Congratulations! You have the perfect shaped face. Many styles will suit you. You can choose almost any hairstyle and any length. Your only considerations will be:
- To select a length and style that will fit in with your lifestyle and personality.
- If you are 50 years of age a medium to short style will be most flattering.
- Your personal style; likes and dislikes.
- The texture, quality, curl and quantity of your hair.
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Here is a sample of what hair styles look great:
The Right Short Hairstyle: This hairstyle has some height on top and features soft wispy bangs that accentuate and draw attention to the eye region. This style works well and has no negative effect on the length or width of the models face shape. Alternatively, no height or bangs would also look just as good.
The Wrong Short Hairstyle: This face covering look creates the illusion of squareness on the face due to the heavy straight across bangs. The small amount of height on top does create a somewhat round shape but the fact that the hair is falling onto the face is where the eye focuses and draws its conclusion of squareness. Our model has lost her great oval shape with too much hair on her face.
The Right Medium Hairstyle: This short chin length bob cut with side swept bangs sits nicely on the models oval shape face. Although the hairstyle itself has a rounder shape, the chin area on the models face brings the style back in proportion, balancing it out rather nicely. That is the benefit of having an oval face shape!
The Wrong Medium Hairstyle: This style has too much hair suffocating and covering up what is normally the ideal shape to work with. The hairstyle takes over to become the attention getter with its square shape being the main attraction. Hairstyles should complement face shapes (the frame around the picture), not cover them up.
The Right Long Hairstyle: This is a simple and soft wavy look which falls below the shoulders with a side part and no bangs. This hairstyle appears oval in shape mainly due to the absence of bangs which could be added without any real shape dilemmas. To suit heavy bangs, the side part could move to the middle, creating a slimmer shape, or height could be teased into the crown area.
The Wrong Long Hairstyle: This hairstyle is okay if only trends and being hip matters to you. From a face shape suitability perspective, it does nothing to show off the models great oval face shape. The look created is wispy height with feathered long layers. The bangs shorten the overall shape of the face making it appear much shorter than it really is.
- When it comes to glasses, the frames will need to be the right scale for your body and/or head size. A small head requires a smaller frame for balance and vice versa.
- Decorative or contrasting temples can also be added to give personality and width to the face.
- Update your glasses every two to three years with a current style.
- Avoid obvious bifocals as they have an out-of-date image – ask for no-line progressive lenses.
- Blush and contour shading will add brightness and sparkle to a face that is already a pleasing shape. You can have fun experimenting with various make-up techniques.
- A basic rule to be remembered when applying foundation, blush or eye shadow is that, light advances and dark recedes.
- Apply the darker shades to areas that need to be visually diminished and the lighter shades to areas that need to be advanced.
- Apply blush just under the ball of the cheekbone, directly below the outer part of the iris.
- Extend in a smooth arc, fading towards the ear.
I highly recommend to book yourself into a Make Up Workshop or Make Up Lesson with a Professional Make Up Artist as she will teach you what works for you and what doesn't. What colours are great on you and which aren't so great. I personally work with Rozlyne Vidal (check out her website on www.rozlynevidal.com) and her next workshop with a focus on Eye Make Up Application is coming up on the 2nd of June in Engadine. Click here for more details.
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