Look at the breakdown of face shapes below and choose the one you feel suits you best. Then, follow the instructions on where exactly you should apply blush to highlight your features.
Heart-shaped faces are exactly that – faces shaped like a heart (well, the symbolic version of it anyway). If you have a wide forehead, high cheekbones and your face narrows down towards your chin, then you definitely fall into this category.
To soften the appearance of a pointy chin, it’s best to apply blush along the bottom of the cheekbones – the main idea here is to get them to be the primary focus. To complete the look, apply a dash of blush to your forehead to balance things out.
Compare the size of your forehead with your cheeks and jawline. Do they all have the same width, more or less? If so, you have a long (or oblong) shaped face.
The primary goal with this shape is to break the structure of the face up so it appears shorter. Achieve this by applying blush under your eyes, making your way down to the middle of your cheeks. Try to avoid going lower than the tip of your nose.
Find that you have prominent cheeks, with a narrower forehead and chin? You probably fall into the oval face category.
The idea here is to make the cheekbones the face’s primary feature, which can be done by “raising” them. Identify where yours are (by simply pinpointing the bone with your fingers), and apply blush just above them (but avoid applying below the ridge).
A round face closely resembles an oval one. The primary difference here, however, is that the jawline is fuller and curvier, as is the forehead.
Similar to the oval face application technique, with a round face the objective is to make your cheekbones the centre of attention. The difference, however, is not to raise them, as we’re aiming to make the face appear more angular. This can be done by applying blush slightly below, and to the outer edges of your cheekbones, towards your ears.
Square faces tend to have straight lines on each side. This includes the jawline, which can be quite flat.
If you fall into this category, you want to introduce softer angles to your face shape. This can be done by applying blush to the apples of the cheeks, and then blending outward to achieve a softer look.
Now that you know how to identify and approach your face shape, make sure you arm yourself with the right tools. Lancôme Cheek & Contour Brush #25, for example, is the perfect addition to every makeup bag, as it is ideal for contouring and complementing your natural assets!