6 Common Face Shapes and Their Typical Characteristics

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It’s no surprise that everyone has a slightly different face shape with slight variations compared to the next person, but usually from looking at a few typical characteristics we fall mainly into one category or another.

If you’re still not sure about your face shape, it may help to Google your favourite celebrities and see if you can find a face shape match or someone who has similar features to yours. This is a great way to help you come to an answer!

Can you guess which face shape you have from the typical characteristics below?

1. Why It’s Useful to Know Your Face Shape

Knowing your face shape can be really helpful for things such as choosing sunglasses that are a good match, the best kind of makeup for you to use as well as the placement and even a great haircut!

Hence, there are lots of ways you can make the most of what you naturally have just from knowing your face shape and the facial features you have.

2. Oval

Oval

A few characteristics of an oval shaped face is that your face will narrow towards your chin, you will have a wide forehead and prominent cheekbones.

A few celebrities that have diamond shaped faces is Rose Byrne, Charlize Theron and Natalie Portman.

3. Long / Oblong / Rectangle

Long (oblong and Rectangle)

A few characteristics of a long shaped face is that your face will narrow towards your chin, you will have elongated features from your forehead to chin and you may possibly have a prominent chin.

A few celebrities that have long shaped faces is Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Lowndes and Hilary Swank.

4. Round

Round

A few characteristics of a round shaped face is that your face will be the widest at your cheeks, and your face width and length will be of relatively similar sizes.

A few celebrities that have round shaped faces is Kelly Osborne, Michelle Williams and Kirsten Dunst.

5. Square

Square

A few characteristics of a square shaped face is that your forehead, cheekbones and jawline will be of a relatively similar width and your square jawline is one of your most prominent facial features.

A few celebrities that have square shaped faces is Keira Knightley, Angelina Jolie and Olivia Wilde.

6. Heart

Heart

A few characteristics of a heart shaped face is that your face will strongly narrow towards your chin, you may possibly have a prominent forehead and the chin tends to be quite pointed.

A few celebrities that have heart shaped faces is Taylor Momsen, Shay Mitchell and Ashley Benson.

7. Diamond

Diamond

A few characteristics of a diamond shaped face is that the widest area will generally be towards your temples and your face will typically have strong, sharp angles.

A few celebrities that have diamond shaped faces is Ashley Greene, Liz Hurley and Anna Kendrick.

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