The 9 Face Shapes: What's Yours? ...


Choosing hairstyles and learning makeup tricks and tips is a lot easier if you know your face shape.

If you want a new cut or want to learn how to contour your makeup, just as examples, you can refine your searches to hone in on your face shape for great results.

So what are the face shapes and how do you work out which is yours?

The 9 Face Shapes

Did you know there are 9 face shapes?

1. Oblong


An oblong face is longer than it is wide.2

You have a rounded chin/jawline which is the same width as you forehead and cheeks which means he sides of your face are straight.

Celebrities with an oblong shaped face:

Julia Roberts

Sarah Jessica Parker

Elle Macpherson

Hilary Swank

Jessica Alba


2. Rectangle


It may have sounded like I was describing a rectangle in the oblong shape but although they are very similar in all other aspects, the defining difference between an oblong face and a rectangular face is the jawline.2

In an oblong face it is rounded.

In a rectangular face, the jawline is square.

Celebrities with a rectangle shaped face:

Gisele Bundchen

Jessica Simpson

Joan Smalls

3. Round


The width and length of your face are essentially equal, and your cheeks are full and your chin is rounded.

Round faces have few to no angles.

You’re lucky too!

Round faces generally retain their youthful appearance longer than other face shapes.

Celebrities with a round shaped face:

Emma Stone

Mariska Hargitay

Lindsay Lohan

Cameron Diaz

4. Heart


If you have a heart-shaped face you have a broad forehead and cheekbones.

Your face is slightly longer than it is wide and generally tapers to a narrow, often pointed jawbone and chin.

Celebrities with a heart-shaped face:

Jennifer Lopez

Reese Witherspoon

Michelle Pfeiffer

Amanda Seyfried

Jennifer Aniston

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