Make-Up 101 Series, Tutorials

Round Face: How to Slim a Round Face & Blush Tips

Before we get started if you’re unsure what face shape you have click here to find out.

The key to flattering a round shape is to create a slimming effect and make your face look more angular. Celebrities with round faces include: Kirsten Dunst, Chritina Ricci, Amanda Bynes, Kelly Clarkson, Cameron Diaz and Lindsey Lohan.

  • Avoid applying blush to the apples of the cheeks, this accentuates the roundness of the face.
  • Blend your blusher upwards from your cheeks to your hairline. Make sure it gradually gets lighter as it moves up to avoid an 80’s look.
  • Highlight the top of the cheekbones
  • Hollow out round cheeks by shading. Keep the shader away from the jawline, applying it with a small eyeshadow fluffy brush on the down slope of the cheekbone rather than the hollows. This will stop your jaw looking tanned, instead you want your cheekbones to look contoured.

And that’s all there is to it. I was thinking of doing a hair series for face shapes too if you would find that useful just give me a shout.

Click here if you you would like to see how to soften a square face.

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  • Elaine

    Thanks Amy, I’l try that today =) xox

  • Elaine

    Great tips, thanks Amy.
    I have a question though, hmm I dunno how to explain it…

    I know where my “cheekbones” are (under all the chubby cheek part I have lol) but when I try find the hollow bit to contour its very close to my jaw and then my neck looks lighter or my jaw line looks like theres no foundation b/c of the blush or the contour, even though its all blended. Does that make sense? lol xox

    • Amy

      @Elaine I know exactly what you mean. Use an eyeshadow fluffy brush to apply it thinly and don’t over blend. Keep it away from the jaw, aiming the powder on the down slope of your cheekbone rather than in the hollow. Your lucky, you’re face shape can pull off contouring when it can look harsh on other faces. x

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