When it comes to finding the perfect pair of glasses, the most flattering haircut or even the best way to shape your eyebrows, knowing your face shape is a must!  Today, I’m going to break down the six basic face shapes so that you can identify which one you are. It might be a little confusing at first, but don’t be worried – all it takes is a little patience. First, let’s take a look at this great diagram I found on SheKnows.com:


Some of you might be able to tell your face shape just from looking at this chart.  For those of you who are still stumped, read on for more details about each face shape:



Oval: Those of you with oval faces will have a forehead that is just slightly wider than your chin – think of the shape of an egg if you placed it upside down.  Your jawline will be a bit rounded and your face will be longer than it is wide.

Square: If you have a square face, the sides of your face will be straight and your face will be nearly as wide as it is long.  Your jawline is defined, with only a minimal curve.

Round: People sometimes associate round faces with “chubby cheeks”, but that isn’t always the case.  If you have a round face, your cheekbones are just the widest part of your face and your jaw will be curved.  Think of a square face, but with softer angles.

Heart: A person with a heart-shaped face will have a long and pointed jawline, with the chin being the smallest point of their face.  Imagine a triangle flipped upside down on one point.

Oblong: Oblong faces, or “rectangular” as it is sometimes called, are similar to oval and square-shaped faces.  The only difference is, the face is longer and less wide. Your forehead, cheeks and jawline should all be pretty much the same width.

Diamond: If you have a diamond-shaped face, your chin will be narrow and pointed and your high cheekbones will be your most prominent feature (lucky ladies!). The difference between diamond-shaped faces and heart-shaped faces is the hairline – those with diamond-shaped faces will have a narrower hairline.

Speaking of shapes, here’s a cool article I found about all the different eye shapes – figure out which one you are to help determine how to apply your eye makeup!

I think I have a half heart, half round shaped face…I’m still deciding! What’s your face shape? Share your thoughts and questions with me in the comments below!




photo credit: obaz.com, beautytherapy.tumblr.com, beautydepartment.com, usmagazine.com, seventeen.com, vogue.co.uk


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