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    Beauty Hack: Makeup For Your Face Shape

    Beauty Hack: Makeup For Your Face Shape

    Every face shape holds their own assets and obstacles when it comes to makeup application...

    Of course we all have our own perception of beauty and desires to highlight or downplay certain facial attributes differently. However, we believe its important to have some understanding of your own face shape and its features.

    PLUS we are passing on some great makeup tips to accentuate your favourite features specially catered to your face shape!

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    Round Faces

    Face length and cheekbones have a similar measurement. Slightly larger than the forehead and chin. The angle of the jaw is soft.

    We want to visually narrow the sides of the face while creating the illusion of length towards the middle.

    How-To Tips:

    • HIGHLIGHT: The chin, cupids bow, bridge of the nose, centre of the forehead and the highest point of the cheekbones. Use the Thin Lizzy Concealer Creme in a shade or two lighter than your foundation!

    • CONTOUR: The hairline at the sides of the forehead blending down the temples. Below the cheekbones, taking it down slightly towards the jawline - adding a little under the jawline too will add depth.

    • BLUSH: Applied correctly a little blush can actually slim and lift your features. The technique to make your cheeks pop without adding unnecessary volume is to apply at the edge of the cheekbone, not underneath and don't take the colour too close to your nose either.

    • EYES: Winged eyeliner has a slimming effect above fuller cheeks and creates a beautiful balance to those soft features you possess.  

    Source: Pinterest

    Heart Faces

    Typically wider at the forehead and comes to a point at the chin. You may also have a widow’s peak in the middle of your hairline.

    We want to add a bit of width and softness to the bottom half of the face while reducing the width of the forehead to add balance.

    Source: Pinterest


    How-To Tips:

    • HIGHLIGHT: The centre of your chin, middle of your forehead and inner corners of your eyes.

    • CONTOUR: Along the hairline from the top working down towards the temples. Under the cheekbones, from the top of the ear to the centre of your
      cheek and a light dust to the tip of your chin.

    • BLUSH: Take care not to get too close to your nose when applying blush if your cheeks are already quite full, as this will add further volume. Try a two
      finger distance from nose to cheek as the starting point. Work the product upwards towards your temples.

    • BROWS: Best kept wild and natural. Try a clear eyebrow gel to feather them up and out if you are dealing with sparse hairs.

    • EYES: Heart face shapes can really pull off eyeliner looks and smoky eyes. Some liquid eyeliner on the top lid works effortlessly and a cat eye will add balance - try ourPerfect Wing Eyeliner Stamp

    Oval Faces

    Characterised by a wider forehead with cheekbones that taper down to a narrower chin with a slight curve. The length of your face is larger than the width of your cheekbones.

    You, my friend, have the face of symmetry makeup artists dream of! This means you have a fair amount of freedom with different makeup trends. However you may want to ‘slightly’ elongate the face and accentuate the bone structure.

    How-To Tips:

    • HIGHLIGHT: Above the cheekbones to pull them up and forward. Along the brow bone, the middle of the forehead and chin. If the forehead is shorter you can also add some directly into the middle front of the hairline.

    • CONTOUR: Use sparingly on sides of your forehead & under your cheekbones (from the top of the ear to the middle of the cheek). As you don't require an awful amount of contouring we suggest just sticking to a bronzer, like the 6in1 Professional Powder

    • BLUSH: Lightly apply colour to the apples of your cheeks, blending upwards along the cheekbones. You can also add a touch to the temples.

    • BROWS: Keep the focus on the arch of your brow.

    • EYES: One rule for the oval face is to focus on one feature at a time when it comes to eyes and lips. If you are doing a bold or smoky eye, be sure to keep your lip colour nutral, and vice versa. It’s all about keeping the balance right and not overwhelming focus.

    Source: Pinterest

    Square Faces

    A square or sharp edged jaw is a good indicator of a square-shaped face. The jaw, cheekbones and forehead should appear equal in width.

    The aim with this shape is to soften and balance out angular edges.

    Source: Pinterest

    How-To Tips:

    • HIGHLIGHT: The middle of your forehead, under-eyes and centre of the face. Add a touch along the brow bone and on the centre of the chin

    • CONTOUR: Apply along the hairline at the sides of the forehead and under the jawline in an upward motion, focusing on the areas that are most angular. Use a fluffy brush for this application as it will give you a softer finish, we aren't after any harsh edges - try our Flawless Fibre Brush
    • BLUSH: Directly to the apples of your cheeks and blended out to soften. Just
      be sure not to blend out too horizontally and this will exaggerate your angles.

    • EYES: Be sure to stick with soft circular shapes for eye makeup, this is the ideal contrast that creates the most flattering balance. Try a glam halo eye or a soft shimmer.

    So go and have a play with your bone structure and facial features. Balance these ideas above with your own style for a makeup method that works for YOU.

    Lizzy x