Colors of Zhar Series: Part 4 of 6 – Makeup Tips for your Face Shape – Heart

The heart-shaped face is by far the most beautiful of all the face shapes. Even though it lacks the

symmetry that most people believe should be a character of a beautiful face; because of it has a large

forehead, prominent cheekbones and tapered chin. A little asymmetry can be more beautiful than being

too perfect when it comes to the geometry of face shapes.


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If you ask me, I’d rather have that type of face shape, because when I do hair and makeup, most of the

time I try my best to make my cheekbones prominent and my jaw and chin to be more structured. If you

haven’t noticed it yet, a lot of hair and makeup artists are trying to achieve an illusion of a heart shaped

face for their clients or models. Why shouldn’t they when the world’s most beautiful celebrities have

this face shape like Reese Whitherspoon, Scarlett Johanson, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jennifer Aniston,

to name a few.



The heart-shaped face is probably the easiest face shape to put on makeup because all you have to do is

to accentuate the best features of this beautiful bone structure. There are a lot of hair and makeup tips

for the heart-shaped face, but for today’s article, let us focus on the makeup.



Most women with heart shape face have a wide forehead. Contouring the forehead by using a

foundation that is 1-2 shades darker than your skin tone is the best way to go. Blend them well on the

top of your forehead and temples to create an illusion of a smaller or narrow forehead.



To put more focus on the center of your face which contains your eyes and your cheeks. Putting on a

subtle smokey-eyes makeup using softer brown shades than the usual coal or black will draw more

attention to your eyes than your forehead or chin. If you’re going for this smokey eye shadow, use a

light pink or coral shade blush for your cheeks and focus more on highlighting your cheekbones.



For other face shapes, what we usually do is that we contour it; as for the heart-shaped face we do the

opposite by putting a touch of concealer to the chin and sides of the jawline. This will give the bottom

half of the face broader effect thus creating a balance to the face a little more. Just remember to not go

overboard when putting on makeup if you have a heart-shaped face, on its own it’s already a beautiful



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Don’t forget to visit Colors of Zhar regularly for more hairstyling and beauty tips. Color of Zhar also

offers hair and makeup services for weddings, debuts, birthdays and other special occasions

accommodating clients in Metro Manila and also outside of Manila.


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Colors of Zhar Series: Part 3 of 6 – Makeup Tips for your Face Shape – Square

For many women, having a square- shaped face is a problem; I know lots of people or even have friends with this face shape who will out rightly tell you that they don’t like their facial bone structure. Which is a sad fact because having a squarish face with a strong jaw line actually gives an aura of regality and poise to one’s neckline .There is also a symmetry from both sides of the forehead to the cheeks and then down to the jaw which creates a perfect canvas that will give hair and make up artists the ability to highlight your best features.


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That’s what I love about make up is that so versatile in transforming anyone’s face and at the same time highlighting a person’s best facial features. Gone are the days when makeup was used only to hide imperfections. It has slowly gained a reputation as a tool to enhance and transform rather than to cover up. For this article, we will focus on beauty tips about how to use make up that will best suit a square-shaped facial bone structure and to emphasize its best feature. Let’s leave the hairstyling part for future posts.
Let’s start with the forehead. Do you know that a square-shaped face needs to highlight the forehead using a very sheen highlighter or a powder foundation one shade lighter than your skin tone? This actually allows the shape of your forehead to fade a little bit and can make a huge impact.
As for the eyes, go bold on colors or use dark shades to draw more attention to the center of your face. I love it how eyeshadows play a big role in any type of face shape and they are your major weapons to combat any of your face shape dilemmas. So never hesitate to play on colors for your peepers.
For the cheeks, use very natural colors close to your skin tone; there are a lot of sites out there that can help you choose blush shades that will flatter yours. Blend them well and keep them on only on the apples of your cheeks and just a swipe across beneath your cheekbones. Meaning keep them low and don’t do it like you would normally do: brushing from the apples to the temples.
Lastly, look for lip colors that has a plumping effect to make your lips stand out just as your eyes are. But never wear both a strong eyeshadow color with a strong lip color. Choose which one you would highlight for the day. If you picked the eyes, go for a more nude lip color, but, don’t forget the plumping effect (which you can purchase separately or look for lip gloss with plumping properties); when you do this, think about Hollywood celebrities like Salma Hayek and Paris Hilton.
Like all the other face shapes, the key is always accepting and loving what God has given you and find ways, using hair and make up, on how you can highlight on your best features. Until next time loves, don’t forget to visit regularly for more hair and makeup tips.
Color of Zhar also offers hair and makeup services for weddings, debuts, birthdays and other special occasions accommodating clients in Metro Manila and also outside of Manila.


