Mix and match is a lazy approach to putting on whatever is available to wear. Sometimes it works, but most of the time it surely is a mismatch. Be that for your dresses, shoes, or sunglasses, the color and design should essentially complement your skin tone.
The simple logic behind picking the right outfit to suit your skin tone is the overall effect it has on your appearance. The attire and accessories that you wear should enhance your personality. This requires a mindful match of the colors and designs of your sunglasses to uplift the skin complexion, hair color, and eye color. Ignoring these important aspects may project your appearance poorly.
Your skin color, like your eye color, is more important than your hair color, which you may change at your will. So, when picking a pair of sunglasses for long-term use, always consider your skin tone as the primary factor in choosing the frame color. This will make your face appear more appealing and look stunning.
If you have darker skin, you'll need a different color than someone whose skin tone is lighter. In this skin tone ultimate guide, we will help you how to select the best sunglasses for your complexion and catch everyone’s attention. Make your face outstanding in no time!
Understanding Your Skin Tone Correctly
In one of our previous articles, we elaborately explained how to identify different face shapes for selecting the ideal frame for your eyewear. Likewise, it is important to understand the color of your skin for selecting the frame hues.
Skin tones are basically classified into three categories: Cool, Neutral, and Warm.
If you get sunburns quickly, have blue, green, or grey eyes, and have blue veins instead of green veins, you probably have a cool skin tone. Typically, the characteristics of warm skin tones are brown or black eyes, tanned skin complexion, and green veins. Neutral skin tones are a combination of both cold and warm tones.
Is there a better way to know what your skin tone is?
Yes, there is a simpler way. In the daytime look at the underside of your arm. If you have a pink or rose undertone and your veins are blue, you have a cool skin tone. And if the undertone is a golden or pale yellow with green veins, your skin tone is warm.
But just these broad categories may not be sufficient to understand the true color of your skin. Under these skin tones, there are a few shades as sub-categories that require closer attention to arrive at what your right color actually is.
Your forearm will be a light peach with greenish-yellow hues if you have fair skin with warm undertones.
Your skin will be light pink with blue undertones if you have a fair complexion with cool undertones.
You have yellow and green undertones if you have a medium-toned skin complexion with warm undertones.
Your forearm will have pink and blue hues if you have medium skin with cool undertones.
You may have dark skin with a cool blue undertone or warm yellow undertones.
When you determine your skin complexion correctly, selecting suitable sunglasses will be easier and more accurate.
What Are The Best Sunglasses for Your Skin Tones?
The trick is to discover eyewear that accentuates your skin's natural undertones. Your sunglasses can complement almost any skin tone if you match them to the undertones in your complexion.
For Light Skin Tone
Your skin is naturally glowing, which is ideal for wearing vibrant and vivid hues. Bright colors would give you a fashionable appearance while also bringing out the best features of your natural skin tone, giving you a photogenic facelift.
Sunglasses in neutral or dark hues like brown and gold will look awesome on someone with a warm and light skin tone. You may also like to stick with darker hues but don't always choose black. Dark blue or rich pink colors appeal to warm undertones.
Warm undertone light skin will look best in saturated or warmer neutral hues. Avoid anything bright on a light complexion with cool undertones, but feel free to experiment with blues and pinks for a more playful effect.
For Medium Skin Tone
You are privileged if you have a wheatish or neutral complexion because almost any pair of sunglasses may dress up your eyes. You can choose almost any type of frame or lens, from somber dark tones to cheery brilliant colors.
Your warm medium skin tone will require something similar to medium skin, but more dramatically than your light equivalents. Orange color for warmth will look good on you. Blues and lighter greens might enhance the natural pinks that are concealed behind cool mediums.
For skin that is medium-toned and has warm undertones, browns, ambers, greens, and tortoiseshell can complement your skin wonderfully. Tropical hues like blues and greens, as well as dark reds and browns, look good on a medium complexion with cool undertones.
For Dark Skin Tone
We advise against wearing deep bright hues if you have a dark skin tone because they do not complement your complexion effectively and might call too much attention to your face.
Also, going for white or pastel sunglasses when you have a dark complexion is not always a good idea. Although it may appear fabulous, you must remember to compensate for the lovely undertones that will go perfectly with your sunglasses.
Anything in the color spectrum of reds, oranges, and brilliant yellows should bring out the finest in warm colors of dark complexion, which implores neutrals and yellows. Finding glasses in deeper blues or purples will complement a naturally dark skin tone since cool undertones depend on pinks and blues.
Other Matching Aspects to Consider
To consider your skin tone as the primary factor does not mean that you should discount the importance of other factors. Choosing your sunglasses based on your skin tone and face type is necessary but could still conflict if you mismatch with other color aspects – eye and hair color.
There is nothing much you can do for your eye color unless you manipulate it with colored contact lenses. Your natural eye color is the best. But you can be careful with your hair color.
Nowadays, dyeing with different colors is fashionable. Instead of avoiding what is in vogue, color your hair that suits your skin tone; only then a sunglass matching your skin tone would be appealing.
Black hair works best with a bold color, but not much else. Pastels won't work with your hair color, but coordinating blacks, vivid whites, primary or secondary colors, and deep blues can help you create the statement you're going for.
If you have red hair, green is always a strong choice, but black and white, as well as simple neutrals, are also great choices. If you have a cool-toned brunette, you can complement purple, green, or white frames with subtle blues and pinks.
You'll look good in dark grays and blues if you have lighter hair with a cool undertone. Try dark greens or deep reds if your hair is light with a warm undertone. There are two types of white hair: cool and warm. Grey hair belongs to the warm tones, whilst white hair is more on the cool side. It is advisable to use red or gorgeous purple hues. Avoid wearing beige or brown sunglasses since they will draw attention away from your white hair.
Your face will appear youthful and energetic if you wear frames that complement your skin tone. A frame that contrasts too much with your complexion can make you look bizarre or, worse, unhealthy. Broadly speaking, it's better to select hues that enhance rather than contrast with your skin tone.
If you're still having trouble finding the ideal look even after trying several sunglasses, maybe you're not paying enough attention to the features behind your skin tone and hair color.