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Find Your Face Shape: A Step-by-Step Guide to finding your face.

Unlock the secret to enhancing your natural beauty by identifying your face shape. This blog offers an easy-to-follow guide, complete with celebrity examples, to help you discover whether you have an oval, rectangular, round, heart-shaped, oblong, diamond, or triangular face. Knowing your face shape is the key to mastering contour, highlight, and blush application for a perfectly sculpted look.

Determining one's face shape is a foundational step in mastering makeup application, as outlined in the insightful book "Makeup Your Face." To identify face shape, one should pull their hair back tightly and closely examine their facial attributes in a mirror. A technique used is to draw the outline of the face on a mirror with a dry wipe marker, revealing the face's solid shape more clearly.

An oval-shaped face is characterized by a length approximately 1.5 times greater than its width, with equal widths at the forehead and jaw. Celebrities like Kate Middleton, Jennifer Aniston, and Mariah Carey are examples of this shape.

Rectangular faces are longer than they are wide, with pronounced angles at the forehead and jawline. Notable individuals with this face shape include Angelina Jolie, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Sandra Bullock.

Round faces have dimensions as wide as they are long, with soft, rounded edges. This shape is seen in celebrities such as Sarah Michelle Geller, Beyonce, Queen Latifah, and Mila Kunis.

Heart-shaped faces feature a broad width at the cheeks, eyes, and forehead, tapering down to a narrow or pointy chin. Sometimes, this shape may also present a high forehead. Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon, and Jennifer Love Hewitt are among those with a heart-shaped face.

Oblong faces are as long as they are wide, often having straight sides, a high forehead, and a significant distance between the bottom lip and chin. Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashlee Simpson, and Sarah Jessica Parker have oblong face shapes.

The diamond-shaped face is marked by a narrow forehead and chin, with the cheeks as the widest point. Celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Elizabeth Hurley exhibit this facial structure.

Triangular faces are broader at the forehead and taper towards the jawline, while inverted triangular faces are the widest at the jaw and narrow towards the forehead. Examples of these shapes are found in Billie Piper and Geena Davis.

Once you have found out your face shape head on over to my blog Contouring for Every Face Shape: Expert Tips for Flawless Definition for your simple guide to contour your face.

Understanding one's face shape is crucial in determining the placement of highlights, contours, and defining or downplaying certain features. Not everyone fits neatly into one category, as some individuals may exhibit characteristics of multiple shapes.

With this knowledge of face shapes, I encourage you to explore "Make up Your Face" for more comprehensive information. This book delves deeper into techniques for contouring, highlighting, and applying blush to enhance the unique beauty of each face shape.

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