MAKE UP TIPS FOR SQUARE FACE
The square face is always described as strong because
of its angular features. Strong and sexy. Whether on a man or on a woman, a
chiseled face is attractive and shouts confidence. As with any face shape
though, it is important to know what to do to make it look its best. Here are
some great make up tips for square faces.
of a square face
The face is equal in both length and width
A prominent jawline
The chin is square and angular
The cheekbones are the widest point of the
The forehead and jawline are equal in
The sides of the face are flat and
A broad, straight forehead.
How to measure
your face to determine the shape
Measure from the tip of your chin to the
center of the hairline to measure the length of your face.
Next measure your forehead from one
eyebrow peak to the other.
From the tip of your jawline, measure to
the point where the jaw turns upward.
4. All measurements
should be about the same range for a square face.
MAKE UP FOR A SQUARE FACE
Each face type has its own unique
combination of styles that work especially well for it. That’s why its
important to know not just what your face shape is, but also what styles,
accessories and make-up work for it. The following is a guide focused on what
make up works for a square face.
Well-shaped eyebrows are the symmetry of the face,
keeping it aligned and beautiful. Because a square face is strong on its own, most
make up artists recommend keeping the eyebrows round for a softer look. A
gentle arch is like a face lift for this face type.
your eyebrows up before lining them. Use brow gel or clear mascara to keep them
to shape them with soft rounded peaks. However, angular peaks can also work
with the strong jawline.
in with eyeliner following the shape where necessary. Otherwise, an eyebrow
filler will do the job. Remember to thicken the eyebrows a little for extra
Your eyebrows are the backdrop of your face. You can
always alter the shape slightly for a different look.
The 80’s may have been unfortunate for contouring, but it
is possible to do without the bright overdone offences of that time. Instead of
intense unblended colors, go instead for matte colors, slightly darker than
your skin tone.
look is flawless on a square face, whereas an overapplication of make up more
often than not looks gauche. For example, its better to opt for basic face
powder than with bronzer. A square face needs little contouring as it already
has sculpture like features that only need to be emphasized a little.
Tips for contouring a square face:
Contouring below your jawbone makes your
jawline seem narrower.
To narrow down your hairline, contour on
the sides of the forehead.
For your cheeks, contour below the
cheekbones from your ears to the central point of your cheeks.
Highlight the center of your forehead and
Use a highlighter right under eyes to
brighten this area. Apply some along the brow bone to accentuate the eyes.
Remember to blend, blend, blend!
v EYE MAKE UP
Adding color to your eyes is a
fantastic way to glam up your face. Smoky eyes always work and darker shades
add to the mysterious, promising nature of the square face. Dramatic shades
draw attention to the eyes.
Here as with the eyebrows, circular,
rounded shapes are best for the square face. Think of it this way, the softer
hues and shapes contrast well with the angular confident nature of your face.
Use a round brush to blend your eye
shadow and focus on making circular shapes instead of sharp edges.
v LIP MAKE UP
Lips are an
asset no matter the face type. For a square face, full, pouty lips are the way
to go. Aim for a dramatic lip color when possible, and when not, lip gloss
always gives that extra plump.
The trick to keeping your
lips soft and round is to take care of them. Exfoliate, prevent sunburn,
moisturize and use the right lipsticks.
Some face shapes don’t work as well with lip liner,
but not a square face. Use a liner a slight shade darker than your lipstick.
Blend the color inward a bit and then fill with lipstick. This not only makes
the lip fuller, but finishes the look off nicely.