One of the most asked questions as a makeup artist is how to find your face shape! It’s understandable, because this is how you find the right contour and highlight pattern when doing makeup! The good news is there is an EASY way to figure out which face shape you have by taking some simple measurements!
Here are 4 simple measurements For How To Find Your Face Shape:
1. Forehead: Pull the tape measure from the peak of one eyebrow arch to the peak of the opposite arch. Record that number.
2. Cheekbones: Measure across your upper cheeks, starting and ending at the sharp bump below the outer corner of each eye.
3. Jawline: Measure your jaw across your face at its widest point (about an inch down from your ears).
4. Face length: Measure from the center of your hairline to the tip of your chin.
Write down these four measurements. Note which is the largest, and use the information below to determine your face shape.
Oval: Face length is greater than the width of the cheekbones, and forehead is greater than the jawline. The angle of the jaw is rounded rather than sharp.
Square: All measurements are fairly similar. The angle of the jaw is sharp rather than rounded.
Rectangle/Oblong: Face length is the greatest measurement. Forehead, cheekbones, and jawline are similar in size.
Round: Cheekbones and face length have a similar measurement. They are larger than forehead and jawline, which also have a similar measurement. The angle of the jaw is soft and much less defined.
Diamond: Face length measures largest. Then, in descending order: cheekbones, forehead, and smallest is jawline. The chin is pointed.
Heart: Forehead measures greater than the cheekbones and jawline. The chin is pointed.
Tell me in the comments below which face shape you have! Also, I’ve shared graphics for each face shape below so you can download and see exactly where to contour and highlight!