How to Find Your Face Shape
Different face shapes look better with different glasses shapes. Before ordering a pair of glasses online, it’s a good idea to figure out what type of face you have. Follow our step-by-step guide to determine your face shape—all you need is a tape measure and a mirror.
Steps to Measuring for Your Face Shape
Use a tape measure to take the following measurements in millimeters. Write the results down as you go to reference later.
- Forehead Width: Measure the width of your forehead at the widest part.
- Cheekbone Width: Measure from the top of one cheekbone to the other.
- Jawbone Length: Measure from the base of one side of your jaw to the tip of your chin.
- Face Height: Measure from the bottom of your chin to your hairline.
- Compare your measurements to the face shapes below.
Types of Face Shapes
There are five main face shapes: oval, round, heart, square, and diamond. Now that you’ve measured your face, apply those measurements to find your face shape.
Oval Face Shapes
If the height of your face is noticeably longer than the width, then you most likely have an oval-shaped face.
Round Face Shapes
If the height of your face is similar to the width and you have a curved chin, then you have a round-shaped face. Your forehead and jaw should be more narrow than your cheeks.
Heart Face Shapes
If your forehead is about the same as your cheekbones and significantly wider than your chin, then your face is considered heart shaped. Many people with heart-shaped faces also have widow’s peaks at the hairline and a chin that comes to a point.
Square Face Shapes
If the height and width of your face are nearly identical and your jaw and forehead measurements are close to your cheek measurement, then you have a square-shaped face.
Diamond Face Shapes
If your cheeks are wider than your forehead and jaw and your chin comes to a distinct point, then you have a face that’s diamond shaped.
Now that you know your face shape, learn how to find glasses for your face shape! Our virtual try-on feature allows you to see how your frames will look on your face before you order. If you don’t like how the glasses look once they arrive, our Happiness Guarantee lets you return them for free within 365 days.