Unless you have a twin, there is no other human being who looks quite like you. All of us have our own unique and distinguishable characteristics, but we may have similar features, skin tone, or body type. While your face is yours and yours alone, you share the same face shape – square, oval, round, and more – as millions of other people. The differences in face shape mean that how you contour your appearance needs to be different as well in order to best flatter your appearance and give you the look you want.
No matter what your face shape, the dermal fillers we use at Dr. Mariano Busso’s Miami dermatology clinic can go a long way to adding volume, reducing wrinkles, lines, and imperfections, and recontouring your facial features. But you can do wonders at home by matching your cosmetic routine to your face shape.
Here are some great contouring tips for every type of face shape:
- Long or oval-shaped faces. For people with this shape, the length of their face is typically one-and-a-half times longer than the width. To balance things out, add shadows to the sides of your forehead and below your cheek. This can shorten the appearance of your face so that it looks more proportional.
- Square-shaped faces. If you have this face shape, your temples, cheekbones, and jawline appear the most prominent. You can reduce that prominence by creating a straight line with equal distance from the center of your face; sculpting away unwanted girth at the sides of your forehead and jawline.
- Rectangular-shaped faces. If your face is on the rectangular side, use the same techniques as with a square-shaped face but focus your contouring efforts on the top and sides of the forehead to make your face appear shorter and your hairline appear narrow. Contouring around the bottom of the face and cheekbones can also reduce the rectangular appearance.
- Diamond-shaped faces. If your hairline is narrower than your cheeks and you have a slightly pointed chin, your face is diamond-shaped and make it appear that you have broad cheeks, a narrow forehead, and a narrow chin. You can even things out by shading the sides of your face.
- Heart-shaped faces. People with heart-shaped faces have cheeks that are wider than their hairline and a narrow and pointed chin. You can make your wide forehead and cheeks appear smaller by contouring from your temples to your cheekbones.
- Round-shaped faces. You have a round face if its length is equal to its width. You can add definition by shading and applying product on the sides of your forehead along the temples to make the area appear narrower.
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If you would like to learn more about dermal fillers and other ways we can help recontour and improve your facial features, please call us today at 305-857-0144 to schedule your consultation. Together, we can help you put your best face forward.