Prepare to be enchanted 7.5.2022 Prepare to be enchanted 7.5.2022

In order to find out which face shape you have, you need to find out which parts are long, which ones are short and whether they’re actually all the same.

STEP 1:

Stand in front of a mirror with a flexible tape measure, paper and pen to record the following measurements.

 

STEP 2:

Measure your forehead at its widest part from side to side (usually right in the middle of the eyebrows and hairline).

 

STEP 3:

The cheekbones are the most important measurement to determine face shape. From your hairline above your cheekbone, measure the distance across your face to the same spot on the other side.

 

STEP 4:

Measure your jawline. Measure from the tip of your chin to below your ear at the point at which your jaw angles upwards. You have a jaw on both sides of your face, so multiply that number by two to get your jawline length.

 

STEP 5:

Measure your face length. To find out the length of your face, run the tape measure from the center of your hairline to the tip of your chin. If your head is shaved or you have no hair, estimate the point where your hairline would be.

 

Now find your shape and get the look!

OVAL SHAPE

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Face length is greater than the width of the cheekbones
  • Forehead is greater than the jawline
  • The angle of the jaw is rounded rather than sharp
  • This is the most common face shape
  • Famous Faces: Bella Hadid

An oval-shaped face is the most balanced, so makeup application is quite standard.

SQUARE SHAPE

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Forehead, cheekbones, and jawline are similar in size
  • The angle of the jaw is sharp rather than rounded
  • One of the top five most common face shapes
  • Famous Faces: Haley Baldwin-Bieber

With a square-shaped face, you’ll want to apply contour to soften the look.

ROUND SHAPE

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Cheekbones and face length have a similar measurement
  • They are larger than forehead and jawline, which also have a similar measurement
  • The angle of the jaw is soft and much less defined
  • This is one of the five most common face shapes
  • Famous Faces: Selena Gomez

A round-shaped face keeps you looking youthful—but you can also contour to add a bit of edge!

OBLONG/RECTANGULAR SHAPE

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Face length is the greatest or second greatest measurement
  • Cheekbones and jawline are similar in size
  • Forehead tends to be the most narrow measurement, smaller than the jawline
  • Chin is rounded while jawline is prominent
  • These are rare face shapes
  • Famous Faces: Kelly Osbourne

Oblong or rectangle-shaped faces have about twice as much height as they do width. To create more balance for oblong or rectangle-shaped faces, products should be placed to de-emphasize the height and enhance the width of the bone structure.

LONG SHAPE

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Face length is the greatest measurement
  • Cheekbones and jawline are similar in size
  • Forehead tends to be the most narrow measurement, smaller than the jawline
  • This is a rare face shape
  • Famous Faces: Rhianna

Long-shaped faces have about twice as much height as they do width. To create more balance for long-shaped faces, products should be placed to deemphasize the height and enhance the width of the bone structure.

DIAMOND SHAPE

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • The forehead and chin are slightly narrow and rounded
  • The center of the face is proportionally wider than the top and bottom
  • This shape has very prominent cheekbones
  • This is the rarest face shape
  • Famous Faces: Halle Berry

This is one of the most desired face shapes. Little has to be done to bring out the beautiful features.

 

HEART SHAPE

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Forehead measures greater than the cheekbones and jawline
  • The chin is pointed
  • This is one of the five most common face shapes
  • Famous Faces: Kourtney Kardashian

A heart-shaped face is easy to balance by applying bronzer on the forehead, which makes you look sun-kissed. Most people with this face shape have prominent cheekbones.

TRIANGLE SHAPE

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Jawline measures greater than cheekbones, which measure larger than forehead
  • The forehead is narrower and more rounded than the jawline
  • Jawline can appear angular
  • Cheekbones may be lost because of the wider jaw
  • Famous Faces: Scarlett Johansson

The trick to this shape is softening the jawline and adding the appearance of fullness to the forehead to balance it.

INVERTED TRIANGLE SHAPE

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • The forehead is angular
  • The forehead looks proportionally wider than the rounded, longer chin
  • Very rare face shape
  • Famous Faces: Reese Witherspoon

To create balance to this face shape, narrow the appearance to the forehead.

Now that you’ve found your shape, find your perfect makeup match with our guide to looks for every face shape!