Beauty & Fashion

Learn How to Measure Your Face Shape

Aired July 23, 2015

Want to learn how to properly measure your face shape? Here are four easy steps you can do in your own home.

1.) CHEEKBONES

Starting at just past the outer corner of your eye, lay your tape measurer across the bridge of your nose to slightly past the outer corner of your other eye. Make sure the tape measure runs at a straight line and rests just above your cheekbones. Write down your number.

2.) JAW LINE

Starting at the base of your jaw (near your ear), run your tape measurer along the edge of your jaw until you reach the middle of your chin. Multilply that number by two.

3.) FOREHEAD

Run your measuring tape across your forehead from hairline to hairline. Make sure the measuring tape is placed at the widest point (or, halfway between your eyebrows and hairline). Write down your number.

4.) LENGTH OF FACE

Place your measuring tape at the middle of your hairline and run it down until it reaches the tip of your chin. Make sure the measuring tape runs direclty over your nose. Write down your number.

So, where do you go from here? Below, check out some common face shape names and how they are determined.

OVAL

Oval face shapes are commonly classified as follows: Your face length is one and a half times greater than the width.

ROUND

Round face shapes are commonly classified as follows: Your face is equally wide as it is long.

OBLONG

Oblong face shapes are commonly classified as follows: Your face is simply longer than its width.

HEART-SHAPED

Heart-shaped faces are commonly classified as follows: Your face has a narrow jaw with wide cheekbones and/or forehead.

DIAMOND

Diamond face shapes are commonly classified as follows: Your face is widest at the cheekbones; you have a narrow forehead and jawline that are about equal widths.