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How to choose the right earrings to compliment your face shape.

Whether your face shape is round, oval or diamond did you know there are different styles of earrings that suit each face shape. Have you ever considered how your face shape may change the way your earrings look on you? The six basic face shapes are Round, Oval, Square, Heart, Long and Diamond. Keep on reading and let us help you discover what your face shape is and most importantly let us guide you on the best Earring styles that will flatter your face and make heads turn.

Round Face Shape.

People with a round face shape have a softness and roundness to their faces. Your face is the widest at your cheekbones as well as a round chin line. Your forehead is also full, and your face is almost as full as it is round. Some celebrities with a Round face shape include Miranda Kerr, Gigi Hadid, Drew Barrymore and Kate Winslet.

Earring Styles to compliment a Round Face shape.

When looking for earring styles look for a Drop or chandelier style of earring as these are perfect to help elongate and streamline your face. Earrings that feature long angular designs as well as extra-large Hoops that go past your jawline. When it comes to stud earrings select simple studs of an average size. Avoid round or disc style earrings, these will make your face appear even rounder.

Oval Face Shape.

When your face is Oval in shape your forehead may be slightly wider than your chin and a well-rounded jawline. Your face will appear evenly balanced with an egg shape appearance. Your face will be widest across the temples and forehead. Celebrities that have an oval face shape include Charlize Theron, Beyonce, Elizabeth Banks and Anne Hathaway.

Earring Styles to compliment an Oval Face Shape.

A lucky face shape to have, as an Oval Shape is highly adaptable to almost any type of earrings, studs look great on you.  Long earrings also look great just be careful not to select earrings that are too long and thin. Look for earrings that have an Oval or teardrop to compliment your face. Hoops and other drop earrings work great too.

Square Face Shape.

When you have a Square face shape the width of your forehead and jawline are similar and your chin is square or flat. Your face does not have much softness to it and your square jawline is your most obvious feature. Celebrities who have a square face shape include Sandra Bullock, Audrey Hepburn, Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore and Angelina Jolie.

Earrings to compliment a Square Face Shape.

To help balance out the angles on your face look for Hoop, Drop or rounded earrings. When looking for dangle earrings look for styles that have a round or oval shape. Avoid Square earrings and wide earrings as these will add more width to your face.

Heart Face Shape.

The heart face shape is characterised by your forehead being the wider than the width of your jawline and your chin is more pointed. Celebrities with a Heart shape face include Reese Witherspoon, Lisa Kudrow, Victoria Beckham and Elizabeth Taylor.  

Earrings to compliment a Heart Face Shape.

Dangling Earrings that are more rounded at the bottom will help to reduce the angles around your chin. Rounded earrings that help to soften the angular lines on your face, try round disc earrings. Avoid long slim drop earrings that focus attention on your chin or earrings that are wider at the top than the bottom.

Long Face Shape.

Also known as an oblong face shape, a long face shape means your face width is narrow but lengthy. Your Forehead, Cheekbones and jawline are all similar width. Celebrities with a Long Face shape include Elle Macpherson, Blake Lively, Sarah Jessica Parker and Sandra Oh.

Earrings to compliment a Long Face Shape.

All kinds of studs look great, these can include large button type studs to help give the illusion of a more rounded face shape. When selecting dangle or drop earrings look for earrings that are well rounded at the bottom to help add curves to your face. Teardrops and small hoop earrings also work well.

Avoid any slim or super long earrings that go past your jawline as this will only emphasize the length of your face.

Diamond Face Shape.

A Diamond Face shape is characterised by your cheekbones being your widest feature and your forehead and chin taper in. Your face is longer than it is wide but not dramatically, it is a very balanced face shape. Celebrities that have a diamond face shape include Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez and Anna Kendrick.

Earrings to compliment a Diamond Face Shape.

All types of stud earrings work to compliment a Diamond face shape. Hoop and Huggie Earrings work great with this shape too. Look to soften your angles with round, oval, and teardrops when you are looking for drop earrings. Avoid Diamond shaped earrings as these will enhance your angle.

Now you are armed with all the tools to help determine your face shape and take the stress out of earring shopping. Download our handy summary guide to make earring shopping a breeze.

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