Made in the Shade
Flattering eyewear is all about the color
You’ve heard the spiel: Avoid circular frames if you have a round face. Yadda, yadda. But have you ever been told what color sunglasses you should be wearing?
It’s kind of an “aha” moment--of course you should sport glasses that flatter your skin tone. And leave it to the woman who taught us the “no makeup” makeup look to make it a snap: Brown’s collection features a color palette for deciphering your perfect shade. While all of her frames (sunnies and specs) come in each of the four groups below, we found her tips to be useful no matter what brand you’re considering.
Blush Glasses in this tint offer a pop of color that brightens the face just like wearing, well, blush. The easiest way to find something you like is to choose a shade that mirrors what’s in your compact.
Neutral These colors complement your skin tone by creating a bare look that blends right in.
Tonal Darker than a nude but still in the taupe family, tonal hues enhance with a subtle contrast. The best example is a tortoiseshell frame or an ombré lens.
Contrast Shades of blue, black and white are considered contrasting colors that draw attention to your lips and face shape. In other words, be prepared to make a bold statement.