7 Best Makeup Tips For Oval Face

Use these highlighting and blushing techniques to complement your oval facial features.

By Jyotsana Rao

Makeup is a woman’s best friend. But if overdone, this friend can easily turn into a foe! There are some basic makeup steps that you need to follow to get your look just right. Remember – the basics of makeup depend on your skin type, skin tone and face cut.

Let’s have a look at the best makeup tips for oval face:

Do you have an oval face? Are you tired of looking around for a proper makeup guide for your face type? Is it a nightmare for you when it comes to choosing the basic makeup tools? Don’t worry ladies, help is at hand! I have listed the best makeup tips that will surely add to the features of your oval face!

1. Natural Foundation:

Woman with oval face applying natural foundation


It must be upsetting to find an all new foundation tip every time you search the web for a suitable foundation for oval face. Don’t get carried away with lame claims! There is no way you can transform your overall look by simply changing the foundation you currently use! If you have an oval face, all that you need to do is stick to the foundation that is closest to your complexion. Yes, the foundation you use depends on your complexion and not the face shape, and all the brands claiming otherwise are just misleading you!

2. Lip Art:

Woman with oval face wearing dark lipstick


Did someone tell you not to highlight your lips if you have an oval face cut? Have you been facing constant criticism for lip makeup that looks unnatural and overdone on your face? If yes, then you might just find the answer to perfect lip makeup for oval face shape right here! It is not complementary to your features to highlight your eyes and lips simultaneously. It looks extremely overdone and ruins the complete look of the face. You can surely add a lot of drama to your lips by using mysterious dark lipstick shades, attractive glosses, and sparkles. The only thing you need to keep in mind is keeping your eye makeup simple while highlighting your lips.

3. Drama To Eyes:

Woman with oval face with a cat-eye look


Oval face can carry each eye dramatization with utmost grace. If you are an eye makeup lover like most women, then creating drama with creamy shadows and thick lashes must be your cup of tea. If ever you faced embarrassment due to heavily dramatized eye makeup, it was never the fault of your face cut. Instead, you must have highlighted your lips and eyes, both at the same time. As mentioned above, choose to add drama to either your eyes or lips, but don’t try to create magic with both at the same time!

4. The Cheek Peak:

Woman with oval face applying bronzer


A sneak peak to the book of styling makeup tips for oval face shapes unearths the basic art of using bronzer. You may stick to simpler shades or choose the louder ones, but you need to use very little amount of your bronzer. Applying thick layers of bronzer from your contour kit will ruin your look totally. Oval face needs just a little touchup at the cheeks. Try being lighter on the bronzer part and note the huge impact it creates. Since cheekbones occupy the widest part on an oval face, this tip can be the biggest factor in making and breaking one’s overall look.

5. Shuffle Between The Shades:

Never use the same shade of bronzer and highlighter for oval face. If you use a darker bronzer, complement it with a lighter highlighter and vice-versa. Same shades of highlighter and bronzer bring out a choker’s face that you certainly would not be interested in!

6. Rush Of Blush:

Woman with oval face applying light pink blush


This makeup tip is not just for oval face beauties, but for all the sassy divas who love makeup. Playing with mild coral and light pink blush can add a lot of beauty to your face. Remember to use a powdered pink blush with in and out strokes (very gentle) to complete your face makeup.

7. The Glossy You:

Lip gloss adds more magic to the oval face when compared with any other high impact lipstick. Oval face gets a scintillating finish with lip glosses. If you can just manage without lipsticks, you might just believe in what I say. Insist on adding a lot of eye drama (cat eye makeup for instance) and stick to using sultry shiny lip glosses for evening parties.

Oval face might be the perfect shape on paper, but this face cut (along with heart shape faces) needs a lot of patience to get the correct and desired looks. But nothing is too difficult for our readers, right! Just follow these tips and you are sure to set many a hearts on fire for sure!

What’s important here to note is that makeup is for enhancing your natural features and not transforming your look. When it comes to an oval face, there is so much you can do. With the makeup tips for an oval face mentioned above, you will surely be the showstopper. And above all, it is healthy skin that will help you stand out in the crowd. So, you need to make sure that you eat nutritious food, drink plenty of water and sleep well.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you contour an oval face?

You can add some blush to your cheekbones and contour your face just under them to give you a more rounded appearance.

What eyebrow shape is best for oval face?

Soft angled eyebrows or high arch brows work best for an oval face.

Do thick eyebrows look good on oval face?

Yes, thick eyebrows look good on most face shapes.

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Jyotsana Rao is an engineering graduate from NIT, Nagpur, who discovered her love for writing during her undergraduate days. She... more