If you really want to achieve a flattering haircut, hairstyle, makeup look and even choose the right glasses for you, then knowing your face shape makes a huge difference.
While working out your face shape might seem complicated, it really isn't once you know what basic characteristics to look for.
There are 7 basic face shapes, but more often than not, your face shape will lean towards a combination of at least 2 face shapes that are similar (a round face shape and an oval face shape, for example). When that happens, choose the face shape that you share the most characteristics with.
Factors such as weight gain, loss and aging skin can change the shape of your face so it’s a good idea to re-determine your face shape annually.
One final tip is to remember to focus on the outline of your face, the lines, angles and curves.
To help you determine your face shape, look at a photo or yourself in a mirror with all of your hair pulled back off your face (if you've got bangs, pin them away!). Make sure you are looking front on so that you can clearly see the whole outline of your face and hairline and then…
For accurate results, choose 1 option from each of the following 4 questions using a photo (or your mirrored reflection) where you are facing front on with no hair covering your face.