What is Oval Face Shape?
The oval face shape is considered (in hairstyling textbooks, anyway) to be “ideal.” The reason is that oval face shapes are well-balanced, not overly sharp or angular, and not overly rounded or full.
The oval face shape is widest at the cheekbones, but not by much. It narrows a tiny bit at the jaw line and at the forehead. The width of the forehead and the width of the jawline (corner to corner) are nearly equal.
Because the oval face shape is so well-balanced, it tends to look proportionate and nice with pretty much any hairstyle or length. Long or short, curly or straight, bangs or no bangs… there’s really not much you can do with the hair that will make the face shape itself look unbalanced.
People with an oval face really can play with different styles. There’s not much that won’t look good with their face… unless it’s something that’s just plain out of style.
Hair style for Oval Face Shape
HAIRSTYLES TO TRY
Any shape and style can be worn, whether it’s short, long, layered or bobbed.
The only thing to consider with an oval face shape is what part of your face you want to accentuate. This is where you can get creative with bangs or how you style your hair everyday. Check out our Pinterest page
HAIRSTYLES TO AVOID
The main thing to consider is to not choose hairstyles that hang in your face or eyes.
Or hairstyles that just cover over your beautiful face shape..
Makeup Tips for Oval Face Shape
Use a bronze shadow all over your eyelid and mark out your socket line with a softly smudged brown pencil.
A pearly pink eye shadow applied in the area above your socket line will create a delicate look.
Using a blue kohl pencil along the edge of your eyes (above the lash line) will emphasize the size of your
A fine line of softly smudged pencil under your lashes will enhance your eye color.
To enhance your face shape, blend blusher on your cheeks and almost over to your hair line.
A rich, deep pink lipstick color applied entirely over your lips will enhance any curves. For more tips on shaping your lips, see our beauty article, Makeup Tricks: Shaping Your Lips.
To see the difference lipstick can make to your face shape visit the extras section in our Virtual Hairstyle and try out our selection of lipsticks.
When it comes to makeup, the number one rule is that you should always be comfortable. Use these tips and makeup color suggestions as a guide for creating your own look and remember that all face proportions are different and the aim is to balance your own individual features within your face shape.