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Five makeup tips to suit your face shape

When it comes to your makeup routine, it’s important to keep your face shape in mind as it can play a big part in how it is applied – ensuring it’s the most flattering technique for your shape!

1. Blusher

Blusher, along with brows (our next tip) can have a massively positive impact on our appearance if we get it right, according to face shape. When it comes to blush, there are different strokes for different folks (literally) but as a rule, all face shapes should start application on the apples of their cheeks. If you have an oval shaped face, just apply to the apples of cheeks for a natural look or if you have a longer face, gently sweep it out towards your ears. If you have a square-shaped face, try sweeping blush from the apples of cheeks towards the temples for a lift and round faces should blend blush forward without getting too close to the nose.

2. Eyebrows

Getting the best eyebrow shape for your face will also make a big difference, after all, it’s often said that eyebrows frame our faces! Round faces look good with sculpted, arched brows which open up the face and heart-shaped faces look best with arched brows. Square faces can pull off big and bold brows while long faces look great with flat and straight brows.

3. Lips

You probably wouldn’t expect that different lip products can make a huge difference between face shapes but just one look at Kylie Jenner will tell you otherwise! Round faces can benefit from bold lip colours like reds or pinks while heart-shaped faces look lovely with a darker lip colour on their bottom lip which evens out the face. Long faces look best in natural colours so keep lips sheer and square faces look good in soft colours like a pale pink which draws attention to the lower part of the face.

4. Highlight

Strategically applying highlighter on your face can really change the way it looks, for the better. Using highlighters are a subtle and easy way to bring light to certain areas of the face and help shape it. Oblong faces look good with the temple and sides of mouth highlighted while ladies with square faces look lovely with highlighter applied to the temples. Heart-shaped faces should accentuate the sides of the mouth and round faces look good highlighting the chin area.

5. Draw attention to your best features

Face shape beauty tips focus a lot on drawing attention to certain areas. When you’re applying makeup, keep these areas in mind so you know exactly what features to highlight and show off! Oval-shaped and square-faced gals have pretty symmetrical features, however, square faces look pretty with blush to draw attention to the centre of the face. If you have a face which is round in shape, then you should emphasise your eyes with a good well arched brow to elongate the face, and heart-shaped faces should also concentrate on eyes by creating a dramatic look.

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