Most women will say that their face is round, but most faces are usually one of six basic shapes.
Before you try to pick the right hairstyle, you need to determine your face shape. The easiest way to do that is pull your hair back away from your face, and take a good look in the mirror.
Ask yourself: What's the widest part of your face — your forehead or your jaw? Or maybe it's neither and your cheekbones are the widest. Look at your chin, is it pointy, round or square?
Picture an imaginary line going around your face. What shape is it?
There are six different face shapes and each have distinct characteristics. By using the guide below, you can easily determine your face shape.
Oval: The length of your face is about one and a half times its width. Your forehead is slightly wider than your chin.
Round: You have prominent (perhaps chubby) cheeks, and the length and width of your face are about equal.
Square: You have a prominent jaw and square chin. Your forehead and jaw line are approximately the same width.
Oblong: Oblong is often confused with oval, however this shape is slightly longer and not as wide. You may also have a pointy chin.
Heart: Both your forehead and your cheekbones are wide. You have a narrow jaw and pointy chin.
Diamond: Both your forehead and your jaw line are narrow with your cheekbones being the widest part of your face.
Every hairstyle is not for every woman. What looks fabulous on a round face like Cameron Diaz or Drew Barrymore won't look as wonderful on a heart-shaped face like Reese Witherspoon or Rose McGowan.
When shopping for sunglasses or eyeglasses, you also need to keep your face shape in mind. A general rule is that the frame shape should be the opposite of your face shape. However, things can get a little more complicated than that, depending on your face shape. Follow these tips to find the right glasses for you.
If you have an oval face shape, your face is slightly longer than it is wide. Your face shape is like an inverted egg — wider at the top than the bottom. Your jawline is slightly rounded.
If you have a round face, your jawline is round and full, and your face is nearly as wide as it is long. Your cheekbones mark the widest part of your face.
If you have an oblong face shape, your face is longer than it is wide. Your forehead, cheeks and jawline are all the same width, and your jawline is probably rounded.
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