How To Achieve An Oval Face Shape By Using Adequate Makeup?
In the beauty world an oval shaped face is considered the ideal shape for women.
Those who are not born with this shape should still celebrate their unique and
individual looks, but for those who would like to achieve the oval shape,
here are some contouring and highlighting tips for each facial shape.
• Start with applying your usual concealer, foundation and loose facial powder.
Then, before continuing with makeup colors, use tools such as contouring powder approximately 1-2 shades darker than your skin tone, a highlighting powder,
a blush brush and a large powder brush.
• Square Face:
Characterized by a slightly wider forehead and an equal
measurement of the jaw line. Apply the contouring shade above the temples
and lower tips of the jaw (beneath the earlobes). Apply highlighter on the center
of the forehead, under the eyes and tip of chin.
• Round Face:
Characterized by fuller cheeks, a short, wide forehead
and round chin. Apply contour shade on the temples, along the sides of the face
and two finger’s length below the cheekbones. Apply highlighter down the center
of the nose, under eyes and tip of chin.
• Pear-Shaped Face:
Characterized by a slightly wider chin and jaw line
than the forehead. Apply contour along the jaw line, on the tips of the lower
jaw and along the sides of face. Apply highlighter on the center of forehead
and tip of chin.
• Heart-Shaped Face:
Characterized by a narrow, “pointy” chin, wider
forehead and round cheekbones. Apply contour on the temples and slightly
above cheekbones and highlighter on the center of forehead and tip of chin.
• Long Face:
Characterized by a high forehead and cheekbones and strong
jaw line. Be careful not to apply too much contour or highlighter, which will only
exaggerate the shape. Instead, apply a small amount of bronzer across the chin
and concentrate blush on the apples of cheeks and brush outward.
For more info, download Oval Face Shape Makeup, a free ebook.