How to choose the perfect earrings to complement your features

Earrings complement your features in a very subtle way but it can make a real difference in your appearance. To look your personal best it is important that you understand how to use accessories to highlight your best features and how to draw attention away from your less desirable ones. The best way to achieve this is to learn more about your basic face shape and what type of earrings to choose to complement it.

When trying to determine the shape of your face, it is all about the outline of your face so please focus on lines, angles and curves. Keep in mind that there is no right or wrong shape because your face is unique and therefore many people’s faces will be somewhere in between. The most important point to remember is that any face shape can look its optimum best when you know how to make more flattering choices.

The Heart Shape
A heart shaped face has a narrow jaw and is wider at the forehead and /or the cheek bones. It is wide at the temples and hairline with a small delicate chin.

Examples: Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry and Naomi Campbell

Circular and oval earrings are perfect earring choices for you. Earrings that are wider at the bottom like chandeliers and triangle shapes will also work well for you. It is best to avoid earrings that are heart shaped or very short.

Triangular Shape

The triangular shape is an inverted heart shaped face. Your face is broad and square at the jaw line with a relatively narrow forehead.

Examples: Eva Mendes, Minnie Driver and Renee Zellweger.
A triangular face needs earrings that will soften the sharp angles. Large oval or small circular earrings or any earrings with curves at the bottom will work well for you. It is best to avoid triangular shaped earrings.

The Round Shape
Round shaped faces are pretty much symmetrical all the way around. A round face is as wide as it is long with soft, round edges. The distance between the top and bottom is equal to the distance between the cheeks with full, round features and very few or no angles. This may vary a little but generally the measurement is close.

Examples: Kirsten Dunst, Cameron Diaz and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Almost anything long and dangling is a good choice for a round face. You can wear long drop earrings in dangles, ovals and oblongs. It is best to stay away from round shapes that can exaggerate the roundness in your face like hoop earrings. If you really like curvy shapes you can wear elongated ovals or teardrops.

The Square Shape

A square shaped face is strong with a square jaw line and an equally square hairline. The distance between the top and bottom of the face is equal to the distance between the cheeks with a square jaw line. The difference between a square face and a round face lies in the angles.

Examples: Demi Moore, Angelina Jolie and Jessica Simpson

Earrings with a round or oval shape will work well because it will help to soften a square face. It is best to avoid square shapes. Other than that you can wear just about any type of earring. Hoops, ovals and curved edges will add the necessary roundness while drop earrings, long tear drops or dangling earrings will give your face shape some length.


The Oval Shape

An oval face has a length that is equal to one and a half times the width. The forehead flows into high cheekbones with a softly rounded chin.

Examples: Beyonce Knowles, Cindy Crawford and Jessica Alba.
This is a classic shape that will work with almost any style of earring.You will look great if you were earrings with soft shapes like ovals and teardrops. It is best to avoid wearing very long and thin earrings.

The Oblong Shape
The oblong is a long face shape that may look like a long oval or more rectangular if the jaw line is more angular. A long face shape is longer than it is wide, a rectangular is the same just with a more angular appearance.
A rectangular shaped face is long and slim, about the same width at the forehead and just below the cheekbones. Rectangular face shapes may have a very narrow chin or a very high forehead.

Tori Spelling, Terri Hatcher and Sarah Jessica Parker.
To widen this face shape wear oval, circular, triangular with the point facing upwards and square earrings. You are also advised to wear simple studs and chandelier style earrings. However, remember to avoid flat or dangling earrings.

The Diamond Shape
The diamond face shape is a cross between a heart shape and an oval shape. A diamond face shape is at its widest at the cheekbones and narrows equally at the forehead and jaw line. The face appears to be longer than wider and it is balanced and dramatic.

Examples: Nicole Kidman, Linda Evangelista, Sophia Loren.
Short and wide earrings like small drop or dangle earrings will suit you well. It is best to avoid long and thin earrings.

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Peace and Love
Sam xx

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