How Can I Identify My Face Shape?

Are You Wondering Which Facial Structure You Have? Three elements will allow you to identify your face shape: forehead width and cheekbones width, length of neck/jawline and shape/size of your chin (ie whether sharp or round).

Take a photo or look in a mirror while holding back your hair to easily identify your facial structure. This method makes the identification process quicker.

1. Look in the mirror.

Determine your face shape to begin styling it more successfully. This method involves gazing upon yourself in a mirror or photo of yourself and measuring specific characteristics such as forehead width and cheekbone height, jawline length and how pronounced or soft your facial angles are. Next, compare these measurements against descriptions of various face shapes (oval, round, square, diamond heart or oblong) to determine yours.

Start by pulling back your hair so that you can see your face without obstruction, then look for the widest part of your face; this could be either your forehead, cheekbones, or jawline. If the forehead is widest part of face then this indicates an oval face shape; otherwise it could indicate heart- or diamond-shaped features, heart shaped diamond shapes may exist within them, or possibly square face structures could exist instead.

Before measuring the length of your face, take measurements from its center hairline to its lowest chin point. Measure its width by placing a ruler across the widest part of forehead, cheekbones and jawline – this indicates a round face; if width of forehead exceeds width of cheekbones then oval or heart-shaped faces exist; otherwise if length exceeds width then this indicates square face shapes.

Once you’ve taken all of the measurements and details about your face, it’s time to compare these with descriptions of each face shape in order to find which best reflects it. When you find one that matches, it will give you a much clearer idea on how best to style it; including which haircuts, makeup styles or jewelry would look good against it.

2. Measure your face.

if you are still uncertain of which face shape category best describes your features, taking some actual measurements can help make things clearer. Makeup artist Leiah Scheibel recommends staring into a mirror and eyeballing your face to compare length and width measurements; this can help determine if you belong on Team Oval, Round, Heart, Diamond Triangle Rectangle Square.

Make an assessment of both your forehead and jawline width, looking from both sides of your face and comparing the curves of your cheekbones with that width of jawline width. Next, compare length to width to determine if you have long or short facial features; finally pay attention to any angularity; for instance if your jaw is pointy but narrower than either your forehead or cheekbones you might have a heart-shaped or inverted triangle face shape while strong wide jaws indicate square facial characteristics.

Option 2 is to use either a flexible non-retractable tape measure or the app on your phone to trace your reflection in a mirror. Make sure there’s a clear view of both your head and neck without any hair covering the mirror for best results; start by measuring forehead width before proceeding to measure cheekbone width, jawline width and finally forehead width measurements in both inches and centimeters.

Once you’ve taken your measurements, it’s time to compare them. If your face is longer than wide, this suggests you have a round or oval face shape; otherwise you could have either square, rectangle, heart-shaped, diamond, etc. as potential outcomes.

If your jawline has subtle angles that narrow toward your cheekbones and jawline, your face would be considered triangle or pear shape. Conversely, if it features broad cheekbones with narrow jawline edges or subtle angles at its corners, you would have heart or inverted triangle features.

3. Compare the length and width of your face.

Use either a mirror or flexible tape measure to find out the length and width of your face. Make sure any hair that could interfere is removed so your measurements are as accurate as possible. It’s also a good idea to ensure you are in an evenly lit room, with smooth skin for accurate measurements.

Begin by looking at your forehead and cheekbones and assessing whether they are wider than your jawline or chin; if this is the case, then your face shape is oval. Next, evaluate whether your jawline has sharp angles or more rounded areas – if rounded areas exist then this indicates heart-shape features on your face; finally check whether there is any indication that your chin might contain an elevated point; this indicates diamond face traits.

Understanding your face shape can help you select makeup, accessories and haircuts that best complement it. Understanding why certain styles look great on certain people but less so on others is also made much simpler by knowing their individual face shapes.

An easy way to identify your face shape is by looking at its widest part – typically your forehead, cheekbones or chin – and then comparing that area with descriptions of various face shapes below.

An oval face shape is commonly known as a classic or traditional face shape, and is widely considered balanced and versatile. It typically measures one and a half times wider than its length with high cheekbones that taper off into a narrow yet rounded chin – perfect for wearing various hairstyles and makeup styles! Those who sport this shape tend to enjoy wearing multiple hairstyles and makeup styles without issue.

4. Take note of your facial features.

Once you understand your face shape, everything starts making more sense: which hairstyles will complement you (including bangs styles that complement), makeup techniques to highlight unique features, sunglasses styles that complement, which beauty products to invest in (and those to avoid), as well as potential hair extensions suitable for you.

To accurately assess your face shape, begin by reviewing a photo of yourself with your hair pulled back. Be close enough for you to fully observe all angles and facial structures of the full facial outline and your angles to come into view. Next, using either pencil or marker tracing your temples, forehead, cheekbones, jawline. If no mirror is nearby try taking a selfie and pinning back your hair so that all details of the features become evident.

If your face is longer than wide, you could have an oval-shaped face. Additionally, it likely features a straight hairline and jawline which matches up well with your cheekbones. Another variation of this could be diamond-shaped faces which feature narrow foreheads and wider than normal chins.

A square-shaped face resembles an oval but is more angular and features a defined jawline, with straight or slightly curved hairline and wider jawline than your forehead and cheekbones.

An oblong face is longer than its counterparts and features a distinct jawline which extends further back than both forehead and cheekbones, creating a V shape. This type of facial structure is also often called an oval-shaped one.

Make comparisons between yourself and celebrities to ascertain your face shape. For instance, having a round face might indicate similar features shared by Selena Gomez, Gabrielle Union, Ginnifer Goodwin or Hayden Panettiere; having a rectangular-shaped face means more often sharing similarities with Angelina Jolie or Lily Collins.