The best makeup for long face is matte or glowy, depending on your preference. The main thing you want to keep in mind is that you don’t want to add more length to your face! So if you have a big forehead, don’t choose a highlighter. If you have a long chin, don’t choose contouring. Instead use products that are going to make your features look brighter and more defined.
Start by choosing a foundation that’s one shade lighter than your skin tone. This will help minimize the appearance of any shadows on your face while also brightening it up a bit. Apply this with a sponge or brush so it blends into the rest of your skin seamlessly. Then use concealer under the eyes and on any blemishes or discoloration on the skin. Next take a light pink blush or bronzer and apply it under cheekbones and along jawline to make them stand out more prominently in photos.
If you want to add some color back into your look after taking away some of its depth with all these matte products then try using an eyeliner pencil in dark brown/black color as well as some mascara on top lashes only (no bottom lashes!).
Makeup for long face
So that saying “fake it until you make it” can really ring true in the beauty world – if you want fuller lips, make them; bolder brows, create them; and a contoured jawline, contour it! In this column we’ll teach you the tips and tricks to tweaking your features and “faking it” until you “make it.”
Having an oblong or oval face isn’t the end of the world—in fact, it’s actually the face shape that can tolerate the widest variety of hair styles and makeup looks. However, some looks just aren’t the greatest for oblong faces, and instead of flattering your defined jaw and cheekbones, they can actually make it look longer. To help stop this issue from happening, we’ve compiled some tips and tricks for making your face look shorter instead of lengthening it.
Contour in the right places: As with standard contouring, focusing on the top of the hairline, cheekbones, and jawline are key for shortening an oblong face. Contouring just under the cheekbones (in the hollows) will help to add width and draw the eye to the center of the face, while “shading” just under the jawbone helps create the illusion that the jaw is less prominent.
Get cheeky: Speaking of playing up your cheeks, adding a natural but pigmented color onto the apples of your cheeks will also “widen” the face. Applying a touch of highlighter just above the cheeks will draw attention to the center of the face, too.
Bring out your eyes: Play up your eyes with colorful shadows and eyeliner, and create some bold lashes with a lengthening mascara. Similar to the previous cheek trick, drawing attention upward towards your eyes helps take away from a long face.
Bold brows: Grab a brow pencil like the Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil and draw your brows outward towards the temples using short strokes to mimic the look of brow hairs. This trick will also add width, and not to mention give you some Cara Delevingne-worthy brows (or at least we’d like to think so!).
Think bangs: Bangs are a great way to disguise an oblong face. For starters, they help conceal a larger forehead, and make it look as though the hairline starts lower. Whether you’re a blunt bang or side-swept kind of girl, either look will work for shortening your face.
Make waves: Stick-straight hair is the arch nemesis of a long face. Instead, create waves or curls by wrapping hair around a curling iron or try some of our heatless techniques for curls. The body that wavy or curly hair has helps add width to the sides of the face.
Long layers: Ask your stylist to create mid-length or long layers to add more body to your hair and widen the face instead of having long hair that’s all one length. Short layers, especially on shorter hair, aren’t the best and will unfortunately make the face appear longer.