There is no “perfect shape,” for your face, but skilful application of makeup will enhance the inherent beauty you already possess.
1. Be Cheeky
Start with the foundation, which should match the skin tone of your lower jaw area. Any area to which you apply foundation can then be manipulated with bronzer and shader for your desired effect. If you have a round face, and would like a more sculpted appearance, simply use a darker shade of foundation underneath your cheekbone and blend. Blusher or bronzer under the cheekbone will also enhance definition; to apply this technique, smile first, then brush the colour above the jaw line and below the cheekbone. You can then apply highlighter to the top of the cheekbone for greater definition. Remember blending is key!
2. Don’t Be Too Nosey
For a large nose, use a slightly darker shade of foundation on the sides of your nose, but not on the bridge. Use darker foundation on any area you want to de-emphasize, so if your nose is not wide, but prominent, draw a line of darker shade down the middle. Also, you can balance your face against a larger nose by enhancing your eyes and cheekbones as described in the rest of this article.
3. Bay Windows to the Soul
To get big, beautiful, captivating eyes, mascara and eyeliner are your best friends. Curling your eyelashes before applying mascara will greatly enhance the effect of the makeup. Don’t be afraid to add a second coat after the first one dries; provided you apply modestly and look closely for clumping, you can be bold with mascara. Eyeliner demands a little more subtlety. Rather than surround your eye completely, only use eyeliner on three-quarters or your eye, avoiding the most inside area. If you feel you are drawing raccoon eyes, use a lighter, more subtle shade on the bottom of your eye such as a brown or grey colour.
4. Shape the Brow
To balance a face and give it a strong yet natural look use either a powder of pencil to very gently fill in the brows and shape them. Use small strokes so that the brow look natural rather than ‘coloured in’. Use a shade closest to your natural colour so that it looks natural and frames the face nicely.
5. Kiss And Tell
Finally the lips: To get the fuller lips that most people want, use foundation on your lips to effectively blot out the natural lip line and then use a shader or lip liner to change the lines of your lips. Use a pale or neutral colour here; dark colours will make your lips look smaller. If you happen to want smaller lips, then of course dark is the way to go. Be careful with this as you don’t want to look like you have clown lips!
A final word: although you can be bold at night, aim for subtlety with your makeup application in daylight. Makeup is a tool for you to enhance your own natural beauty, not replace it!