Optical Store & Eye Care in Los Alamitos, California
Your face shape can help you identify your ideal frame style. Once you've found the perfect frame for your features, it's time to pick the most flattering color! Your skin, hair color, and eye color all play a role in determining which color of glasses will most flatter your features.
Below we explain which shades best compliment you, based on your skin's undertone.
What Are Skin Undertones?
If you’ve ever heard the term “warm tone” or “cool tone”, it's referring to the undertone of your skin color— and not the surface tone. The surface tone is easy to identify, and chances are, you already know whether your skin is ivory, light, olive, tan or dark.
Undertones, however, are divided into three categories:
- Cool (pink, red or blue undertones)
- Warm (peachy, golden or yellow undertones)
- Neutral (a combination of warm and cool undertones)
Tips to Identify Your Skin Undertone
1.Determine the color of your veins
When facing natural lighting, examine the veins on the inside of your wrist. What color are they? Blue or green? If they give off a blue or purple hue, you're probably cool-toned. However, if they're more green-like, chances are your skin tone is warm. But, if you are unable to distinguish between the two colors, you're likely neutral-toned.
By the way, your veins aren’t really green or purple— this is simply how they appear under the skin tone. For instance, blue veins observed through yellow tones give off a green appearance, whereas red tones with blue veins give off the purple appearance.
2. Identify the color of your hair and eyes
Another good place to assess your skin tone is by looking at your natural hair and eye colors.
If you have blue, green, or grey eyes with blonde, brown, or black hair, then you have cool-toned skin. Those that have amber, brown, or hazel eyes and strawberry blonde, red, brown or black hair have warm-toned skin.
3. How Does the Sun Affect You?
Another method of identifying your skin tone is by assessing how your skin reacts when exposed to the sun. Does your skin burn easily or does it turn golden brown? If your skin burns easily, you likely have a cool skin tone, but if your skin tans easily, you have a warm skin tone.
Once you've established your skin undertone, the next step is to pick glasses that best complement your unique features.
How to Select Glasses Frame Colors Based on Your Skin’s Undertone
Are you warm-toned?
Colors well-suited to warm skin tones include dark red, honey, olive, and coral shades.
Are you cool-toned?
Colors that complement the cooler skin include blue-based reds, blues, greens, pinks, purples, blue-greens, and magentas.
Are you neutral-toned?
If your skin is neutral-toned, you can pull off essentially any color.
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The best and quickest way to figure out which colors best suit you is by trying on a variety of different shades. Come visit us at Los Alamitos Optometry in Los Alamitos, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you in finding the perfect frame color for your skin tone and features so you can look your very best, always.
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