For Oblong Faces
An oblong or rectangular face shape is longer than it is wide, and is relatively the same width across the forehead, cheekbones and jawline. For an oblong face, use makeup to accentuate your cheekbones and bring out the middle third of the face.
Try these faces if you have an oblong-shaped face.
Use both liquid & powder.
Your objective with makeup on an oblong face is to create the appearance of the ideal oval, making your face appear both shorter and broader. Apply a liquid foundation that matches your skintone to your entire face. Next, use a pressed powder that is just one shade darker to highlight your temples, chin and right above your cheekbones.
Contour with bronzer.
"For an oblong face, contour the sides of the jaw, temples and hairline with bronzer to minimize the prominent forehead," says New York makeup artist Jessica Lauren. "Highlight the chin and cheekbones. Extending the eyebrows outward toward your temples also will soften the angular features."
Play up your eyes.
By putting the emphasis on your beautiful features, you can take away from an irregular, oblong face shape. Play up your eyes by experimenting with cat eye makeup, bold eyeshadow colors and dramatic lashes.
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