It is important to know your face shape because make-up techniques, such as the application of blush and highlighter, will vary according to the shape of the face. The most common face shapes are round, oval, oblong, square, triangle, heart, diamond and pear. Although the oval face is often regarded as attractive, the oblong shape is very photogenic. No matter what your face shape is, the skilful application of make-up will enhance your features provided this is done correctly. As mentioned, the oblong face is photogenic however if blush is applied too far down the cheeks the face will look gaunt and in shadow. We will discuss more about make-up techniques for the various face shapes in future posts.