Face Shapes

Choosing the right hairstyles, glasses, and accessories for your specific face shapes is an important aspect of one's overall look.

What's it have to do with color analysis? Well, technically, it is not intrinsically related. But, makeup is, and knowing how to apply colors is essential. And it is a topic I discuss in my makeup eBook so I wanted to go over it here on my website as well. 

While the “ideal” shape is OVAL, only about one person in 50 truly has an oval face.

What you would like to aim for is a hairstyle (and makeup) that helps balance out features to make your face appear more oval-shaped.

Face Shape Egg Upside down

Why is the Oval face shape so great?

Who knows. But it is considered the ideal, and aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

We know, of course, that there are lots of non-ideal face shapes that are beautiful, but for those who want to aim to be as close as possible to the ideal, read on.

Take the humble egg and flip it vertically, and you have close to the ideal face shape.

Once you know your face shape, you can utilize makeup - contour, highlighter, blush - and hairstyles to balance things out a little.

Face shapes also are a factor in the types of necklines, jewelry, and other accessories you can wear successfully.

Face Shape Oval
Face Shape Heart or inverted triangle
Face Shape round
Face Shape Square
Face Shape Rectangle
Face Shape Long Oval or Oblong
Face Shape Diamond
Face Shape Triangle
Pretty Your World Makeup Book cover

My new Makeup eBook goes into detail about face shapes (eye shapes, too!)

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