A while ago we talked about how to find your face shape here. Let’s dive a little deeper and see what hairstyles, makeup and accessories are most appropriate for square shaped faces.
Square face shape is considered one of the hardest as the jawline and hairline can be quite strong. Some women with this shape feel insecure about it and go to great lengths to cover it and make it look smaller. I don’t think this is a very healthy approach. If you give in to your own insecurities you will never get over them and will always feel inadequate. If you want others to see you beautiful, the first thing to do is to fall in love with the way you look, embrace your own uniqueness and present it to the world with confidence.
I promised some celebrity examples and inspiration. Let’s take Olivia Wilde, for example. Her face is a perfect square, yet she isn’t afraid to do something like this:
Here is Jessica Simpson too:
Many women with this shape never dare to open their faces like this, but these two pictures above prove that square face shape can be beautiful.
Hairstyles for square faces
Generally it is considered that soft and natural hairstyles and haircuts with asymmetric lines are the most suitable for “squares” with asymmetrical bobs and graduated layers being on the top of the list.
Here is Paris Hilton’s asymmetrical bob:
And here is Janet Jackson’s version of soft and natural:
Soft curvy hairstyles with height on the top work very well for square shaped faces. Here is how Sandra Bullock does this:
Messy updos can be great too. Just look at Brooke Hogan!
When looking for eyeglasses or sunglasses for square face shape, look for oval and round shapes. They should be quite large and extend past your cheekbones.
Your other allies are wide brim hats and headscarves.
Makeup for Square Shaped Face
The power of makeup is greatly underestimated. You can visually enlarge or minimize your features and, if you are skillful, the effect will look very realistic. If your goal is to make your face look narrower apply contour on the sides of your face and close to center, while highlighting the very center of your face (your nose, central part of forehead and chin). Keep in mind that applying contour only on sides will make your face look even wider.
Reasonably heavy eye makeup will look great and will draw attention to your eyes and away from whatever you are trying to conceal. False lashes and dark eye shadows will make your eyes look larger and wider, which looks great on any woman but is particularly important for those who have wide face or heavy jawline. We gave a lot of useful makeup tips here and here. Don’t go for very thin brows, keeping them close to natural will be the best.