Whether you’re blessed with a perfectly symmetrical, oval shaped face or you’re more about the cheekbones and jawline, everyone’s face is different. And as such, there’s no one set of makeup tips that will be universally effective. With that in mind, here are our tips to make the most of what you’ve got – whatever your shape.
As an oval face is already quite balanced, there’s no real need to use makeup to create a different effect. Instead, use blush and bronzer for an airbrushed finish while highlighting features such as the cupid’s bow, the temples and the brows with light brush strokes.
Heart-shaped faces can look fabulous, especially as they tend to come with some killer cheekbones. But if you don’t want to look too top-heavy, use highlighter on your chin to balance out the more prominent areas. And don’t forget to make the most of that bone structure by applying blush across the apples of your cheeks.
Square-shaped faces can look very elegant and dramatic, but you may want to consider using makeup to soften the angles a little bit. By brushing contour upwards from the jaw you can create a more gentle profile, while an arc of highlighter across the tops of the cheeks will define the areas of your face that might otherwise go overlooked.
Good news! According to experts, those with round faces are the most likely to stay looking young. But there are still things that you can do to create a more striking look. For example, a sweep of blush blended downwards across the cheeks will help build definition, while contour on the outer edges of your face will help to break up the roundness.
If your face is much taller than it is wide, you probably have an oblong-shaped face. And when it comes to makeup techniques, you’ll want tricks that will help to balance things out. A touch of bronzer along the hairline and under the chin will make your face appear shorter, while blush and highlighter along the cheekbones will create the illusion of width.