Makeup Tips for Face Shapes

Published May 21, 2013 by teacher dahl

Preparing face for makeup is the safest way to obtain a radiant look, and create a natural, flawless, healthy looking skin.

Before starting talking about makeup every woman should first know herself very well. This is an essential rule as makeup means enhancing your best features and hiding imperfections.
So, the first step should be to make a personal analysis and find out what are your expectations, qualities and flaws. Therefore, set in front of the mirror and see what face shape you have, what are your most visible marks, and what do you want to accentuate and express through the makeup style you are going to wear.


Prepare your skin

Always before applying makeup you should prepare the skin properly. First, clean your face from all impurities and dirt by removing them with a special face cleansing lotion. As the skin has to face every day aggressive external factors, which leads to dead cell formation, you must remove them every time you apply makeup.
If you are using a face wash, choose one that is appropriate for your skin type, and gently massage the skin avoiding the eye area. You can even use a toner. Then, apply a face cream taking into consideration your skin type, and allow 5 minutes for your skin to absorb it. Next, use an eye contour and a basis that protects the skin and helps fixing pigments for a long lasting makeup. Apply it by gentle moves from the center towards the exterior, and from the lower part of your face to the upper one. Make sure you don’t forget the neck.

Be careful to wash your hands and use an anti-bacterial gel before starting to apply makeup in order to avoid inflammations.

Makeup base

Highlighting plays a major role in preparing your skin for makeup as it reveals our skin in a natural light. Choose wisely your foundation according to the shade and undertones of your skin complexion. Apply it in a natural light, rather cold than warm, as this way you can better observe skin imperfections.

Use a brush if you want a light, natural finish and a sponge for a heavier coverage. You can mix a bit of foundation with your concealer and apply it on the skin.

As for the blush, choose one having a creamy texture rather than a powder one. A creamy blush blends better with your skin. Apply it using your fingers for a more natural look. End by fixing the foundation with a soft and translucent powder. You can use the back of your hand in order to try or mix different colors.


It is well-known the fact that perfection is an impossible purpose. Since we all want to look flawlessly, there are certain tips that might help you use makeup in order to enhance the natural beauty of your features, but also hide a few unwanted flaws. Following a few basic, simple makeup for face shapes rules, you can have an … almost perfect look.

You first need to know your face shape and what makeup you can apply in order to camouflage flaws. If you want your makeup to flatter you and to enhance your beauty, it has to match your eyes, hair color, face shape, lifestyle, personality, but also your mood.

You don’t have to invest in too many beauty and make up products , but purchase the essentials paying a lot of attention to the way you choose them. As the base is crucial when it comes to a perfect makeup, it is more than important to pick the most suitable foundation.

In this case you should choose two shades of foundation, one that perfectly matches your skin complexion and another with one tone darker. Stay away from too dark foundation as the minimal retouches will look more than visible and the result will be rather unaesthetic.


Next, you’ll need a big brush, sponges for applying foundation, and if you usually apply powder, take two shades also, one that you normally use and a darker one. But, before starting the actual makeup process, you should first know your face shape.


 Oval Shaped Face

The oval face is the ideal shape. Therefore, if you have it, feel lucky as you can try everything and anything when it comes to makeup. An oval face is described by a length equal to one and a half times width, with forehead and jaw having the same width.On the other hand, if you find yourself in the other categories, take a look to some simple tips of make up for face shapes.

Image  Round face

round face is characterized by a shorter distance from the forehead to the chin, and wider from cheek to cheek. A round face has full cheeks and a rounded chin. Length is approx equal to width. If you have a round face shape, you need to pay a lot of attention to the way you style your eyebrows. Try to stay away from the too arched shape as this will only make your face look even rounder.

What you need is a lengthening effect and you can achieve this by contouring the jaw line, temples, and cheeks for a more oval look. Start from the earlobe and continue towards the chin. Then, apply the lighter foundation on the rest of the face making sure you perfectly blend the two tones. Apply some blush on the cheeks and gently smooth the color when going up to the temples.

Image Square Face

square face has the same width from the edges of the forehead, across the cheeks, and from jaw to jaw, strong and broad forehead with angular jaw. However, this doesn’t mean you cannot look extremely hot. The first thing you should learn is to accentuate using darker foundation the central part of the forehead and chin, including the nose and the eye area. Contour the hairline on the temples and jaw at both corners in order to soften the corners. Use a more discreet makeup for the cheeks in order to avoid drawing the attention towards your face shape. The color of the blush should be matte and a little bit darker so you can diminish the volume of the cheeks.

Image  Long Face

long face has high cheek bones, raised forehead and distinct jaw line. Face is longer than it is wide. The best makeup solution for a long face is to apply a lighter foundation on the temples, cheeks, and the bottom jaw. On the rest of the face apply the darker foundation. The blush should be applied starting from the earlobe towards the nose. Also, use a darker eye shadow for the outer corner of the eyes.


Triangular shaped face

The triangular shaped face is characterized by narrow forehead and cheekbones and a wide jawline. What you need to do is to soften the lower part of the face. If you have prominent chin and cheeks, you should apply the foundation color you normally use. You should definitely avoid emphasizing your cheeks or chin. Apply a darker foundation on the temple area and don’t exaggerate with the eye makeup. Contour your eyebrows and use a lip balm or a lipstick in a natural color for your lips.

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