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Colors of Zhar Series: Part 2 of 6 – Makeup Tips for your Face Shape – Long

If there’s anything I would want to change in my body, I would probably want to change my face shape from oval to long or oblong. They say a long face especially with a high forehead was considered to be a mark of true royalty – just like the face shape and features of Queen Elizabeth I of England. Rumor has it that Marilyn Monroe plucked her hairline for her to  have that aristocratic look.


I know some friends that takes good photos and looks slim even if they aren’t that good-figured just because they have longer faces with high foreheads and longer chins. But since there’s nothing that hair and makeup can’t do nowadays, making one’s face look longer is just a sweep of a brush (make up brush that is…)


Seasoned hair and makeup artists knows how to work their magic in making a round face look long and put emphasis on the center of the face for those with oblong face shapes. That’s the power of makeup!


I don’t think makeup should be something that should be shunned about, with proper use and techniques, makeup can actually bring out someone’s best facial features. For someone who loves makeup, I actually can say it has done me more good than bad. Especially if you apply them correctly and in the proper places on your face.


For those with long-shaped or oblong shaped faces,  the focus should be kept to the center of the face to draw people into your eyes, cheeks and nose. It’s best contour just under the cheek bones which gives one’s face more depth and width. Contour should also be given emphasis on the jawbone to create a less obvious prominence.


As for the cheeks, beauty tips from experts suggest the you use a shade that will look natural or will just give you just that “flush” you need to somehow widen your face. And oh! Don’t forget the highlighter too! Just dab some above your cheekbone to draw more attention to the center of your face.


Lastly, play with colors for your eyes! Don’t shy away from bold colors for your eyeshadows and eyeliners. Because people will notice them more than any other thing that is on your face – and that’s the goal anyway. And don’t forget, this is my favorite part, use lengthening mascara for about 3-4 coats to put more emphasis on your lovely peepers. If you have enough time, putting on falsies wouldn’t hurt either.


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For more hairstyling, beauty tips, hair and makeup tips or if you’re from Metro Manila or near Manila and in need of hair and makeup services (for weddings, debuts and birthdays) , don’t forget to visit Colors of Zhar.


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Colors of Zhar Series: Part 1 of 6 – Makeup Tips for your Face Shape – Round

Here at Colors of Zhar, we don’t just provide you with the most affordable and friendliest makeup services for weddings and other special events; it is also our mission to share beauty tips and tricks in enhancing your beauty through makeup and hairstyling. These tips are based from our years of experience in the hair and makeup business and from our accumulated knowledge having been a part of hundreds of makeup sessions, weddings, photoshoots, fashion shows, and other events.

We are happy to give you guys the first of the six-part Colors of Zhar exclusive series that will talk about the best makeup tips and techniques for the six common face shapes. Lets us start with the round face shape which is the facial feature of Hollywood celebrities like Emma Stone, Drew Barrymore, and Mila Kunis; and local stars like Sharon Cuneta and Lovi Poe.

Distinguishing characteristics of a round face shape includes a.) forehead as wide as the jawline, b.) rounded jawlines, c.) rounded chin, and d.) cheekbones are the widest part of the face. When doing makeup for a round face shape, the main goal would be to trim down specific parts that give the face the round-ish curvature. These parts can include the cheeks, the jaw line, the chin, and the forehead.

The following tips and techniques will describe the steps on how to make a round face shape look longer and slimmer.



For the cheeks, do not apply blush on the main cheek area (also called the cheek apples) as this will emphasize more the roundness of the upper part of the face. Instead, apply the blush two shades darker below your cheekbones or along the cheekbone line – up to the tip of the eyebrow. This will draw away the attention from the rounded curves of your cheek, and enhance your cheekbones. Then apply a lighter blush on above that, and fade it upwards to blend it with the normal shade.

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Since the face has rounded jaw area, apply contour along the jawline and use color that is two shades darker. This will again reduce the roundness of the face, and gives a trimming effect.

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From the trimmed jaw, complete the makeup for the lower face area by emphasizing the chin. This can be done  by applying highlights on the chin that is two shades lighter than your skin tone. This complements the contouring that you did for the jawline – and in effect, the chin gives a pointy look to the face and thus make it look longer.

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Apply contour that is two shades darker to the temples and the hairline. Again, the objective is still to trim the outer edges of the upper area of the face to make it less round and longer. Then to emphasize the middle area – apply highlighting that is two shades lighter.

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And that’s it and that simple! What you will then get is an originally round face transformed to a longer-looking and slimmer shape.

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At Colors of Zhar, it is our responsibility to enlighten you guys that makeup is not actually that complicated and never a rocket science; and more of an art. Equipped with the basic knowledge and skills about makeup can be a very helpful tool that all women can use in our daily beauty adventure.


Thanks for reading the first of the six-part Colors of Zhar Exclusive Series that will discuss the best makeup practice and tips for the six types of face shapes.   Next, we will feature the best makeup for the Long Face Shape. Stay tuned!