A Round face shape exhibits the natural beauty and energy of youth. The fullness of this shape exhibits health and splendor.
However, there are many who feel as if their round face shape takes away from the appearance of their facial features.
There are many ways that you can work your face shape to bring out those features. Determining the right makeup and jewelry can add detail and emphasis to your face.
Here, you will learn the tips and tricks that are involved in this. If you have a round facial shape, it is important to know and understand the basic geometry of your shape.
First, your face is wider in the cheek area than any other area. You will probably also notice that you have a well-rounded chin.
The cheek area will be rounded and very full. However, basically, from the forehead down, the face is relatively short.
You will want to add overall length to the face when applying makeup, and try to draw attention away from the well-rounded and full cheek and chin area.
Hairstyles to Compliment
A fringe cut on an angle, blending in slightly longer than the temple to create shadows under cheekbones. There are styles in the Asymmetrical Hair Styles Gallery that you can view for examples.
A layered shaggy hairstyle works well, short fringes will add length to the face, you need to create a strong shape through the sides so that it creates a softer look onto the face or a more angular look away from the face.
A length that is below the chin and that keeps the sides close to your face and has some height at the crown is a winner; your face will appear longer and narrower.
Hairstyles To Avoid
- Curly styles emphasize roundness, if you do have naturally curly hair try for a style that will take bulk from the sides and again adding some length past the chin
As the widest part of your face is at the cheeks and ears you need to avoid having the fullness of the cut there as it will only make your face appear wider
- Extremely long style
- Extremely short styles
- Chin length will exaggerate the natural roundness
- Avoid straight heavy fringes
- Any that pulls back right off the face, perhaps limiting ponytails to home wear
All lengths the same, the flatter and shorter your hair the rounder your face will appear, you can wear your hair short, but do avoid a style with same length layers.
Also see Hairstyles for Round Face Shapes for detailed information on the right and wrong styles and a hairstyle gallery giving you examples of these styles on live models.
Makeup for a Round Face Shape
You’re objective is to create more definition- flatter your round facial shape by creating an oval appearance that will lift your facial features and lengthen the face shape to give the visual of a thinner look.
You can contour your face by focusing on certain areas. First, you will want to pay attention to the foundation highlighting that you use in the area of the forehead.
You should also ensure that you highlight the areas just above the cheeks, as well as the area just below the eyes. It is also important to use dark colored makeup to enhance the areas where it will be placed.
Dark colors will draw the attention away from the sides of the face, and will allow the attention to be placed more on the inside components of the face.
This can be extremely beneficial in adding general height to the round face shape.
Have you ever wondered what celebrities have the round face shape? Well, let’s see…Drew Barrymore has a cute little round face, and so does Cameron Diaz. Celebrities like Christina Ricci, Roseanne Barr, and Natalie Merchant also have round faces.
If you pay close attention to the way that they wear their makeup, you will find that they implement the use of a lot of dark colors and different makeup schemes. This helps to bring out their natural features.
Like with Drew Barrymore, her lips really stand out. Roseanne Barr’s eyes really stand out, and so do the eyes of Christina Ricci.
Eyewear and Sunglasses
Angular or squares frames that do not extend past your cheekbones will be your most flattering choice.