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Vanessa wearing MAC Lipstick - Diva.   Face shape is oblong

Vanessa wearing MAC Lipstick – Diva.
Face shape is oblong – Photo credit:  Kelvin I. Kellman

Makeup Artists can completely transform facial appearances through their artistic cleverness using cosmetic highlights and shadows. The challenge Makeup Artists confront are the different ranges of face shapes, which can be either oval, square, round, heart or oblong. (Note: the oval shape face is considered the ideal face shape). Additionally, we have to consider other facial features such as the eyes, nose, lips, cheeks and brows and how they are balanced on the face.

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Makeup Artists depend on corrective techniques of such as shading and highlights to restore near perfect facial symmetry. Here are some key points to keep in mind as you shade your face.

  • The purpose of shading is to create shadows to restore the natural dimensions to your face.
  • Since the purpose of shading is to replica shadows, the appearance should be flawlessly natural.
  • If too much product is deposited while sculpting and shading you will end up with a mucky effect, however, insufficient shader will result in a lacklustre appearance.
  • Shading products are available as pressed powder or a cream product.
  • When selecting a shader, choose a shade two to three times darker than your skin tone for successful contrast.
OVAL SHAPED FACE (Ideal shaped face) Requires no contouring.  Apply blusher to the apples of the cheek and sweep upward Photo credit:   www.evawigs.com

OVAL SHAPED FACE 

(Ideal shaped face).  Requires no contouring.  Apply blusher to the apple of the cheeks and sweep upward.

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OBLONG SHAPED FACE: Face appears longer and chin is more prominent. Contour the forehead and the middle of the chin, placing blusher on the apples of the cheeks and             sweeping it up towards the ear to widen face.            Vanessa is wearing MAC lipstick Icon.       Photo credit; faraitoday.com

OBLONG SHAPED FACE

Face appears longer and chin is more prominent.  Contour the forehead and the middle of the chin, placing blusher on the apple of the cheeks and sweep up toward the ear to widen the face.

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ROUND SHAPED FACE: Full checks with rounded forehead and chins.  Contour is placed horizontally on the forehead and the chin and vertically extending downward to the from the temple, just beneath the apples of the cheek.  The blusher is place along the cheek bone and swept in an upward motion for a slimming effect.

ROUND SHAPED FACE: 

The face has full cheeks with rounded forehead and chins.  Contour is placed horizontally on the forehead and the chin and vertically extending downward from the temple, just beneath the apples of the cheeks.  The blusher is placed along the cheek bone and swept in an upward motion for a sliming effect.

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SQUARE SHAPED FACE: Strong and broad with wide angular jaw and square chin. Contouring is horizontal on the    forehead and chin and vertical on the temples and above the    jawbone. The blusher is placed directly on the cheeks to soften the angles.                                                                                                Credit: www.topnews.in

SQUARE SHAPED FACE

Strong and broad with wider angular jaw and square chin.  Contouring is horizontal on the forehead and chin, and vertical on the temples and above the jawbone.  The blusher is placed directly on the cheeks to soften the angles.

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HEART SHAPED FACE

The face has a wider forehead with a jaw line that tapers down to a narrow pointed chin.  Contouring is horizontal on the chin and vertical on the temples and along the cheek bones.  Blusher is placed under the apples of the cheeks and swept upward to soften the cheeks.

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DIAMOND SHAPED FACE

The face is angular and wide at the temples.  Contouring is horizontal on the forehead and the chin and vertical on the cheek bones.  The blusher is placed on the centre of the cheeks blending in both directions but not the ear.

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There you have it Beautiful People!  “Let’s Face It”, you are beautiful and you know it.  Love your face with its unique shape and shade it for the best result.

Vanessa is President & Founder of Studio 67 Makeup Artistry International

Vanessa is a MAC Cosmetics Pro Member

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