling flat or getting washed out when contrasted with intense color profiles. It’s best to stick with pastel tones to even out the skin profile or avoid creating imbalance. Cool tones also work best with marble textures, so we suggest going for turquoise or jade-framed specs if you want to jazz things up.
- Warm undertones: Time to show off that sun-kissed skin! Warm undertones are known to give off the best tan, so accentuating it with frames that are just as warm would be your best summer move. Go for browns, oranges, or even better, reds. You can also opt for glasses with metallic finishes for your everyday look, especially those gold frames.
Looking for the best eyeglasses is a fun experience, especially with the right guidelines in mind. So before hitting the shops, stand in front of the mirror and take it all in. Knowing the right eyewear for your complexion is a form of self-love too!