For many of us, makeup is our way of experimenting and having fun without following any rules! Nevertheless, understanding some makeup rules can actually help us ace our makeup game! That’s because once we get the basics down, it makes it even easier to break the rules and play with makeup. One of the keys to getting your basics right is understanding your face shape. If you have a heart-shaped face, you know that it is very angular with defining features. So you might want to soften your features. Want to know how? Keep scrolling because that is what we are about to tell you! We are going to share some tips about how to do makeup for a heart shaped face, so take notes and then see how your makeup game changes!
- How to Figure Out Your Face Shape?
- Hacks to Try When Doing Makeup for Heart Shaped Face
- Blush it up
- Amp up your eye makeup
- Leave your brows alone
- Round out your chin
- Pop the lips
How to Figure Out Your Face Shape?
Before we move ahead, why don’t you examine your face in the mirror really closely again? No, we don’t doubt the fact that you know your face shape. The truth is, it’s sometimes difficult to differentiate between a heart-shaped face and a diamond-shaped face. Now that we have clarified why we want you to look closely at your face in the mirror, will you do that for us? Look closely, and see if your face has the following characteristics. These characteristics are defining aspects of a heart-shaped face, so here you go:
- Your face is longer than it is wider
- The forehead and jawline are similarly broad in appearance
- You have a wide forehead that appears rounder at the hairline
- The widest part of your face is your forehead, but your cheekbones are equally wide and pronounced
- You have a pointy chin
Did your face check all the boxes? If yes, then you’ve got a heart-shaped face.
Fun fact: Did you know you share your face shape with several A-list stars? Yep, we’re talking Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez, Scarlett Johannsson, Deepika Padukone and lots more! Now that’s an attractive list to be on, isn’t it?
Hacks to Try When Doing Makeup for Heart Shaped Face
Now that you have figured out your face shape, you’re all set to ace your makeup skills. The next time you wield your makeup brush, keep these hacks in mind. You’ll be able to do amazing makeup for a heart shaped face using these tricks, and we’re sure you will love the results!
Blush it up
Applying blush seems like such a simple task, right? Just take some product, swirl the blush on the cheeks and tap off the excess. Easy peasy, right? Yeah, it is, except when you’re doing makeup for a heart shaped face. When applying blush on this face shape, you need to apply it carefully, the reason being your prominent cheekbones. Since they are already pointy, misusing blush can make your face appear even more angular, and you wouldn’t want that now, would you? So here’s what we’d suggest – for a heart-shaped face, focus on applying the blush in a ‘C’ shape from the top of your temples to your cheekbones. Apply more blush along the cheekbone, then diffuse it up towards the temple. Optionally, add a bit of blush to the centre of your forehead. This will create a balance between your forehead and chin. Apart from these hacks, remember to choose the blush based on your skin tone and skin type. Our go-to is the Lakmé 9to5 Pure Rouge Blusher. It is easy to apply thanks to its pure pressed powder formula and in-built blusher. A few upward brush strokes and you'll be rosy all day!
Amp up your eye makeup
I think we all would agree that eye makeup is super essential for a flawless look. Doing it right can add the ideal oomph to your makeup, and that’s what we are talking about. Moreover, when doing makeup for a heart shaped face, eye makeup is even more crucial because you’ll want to draw attention to your eyes. Think pinks, nudes and champagnes to make your eyes pop! Shades of pinks and reds can soften the face structure, so we’d suggest you pick those shades from the Lakmé Absolute Spotlight Eye Shadow Palettes - Berry Martini. To further make your eyes the focal point of your face, use a pencil liner for the eyelids. Go for an elegant look; as defined, angular lines won’t go well with your chin and cheekbones. Also, adding voluminous eyelashes will help your heart-shaped face to appear more balanced.
Leave your brows alone
This hack in makeup for a heart shaped face is more about the shape of your eyebrows than about using makeup on them. When you have a heart-shaped face, you need your eyebrows well groomed because they can improve the symmetry of the face. Since your forehead is a bit wide, keep your brows not too thin and not too thick. Super thin brows will make your forehead appear bigger, and super thick brows on your already wide forehead won't look great. Keep them at just the right amount of thickness to balance out the forehead and the overall shape of the face. The brow shape should have a medium arch without being over the top.
Round out your chin
Since one of the characteristics of a heart-shaped face is a pointy chin, you need to take care of it when doing makeup for a heart shaped face. Don’t worry, though; it’s not as complicated as it sounds! Contouring the right way can help. You can also use a highlighter or light concealer. Just apply it lengthwise on the chin and along your jawline and blend it. This will make your chin appear rounder than it is, taking off the pointiness.
Pop the lips
When doing makeup for a heart shaped face, lip colour is also something that you can’t afford to miss! To make the narrow lower half of your face appear wider, opt for a bright shade of lip colour like the Lakmé Absolute Precision Lip Paint - Victoria Magenta. However, before applying lipstick, don’t forget to use a lip liner. Add more lip liner on the bottom lip compared to the top one to create more fullness for the bottom half o