Choosing the right glasses can be a difficult task, especially when you have to take your face shape into consideration. The right pair of glasses can accentuate your best features and complement your face, while the wrong pair can throw off the balance of your features and make you look out of proportion.

You’ve come to the perfect place if you want to learn about face shapes.

If you know your face shape it will be easy for you to choose the right eyeglasses, and hairstyle, for you.

Square Face Shapes

A wide, angular jawline and a similarly broad forehead are characteristic features of a square face.

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Round Face Shapes

A round face shape is characterized by a rounded hairline and jawline. Faces with round shapes also have a similar width and length.

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Heart Face Shapes

A heart face is characterized by a large forehead and strong cheekbones, as well as a narrower chin.

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Oval Face Shapes

An oval face is proportionately balanced, with a slightly curved jawline that is slightly narrower than the forehead and it allows for the most frame options.

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Diamond Face Shapes

Diamond faces are angular versions of oval faces. Cheekbones are typically high and strong, and the distance between them is wider than the length of the forehead. It also has a more pointed chin, as well as an angular hairline.

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Rectangle Face Shapes

Rectangular faces are variations of square faces. Generally, the forehead, cheeks, and jawline of this oblong facial shape are of equal width.


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How to Measure Your Face to Determine Its Shape

4 simple steps;

  • Face Length: Measure your face length from the top of your hairline to the lowest part of your chin.
  • Forehead Width: The distance between your hairline and your forehead.
  • Cheekbone Width: Feel for the highest point of your cheekbone, then measure from one cheekbone across your face to the other.
  • Jawline Width: Hold the measuring tape right below your ear and bring it down to your chin’s center, then multiply by two. You can bend the tape in this case so that it rests against your skin.

If you don’t have a flexible measuring tape, it could be easier to have someone else do it for you. If you don’t have one, the iPhone has a helpful measuring tape app. Even if you don’t have a measuring tape, there are certain strong visual indicators to look for that will help you figure out what shape your face is.