An oval face shape has long been regarded as the ideal face shape, simply because its proportions and balance allow it to pull off practically any haircut, makeup or hairstyle. If your forehead is slightly wider than your chin, and the length of your face is about one and a half times the width, check out these handy tips.
1. Keep the foundation
Don’t get carried away with all the too-good-to-be-true claims when searching online for the right foundation for an oval face. Changing your current foundation won’t transform your overall look so stick to the foundation you know and love. It is important however that the foundation you’re using is closest to your skin tone. Most makeup and even department stores have cosmetic staff on hand, ready to help you find that perfect fit.
2. Correct the contouring
Although oval faces don’t need much contouring, it doesn’t mean you should stay away from it completely. Contouring could make a huge difference to the way your face looks if you focus on darker shades on your forehead and temples, under your cheekbones and on your nose. New to contouring? Check out the Guize Face FX Contour Collection - that comes in 3 unique series each suited to a different skin complexion. Use a bit of bronzing powder to complement your contour and give you that perfect sun-kissed look.
3. Bring out your best features
Highlighter is a great product that can bring out your favorite features. Use matte highlighter in the center of your forehead, along the bridge of the nose and on your chin to bring these “not so hidden” areas of your face forward and make them prominent.
4. Add a little sparkle
Oval-faced ladies, don’t let your cheeks feel left out. As you know, cheekbones take up the widest part of an oval face. Be sure to use a shimmer highlight on your cheekbones as this can make or break the look. By adding a little bronzer or pink blush to your cheeks you can create a rosy feminine glow.
5. Avoid simultaneous lip and eye drama
Avoid the embarrassment of a heavily dramatized look by limiting the drama to your either your eyes or your lips, one at a time! Oval faces can carry out dramatic eyes with the utmost grace but should avoid the winged liner as it brings the shape of the face back into focus. If you have a flashy lipstick you’ve been dying to show off, tone down the eye makeup to create a flawless look.
And voila! If you’ve got tips to add, we’d love to hear from you. Comment below!