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Makeup Tips For Different Face Shapes

Makeup tips for different face shapes

Makeup tips for different face shapes

Table of contents

  • Introduction What are the different face shapes
  • How to apply makeup on these different face shapes
  • Conclusion
  • FAQs

Makeup Tips For Different Face Shapes

Are you always dissatisfied with the way your makeup turns out even after watching hundreds of tutorial videos? Does your makeup look phoney whenever you put it on? Well, there might be a problem. NOT with your face, but the way you are applying that makeup.

Do you know that there are five different shapes of face found in the world, and all of them require different styles of makeup which would perfectly suit that shape? Maybe this is the problem you are facing. Maybe you are applying the wrong style of makeup on the wrong face shape. But don’t worry, now you’re here reading this article, and we will help you out as much as possible.

What are the different face shapes?

First of all, we need to know about these five face shapes, they are round, oval, diamond, oblong and heart shape. Now that we know about all the shapes, let’s give you some makeup tips for different face shapes.

How to apply make-up on different face shapes

Round face:

The main problem with this shape is that it has an equal length and breadth, therefore, to create an illusion of length, you will have to resort to contouring. The main areas where contouring is required would be the temple area, beneath the cheekbones and the jawline. By applying bronzer or blush as a contouring agent, you can give your face an illusion of an oval shape instead of a round. Keep in mind that the application and strokes of the brush should be in the upward direction.

Oval shape:

This shape is regarded as the most common face shape in the world and still it is sometimes hard to find the best suited make-up for this shape. Now, because the shape is oval, we have a slightly better chance to create an illusion of an oblong face, which means we have to rely on contouring again. However, this time the amount of contouring required would be less than that in round-shaped faces. The contouring technique will mostly be used around the nose (to make it look longer and pointy) and around the jawline which will increase the effect of the illusion. Just take some blush between the tip of your index finger and thumb and run it on the sides of your nose from top to bottom after you are done applying the foundation.

Heart shape:

One of the most beautiful shapes out of all is this one. You cannot go wrong if you have a heart-shaped face. There are only a few things that need to be done with this shape. A little bit of contouring beneath the cheekbones is enough. Use a blush for contouring so that it creates a perfect jawline. Keep the eye makeup as simple as possible, nothing too smokey. However, with this shape, you should rather work more on your lips. For example, use a bold shade of lipstick so that the shape of your face looks more elongated. Also, with this shape, a slight disadvantage is the imbalance between the width of the forehead and the chin so you must balance that out.

Diamond shape:

The biggest mistake that people with this shape make is that they do not focus on the centre of their face enough. This makes the make-up look disproportionate. Other than that, the forehead with this shape is large and the jawline is also larger in comparison to the other shapes. Therefore, in this shape, opposite contouring would be the best option. This technique would make the face look much prettier. Make-up shades such as copper and wine are more suitable for this face shape.

Oblong shape:

I feel that the people who have this shape are blessed. Almost everything and every style of make-up suits this structure and you can hardly go wrong with it. However, there are some people who like their faces to be more on the oval or round shape side. Shades such as pink, red, and maroon would look much better on this shape and will also do the job of creating an illusion of an oval-shaped face.


As you can see, it is not very hard to find the best make-up techniques according to the shape of your face. However, you must be satisfied with your skin first. Getting stressed about what shape your face is, is useless, rather than that, you must focus on how beautiful you are the way you are. Get your chin up and make the most of what you have. And if you want to learn all of these techniques in detail, you can avail of our specialized Makeup Academy in Chandigarh.


Q. How much time do I need to learn all these techniques?

A. if you are a makeup artist and that’s why you want to learn all of them, then it is fine. If not, then you should learn only those tricks and techniques which are relevant according to the shape of your face.

Q. What sort of eyeshadow would suit an oval face shape?

A. for oval shaped faces, darker shades are advisable

Q. What can I do with my lips if I have a long face?

A. you don’t have to do much. Just choose the colours and shades wisely. The shades should match the dress you’re wearing and you’re good to go.

Q. my face is round and no make-up suits it. What can I do?

A. well, if nothing is suiting you according to you, then I think you should consult a professional for this. He/she might be able to help you in a better way.

Q. I have a diamond-shaped face with small eyes, what sort of eye makeup would suit me?

A. keep it simple, no large smokey eyes, it wouldn’t go with the shape of your face or eyes.

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