I've no clue how to figure out my face shape. But The Beauty Department does.
Square. Oval. or Oblong.
Being that I oscillate between making the all-important & anguishing decision as to whether I'm oval, square, or oblong, you can imagine my excitement when Google Reader alerted me to TBD's tutorial.
Let's Get Cheeky.
|No Freakin' Clue.|
I've no freakin' clue what face shape I am. Identity crisis?
Honestly, I think it all depends upon cheekbone. Where the light hits. How. When. Which explains much. Ever notice how you look different, maybe slightly better, in different lights?? For me, mystery (/mathematics) solved. ... It's cheekbone. How the light illuminates that illustrious defining devision between top & bottom, hollow & whole. #FTR I think I look best, not necessarily when I have a certain face shape, but when that shape is defined. For good measure, to know mathematically once-&-for-all as well as aesthetically, I grabbed the measuring tape & went at it. Below are my findings:
Mathematics & Aesthetics.
Square: Null & Void. The 4 widest points of my face are my cheeks. Judging from the pics, looks like TBD was going for a more full-on face measurement.
|A Bunch 'A' Squares.|
This jawline looks square, no?
Though I maintain, that in certain lights & at certain angles, my jaw looks quite square. (Just go with it.)
Oval: Not Quite 1/3. Read The Beauty Dept. tutorial. It designates that, to be oval, the width of your face must be 1/3 less than the length. Moi?
magical equation: Does 8in - 8in(1/3) = 5in???
8in - 2.6666 = 5in???
8in - 3 = 5in, so not by .4444 which is almost 1/2 an inch!
|Ovaltine to go with those Sweaters??|
Face looks pretty oval. Look at that hairline.
Almost! But Not Quite.
Oblong: Do I Look Like Carrie Bradshaw?? For one, I think SJP is gorgeous. For two, no. I do not look like her by about 50 lbs. Though, I will admit, I have a seriously long-face, especially in some lighting. What does math have to say?? Length must be twice the width, excluding any corners.
magical equation: Does 2(5in) = 8in??
10in does not = 8in.
|Side-Sweep your Oblong.|
'Do's I wear most? Meant for oblong face shape.
Will I ever know what shape I am? ...
What face shape are you??