Correct Makeup on Different Face Shapes

By on November 10, 2011

faceshapes Correct Makeup on Different Face Shapes

Brief description:
· Always use matte eye shadow when you do corrective make-up.
· Corrective make-up works on the principle of highlighting and shading.
· Dark colors pushes something back and make it appear smaller where as lighter
colors brings out something and make it appear bigger.

Long face
Characteristics:
· High forehead
· High cheekbones
· Long chin
· Small face
Corrective Steps:
1. Do shading around your hairline and at your chin.
2. Highlight your cheekbones with a light matte eye shadow and apply blush just
underneath your cheeks.
3. A fringe is good to wear with this face shape.
Square face

Characteristics:
· Wide forehead, cheeks and jaw line.
Corrective Steps:
1. Do shading at the sides of your head (temples) and also at the sides your jaw line.
2. Highlight your cheeks.

Round face
Characteristics:
· Round hairline, jaw line and wide cheeks that cannot be seen.
· Sometimes a person with this face shape will have a double – chin.

Corrective Steps:
1. Do shading at the sides of your head at the temples and also at the sides of your
jaw line.
2. Highlight your cheeks.
Oval / diamond shaped face
This is the ideal face shape.
Characteristics:
· Narrow forehead
· Small jaw line
· Accentuated cheekbones.
No correction required.
Heart- shaped face
Characteristics:
· Heart shaped hairline
· Wide cheeks
· Small face
· Sharp chin
Corrective Steps:
1. Do shading in the middle of your hairline and chin.

2. Highlight your cheekbones and the sides of your cheeks.

Pear shaped face
Characteristics:
· Small forehead
· Wide cheekbones
· Strong jaw line
Corrective Steps:
1. Do highlighting at the sides of your forehead.
2. Highlight your cheeks.
3. Do shading around your jaw line.