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:
- Your cheekbones are the widest part of your face and are often high and pointed
- Your forehead is narrower than your cheekbones and is approximately at the same width as your jawline and chin
- Your forehead may be wide but it tapers at the hairline
- The chin is usually narrow and pointy
- You may have a slightly fleshy or wide jawline, but it is still narrower than your cheek area
- Your face is slightly longer than it is wide
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 Shape
Despite 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. Disguising your forehead with bangs or side swept hairstyles. But you can also use jewelry and neckline shapes to soften your sharp features.
Let’s take a closer look at the strategies to styling and flattering your Diamond face shape:
Your Best Hairstyles
Some of your best hairstyles are:
- Chin length bob cut because it adds a bit of width to the chin area
- You may also want to show off your beautiful cheekbone and chin structure by tucking the hair behind your ears
- Sideswept bangs will help camouflage your narrow forehead as well as show off your great cheekbones
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.
Your Best Sunglasses & Eyewear
The 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 Jewelry
Your 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
- Bangs are great for you as they highlight your cheekbones and eyes. They assist in shortening the length of your face and adding fullness to your forehead
- Rounded necklines look best with your narrow jawline. V-neck emphasizes your chin
- Sweep some bronzer on your chin to make it less prominent.