Contouring and Highlighting Tips for different Face Shape

Basically contouring is to give a shadow and slimming effect whereas highlighting is to emphasize the areas of your face that naturally catch the light. You can’t confidently apply same contouring and highlighting techniques as your friend. She has heart shape and you are diamond. Then don’t ask why she looks pretty and stunning while you look errr…I don’t want to say that word. To prevent you from doing the mistake, here are few tips for you to follow in doing your make up.

How to tell which shape is your face?

Here’s the guidelines

 

Oblong Face Shape

  • Your face is almost twice as long as it is wide.
  • You have no major points along your jaw, chin, or hairline.

 

Rectangle Face Shape

  • The width of your hairline and jawline are about even.
  • Your face is longer than it is wide.

 

Round Face Shape

  • Your face is about as wide as it is long.
  • You have no major points along your jaw, chin, or hairline.

 

Diamond Face Shape

  • Your hairline is narrower than your cheeks.
  • Your chin is slightly pointed.
  • Your face is longer than it is wide.

 

Heart Face Shape

  • Your cheeks are wider than your hairline.
  • Your chin is narrow and pointed.
  • A true heart-shaped face also has a widow's peak.

 

Oval Face Shape

  • Your face is 1.5 times longer than it is wide.
  • You have no major points along your jaw, chin, or hairline.
  • Your face resembles an upside-down egg.

 

Sources:

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/how-to/a43730/face-shape-contour-map/

and Google image.