The classification of faces according to face shapes is hardly new. It is easy to see a person with smooth or rounded features and compare their face to a circle, for example.
Having a square face is also an expression used to denote that the person in question has hard or angular features, especially their chin.
The 9 different types of face Shapes.
1. The oval face
- Considering some of the ideal faces, this face style can wear any glasses or hairstyle without worrying about your features. Women with this type of face are not recommending to wear bangs.
- An example of a Hollywood actress from the Westmore era with this facial type would be Janet Gaynor.
2. The round face
- The hairline is rounding, as is that of the chin. Women with this facial type do not recommend using straight eyebrows or exaggerating
- Slightly curved eyebrows are recommending, and the makeup of the lips is delicate and as wide as possible.
- When wearing glasses, they recommend more angular to compensate for facial roundness and give a more balanced image.
3. The square face
- With a square jaw and a straight hairline, this face has similar proportions in length and width. It is best to try to draw the features with a slight curve and that the hairstyle camouflages the jaw.
- As for glasses, the general advice is the opposite of that of round faces. The rounder the glasses, the better.
4. The oblong face
- An elongated face, similar to an oval, with hollow cheeks. This type of face in women required avoiding adding “length” to the face.
- They were opting for techniques that made their features slightly wider and horizontal.
- The classic example of this type of face would be Loretta Young, whom Westmore used more than once to exemplify this facial type.
5. The triangle face
- Like the square face in terms of the jaw, which would be the base of the triangle, this face narrows as we go up from the jaw to the forehead.
- The fringes were avoiding since it was not convenient to hide the low forehead. An attempt was made to conceal the jaw with makeup and hairstyle.
- For example, they are horizontally lengthening the area of the mouth.
6. The inverted triangle face
- A face with opposite characteristics to those of the triangle face, as its name indicates.
- In this type of look, the eyebrows must be visible and as natural as possible since most of the “mass” is on the forehead.
- It is recommending that they use hairstyles with little volume in the head’s upper area, which increases in volume from the size of the ears.
7. The diamond face
- Also called rhombus face, it refers to the diamonds used in the French deck. It means that the chin and forehead are narrow, although they have wide cheekbones.
- It is recommended in this type of face that the hairstyles do not have their maximum volume in the ears, if not narrow it precisely in this area.
- He is one of the facial types that Westmore himself abandoned when he changed his ranking from 7 face types to 5.
8. The heart face
- A modern face classification is describing as having a long face, although similar to the inverted triangle.
- The widest point is the forehead, descending in breadth as it falls on the features. His chin is pointing.
- This style tries to minimize the breadth of your face, especially at the cheekbones.
9. The elongated face
- Another modern classification, tremendously similar to the oblong face. It is also recognized as a rectangular face.
- This face does not have excessively prominent features, but makeup and hairstyles that reduce the face’s long appearance are also recommended.