Diamond Face Shape
"Styling Tricks that Flatter Diamond Face Shapes"
Famous Diamond Face Shapes: From left to right: Audrey Tautou, Elizabeth Hurley, Kourtney Kardashian... and Jennifer Love Hewitt, Madonna, Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista, Sophia Loren, Ashley Greene, Meg Ryan
The Diamond-shaped face has some things in common with a Heart Face Shape and that is the wide cheekbones and a chin that is usually narrow and pointy. So they both share the same styling strategies that I’m about to talk about on this page.
How Do You Know If Your Face Shape is a Diamond?Your face shape appears chiseled because of your narrow forehead that tapers at the top, narrow chin along with slightly pointy cheekbones.
Here are the typical characteristics of a Diamond face shape:
If you have wide cheekbones and tapered forehead and jawline then you most likely have a Diamond face shape. However, if your forehead and hairline are wider than your cheeks and lower half, then you're a Heart face shape.
Be Open to a Secondary (or even a third) Face Shape
You may not be an exact Diamond so you probably have a secondary facial shape. It depends on your features. If you pay attention to the proportions and bone structure of your face, you'll know what you need to work on to visually widening your forehead/hairline and chin area.
But if you have a wide face (like for example Linda Evangelista and Audrey Tautou who have a shorter forehead and broader cheekbones), your focus should be on slimming your overall face shape and follow the guidelines for Round Face Shape. Or if you have a strong jawline see my tips for Triangular face shapes.
Many Diamonds also have Oblong-tendencies. So if your face is narrow along with a long and pointy chin (like Jennifer Love Hewitt's and Meg Ryan) you might want to shorten the overall length by following the tips for Oblong.
How to Style Your Diamond Face ShapeDespite having a feminine and chiseled facial structure you may still crave for more fullness at forehead and chin area to achieve a softer look that an Oval face shape possesses, or maybe you wish for an overall slimmer face shape by making the cheekbones smaller.
Here's what you can do to achieve a softer, more oval-looking face shape:
Your objective is to create an illusion of a fuller forehead and add more width to your chin area. Disgusing your forehead with bangs or sideswept hairstyles. But you can also use jewelry and neckline shapes to soften your sharp features.
Your Best HairstylesSome of your best hairstyles are:
If you have a wide Diamond face the guidelines for Rounds on getting a longer than chin length haircut will help slim down your face and skim past the wide cheekbones.
A short pixie cut with bangs looks terrific on you because it emphasizes your cheekbones in a good way (without making your face look too wide). A wispy chin-length haircut adds volume in all the right places.
Avoid very short hairstyles because they accentuate your diamond face shape. Also steer away from hairstyles that add fullness at your cheeks will make your mid face wider and will look out of balance.
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Your Best Sunglasses & EyewearThe best glasses for your face are the ones that are no wider than your cheekbones and frames with soft curves such as round, oval and rounded rectangle.
You most likely have sharp features such as pointy chin and cheekbones, so adding angular eyewear will only add more definition and may make you look harsh.
Styles that add width (decoration and/or color on top of the frame) at the brow are a great choice for widening your forehead. Also frames that are narrower on the bottom and wider at the top such as cat eye and aviator sunglasses.
Your Best JewelryYour ideal jewelry shapes are the ones that add width to your jawline - narrower on top and wider at the bottom such as tear, pear and triangle motifs. Ovals work too by smoothing out your defined face shape.
Chandelier earrings look nice on you because they add fullness to your chin.
Also try necklaces with rounded beads and motifs. Medium length necklace is your best choice as long ones will elongate your chin and make your jawline narrower.
More Tips for Your Diamond Face Shape
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