MAKE-UP FOR WEDDINGS
YOUR FACE SHAPE
USING CORRECTIVE MAKE-UP AND HAIR STYLE TECHNIQUES
By Debbie Jean
Creator of www.realwomenmakeup.com
Bridal Make-Up Tips
By Debbie Jean of realwomenmakeup.com
The shape of your face can be enhanced if you choose the correct wedding make-up and hair style.
Corrective make-up is the use of light and dark shading in areas of the face that need improving. For example - if you don't have a defined jaw line or perhaps carry extra weight in that area, you can shade just under your jaw bone to create the illusion of more shape. The same applies to a wide nose - you can create 2 lines down your nose and then blend the lines in to create the illusion of a slimmer nose (see example below).
To create the shading you can either use a matte brown eye shadow and a small brush to blend in your application. Or you can use a cream foundation about 4 shades darker than your skin tone, applied with a small firm make-up brush and blended with your fingers or a sponge.
Corrective make-up needs to be used in a subtle way in order not to look fake on the skin.
The impact of your wedding hairstyle far out weights any corrective make-up techniques you use when doing your make-up. Your chosen hairstyle has a major impact on the shape of your face and should be chosen with care.
Many brides choose their hair style based only on the style of their dress, without considering the shape of their face. For example, if you have a long face, having your hair up with no fringe and high on top of your head is not ideal - your face will look even longer. For a round face, a style that has lots of curls and fullness around the face will make a round face appear more round.
Here are some examples of celebrities' face shapes:
Halle Berry, Gwyneth Paltrow and Oprah Winfrey have oval face shapes.
The oval shape is very balanced and can handle any hair style.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Uma Therman have long faces.
Avoid: hair styles that are to long and styles with a lot of height.
Aim for: styles with width ending at the shoulder
or above. Wearing a fringe also shortens a long face.
Has a square jaw line.
Avoid: hairstyles that end on the jaw line.
Aim for: styles that are cut onto the face or cover the sides of the face. Layers are good.
Has an oval shaped face and a pointy heart shaped chin.
Avoid: hair styles that are full on top.
Aim for: styles that are suitable should fill the area at
the jaw line to create an illusion of more width.
Has an oval face shape that is slightly thin.
Avoid: very flat styles down the side of the face.
Aim for: styles with volume ending below the jaw line.
Has an oval shaped face with slightly chubby cheeks
Avoid: Most styles are suitable, just avoid curls at the jaw line
that create width.
Aim for: styles that are cut onto the face or frame the face
are also good choices.
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