Face shapes are one of the most important parts of figuring out what hair and makeup looks best suit each woman.
As a hairdresser, I am often asked by my clients, “What do you think I should do” or “What will look good on me” and I always answer according to their face shape.
Similarly our make up artists are asked the same sort of questions and they too know their right from wrong when it comes to makeup for a variety of face shapes.
There are generally four prominent face shapes considered when deciphering what will look good on a client, round, love heart, square and oval. Once you have figured out what type of face shape you have, you can use my guide to create a look that is perfect for you.
Hair: Add angles to your haircut, such as sharp layers to frame the face as it makes the face seem less full.
Loose curls work well with round faces as they counterbalance the face shape, giving structure.
Makeup: Contouring should be focused on the cheek bones to promote a more angular appearance, and focus highlighting on the top of the cheekbones, down to the centre of the nose.
Hair: Side fringes are always recommended for love heart shaped faces as they draw attention away from the eyes and chin.
Makeup: Focus contouring on cheekbones and sides of the forehead, as these are the widest part of the face. Here you can add highlight to the middle of the forehead and down the nose to attract attention to the centre of the face.
Hair: Subtle fringes look great with square faces as they put emphasis on your cheekbones- side parts are especially good for this as they give the hair oomph and allow the style to take away from the jaw line.
Makeup: Shade from below the cheekbones upward into the blush that is applied to the apples of the cheeks.
Focus your contouring on the sides of the jawline to provide the illusion of a more oval face.
Hair: Sharp bobs create jaw definition and with an added side part volume is added, making the face not look so long.
Makeup: Focus contouring and especially bronzing around the parameters of the face (forehead and jawline) as the face is long you want to create the illusion of a more oval face. Apply blush in a more rounded shape; focus on the apples of the cheeks and blend to the beginning of the ear.