How to apply your make-up according to your facial shape

How to apply your make-up according to your facial shape

Maybe you didn’t know, but your facial shape has a massive impact on how you should apply your make-up. Facial features are accentuated when you apply make-up and you might never have realized that your eyes are quite that far apart or that you actually have a stick out chin.. Aren’t you glad I’m here to help you?
Let’s start with ladies with oval shaped faces. After you’ve applied your concealer or shadow base onto your eyelid, blend a charcoal shade on your eyelid and up into the outer crease of your eyes. Apply black eyeliner and gently smudge it. Finish off with lots of volumizing mascara and a touch of sheer highlighter on your brow bone. If you’re not too keen on the dark eye-shadows, use just your eyeliner, but choose a coloured one like a pretty plum or deep navy to add an intriguing angle to your oval-shaped face. Warm up your complexion with a blush on your cheekbones, or apply a bronzer underneath the cheekbone and you’re all set!
When it comes to adding colour to square shaped faces use circular shapes around your eyes to accentuate the angular frame of your face. Blend shadow on your eyes using a round-tipped brush and make sure there are no sharp edges after you’ve applied. The same goes for the cheeks – swirl a pinky, peach blush on the apples of your cheek if you have a light skin tone and a plum berry for deeper complexions. Remember those circular shapes, that is what will make or break your look!
On to our ladies with round faces. For your eyes, apply a sweep of sheer colour from the eyelid up to the brow bone and finish off with a pump or two of your eyelash curler and a few coats of lengthening mascara to open up those eyes. Optionally, add a smudge of eyeliner at the lash line for a touch of sexy smoke, but don’t overdo it! When applying blush it’s important to do it right. It can either crowd your features or accentuate the angelic look associated with a round face (yes, I said angelic!). Don’t blush the apples of your cheeks, but rather start your blush in line with your pupils and up along your cheekbone, to better highlight the proportions of your face. Add a highlighting shade above the top of your cheekbone and you should see an angel in the mirror!
If you have a long face and you don’t like it, here’s a quick secret to help you feel better: For centuries long, a high forehead was considered to be a mark of royalty. So get your inner diva ready, because we’ll be turning you into a princess! Focusing on the eyelashes is the most important. Focus on the centre of your eye’s arch when you apply mascara and build up more coats there. As an extra touch, apply a couple of individual lashes on the centre of your eye – it will add an exciting third dimension. Just make sure to add some eyeliner at the lash line to conceal the look. Blush is also a great way to highlight the centre of your face. To find the structure of your cheekbones, make a fish face. After you’re done laughing, apply your highlighter along the top ridge and be sure that it’s not too shimmery. Then add your favourite blush to the apples of your cheeks for a finishing glow and there you have it – princess!
If you have a heart shaped face, your face is broad at the forehead and cheeks and sweeps down into a pointed chin. Your focus should be on colourful lips and defined lashes. Apply lengthening mascara to your lashes and run a spoolie brush (it looks like those long mascara bushes) through the lashes between the coats. Add a touch of volumizing mascara to the outer corner of the lashes to get a bit of extra oomph! The apples of your cheeks is a real spotlight of your face’s shape, so apply a pink cream blush on your cheeks to instantly give you a healthy glow!
The proportions of a triangular face shape can be balanced with your make up. Apply a dark eye shadow to your eyes and add some gold highlighter up and out across the eyebrow to create extra width. Use a grey eyeliner (preferably pencil) and apply from the middle of your eyelid to the outer corner and all along the bottom of your eyelid. For your cheeks, it’s best to focus on your cheekbones. Apply a light coloured blush along your cheekbones and all the way to your hairline. Make sure the shade is one tone darker than your foundation to help further blend the shape of your face.
Well ladies, excuses are wearing thin to not look absolutely glamorous regardless of the shape of your face. The tips I just gave you will address any irregularities around the balance of your facial shape and will promote your look from ordinary to astonishing! Go on, try it now!
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