Oval, diamond, round, heart, square, elongated or rectangular: face shapes they deserve to be enhanced with the right make-up. For this you need to understand the most suitable makeup techniques for each face, to avoid penalizing its strengths and, vice versa, emphasizing its defects. Here are the recommended tricks and mistakes not to make. But first ask yourself: which of the face shapes is mine?
The most proportionate shape of all, because it widens slightly to the cheeks, and then tightens harmoniously around the chin. Enhance it with the blush, to be spread with a large brush in the most protruding point of the cheeks and also on the temples, in small quantities. Even the eyes should be put in the foreground, drawing a dark eyeshadow on the mobile eyelid, blending it outwards with a lighter shade.
THE MISTAKE NOT TO MAKE: do not accentuate the angularity of the cheekbone.
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Wide cheekbones and narrow but elongated jaw. This face shape is enhanced by resizing the cheekbones and widening the temples. Work with a contouring on the cheekbones, applying the blush above and below. Then proceed with the light foundation around the eyes, under the nose and on the chin and forehead.
THE MISTAKE NOT TO MAKE: use too strong colors on eyes and lips.
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Here height and width coincide. To best define it, you have to play with lights and shadows. Darken the jaw, starting from the cheekbone horizontally. Instead, lighten the temple area e always comb your eyebrows upwards. Finally streamline with the blush, spreading it from top to bottom.
THE MISTAKE NOT TO MAKE: bring too thick eyebrows.
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Face to heart
It is a face inverted triangular, characterized by a wide forehead and an accentuated nose. This is why the contouring, in the lateral part of the forehead and on the cheekbones. Below, proceed with theilluminating to highlight them. Highlight the lips, while on the eyes apply only light shades.
THE MISTAKE NOT TO MAKE: put the blush and enlarge your eyes.
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There jaw, for this face shape, it is the same width as the chin and temples. It will be crucial to put in I highlight my eyes, enlarging them also thickening the eyebrows, and streamlining the chin protrusion by doing a contouring with the help of an opaque earth also on cheekbones. On the most protruding part of the cheek, apply the blush in circular movements.
THE MISTAKE NOT TO MAKE: create a make-up devoid of lights and shadows.
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The elongated shape sees the features develop into vertical direction. For this it is important to enlarge the face horizontally, to shorten the proportions and to get even bigger brightness. To enhance it, give to eyebrows a gull wing shape, lighten the cheekbone area and the one that goes from the eye to the temples and darken the chin and hairline. Bello also the effect of blush, spread starting from center of the cheeks, fading it towards the ears.
THE MISTAKE NOT TO MAKE: make up oblique.
Long face, like Sarah Jessica Parker
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