A while back we talked about finding the right beard for your facial shape. The overall effect your beard should is to increase how symmetrical your face looks by rounding it out and elongating the shape. If you wear glasses, you may want to consider how those will also change the shape of your face. On top of that, you’ll also want to pair your glasses with your beard if you choose to have one. The overall effect can change your look dramatically.
As pointed out before, having an oval-shaped face holds a lot of possibilities. This facial shape means you can rock any kind of beard you decide to grow out. Pretty much any style is going to suit this shape. In the same regard, any style of glasses is going to do the same for you. Any shape, style, or thickness is going to suit you and your beard just as well.
If your face is more square shaped you’ll want to consider a goatee or mustache. Any look that keeps your facial hair short and close to your face is going to be more suitable as they draw away from the angles of your jaw. Try out some frames that are rounder as they will add to that effect. Glasses with more angles are going to emphasize that square shape.
Now, round-shaped faces should avoid beards that are fuller on the sides as they will make your face look rounder. Go for styles that are short on the side and longer down the middle. This will thin out your face. With this facial shape, you want to go for those angular and geometric shapes to thin out your face as well. You’ll want to avoid oval and round shaped glasses.
Longer facial shapes will require fuller beards. This’ll hide the length of your face and round it out, making it look more oval. Look for glasses that have wide frames with a strong top line. You might think these are dad glasses but they are certainly coming back into style and will add to your look.
If your face has a rectangular shape aim for beards that are longer on the sides and shorter in the middle. Try out a full beard or an extended goatee. Create the illusion of a round face with your beard. As for glasses, try out round and thin frames. Thicker frames will take away from the effect and emphasis your beard.
Lastly, we have those with diamond facial shapes. The look you’ll want to try out is keeping your sides and centers short with everything else rounded out. This is another look that will round out those sharp features and elongate your face. The glasses you want to try out should have wider, angular styles.
Your personal style is just that: personal. While these beard and glasses pairings are suited to a shape of the face, it doesn’t always mean that they will work for you. Try out looks that you think are best and if you need a starting point, there are always references like the ones above.