Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Lets Talk Body Figures & Face Shapes!



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Lets be honest, we all come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. What works for one may not another or another. Depending on certain characteristics you have puts in place what hair style will work for you, what makeup routine works for you, what clothes work best for your body, down to what glasses fit best on you. 

So lets discuss body shapes first...getting  a good hold on what your body shape is will better suit you in your journey to loving the skin your in.


Body Shapes:

The Diamond Figure:

  • Hips are broader than your bust
  • Full midsection
  • Undefined waist, which is also the widest part of your body
  • Shapely lower legs
  • Proportional Arms
  • Carry most weight in your midsection area


Triangle, Pear, Lower Hourglass Figure:

  • Hips are larger than your bust
  • Defined Waist
  • Gain most weight in the lower half of your body 


Rectangle Figure: 

  • Hips and behind are balanced 
  • Undefined waist
  • Shapely lower legs
  • Gain weight mostly in your midsection first then thighs, then on to arms



Oval Figure:

  • Large Bust
  • Narrow Hips
  • Full Midsection
  • Undefined waist, which is the widest part of your body
  • Slendar Legs
  • Shorter Neck
  • Full Face
  • Gain most of your weight in midsection, back, and upper body


Hourglass Figure:

  • Bust and Hips are balanced
  • Defined Waist
  • Shoulders align nicely with your hips
  • Upper and Lower body are proportionate
  • Shapely Legs


Top Hourglass Figure:

  • Defined Waist and Bust that is larger than your Hips
  • Shoulders align nicely with your hips
  • Upper body is proportional in length to your lower body
  • Shapely legs


Figure 8 or Spoon Figure:

  • Hips are larger than your bust
  • Defined Waist
  • Hips have a "shelf" appearance
  • Gain most weight in your midsection, prone to "love handles", upper thighs, upper arms
  • Shapely lower legs and arms

Figuring out your body figure will help you embrace yourself, learn how to dress to suit your figure, and make clothes shopping much easier!


Now lets move on to Face Shapes!

How To Find Your Face Shape:

Oval:
Features are proportional

Long:
Features are proportional like that of an Oval but you have more length in your forehead and chin

Round:
Wide Face, with a lot of ooomph to your cheekbones and cheeks

Rectangle:
More oblong face, and you have a strong jawline and hairline

Square:
Same features as a person with the Rectangle Shape but shorter proportions

Triangle:
You have narrow forehead that widens down to a more pronounced jawbone

Diamond:
Your hairline and chin are the narrowest parts of your face, while your cheekbones are your widest, this gives the illusion of a diamond

Inverted Triangle:
Your widest features are the upper parts of the face that gradually tapper to a narrow chin area

Heart:
Wide forehead, heart shaped hairline, cheeks widen at the temples and then thin out at the above the chin 

Knowing your face shape will help you figure out how to do your eyebrows, what makeup looks look best on you, and even what hairstyles look good on you!

A Bit About Me:

I am a Figure 8 and my face is Round. 

What about you?

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