Modern day fashion & beauty products focus around face and body features, and unfortunately not every type of fashion is designed for everybody. So, its important that you know your facial features, to update your makeup collection and even your wardrobe. If you want to determine your facial shape, you need to take a good hard look at your front profile.
Here are the most common facial profiles:
1. Oval Face Shape:
Oval shaped faces have length one and a half times more than their width. This shape is considered to be the ideal one because its neither too wide nor too long.
2. Round Face Shape:
Round shaped faces often look younger than they actually are because their facial features tend to be almost the same width as their length. It’s very similar to oval-shaped face but not as long.
3. Oblong Face Shape:
Oblong face shapes are longer than oval shapes and less wide. This type of face shape can apply to most of the other shapes, excluding round.
4. Square Face Shape:
Square face shape appear to have many angles throughout the jawline and hairline. Square facial shape is known to have a sculpted look, which adds a dramatic look to your appearance.
5. Triangular Face Shape:
The Triangular Face Shape has a wide and full jawline that appears prominent. Triangular shaped faces and round shaped faces tend to look younger than their actual age! If this is your face shape, consider yourself lucky!
6. Heart Face Shape:
Heart shaped faces are the widest at their cheekbones with narrow forehead and the same length near jaw lines. They have somewhat similar face shape to the triangular ones.
7. Diamond Face Shape:
Diamond shaped faces are wider at temples and narrow at the chin. They usually have killer cheekbones. They have some features in common with heart shaped faces.
How to determine your face shape?
In order to measure your face, you require the following things.
- A big mirror, big enough in which you can see your whole face and shoulder area.
- Stand two or three feet away from the mirror.
- Pull your hair back with clips to fully expose your face in front of mirror.
- Make sure your in daylight or under a bright light to get a clear look at yourself
Now face yourself in the mirror. Analyzing your face from the side won’t always show the true shape of your jawline and cheekbones, therefore don’t try to tilt your head, keep it straight and focused. Keep your face relaxed and do not make any particular kinds of faces because it will show your measurements differently.
Now look at your face in the mirror and measure yourself by answering the following questions:
- Length of your face?
- How prominent are your cheekbones?
- Is the widest part of your jaw line wider than your forehead?
- What is the widest point of your forehead, compared to your jaw line?
After answering all these questions, you’ll most likely fall into one of the above face categories.