Just in time for summer, we brief you on the season’s hottest accessory, the sunglasses. Aside from shielding our eyes from the bright sun, sunnies instantly up the oomph factor of your look and does a great job at hiding a makeup-free face. But with all the styles available, picking the right pair that’ll look good on you can be confusing and overwhelming.

An easy way to determine which frame will work for you? Base your selection on your face shape. A great pair should balance your features and downplay imperfections. Here, we lay down the guidelines on how to pick the frame that will flatter your face shape. Read on to take the guesswork out of scoring the perfect sunnies!

Face Shape: Heart (Your forehead is the widest part of your face, and you have a pointed chin.)
Celebrity Face Shape Twin: Angelica Panganiban, Jennylyn Mercado
Perfect Pick: Round sunnies to soften a broad forehead.
heartForever 21 Round Gradient Sunglasses
Forever 21 is available at SM Fairview, SM North, SM Megamall, SM Makati, and SM Southmall.

Face Shape: Square (The sides of your face are almost straight, and your jawl ine is angular.)
Celebrity Face Shape Twin: Anne Curtis, Toni Gonzaga
Perfect Pick: Oval-shaped eyewear, wayferers, and cat-eye frames offset a strong jaw line. Skip sunnies with angular lines.
squareFly Shades Hoya Sunglasses, P390
Fly Shades is available at Robinsons Manila, SM San Lazaro, MetroPoint Mall, Robinson Galleria, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA, Trinoma, Market! Market!, Festival Mall, SM Muntinlupa, SM Southmall, SM Sucat, and Fairview Terraces.

Face Shape: Round, pear (You’ve got full cheeks and a slightly rounded chin.)
Celebrity Face Shape Twin: Iya Villania, Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla
Perfect Pick: Select a frame with sharp lines and horizontal styles to lengthen the face.
roundSunnies Studios Betty Sunnies, P299
Sunnies Studios is available at Trinoma, SM Megamall, Glorietta, SM Mall of Asia, and SM Southmall.

Face Shape: Oblong (Your forehead, cheeks, and jaw line are roughly the same width. Your chin is slightly rounded.)
Celebrity Face Shape Twin: Julia Barretto, Shaina Magdayao
Perfect Pick: Oversized frames add a bit of width to a long face.
oblongMango Retro Oversized Sunglasses P1,450
Mango is available at SM Megamall, Power Plant Mall, Glorietta, Greenbelt 5, SM Mall of Asia, and Alabang Town Center.

Face Shape: Oval (The forehead and chin almost has perfect proportion, and the sides of the face are slightly curved).
Celebrity Face Shape Twin: Marian Rivera, Heart Evangelista
Perfect Pick: You can be adventurous and try any style! (Luck you!)
ovalSomething Borrowed Pentagonal Sunnies, P549
Something Borrowed is available at www.zalora.com.ph.

Illustrations: Liz Lanuzo

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