Face The Facts- An insight into how to distinguish what face shape you have and what to do to enhance or distract away from certain areas. This article is the first in a series, today we are concentrating on round and square face shapes.
Key: A highlighter is used to enhance and draw attention to an area, a darker colour, contouring or corrective make-up is used to hide or camouflage an area you do not want others to see at first glance, for example, a double chin or excessively square jaw line.
Round face- The cheeks are full and the chin is very noticeably rounded, it is said to be the most youthful face-shape. Do not presume this is only selective to people holding weight! When enhancing a round face, focus the attention to the centre of the face. Highlight the forehead, down the centre of the nose and on the middle of the chin. Contour the jaw line, cheeks, temples and the side of the forehead with a foundation or powder that is a shade or two darker than your skin tone. Celebrities with round faces, Christina Ricci, Kate Moss, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore.
Square face- Have a parallel width at the jaw, cheeks and forehead. Broad forehead with square jaw line. The best way to enhance a square-shaped face is to highlight the centre of the forehead, just above your cheekbones, down the centre of the nose and on the centre of the chin. Contour the corners of the hairline and temples which will divert attention from harsh corners of the face. Highlight the apples of the cheeks to complete the look. Celebrities with square faces, Demi Moore Gwyneth Paltrow and Sandra Bullock.
Next article we will be covering Long face (Sarah Jessica Parker) and heart-shaped faces ( Reese Witherspoon)