How to Find Your Face Shape
Knowing your face shape can help you choose the best hairstyles, makeup, and accessories for your face. There are six basic face shapes: oval, round, square, rectangular, heart, and diamond.
To find your face shape, follow these steps:
Stand in front of a mirror with your hair pulled back and your face clean.
Look at your face from the front and side.
Compare the width and length of your forehead, cheekbones, and jawline.
Consider the following characteristics of each face shape:
Oval: An oval face is longer than it is wide, with a slightly rounded forehead and chin. The widest section of the face is the cheekbones.
Round: A round face is about the same width and length, with no sharp angles. The forehead, cheekbones, and jawline are all rounded.
Square: A square face has a wide forehead and jawline, with a strong jawline. The cheekbones are the same width as the forehead and jawline.
Rectangular: A rectangular face is longer than it is wide, with a strong jawline and a forehead that is slightly wider than the cheekbones.
Heart: A heart-shaped face has a wide forehead that tapers to a narrow chin. The cheekbones are the widest part of the face.
Diamond: A diamond-shaped face has a wide forehead and cheekbones, with a narrow chin.
Once you’ve considered the characteristics of each face shape, you can identify your own face shape.
If you’re still not sure what your face shape is, you can ask a friend or family member for help. You can also take a picture of your face from the front and side and compare it to pictures of people with different face shapes.
Once you know your face shape, you can start to choose hairstyles, makeup, and accessories that flatter your features. For example, if you have an oval face, you can wear any hairstyle you like. However, if you have a round face, you may want to avoid hairstyles that add width to your face, such as a bob. Instead, you may want to choose a hairstyle that adds height to your face, such as a side part with long layers.
Knowing your face shape can also help you choose the right sunglasses, earrings, and necklaces. For example, if you have a square face, you may want to choose sunglasses with rounded frames. Your features will be softer as a result, and you’ll look more balanced.
With a little knowledge of face shapes, you can choose hairstyles, makeup, and accessories that make you look your best.