Different girl’s have different face shapes and sometimes what happens is that we try to copy makeup looks of celebs and end up looking not just bad but odd too, mostly since you may not have the same face shape as that of Kate Winslet or may not have the same face shape as that of Reese Witherspoon.
So while doing your face make up , it’s important to cast a glance on to the type of face shape that you have.
Makeup Tips For Different Face shapes
Lets have a deeper insight into the face shapes and correct makeup for face shapes which one needs to follow :
A. For Oval shape:
The most common face shape is that of the “Oval” shape, i myself have that shape so am gonna get to the topic right away ! Well Jessica Alba’s face is also sort of Oval Shaped as you can make out from the picture!
1: The first objective is to make the face look more elongated , so as to minimize the oval effect of the face . For this we have to concentrate on our blunt features , if you do have any. Most people with oval face but do not have a pointed and sharp nose. So after applying foundation , what you can do is take some bronzer and apply in between your thumb and first finger and then apply stretched on to nose from top to bottom ( the sides i mean). In this way your nose will get the shadow effect on the sides and the top will remain in foundation looking fairer and heightened. This is a makeup trick which every makeup artist applies for oval shaped faces.
2: Next comes Eyebrows, high arched brows can give a more oval shape. So follow natural shape of brow bones and tweeze that way.
3: While doing makeup for eyes or lips , concentrate on any one feature , either eyes or lips keeping the other simple .
4: Use blush to make the face look elongated. Suck cheeks in and use blush on to contours , and not on to apples of your cheeks. It’s a damn good technique that makes your face look sleek and stylish! I can BANK on this one. And one more thing, you can use a little blush on to the sides on your chin also, not in the absolute front. This enhances this effect!
B.For Oblong faces:
Who better than Milla Jovovich ( the Resident Evil Star) to refer when talking of this face shape? Mainly since the new movie is all set to hit the theaters soon.
Well i don’t have this face shape , but my friend does, and I’ve seen what she does, well she is also a Google person and learns tricks from here and there.
Here is a tested version, i am sure you’ll love it .
If your face is oblong or rectangular , then your first and foremost motive will be to show the face as oval.
1: Make brows a little arched than the normal run of your brow bones. This will make your face look a little more oval and round.
2: Use Pinkish (light) shade on to the sucked cheeks ( this will give a plumped up look) and use a rosey darker shade on to apples .
3:Make your eyelashes look bigger and more dramatic by using double curling (before and after use of mascara) or you may even experiment with darker false lashes.
4: Try to keep lips minimum and rosey pink, they look the best and wide, to make face appear fuller.
5: Minimize sharp edges of the face (like sides of jaws and if your nose is real sharp, follow alternate technique refer point 6) with a bronzer sweep.
6. Coming to the nose , like for oval face you follow a side shadowing , here you need to follow a top shadowing technique, Do not use shadowing on sides of nose, let it remain covered in foundation. Sweep the top of nose bone with a bronzer.
C. Makeup tips for Square face/ heart shaped Face:
heart face face makeup look
Best face to refer to as to square or heart shaped face is Reese Witherspoon , she has an absolute heart/square face to refer to:
Here are a few tips for this face shapes makeup also , a very uncommon face shape but you can play up your features in this structure too.
1. If you have a sharp chiseled Jaw line, like most Heart or square shaped faces have, first focus it to move away the attention from this sharp feature.
How to do this?
Use a bronzer or a foundation (darker to the skin tone) all along the side lines of jaws. On to middle portion of chin use a highlighting powder or shimmer of whitish /pinkish shade ( can be a blush powder also ) and also on to top of nose ( no need to side shadow ), and also on to the frontal forehead portion.
2: Plump up your lips rather than your eyes. Use a lip plumper or a high shine gloss and a bold lip color so that focus remains on lips and not on to jaw line .
3. Keep eyes not too smokey, use lighter shades even if you go for a night out smokey effect.
4: Use a blush- but do not sweep the blush of darker shade that you are using on to your cheek hollows too high up to below your apples. Keep the darker shade to a minimum little area, and minimum sweep.
5: Use a second shade much lighter to this dark shade like a soft soft rosey pink or orangish light pink and do your apples so that they seem plumped up and drifts the focus from the sharp face cut of yours.
[ Read: Make Up Tips From Japan ]
D. For Diamond Face:
The biggest concern with makeup for different face shapes is that they look very disproportionate and this makes it very difficult to achieve a dazzling look! Use makeup to brighten the center of your face which brings attention to the center of your face. A lighter liquid foundation or highlighting powder will help you achieve this effect with ease.
1: Apply it to the forehead, bridge of the nose and center of the chin to draw attention to the center part of the face.
2: Using a bronzing powder or slightly darker foundation, contour the peak of the forehead, tip of the chin and underside of the cheekbones for minimizing the width and giving the face a more proportionate look.
E. For Round Face:
Round face has equal length and width. So when it comes to makeup, you will have to create the illusion of length. Contouring is very important for this face shape.
1: A bronzer can work as a contour when applied to the temples and beneath the jaw line. Doing so will create the illusion of an oval face. Also highlight the forehead, area under the eyes and the chin to draw attention to the centre of your face.
2: A blush can be applied just beneath the cheekbones in order to give them definition, or apply it directly to the apples of the cheeks to accentuate their perfect shape. Do apply the blush in upward strokes to give a slimming effect.
A little care needs to be taken regarding the colours as bright colours only accentuate the roundness of the face.
Enjoy and use these proven tricks on corrective makeup for different face shapes to have a great makeup on you and look your best! Hope these makeup tips for different face shapes will surely help you to put out your best!