Your makeup is just as important as your hairstyle and the shape of your face. If you have a round face, then imagine being aligned with the famous celebrities Charlize Theron, Drew Barrymore, plus many others who had claimed the full definition of what seems attractive from person to person. In this world, the concept of beauty is defined by people who focus on the shape of the face while others tend to concentrate on the body curves. When you have both, it may feel like you just won a lottery!
You have to see the beauty behind each face shape. In general, faces are not perfect, whatever! You certainly do not need to have a perfect oval face to look beautiful. There is one recurring trend among women with round faces that never failed to surprise me.
They treat their round shaped faces like a curse, instead of the blessing they truly are. If you think your round face highly affects your beauty, then you are definitely wrong! Stereotypes have no meaning in this world. Stereotyping is a thing of the past.
Your emotions can intimidate and affect the way you see yourself in any dress, hairstyle, and makeup. Remember that everyone has a different opinion of what is considered beautiful, and the most attractive face shape. With a celeb inspiration, you can get a good makeup makeover suited for your round face shape.
Just as we are all working so hard to embrace our natural body shape, the face shape you were born with deserves the same kind of love. Alongside face shapes like the heart, diamond, rectangle and oval, the lovely round face has a special symmetry that is all its own.
And just like dressing for your body type, putting on makeup is all about working with your face shape and playing up your best features. With all of the makeup tips for a round face out there, it’s hard to find tips that would work for your face, right?
How to Determine Your Face Shape
Measure your face using a tape measure or ruler. Measure your face across the top of your cheekbones from end to end. Write down the measurement.
Measure your jaw line from the widest point to the widest point. Write down the measurement. Measure across your forehead at the widest point.
Generally, the widest point will be somewhere between your eyebrows and your hairline. Measure from the tip of your hairline to the bottom of your chin. Write down the measurements.
Your face shape is Oval if-
The length of your face is equal to approximately one and a half times the width of your face.
Your face shape is Round if-
Your face is roughly as long as it is wide and your jaw line is more rounded than square.
Your face shape is Oblong if-
Your face is nearly twice as long as it is wide and your jaw line softly tapers.
Your face shape is Rectangular if-
Your face is nearly twice as long as it is wide and your jaw line is square.
Your face shape is Heart if-
Your face is widest at the cheekbones and/or forehead and narrows at the jaw line.
Your face shape is Square if-
Your face is about as wide as it is long and your jaw line is more squared than rounded.
Your face shape is Triangular if-
Your face is widest at the jaw line and narrows at the temples.
Your face shape is a Diamond if-
Your face is widest at the cheekbones and narrows about evenly at the forehead and jaw line.
It is all up to us to figure out exactly what look is best for our face shape, before we even sit down on the chair. If you have a round face, it would be as wide as it is long. This may vary a little, but usually pretty close.
A round face shape is characterized by a wide hairline and fullness below the cheekbones. The goal for a round face is to make it appear a little slimmer and not quite so round. This is where contouring comes in.
Contouring makes all of the difference in the world when you have a round face and can make your face appear longer instead of round. If you are not confident about contouring, you can still balance a round face without contouring. You can stick to more subtle ways of balancing or offsetting your rounded features using makeup.
Having a round face and finding a makeup to complement the face shape can be a bit tricky, which includes the hairstyle. Knowing your face shape can help determine the makeup style that can perfectly complement it.
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Work on your eyebrows
Focus on the arch of the brow to bring some length to the face. Use a brow sculpting pencil to help emphasize, not overdraw, the natural arch of the brow. To add some extra angles, go for a sharper shape at the start of the brow and the top of the arch.
Eyebrows are an important feature of your face. Well-shaped eyebrows can enhance your overall look and also, highlight the beauty of your face. However, you must understand that shaping an eyebrow according to the shape of the face is very important, because an eyebrow shape that looks good on a round face, may not necessarily suit a person with a heart face shape.
If you want to do the least amount of work necessary to offset a round face, focus on your brows. Arched ones will add some much-needed length to a round face (since the arch will lift up your eye area), but flat or straight brows may make round faces look wider.
Sculpting the arch can be a game changer. Do not, I repeat, do not shape your brows into a rounded, arch shape! The combo of this brow shape with a round face is unflattering, so make sure you’re emphasizing your arch to create lift.
Round face shape looks broader than usual, chin is slightly rounded off and the face has no angles, which makes the face look fuller and flatter. Round face shape beauties, therefore need eyebrow shapes that will make the face look thinner.
This means, the eyebrow must be shaped in a way that it would make the face appear less rounded. You can look stunning with perfectly shaped eyebrows. It is essential to elongate the face shape to the maximum, if you can.
To sharpen the edges ever so slightly, wipe away the excess product from the angled liner brush and use what was remaining on the brush to draw an edge. In order to get a hard angle eyebrow shape, keep your brow line straight until the peak and then bend low towards the edges.
You may use the tallest point of the brush to lightly shade the brows. You can sneak in some angles by sharpening the outer edge of your eye makeup. Hard angles tend to highlight your eyes and make the face look thinner.
Try to create a straight line on the anterior part of your brows so that it leads the arch. Use powder, eyebrow pencil and gel for an arch. Create as high an arch as you can.
Due to the lack of definition in a round face, creating a highly arched eyebrow can bring out and define the facial bone structure that it lacks. Higher arch is simply flattering for round faces.
You can do this by making sure it doesn’t go beyond an imaginary line from the end of your brow to the end of your eye, or by creating a sharp edge with a foundation brush after you do your eye makeup.
Eyebrows shape and appearance can affect your looks. You can use the traditional technique of threading or opt for brow threading machines to shape your brows first. Be careful, because a wrong shape can ruin your entire look. To make it simple, you can go to shops that sell makeup and have them shape your brows free of charge.
