Have you ever ended up with a haircut that didn’t suit you as much as it suited the celebrity who inspired it? I mean, haven’t we all experimented with bangs at least once in our lives? They turned out banging for some but not so much for others. Even those oversized rimmed glasses failed many of us. Life is cruel, right? Well, not quite. We just chose a haircut and a style of glasses that didn’t suit our face shape. There are 7 different face shapes and you might want to know about yours.
Why? Because identifying your face shape can help you choose the best haircut and the most flattering style of glasses. You can also figure out the perfect eyebrow shape and contouring technique. So let’s proceed with the pressing question — what is my face shape?
You will most likely have one of these 7 face shapes: round, oval, heart, square, diamond, pear, and oblong. Some cosmetic surgeons believe that our faces are hybrids or combinations of shapes. But there are always some distinct features that place us in one of these 7 face shape categories. An important thing to remember though is that your face shape may change with age and weight gain or loss. Let’s look at the 7 most common face shapes and find out what yours might be.
The round face shape is easy to identify. A wider hairline and fuller cheeks are a straight giveaway. But here’s a feature-by-feature breakdown so that there are no confusions.
If you are still having trouble identifying your face to this shape, Selena Gomez, Chrissy Teigen, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Jennifer Lawrence are all examples of a round face.
Oval face shape is characterized by a longer and narrower face. The length of an oval face might be 2x or 1.5x the width. The good news is that it’s considered the most versatile face shape. You can rock any hairstyle or glasses if you are an oval face-shaped beauty.
Oval face shape has many similar facial features like a round face shape except for the length. Blake Lively, Beyonce, and Bella Hadid all have an oval face shape if you are looking for some references.
Heart face shape is almost what it sounds like — wider at the top and smaller at the bottom. But unlike an oval face shape that’s 1.5x or 2x longer than the width, the heart shape is only very slightly longer than the width at the cheekbones. You have a heart-shaped face if you have the following features.
Even if you don’t have a defined widow’s peak, a pointed chin is a tell-tale feature of a heart face shape. Heart-shape is ultra-feminine and makes all hairstyles look gorgeous. Reese Witherspoon and Chloë Grace Moretz have a heart face shape.
The most prominent feature of a square face shape is a strong and squared jawline. Many believe that people with square face shape age very well. You are a square face queen if:
Demi Lovato, Olivia Wilde, and Angelina Jolie all have a square face shape.
Diamond face shape is widest at the cheeks and narrower at the forehead and jawline. You will find similarities in diamond face shape and heart face shape except that the former is not wide at the top.
Jennifer Lopez, Serena Williams, and Megan Fox have a diamond face shape. It may be an uncommon face shape but it can rock so many styles.
Pear face shape is also called triangle face shape. Just like a triangle, it is wider at the jawline and narrower at the forehead.
Pear face shape is quite rare. Jennifer Aniston and Kelly Osbourne have a pear face shape.
An oblong face shape is like a square face shape except for the length. Forehead, cheekbones, and jawline are all similar in width but the face is longer than it is wide.
You might get an oblong face shape confused with an oval face shape. But the difference between the two is that the oblong face shape has a forehead that’s as wide as the cheeks. Whereas an oval face shape has a wider forehead. Sarah Jessica Parker and Gisele Bundchen have an oblong face shape.
Now that you know all the face shapes and have figured out yours, you can identify the hairstyles, eyebrow shapes, glasses frames, and contouring techniques that are ideal for you.
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