Face Shapes and Contouring

Oval

Considered the perfect shape. Doesn’t really need corrective contouring; but looks great with accentuated cheekbones.

When contouring, simply enhance features by defining cheekbones and highlighting centre of face.

round_face_chart

The width of your forehead, cheekbones, and jaw are equal .Your jaw is slightly rounded as opposed to angular. You have soft features.

When contouring, sculpt to reduce volume in cheeks and jawline.

Apply contour under the cheekbones and up along the temple. Then contour jawline by sweeping contour from the outside of the jawline towards the centre of the chin.

long face chart

Longer than it is wide, the forehead, cheekbones and jawline are relatively the same width.

Balance out a long face by contouring the forehead and chin.

Focus on highlighting the centre of the face and defining the eyes.

square face chart

The width of your forehead, cheekbones, and jaw are equal. Strong, angular jawline.

Soften the face by easing into angular features like high cheekbones and strong jawline.

Apply contour to cheekbone staring from the outside and working towards lips. Then follow with contour starting from the beginning of the jawbone. Towards the chin.

heart_face_chart

Heart-shaped faces are wider at the forehead and gently narrow down at the jawline. You may have a pointy chin (think Reese Witherspoon).

Bring balance to this face shape by reducing the forehead and highlighting the bottom centre of the face.

Blend contour along hairline and down into the temples. Sweep a little contour across the cheekbone towards the nose and highlight the nose and chin.

diamond face chart

Widest part of your face are your cheekbones. Chin and forehead are similar widths.

Contour the cheekbone and across hairline (if the forehead is larger)

Bring focus to the centre of the face by highlighting the chin and forehead.

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