7 Best Makeup Tips For Oval Face

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

Reviewed by Nyssa GreenNyssa Green, Makeup Artist
By Jyotsana RaoJyotsana 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.

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 shape.

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! If you have an oval face, there are a few beauty tips you can use to enhance your natural beauty. Start with a good skincare routine to ensure a smooth base for your cosmetics. I have listed the best makeup tips that will surely be best for the features of your oval face!

1. Natural Foundation:

Woman with oval face applying natural foundation

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It must be overwhelming to see a new foundation tip every time you search the web for a suitable foundation. 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!

Note: When it comes to makeup, contouring is a great way to add definition to your face.

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You can use one shade darker foundation than your skin tone to contour your jawline to define it and make it appear prominent.

2. Lip Art:

Woman with oval face wearing dark lipstick

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Did someone tell you not to highlight your lips? Have you been told that your makeup 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 can look over done to highlight both lips and eyes. You can surely add a lot of drama to your lips by using dark shades, high gloss or even sparkle. 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

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The oval face shape can pull off nearly any eye look. If you are an eye makeup lover, then creating drama with creamy shadows and thick lashes will 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. 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!

Note: Don’t forget to apply mascara to open up your eyes and make them look bigger.

4. The Cheek Peak:

Woman with oval face applying bronzer

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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 an oval face. If you use a darker bronzer, complement it with a lighter highlighter. There should be a good contrast between your highlighter and bronzer.

6. Rush Of Blush:

Woman with oval face applying light pink blush

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This makeup tip is not just for oval face beauties, but for anyone who loves makeup. Playing with mild coral and light pink blush can add a lot of beauty to your face. Remember to use light, round and upward strokes for the best blush placement.

7. The Glossy You:

Lip gloss adds more magic to the oval face when compared with any other high impact lipstick. The perfectly balanced lips of an oval face will always look good with gloss. A good gloss is the perfect balance with a dramatic eye, especially at night!

In addition, to stay on top of beauty trends, check out makeup tutorials and try out new beauty products. Finally, beauty hacks like using a light concealer under your eyes can take your beauty routine to the next level.

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Pat some shimmery eyeshadow or highlighter on your lips and blend and then apply the lip gloss for a fuller pout.

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. So keep these makeup trends in mind to achieve a flawless look that complements your oval face. 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 get rest.

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 an oval face?

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

Do thick eyebrows look good on an oval face?

Yes, thick eyebrows look good on most face shapes.

Key Takeaways

  • There is no correlation between the choice of foundation and the face shape. Choose one that best matches your skin color.
  • Do not highlight both lips and eyes at a time.
  • Use a thin layer of bronzer on the cheeks.
  • The cheekbones are the widest part of the oval face. Highlight the features using contrasting shades for bronzer and highlighter.
  • Use lip gloss to balance the overall look.
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