High arches open up the eyes while making the face appear thin. Since the brows are far from your nose, this brow arch shape can make your face appear a bit thinner.
A soft angled eyebrow is characterized by its soft peaks and curves, and a low or high arch. Although the high arch is best for women with a round shaped face, some may not feel comfortable with high arches. You can alternately use a soft angled eyebrow shape.
A hard angled brow gives a harsh look, but works well on making a woman with a round face looks younger. It can definitely help make a fatter round face looks slimmer and the short faces look longer. The soft or angled brows give an empowering delicate look of making a person appear taller.
You must shape and fill in your eyebrows. Angled brows highlight and draw attention to your eyes. Also, they make the face look longer.
Here is another technique. Drawing an S shaped eyebrow that resembles the soft angled brow shape can make the round shape face appear longer. It begins with a slightly curved line and the angle of the brow is quite rounded.
The S shape suits the type of face seen as a blend of angle and curve. This amazingly offers a glamorous look to your face. To achieve this, you have to keep your brows straight towards your nose, causing a slight curve. However, this technique doesn’t flatter much a round face. Stay away from flat and rounded eyebrows or you add roundness to your overall appearance.
As you get older your bone structure becomes more obvious, which gives your face more definition. What is interesting is the idea that round faces aren’t prone to sagging and getting nasty lines that run from nose to mouth.
It is also important to know that there are times, in your life, your round face may transform to a square as you age, so better keep looking at any change that may happen and appropriately change your brow shape, if ever that happens to you.
You can focus on your best feature. Do you love your lips? Were you born with naturally gorgeous baby blues or deep browns to die for? Whatever your preferred feature may be, giving it a little extra attention can help balance a round face while it proceeds to enhance your entire look.
Try an unexpected shade of eye shadow or a new eye makeup tutorial (with a few false lashes for volume) or keep the eyes light and draw attention to the bottom of your face with a bright lip color that flatters your skin tone.
This one is quick and easy and works well for all round-faced beauties. After applying your regular eye makeup, go bold with a winged or cat-eye look.
The deep curve of the dark, winged eyeliner naturally slims above fuller cheeks. Not only is a cat-eye for day or night pretty damn sexy, but it also balances the softer features of a round face.
Go with a thick cat eye with a sharp wing that looks like it slopes, not soft curves, when you close your eyes.
When it comes to lid looks, we all have the same goal: brighter, bigger, more awake eyes. The best way to enhance your features is by letting your eyes speak. Opt for darker shades, such as brown, deep blue, and purple.
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Highlight and contouring
A bronzer is the round’s face best friend. Contour plus bronzer can make your face look thinner. Apply a highlighting powder down the bridge of the nose, at the center of the forehead and just a touch on the chin to add length to a round face.
To subtly add length, you can also highlight down the bridge of your nose and the center of your forehead using a light shadow or a concealer lighter than your skin tone.
To create the illusion of a more sculpted face, sweep the bronzer along the temples, in the hollows of the cheeks and along the jawline.
You can use contour to carve out your features a bit, but don’t go overboard. Few makeup tricks look as awful as poorly applied contour. Blend well!
Try to feel your cheekbones, where you should contour. The higher you apply the shade, the sharper your cheekbones will look. Contour the hollow of the face for a more chiseled look using darker shades of foundation or a concealer or powder so it would make it look slimmer.
No matter what color of lipstick you choose (whether you are playing up your eyes or your lips), it helps to remember this best-kept, round-faced secret: Luscious lips are great for elongating. If you’ve chosen a lipstick in a lighter shade, add some gloss or sheen to attract the eye.
Darker lipstick in a bright red or deep berry will bring the focus to the bottom of the face so that it naturally appears longer, and often, slimmer.
If you have more of a rounded cupid’s bow, you can try making the peaks look sharper with a lip brush or the tip of your lipstick. Try the shades like berry or deep reds.
Lips drawn out from the original lip shape create the illusion of having plumper, fuller lips, that have a pop of color that compliments your skin tone. This would draw attention to your lips. If you want to create luscious kissable lips, just draw them out.
Just draw half a centimeter outside your lip line with a pointed lip liner and fill it in evenly. Do not go overboard. Wear colors based on your skin tone. This automatically gives you full lips appearance.
- For those with fair skin with a yellow undertone, go for shades that pop, like pinks or berries, avoid orange.
- For those with a pale undertone, opt for oranges and tomato red. Avoid poppy pinks. You can also pick deep shades of burgundy or marsala.
- For those with dusky skin tones, go for plain shades, like a solid red or a solid pink. Avoid pastels.
- For darker olive skin tones, wear colors that are deeper like a plum or a magenta. Take advantage of your beautiful skin tone and color your lips accordingly. This will balance the roundness of your face.
Blush on application
Many girls with round faces are unsure of how and where to apply blush, so they skip it. You need the color to warm your complexion and visually break up the roundness in your cheeks.
Blush applied properly can also visually lift and slim the face. A perfect bonus for you! The trick to using blush to narrow a round face is applying it diagonally and extending it higher than you normally would on your cheekbones.
Blush should be in a modified teardrop shape that starts at the apex of your cheekbone and blends up and out toward your temples.
Be sure not to get blush too close to your nose or any lower than your cheekbone. Both will drag your face down and emphasize roundness.
Depending on the placement and the application of the product, add a flush of color to your face using a blush. You can opt for shades that are warmer and have a matte finish. Apply the blush under the cheekbones, contour and blend until the cheeks to make the face look more elongated and minimize the roundness.
A good makeup for round face also includes a perfect haircut to look artistically lean. Thus, it is naturally important to enhance your beauty and outline the roundness of the face to make it look elongated.