Heart face shape

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

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.

Celebrities:

Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Kate Hudson, Sophie Dahl, Carey Mulligan, Madonna, Julianne Hough, Claudia Schiffer, Chloe Moretz, Taylor Swift, Amanda Seyfried, Emma Watson, Sophia Loren, Ashley Greene, Kat Graham, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kourtney Kardashian, Victoria Beckham, Thandie Newton, Zooey Deschanel, Christina Ricci, Alyssa Milano, Elizabeth Hurley, Elizabeth Taylor, Naomi Campbell, Ashley Judd, Halle Berry, Zoe Saldana, Zendaya, Rashida Jones, Tyra Banks, Kerry Washington, Kendall Jenner, Vanessa Hudgens

Earrings:

Cluster or other smallish earrings are great. Also drop earrings that are wider at the bottom than they are at the top. Earrings with curves soften the angular lines of your face. Dangle, teardrop, oval, and chandelier style earrings. You can pull off large circular disc earrings.

Careful: Long drop earrings that fall lower than chin length. Earrings that are wider at the top than the bottom.

Necklaces:

Choker, collar, or short length necklaces work best for this facial type. Stacked necklaces, or multi-strand styles. You can handle necklaces that are bulkier to fill out your face—such as a statement bib necklace.

Careful: Long necklaces and long pendant necklaces creating a “V” down your chest.

Necklines:

Square and round necklines look best with your narrow jawline. High or wide collars, crewnecks, boatnecks, off-the-shoulder necklines, turtlenecks, mock necks, roll-necks, and neckties are great on you.

Careful: V-necks emphasize your chin in a less flattering way.

Sunglasses:

Mimic the shape of your face with your sunglasses—with the upturned design of the cat-eye styles! Also try oval and round styles, bottom heavy frames, aviators, and Wayfarers. You can pull off thin, rimless, and/or light-colored frames. Make sure the width of the frame is slightly wider than your forehead for balance.

Careful: Dark frames or too-heavy styles or decorative designs.

Hats:

Hats work well on you in general. Medium brimmed hats, prominent crowns, and asymmetrical brims are flattering. Slanting the hat to one side will slim your face and draw attention to your eyes. Wear styles like fedoras, cloches, berets, boater hats, derby hats, homburgs, brimless hats, pompom beanies, beanies, trapper hats with the earflaps worn down. Best to wear hats that cover your forehead completely. Wear small accessories or adornments on the top or side of your head. The crown of the hat should never be narrower than your cheekbones.

Careful: Tight-fitting hats, hats with small brims, wide brimmed hats or hats that are too full.

Eyebrows:

Groomed, tightly kept and not too thick (think Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson). Keep the brows rounded with a low-arch, as the curve of the brow enhances the heart-like look of the face. You can experiment though with a higher arch—it will make your face shape appear longer and more dramatic.

Hairstyles:

Balance your pointed chin and draw attention to the eyes. Create the illusion of balance with curls and waves starting around the level of the cheekbones. Styles with fullness through the ends directed away from the face. Shoulder length hair tends to look best. Bangs can be worn short and choppy or longer and sliced into rather than in a heavy unbroken straight line. Wispy bangs with a layered medium-length haircut is great on you. You can choose to accentuate your tapered face shape by pulling your hair up into a high topknot!

Careful: With a true widow’s peak, avoid forcing an awkward middle part—instead part your hair slightly off center.