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DETERMINING FACE SHAPES

MEASUREMENT STEPS:

Step 1: Using a ruler, measure your face from your hairline down to your chin.

Step 2: Divide your answer by 3.

Step 3: Using the same ruler, measure the distance from the bottom of your nose to the bottom of your chin.

If your result in Step 2 is GREATER than your result in Step 3, your face is probably long or square.

If your answer in Step 2 is LESS than it is in Step 3, you likely have a round face.

If your results in Steps 2 and 3 are equal, chances are you have an oval or a heart-shaped face. Once you narrow it down with the formula above, you can usually make a final determination studying your face in the mirror. To further solidify your decision…follow these steps below.


DETAILED STEPS TO NARROW DOWN:

STEP 1: What’s the Widest Part of Your Face?

Forehead: If your forehead is the widest part of your face, tapering down to a narrower jaw, you probably have an inverted triangle or heart-shaped face. Proceed to Step 2 to get more insight.
Cheekbones:

If your cheekbones are the widest part of your face, you probably have an oval, round, diamond or heart-shaped face. Proceed to Step 2 to get more insight.

Jaw: If your jaw is the widest part of your face, with a narrower forehead, you probably have a pear-shaped face. Skip to the Pear section below to learn more!

They’re all equal: If your forehead, cheekbones and jaw are about equal in width, then you probably have a long or square face. Proceed to Step 2 to get more insight.

STEP 2: What’s Your Jaw Shape?

Round: If you have a rounded jaw shape, you probably have a round, long or oval-shaped face. Proceed to Step 3 to get more insight.

Pointy: If you have a pointy chin, and your cheekbones are the widest part of your face, with a narrower chin and forehead, you probably have a diamond-shaped face. Skip to the Diamond section below to learn more! If you have a pointy chin and your forehead or cheekbones are the widest part of your face, you probably have an inverted triangle or heart-shaped face. Proceed to Step 4 to get more insight.

Square: If you have a square jaw shape, you probably have a square-shaped face. Your forehead, cheekbones and jaw should also be about equal in width; your face may be as long as it is wide, or slightly rectangular. (Note: Pear-shaped faces can also appear to have a square jaw, but the forehead is narrower.) Skip to the Square section below to learn more!

STEP 3: How Long is Your Face?

Short: If your face length and width are about equal, and your jaw is rounded, you probably have a round face shape. Skip to the Round section below to learn more!

Average: If your face is slightly longer than it is wide, and your cheekbones are the widest part of your face, with a rounded chin, you probably have an oval face shape. Skip to the Oval section below to learn more!

If your face is slightly longer than it is wide, with a pointy chin, you probably have an inverted triangle or heart-shaped face. Proceed to Step 4 to get more insight.

Long: If your face is noticeably longer than it is wide, you probably have a long face shape. Your forehead, cheekbones and jaw should also be equal in width, with a rounded jaw. Skip to the Long section below to learn more!

STEP 4: Do You Have a Widow’s Peak?

Yes: If you have a widow’s peak and pointy chin, and your forehead or cheekbones are the widest part of your face, you probably have a heart-shaped face. Skip to the Heart section below to learn more!

No: If you don’t have a widow’s peak, but you do have a pointy chin, and your forehead is the widest part of your face, you probably have an inverted triangle face shape. Skip to the Inverted Triangle section below to learn more!

Note: Some people are a combination of face types, such as a long square (rectangle), rounded heart, etc. If this is the case, go with the shape that is most dominant.

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