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How To Determine Your Face Shape

Posted on March 31 2021

How To Determine Your Face Shape

Knowing your face shape can be helpful when it comes to mastering certain makeup techniques like contouring or applying products like blush, bronzer, or highlighter—and we’re here to make it easy for you to figure out.

To determine your face shape, pull back your hair so that the outline of your face is fully exposed and examine these three criteria: the widest part of your face (forehead, cheeks or jaw), the shape of your jawline and chin (round, square or pointy), and the length of your face (short or long). Once you’ve noted these features, check out our guide to six different face shapes below and see which one fits you best.

Oval

  • Cheekbones are the widest part of your face
  • Curved jawline and chin with a tall forehead 
  • Your face is distinctly longer than it is wide

Square

  • Forehead, cheeks, and jawline are approximately the same width
  • Jawline is slightly angled and sharp with a very minimal curve
  • Face is nearly as wide as it is long

Round

  • Cheekbones are the widest part of your face
  • Sides of your face curve slightly outward and your chin is rounded 
  • Face is nearly as wide as it is long

Rectangle

  • Forehead, cheeks, and jawline are approximately the same width
  • Jawline is slightly angled and sharp with a very minimal curve
  • Your face is distinctly longer than it is wide

Heart

  • Forehead is the widest part of your face
  • Jawline is narrow with pointed chin and hairline is rounded or widow’s peak
  • Face is nearly as wide as it is long

Diamond

  • Cheekbones are the widest part of your face 
  • Chin is pointed, cheekbones are high, and hairline is narrow
  • Your face is distinctly longer than it is wide

Face Shapes

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