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Oval face shape

Defining characteristic:

Evenly balanced oval “egg” shaped face. You don’t have much softness to your face or squared/angular shape. Your face isn’t short or long. Your forehead isn’t much wider than the jawline and vice-versa.

  • Widest across the temples and forehead.

  • Slim proportions with a forehead and chin of almost exactly the same width.

  • Prominent cheekbones and a curved chin.

  • Ratio of width to length is about 1:1.5.

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Square face shape

Defining characteristic:

Your strong jawline! And your face’s shorter length. Different from round in that you don’t have much softness in your face—you have sharpness in your features.

  • The forehead, cheekbones and jawline are all about the same widths.

  • Sides of face are usually straight.

  • The squared jawline is the most obvious feature.

  • Strong bone structure.

  • Face is nearly as wide as it is long. Ratio is close to 1:1.

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Round face shape

Defining characteristic:

The roundness and softness in your face shape and features! Rounder lines and plumper cheeks than the oval face shape. Length of face is shorter than oval, as well.

  • Widest at the cheekbones with fuller cheeks.

  • Rounded jawline and a short chin.

  • Forehead is full and rounded.

  • Face is almost as wide as it is long. Ratio is usually between 1:1 and 1:1.5.

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Heart face shape

Defining characteristic:

A broader upper area of your face and you have a natural lift in your features.

  • Widest at the top of face.

  • Narrow jaw and a small but defined, pointed chin.

  • You may have a widow’s peak (a hairline with a V-shape at the center of the hairline).

  • Diamond face shapes are similar, but more angular—lines are not as “soft,” and their forehead is less wide. Diamond face shapes can follow the guidelines for the heart face shape.

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Pear face shape

Defining characteristic:

A very strong jawline that is the widest/most prominent part of your face! The face tapers inward from your jawline up to your forehead.

  • Also known as the triangle face shape.

  • The most pronounced feature is your jaw line that is wider/fuller than your forehead and cheekbones.

  • Your face narrows at your cheekbones and temples.

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Oblong face shape

Defining characteristic:

You have length in your face! Either an elongated oval shape or elongated shape with a stronger jaw.

  • Sometimes called rectangular.

  • Similar to square face shape, but is longer and more narrow.

  • Typically, a high forehead.

  • Gracefully tapers to a well-defined narrow oval chin.

  • Ratio of width to length is over 1:1.5.

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