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What Is My Face Shape?

What Is My Face Shape?

At Nakin we like to think we know a thing or two about our faces. We dedicate our work to producing amazing skincare that is full of natural anti-ageing actives. But something we found that we were never quite sure of is how to classify different face shapes. We kind of had an idea but were never sure if faces were round, square, oval, long, diamond or heart shaped. So, when we finally figured it out, we wanted to share the details with our lovely customers. Knowing your face shape helps with all sorts of things, like make-up application and choosing a hair style that suits you. It means that we are able to pick the most flattering looks that enhance our appearance. Read on and follow the steps below to discover your face shape.

  1. Begin by getting a camera, a piece of A4 white paper and a pen. Plus have a printer to hand.
  2. Tie your hair back and take a selfie photo of yourself, with the camera positioned straight onwards.
  3. Print the image out on a printer.
  4. Next use the pen to draw dots around the edge of the face, from the forehead, down the hair line and past the ears, along the jaw and chin and then back upwards. Then fill in the dots, so there is a line going around the whole of the face.
  5. This will then give you the outline of your face shape. Use the description below for the advice and detail to work out your exact actual shape.

Oval Face Shape

Your face will be longer than it is wide, and your jawline is curved and slightly narrower than your forehead.

Heart Face Shape

Your forehead is wider than your jawline. Your chin is pointed, and you may have a widow’s peak.

Diamond Face Shape

A diamond face shape is similar to a heart shape, but it has a tapered hair line, so it goes in at the forehead area towards the top of the head.

Square Face Shape

The face is as long as it is wide. So, if on your photo you draw a line from the ear to ear, and another line from the top of the head to the chin, they are almost the same in length. The forehead and jaw line will also be roughly the same length, and the chin will not be in a point and is instead flatter.

Round Face Shape

A round face is similar to a square face shape, so it can be hard to tell them apart. The difference is that the jaw line is rounded, instead of the flatter jawline of a square face shape.

Once you know your face shape you can use it to best apply make-up if you use it. At Nakin we love a bare faced skin look by enhancing the face with our natural anti-ageing face products, but we know that make-up can also do this.

How to Wear Make-Up for Different Face Shapes

Understanding your face shape is helpful in applying makeup that accentuates your best features. Here are some bespoke tips for different face shapes:

  • Oval Face: Considered the ideal face shape due to its balanced proportions. Enhance this shape with a light foundation and a subtle blush on the apples of your cheeks.
  • Round Face: Aim to elongate your face with contouring. Apply bronzer on your temples and beneath your cheekbones to create shadows and define your features.
  • Square Face: Soften the jawline and edges by highlighting the centre of your face and applying blush softly on the cheekbones.
  • Heart-Shaped Face: Draw attention to the lower part of your face by applying bronzer on the sides of your forehead and temples to balance the width of your forehead with your chin.
  • Diamond Face: Illuminate the under-eye area and use blusher on the cheekbones to enhance the natural contours.

Each face shape is unique, and playing with light and shadows can significantly impact how your features are perceived.

We hope that you found our feature on how to determine your face shape useful. The good news is that Nakin’s skincare range works with every face shape to offer beautiful skin whatever your age. This is through the high quality range that is made with powerful plant actives, to make the best skincare products. Nakin are dedicated to achieving beautiful skin at every age using the best natural ingredients. To find out more about Nakin and our award winning anti-ageing skincare then visit us at www.nakinskincare.com Nakin produce natural face products for all skin types, including sensitive skin. The full range can be found here and is designed to help skin to thrive and flourish by using the best plant active ingredients. Everything is cruelty free and made in the UK. If you would like to get in touch with Nakin then please email us at info@nakinskincare.com We would love to hear your thoughts and are also available to offer skincare and product advice.

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