Wednesday, 4 July 2012

43) HOW TO KNOW WHAT IS YOUR FACE SHAPE


Young woman s faceDo you know how to determine the shape of your face? Did you know that there are eight common face shapes? Does your face shape change over the years? Read on to find out more.

When I was young and slim,  my face looked oval.  Then as the years go by, added weight has made my face shape round. 

Not only weight can change your face shape. Facial bones will also continue to change as we grow older. This includes our eye sockets, nose and upper jaw.  

As an example, our eye sockets will enlarge, the angle of the bones beneath our eyebrows will decrease. This could contribute to the formation of frown lines on our foreheads. Not only that, 'crow's feet' will develop at the corners of our eyes and droop lower.



Other possible reasons your face shape has changed is because of hormone fluctuations or illness. That is why we may have to update our hairstyles to follow the change of our face shape. 
(Read: Hairstyles For Women Over 50)

So how do you determine your current face shape? 

a)By Looking At The Stars....

I don't mean to study astronomy but by comparing pictures of similar age celebrities and a recent photo of your face to get an idea which face group you belong to. Collect and cut celebrity pictures from magazines or download, if it's online to your phone. 



b)By The Scientific Way

How to measure your face 

Some of you who are more analytically inclined, please take out your tape measure and follow the steps below.

1.  Start by measuring your face across the top of your cheekbones.  Note down the measurement on a piece of paper.
2.  Then measure across your jaw line from the widest point to the widest point.  Note down the measurement.
3.  Next, measure across your forehead at the widest point.  Usually, the widest point will be somewhere about halfway between your eyebrows and your hairline.  Jot down the measurement.
4.  Lastly, measure  from the tip of your headline to the bottom of your chin.
Tip
If you are still unsure of the results, ask a close friend to help you determine your shape.  Or you can ask your stylist.  Remember that everyone will have their own opinion.  Should you get mixed opinions, ask several people until you get a majority vote on what face shape you have.

Too complicated?? 


Here's an old school way to find your face shape.

c)By An Easy Way

Scissors and penAll you need is a pen or pencil, some used paper and ruler.
Draw a classic shape such as a heart, triangular or diamond.
Cut two holes for the eyes.
Place it on your face to see if it conforms.

Still too complicated???

d) By The Easiest 1,2 Way

1. Use a hairband or grip to keep hair away from your face.
2. Take a snapshot.
3. Make a copies of your face on paper.
4. Draw different shapes onto the outline of your face with a black magic marker.
Voila! You now know your face shape.


(Skip steps 1 and 2 if you already have a current passport or identity card photo)

What is your face shape?

Face Dimensions
Below is a list of common face shapes. If you can't find the category that fits your measurements, you probably may have a combination of face shapes.

Oval shape 
Hand holding an egg
OVAL SHAPE
The length is equal to 1.5 times of the width. Oval face shapes may change according to weight gain or loss and age. People with a classic oval face commonly have small and delicate features.

Celebrity Watch: Britney Spears, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Roberts













Round Face 
Ornate round
ROUND SHAPE
Your face is round if it is as wide as it is long.  Sometimes it may not be exact but when your face is not quite as wide as it is long, it is still considered a round shape if the variance is within 1/4 to 1/2 inches.

Celebrity Watch-Drew Barrymore, Ginnifer Goodwin, Kristen Dunst, Christina Ricci, Cameron Diaz



Blue patterned frame
LONG RECTANGULAR
Long  and Rectangular  


Longer than it is wide.


Celebrity Watch-Sarah Jessica Parker




Heart shape
HEART SHAPE









Heart 


Wide at the forehead and cheekbones but narrow at jaw line.


Celebrity Watch-Reese Witherspoon, Scarlette Johanson, Kierra Knightley, Nicole Kidman



Element of a flower ornament, roses
SQUARE SHAPE
Square 



Your forehead, jaw line and cheekbones are almost equal in width.
Celebrity Watch-Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie, Demi Moore,  Jessica Simpson














Apple triangle
TRIANGULAR SHAPE
Triangular 


A wide forehead that narrows gradually to a slightly pointed or rounded chin.


Celebrity Watch-Liz Hurley, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Aniston, Gweneth Paltrow












Diamond - black background
DIAMOND SHAPE
Diamond 


May have pointed chin, wide cheeks, narrow forehead and jaw line. 
Celebrity Watch-Madonna, Marcia Cross, Cate Blancett













Pear
PEAR SHAPE


Pear 
Narrow forehead, prominent cheeks with a wide chin 


Celebrity Watch-Halle Berry, Jennifer Morrison, Kelly Osbourne

Here is a slideshow of the celebrities that I have mentioned for your viewing pleasure. For more details click on any of the pictures.




My next topic for discussion is, "Sleeping Positions


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49) HOW TO LOOK YOUNGER.
32) MAKEUP TIPS FOR WOMEN OVER 50.
33) HAIRSTYLES FOR WOMEN OVER 50.
34) WHAT IS BB CREAM?
35) TIPS ON HOW TO USE BB CREAM..


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Another challenge from my dear sister. What do you feel when you see this drawing? 
Share your interpretation of what this dream could mean to you.


Thanks for looking and taking the time to read my blog.  I welcome feedback and please feel free to share your experiences in relation to today's topic.

Until my next post, "Here's to your health!"
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4 comments:

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    1. Hello Barbara Paula Acosta,

      Thank you for commenting. In your opinion, what would be Halle Berry's face shape?

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  2. Hi! So I have noticed people's assessment of oval face shapes is mostly off the mark. The oval face shape is supposed to have lateral facial symmetry and both Jessica Alba and Jennifer Lopez have really angular jawlines to meet this this criteria. If anything Drew Barrymore has more of an oval shape (no way hers is round its too long to be round). However faces that look like perfect ovals: Melissa Peterman, Katrina Kaif, Bellamy Young (she has a peak to her hairline but still her face looks quite oval), Charlize Theron's is kind of oval and is somewhere between an oval and round. Jessica Alba would be a cross between triangle and long and Jennifer Lopez is more of a heart shape.

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  3. Thank you for sharing your observations.

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