Here’s another installment of my sunglasses “how to” series! In the past I’ve provided advice on selecting the best shades for your facial shape, the shape and size of your nose, and even your personality. This time, I’m going to be discussing how to find the perfect pair of sunglasses (whether Matrix sunglasses or otherwise) for your specific skin tone.
This really boils down to identifying one thing: whether you have a warm skin tone or a cool one. How can you determine this? Well, the best way is to go outside in the natural sunlight, and look at the underside of your forearm. If your veins appear blue in the natural sunlight, then you most likely have a cool skin tone. If your veins appear somewhat greenish, then you likely have a warm skin tone.
Once you’ve identified your specific skin tone, the next step is to select a pair of sunglasses with colors that will compliment your skin tone. If you have a cool skin tone, you’ll want to pick frame or lens colors that are cooler, such as blue, purple, green, pink, plum, magenta, turquoise, silver and black. Any one of these colors – whether on the lenses or the frame – will look excellent on cooler skin tones. Most of our Matrix sunglasses – such as Neo Sunglasses, Trinity Sunglasses, Morpheus Sunglasses and Agent Smith Sunglasses – are black so they’d work extremely well with this skin tone.
Conversely, warm skin tones require warm colored sunglasses – for example, dark red, yellow, orange, gold, copper, brown, olive and off-white. Here again, these colors can be represented on either the lenses or the frame, but for warmer skin tones the frame color is paramount.
If you need a visual representation of what I’m talking about, you’re in luck! I found a great video that explains this in detail, and shows specific sunglasses for specific skin tones. The video is only 2 minutes long, so if you have any interest in this at all, I’d recommend you give it a quick watch. Enjoy!