If you’ve ever been called “Cheeks” or are frequently carded at bars, chances are you have a round face. On the plus side, you look younger than you actually are. On the, um, not plus side, every half pound you gain shows up immediately…on your head. Here, nine tips from hair and makeup pros on how to subtly elongate your features.
Help! I Have a Round Face!
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It’s universally flattering, but especially on full-faced girls. Ask your stylist to cut just past your shoulders, at about collarbone length. It will draw the eyes downward and make your face appear more oval, says Amy Moscowitz, stylist at Cutler Salon in New York.
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Fact: There’s a way to do it without going full-on Kardashian. Simply choose a cream or powder that’s both matte and taupe (as opposed to bronze), says New York makeup artist Ashleigh Ciucci. Then apply it across your temples, under your cheekbones and along your jawline--thereby shading around the fullest parts of your face.
Just as darker shades recede features, lighter ones bring them forward. Use a cream highlighter (powder tends to be too shimmery) on cheekbones, brow bones and your chin, as well as down the bridge of the nose and right atop the cupid’s bow of your upper lip.
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