Makeup for All Face Shapes

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Oval Face Shapes:

For oval face shapes, our goal is to make it look more elongated. For this you have to focus on blunt features.
-Nose: After applying foundation, apply bronzer to the sides of the bridge of your nose. This will leave a shadow effect, making your nose appear heightened.
-Eyebrows: Arched eyebrows can give a more oval shape look, so shoot for following a more natural shape of the brow bones and tweeze that way.
-Eyes and Lips: Concentrate on one feature whether it be your eyes or your lips, keep one of them left simple.
-Cheeks: Use blush to contour this gives a elongated effect. Suck your cheeks in as if you were doing a fish face, instead of applying bronzer to the hollows of your cheeks apply blush.

Oblong Face Shapes:

If your face is oblong or rectangular, then your goal is to make your face more oval shaped.
-Eyebrows: Make your eyebrows alittle arched than the normal path of your brow bones. This will give a more oval or round effect to the face.
-Cheeks: Use a light pinkish shade in the hollows of your cheeks, then apply a darker rosy shade to the apples. This will give you a more plumped up look.
-Eyes: Give your lashes more drama by curling them before and after mascara or you can experiment with dark false eye lashes.
-Lips: Keep your lips fairly simple and within a pretty pink shade, it will make them look wider, which will make the face appear fuller.
-Nose: Do a top shadow effect by only applying bronzer to the top of your nose, not on the sides like you would for oval face shapes.

Heart or Square Face Shapes:

This is more of an uncommon face shape, the best definition of this shape would be Reese Witherspoon. If you have a sharp, chiseled jawline, your goal is to drift away attention from that feature.
-Use bronzer/foundation along the side lines of the jaw, on the middle of your chin use highlighter and also on the top of your nose as well as the forehead.
-Lips: Plump your lips. Apply a high shine gloss and a bold lip color so the focus remains on the lips and not the jawline.
-Eyes: Keep away from dark smokey looks. Shoot for lighter shades when doing a smokey eye.
-Cheeks: Use a darker shade to contour the hollows of your cheeks, then apply a lighter rosy pink or orangish light pink shade to the apples of your cheeks.

Diamond Face Shapes:

Use makeup to brighten the center of your face which will of course bring attention to the center.
Foundation or Highlight: Apply a lighter foundation or highlighting powder to the forehead, bridge of nose, and center of the chin.
-Bronzer: Contour the peak of the forehead, tip of chin, and underside of the cheek bones to minimize width and to make the face look more proportionate.

Round Face Shapes:

 Round faces have equal length and width. With makeup, you have to create the illusion of length so contouring is a must.
-Bronzer: Apply to the temples and beneath the jawline. This will create a more oval shaped face.
-Blush: Apply just beneath the cheek bones to give more definition or apply directly to the apples of the cheeks to accentuate the shape. Be sure to apply the blush in upward strokes to give a more slimming effect.

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  1. Great Post! These tips are great!

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  2. awwww thanks so much. im so glad u enjoyed it hunny.


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