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How to Apply the Right Makeup for Your Face Shape

Makeup is an art. It can accentuate and enhance the beauty of an individual and make necessary amendments to the face shape to make it look appealing and attractive. It even helps in boosting one’s confidence and showcasing their happier side. However, makeup is not a one-size-fits-all practice. It has to be done as per the face shape. Certain areas need to be highlighted, while some contours have to be camouflaged using the right quantum of makeup, in order to make the face look picture perfect. 

Different face shapes have different needs when it comes to highlighting them with makeup. Let us consider the various types of face shapes and the myriad of approaches needed while applying the makeup.

Oval Face Shape Make-Up Essentials

The first and foremost step when doing up an oval face shape is to try and make it look elongated by concentrating more on the blunt features and thus using the correct techniques to make them look sharper. 

Working on the Nose: For this, the blunt nose, which most oval faces come blessed with, needs to be given shadow effect by applying a bronzer on the sides, after the foundation base has been applied. Doing so highlights and heightens the top of the nose, making it look fairer and prominently sharper with the compact base. 

Eyebrows: A high arched eyebrow on an oval face shape can make it look more oval. Hence, it is better to pick the eyebrows in their natural brow bone direction.

Lips/Eyes: For an oval face, always highlight only one of the two, either the eyes or the lips, keeping the other one simple. 

Cheeks: Apply blush on to the cheekbone by sucking your cheeks in and highlighting its contours. This will give a sleek and stylish look to your oval face shape. Also, accentuating the chin using blush on the sides tends to enhance the overall effect and adds on to its beauty.

Make-Up for Diamond Face Shape

The first and foremost step when doing up an oval face shape is to try and make it look elongated by concentrating more on the blunt features and thus using the correct techniques to make them look sharper. 

Working on the Nose: For this, the blunt nose, which most oval faces come blessed with, needs to be given shadow effect by applying a bronzer on the sides, after the foundation base has been applied. Doing so highlights and heightens the top of the nose, making it look fairer and prominently sharper with the compact base. 

Eyebrows: A high arched eyebrow on an oval face shape can make it look more oval. Hence, it is better to pick the eyebrows in their natural brow bone direction.

Lips/Eyes: For an oval face, always highlight only one of the two, either the eyes or the lips, keeping the other one simple. 

Cheeks: Apply blush on to the cheekbone by sucking your cheeks in and highlighting its contours. This will give a sleek and stylish look to your oval face shape. Also, accentuating the chin using blush on the sides tends to enhance the overall effect and adds on to its beauty.

Make-Up for Diamond Face Shape

The first and foremost step when doing up an oval face shape is to try and make it look elongated by concentrating more on the blunt features and thus using the correct techniques to make them look sharper. 

Working on the Nose: For this, the blunt nose, which most oval faces come blessed with, needs to be given shadow effect by applying a bronzer on the sides, after the foundation base has been applied. Doing so highlights and heightens the top of the nose, making it look fairer and prominently sharper with the compact base. 

Eyebrows: A high arched eyebrow on an oval face shape can make it look more oval. Hence, it is better to pick the eyebrows in their natural brow bone direction.

Lips/Eyes: For an oval face, always highlight only one of the two, either the eyes or the lips, keeping the other one simple. 

Cheeks: Apply blush on to the cheekbone by sucking your cheeks in and highlighting its contours. This will give a sleek and stylish look to your oval face shape. Also, accentuating the chin using blush on the sides tends to enhance the overall effect and adds on to its beauty.

Make-Up for Diamond Face Shape

The first and foremost step when doing up an oval face shape is to try and make it look elongated by concentrating more on the blunt features and thus using the correct techniques to make them look sharper. 

Working on the Nose: For this, the blunt nose, which most oval faces come blessed with, needs to be given shadow effect by applying a bronzer on the sides, after the foundation base has been applied. Doing so highlights and heightens the top of the nose, making it look fairer and prominently sharper with the compact base. 

Eyebrows: A high arched eyebrow on an oval face shape can make it look more oval. Hence, it is better to pick the eyebrows in their natural brow bone direction.

Lips/Eyes: For an oval face, always highlight only one of the two, either the eyes or the lips, keeping the other one simple. 

Cheeks: Apply blush on to the cheekbone by sucking your cheeks in and highlighting its contours. This will give a sleek and stylish look to your oval face shape. Also, accentuating the chin using blush on the sides tends to enhance the overall effect and adds on to its beauty.

Make-Up for Diamond Face Shape

It is essential to use the right makeup technique for the appropriate face shape, so as to prevent it from looking disproportionate. To give a dazzling look to a diamond face shape, one needs to pick up these makeup tricks.

Base make-up- Use a light liquid foundation or highlighting powder to brighten up the centre of the face. To do so, the foundation should be applied to the forehead, the centre of the chin, and the bridge of the nose. 

For a more proportionate look, bronzing powder or a slightly darker foundation should be used for highlighting the contours on the peak of the forehead, the chin tip and the underside of the cheekbones. This helps minimise the width of the face, making it look more tapered and appropriate. 

Round Face Make-Up Tips

Round face shape is equal in length and width and hence needs to be made proportionate using the right make-up technique. An illusionary effect needs to be created, using make-up, which would make the face look longer. Hence, this face shape needs just the right amount of contouring to get that perfect look.

To start off, the temples and jawline should be accentuated using a bronzer to create contours. This creates an illusion of an oval face to the actually-round shape face. Also, more attention should be drawn to the centre of the face by highlighting the forehead, chin, and the area under the eyes.

You can also apply blush to impart a good definition to the area just beneath the cheekbones. Alternatively, it can even be applied directly on to the temples of the cheeks, which in turn would accentuate the entire shape of the face. However, care should be taken to apply the blush in an upward stroke to give it a slimming effect.

A very important factor that should be kept in mind is to avoid using very bright colours to a round face as it only adds roundness to the face and highlights it further. 

Heart-Shaped Faces

A tapered jawline along with a wide forehead is what constitutes a heart-shaped face. The first and foremost step when doing up a heart-shape face is to withdraw the attention from the wide forehead. A perfect balance can be created by highlighting certain areas and tuning down others when working upon such faces.

Here are some make-up tips for a heart-shaped face:

Foundation: Using a bronzer or a foundation along the bottom of the chin and not on the sides of the temples, and adding shape to it by using a highlighting powder will do the trick. Further, the high cheekbones should be accentuated by the side shadowing the nose with foundation and adding some colour to give the cheeks a glow.

Lips: The lips should be made plump by using a lip plumper, and the eyes should be kept subtle. To further keep the attention focused on the lips and not the broad jawline, a bright and shiny gloss along with a bold lip colour should be used. 

Eyes: The eyes in a heart-shaped face should not be made too smokey, even for night outs.

Cheeks: Use a bronzer for contouring your cheekbones. This can be done by tracing the hollows of the cheeks. 

Blush: A very subtle shade of blush should be used when adding colour to the apples of your cheeks. 

Final thoughts

Whatever be your face shape, always remember one thing, it is your confidence and personality that defines who you are. However, adding sensible defining lines through proper use of makeup can definitely add a signature to your personality and make you look extremely attractive. Irrespective of what face shape you naturally possess, make-up hacks can make you steal the show wherever you go. But for this, you need to get some proper professional training to learn the art of doing make-up.

If you wish to learn the art of make-up, the best place to enroll is The Shaw Academy. Log on to their website at www.shawacademy.com to learn more about the courses that they offer on beauty and sign up for the course which interests you the most based on your requirements and specifications. 

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