We’re back with the last instalment of our Find My Shape series. We’re ending the series with a spotlight on heart-shaped faces. Read on to find out more!
You could say we left the best for last. Heart-shaped faces are something of a rare and beautiful breed. Don’t believe us? Well, according to scientists at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, those with this face shape are “mathematically beautiful”. They reached this conclusion after analysing facial measurements of over 50 models.
How to find your face shape
To find out if you have a heart-shaped face, follow these simple tips to measure. Take a photo of yourself facing the camera then trace the outline the edge of your face. Or, using a mirror, trace the outline of your face on with an erasable marker (or anything that can easily be cleaned).
Characteristics of heart faces
Heart faces have a broad forehead and wide cheekbones that narrow down to a smaller chin.
Famous heart faces
Lucky you! You share features with some of our favourites like Naomi Campbell, Kerry Washington and Halle Berry. More than just pretty faces, they’re heavily involved in charity work.
London Retro Bond Forest
Styles to try
Look to bottom-heavy frames like round and rectangular shapes to add balance to your face and to create a wider base below the cheeks.
Styles to avoid
On the other hand, top-heavy frames like pilot styles will make your forehead look bulky, so it’s best to avoid these styles.
London Retro Reese Tortoise/Grey
Find the right frame for you
Even with all this information, there’s no way to be 100% sure how a particular frame will look. That is unless you use one of our free services to help. First up, our Virtual Try-On is perfect because you can try on hundreds of frames with nothing but a webcam. Next is our Try-On View that uses models of varying face shapes and skin tones to help you see what potential frames could look like on. If you already have glasses and know your measurements, our Best Fit Machine will match you with the right frames based on these numbers. But for a real experience, our free Home Trial is your best bet. Try up to four frames for seven days in the comfort of your home – is there anything better?
Watch our video with blogger, Kate Winney as she demonstrates how to find your face shape and which frames will work for you.