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May. 17, 2017

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How To Choose The Perfect Accessories For Your Face Shape

Have you ever asked your hairstylist for a new gorgeous do but it didn’t turn out how you expected it to look? We often blame it on the hairdresser for not looking good, but in reality it could be the shape of your face. Every person has a different shaped face. No matter if its round, oval, pear, or heart shape, everyone has their own shape and certain accessories look better on you than others.

Unfortunately, many women tend to gravitate toward the latest trend without considering if it compliments their face shape. Although the style may be in, look for jewelry that looks great on YOU, not just great online.

First things first, you need to figure out what shape your face best resembles. If your not sure what shape is yours, Cosmopolitian offers a quick & easy way to find your face shape.

When you’ve discovered the shape that best matches your face, you’ve mastered the hardest part. Now it’s time to find your perfect accessories! Here’s your guide for finding the best accessories for your face shape:

Heart:

accessories for a heart shaped face

Reese Witherspoon is the classic heart-shaped face. A heart shaped face is wide yet comes to a clear point. Look for jewelry that has length. Long & dangly earrings are the perfect accessory for a heart shaped face. You also cannot go wrong with stud diamond earrings. Aviator glasses and glasses with wide frames also compliments a heart shaped face.

Oval:

If you’ve determined your face is a perfect oval…you have something in common with the beautiful Blake Lively. An oval face has soft and balanced features which means that you look great in almost everything! Earrings that have defined shapes such as hoops or triangles add definition to your face. Try to stay away from long earrings and necklaces because they will add more length to your face. Rather accessorize with shorter pieces to make your face balanced.

Round:

Selena Gomez is the round-face poster girl! Big accessories can overwhelm a round face so choose accessories that make your face appear longer and more defined. Opposites attract in this case so choose long, dangling earrings to create the illusion of a longer and fuller face. Try and avoid large hoops and rounder frames because it will only add to the circular shape of your face.

Oblong:

accessories for an oblong shape face

Carrie Bradshaw herself—Sarah Jessica Parker—has the classic oblong face. A oblong shape means that you have more length in your face than width. Choose short and circular earrings to best accentuate your face. You can never go wrong with studs, tear dropped shaped earrings, or small hoops. Square sunglasses also looks great on oblong faces. Add even more detail to your outfit by wearing a short chunky necklace…they look great for oblong shaped faces.

Diamond:

accessories for a diamond shaped face

Neither triangle nor heart, your face is highlighted by your cheekbones! The diamond-shaped face is similar to a heart shaped face with its defined cheekbones and usually narrow and pointer chin. Chandelier earrings flatter your shape very nicely because they add fullness to your chin. Also try necklaces with rounded beads & of medium length. Sunglasses shouldn’t be wider than your cheekbones and should be a round, oval, or rounded rectangle frame.

Square:

Sandra Bullock has a rectangular or square face. People who have square shaped faces have defining jawlines and very sharp facial features. There are many earrings that flatter your face including simple studs, elongated earrings, and oversized hoops. Be bold with your sunglasses and go for rounder/oval shapes including aviators, cat eye, or the butterfly shape. Get inspiration from all of Sandra Bullock’s glamorous red carpet looks!!

Triangle (aka Pear):

accessories for a pear shaped face

Kelly Osbourne has the classic, pear shaped face. A pear shaped face is defined with a very strong jawline that is the most predominant part of your face and the face narrows inward from your jawline to your forehead. Kelly has rocked many bold hairstyles and accessories. The best way to rock the triangle shape is to choose accessories that don’t overwhelm the face. Choose earrings that elongate your face and create balance like long drop earrings or small sparkly studs. Necklaces can be fun to accessorize with…especially with a triangle shape. Try long necklaces, wrapped necklaces, chains, and pendants. If its sunny out, try some glasses that have designs, color, and heavier top frames including the dramatic cat eye or oval shape. Oversized sunglasses and aviators also look great on a pear shaped face.

Not every style looks great on every face shape, and thats okay. Find and flatter your true beauty by finding what shape face you have and finding the right accessories to emphasize all of your defining features. Your beauty is real beauty so find your celebrity muse and get inspired from all their perfect red carpet looks!!