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Guidelines for your face shape

Once you know your face shape it will give you guidance as to what haircut, make up, eyebrow shape and earrings suit you best.

To find out your basic face shape start by pulling your hair back from your face, and with no makeup on, look closely in the mirror.

The features for each shape to look for are:

A simple test

Face
  • Measure the length of your face with a ruler. (In this case the total length of the face is 8).

  • Divide the total length by 3. (In this case 8 divided by 3 is 2.67 or 2 2/3).

  • Measure the length from the bottom of your nose to the bottom of your chin. (in this case 2 1/3).

  • If the last number (the 2 1/3 number) is larger than the first number (the 2 2/3) than chances are you have a long face.

  • If the last number is less than the first number than chances are you have a round face.

  • If the last number is equal to the first number than chances are you have an oval face.

Oval

Oval

The oval face shape is the most balanced versatile face shape and gives you many options for hair styles, spectacles, eyebrows and earrings.

Rectangle

Rectangle

Face longer than it is wider. Roughly the same width at the forehead as it is at the jaw line.

Round

Round

Fuller looking face with rounded chin and hairline. Widest point is at the cheeks.

Square

Square

A strong, square jaw line and usually an equally square hairline

Heart

Heart

Face is wider at the temples and hairline, narrowing to a small, sometimes pointed chin.

Diamond

Diamond

Cheekbones are the widest part of the face, narrowing equally towards the forehead and jaw line.

Inverted Triangle

Inverted Triangle

Prominent jaw line with widening at the cheekbone and temples.

Pear

Pear

The jaw line is the widest part of the face with narrowing cheekbones and temple.


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