How to Make a Square Face Look Oval

By Charlotte Johnson

While faces come in a myriad of shapes, sizes and colors, the shapes of many faces fit into one of just a few basic categories, including round, square, oval and inverted triangle. The square face shape is characterized by wide cheek bones and forehead, as well as a strong jaw line. If you have a square shaped face, you can soften the edges a little in order to create the smoother, more rounded appearance of an oval.

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People with oval faces can wear nearly any time of makeup, hairstyle or accessory.

Step 1

Wear sunglasses that feature circular, oval or curvy shaped frames.

Step 2

Wear a hairstyle that features wispy bangs and rounded, wispy ends to soften the lines of the square face.

Step 3

Opt for layered or angled haircuts, like styles with layered ends or side-swept bangs. These types of cuts will make your face appear to have a more rounded shape.

Step 4

Tweeze or wax your eyebrows to create rounded arches rather than angular or straight brows.

Step 5

Apply blush to the lower part of the "apples" of your cheeks, sweeping upward toward your ears in a "U"-shaped stroke. If you need to determine where the apples of your cheeks are, smile while looking at a mirror. The roundest, plumpest parts of your cheeks are usually referred to as apples.