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When carrying out the role of a professional makeup artist, there are a lot of skills that you need to master to do the best possible job you can. Browse through any decent makeup tutorial online, and before too long, you’ll come across the subject of the varying types of face you’ll be working on. It’s important to understand the differences, as they will affect the final result. 

In this blog, we take a look at the fact that your makeup ideas will need to take account of a person’s facial dimensions, covering the different shapes of face you’re likely to encounter. After this, we’ll show you how easy and affordable it is to train to work in the sector with online makeup courses that are not just CPD-approved but also delivered in easily digested bite-sized video modules.

Face Shapes: Triangle or Pear Shape:

The first face type we look at is the triangle or pear shape, characterised by a narrower forehead with a wider jawline. Your makeup kit should be used to contour the cheeks to narrow the lower portion of the face while at the same time drawing more attention to the eye area.

Face Shapes: Oval Shape:

As online training in beauty shows, the oval facial shape has equal length and width, with slightly broader cheekbones. This type will not require much contouring, but you should apply some blusher to provide a rounder look and frame the face from each side.

Face Shapes: Heart Shape:

Our next shape is like a heart, with a narrow chin and wider cheeks. It’s a shape that can be improved by contouring the temples and cheekbones, which makes the top of the face look more narrow and symmetrical with the lower area.

Face Shapes: Square Shape:

Another shape you’ll learn about in good makeup courses is a square one, which is notable by an angular jaw and forehead. This is something that you’ll need to soften with cheek and temple contouring, making those straight edges look much less so.

Face Shapes: Round Shape:

At the opposite end of the scale is the round shape, which, as a makeup tutorial will show you, usually features a wider forehead and cheek area. So, the task for a makeup artist here is to make a face appear longer and less circular, which can be achieved by applying bronzer to the cheeks.

Face Shapes: Oblong or ‘Long’ Shape:

The last facial type is the ‘Long’ or oblong shape, which, as the name would suggest, is characterised by long, drawn features. This can be overcome by using your makeup kit to contour the chin and forehead to make both the top and bottom of the face look more rounded.

Learn the Easy Way With Online Makeup Courses 

We think you’ll agree with this exciting topic and are just one of many you’ll need to learn all about on your journey to becoming a professional makeup artist. The great thing is, if you are on your journey to realising your career ambitions, learning has never been more accessible, thanks to video-based, CPD-approved makeup courses that are both stimulating and simple to fit around life’s obligations. 

So, if you’d like to know more about courses such as our Makeup Fundamentals course and many others like it that are created with the help of top industry experts, visit us today at You’ll also see our easy payment plans that make our online training even more accessible to ambitious Australians.

Alternatively, to speak to us directly about enrolment, course content or anything else, call 1300 611 404, and we’ll do our very best to give you the answers you’re looking for. 

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