Our hair and make-up can change every day, but our face shape is one of the most permanent and defining of our features.
Discover your face shape for a head start when it comes to choosing the perfect hairstyle and make-up tips so you can make the most of you, sweet cheeks. Here’s how:
1. Tie your hair up into a ponytail and scrape back your fringe or short layers with an Alice band.
2. Look in the mirror and outline your face on the mirror with a lip pencil or eyeliner pencil (both will wipe off with a bit of bathroom cleaner!).
3. Compare the outline on the mirror with the illustrations above and choose the one that most resembles your face shape.
HEART FACE SHAPE
Heart-shaped faces tend to have wider foreheads and a jaw line that tapers downwards to a narrow (sometimes pointy) chin and mouth. The more dramatic the shape, the better the cheekbones (lucky you).
LONG FACE SHAPE
A long face is very similar to oval shapes, but you tend to have higher cheekbones and a higher forehead. The face appears to be longer than it is wide, and tends to have a prominent chin.
OVAL FACE SHAPE
If you have an oval-shaped face, you’re in luck as forehead and chin areas are often in proportion to each other (equal distances from hairline to eyebrow and eyebrow to chin) – meaning your face is symmetrical and is considered to be the perfect shape. Oval faces are slightly narrower at the jawline than temple area, and gracefully taper from cheek to chin.
TRIANGULAR FACE SHAPES
The forehead, cheeks and eye areas are narrower than the jaw. Sometimes the shape is inverted, meaning wider foreheads and narrow jaw lines.
SQUARE FACE SHAPE
Square-shaped faces usually have wide foreheads, cheeks and jaw lines. The look is strong and broad, with wide, angular jaws and square chins being the most obvious feature.
ROUND FACE SHAPE
Often fuller, these face shapes will appear more ‘youthful’ than they (perhaps) are. Round faces usually feature softly rounded foreheads and chins, with wide and full cheeks.
How was it? Have you found your face shape?
Keep the info for now, darling! We shall discuss it further in the next column
on ‘how to wear your accessories’ and ‘hijab styling’ based on your ‘FACE SHAPE”