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Styles to Flatter Your Oval Face Shape

male oval face shape

female oval face shape

Your face has the pleasing, balanced shape of an inverted egg, with well proportioned eyes, nose and mouth.

Lucky you! You have the perfect face shape! 

The main style aim for all other face shapes is to become more like yours! Most styles will suit you. You only need general style guidelines, rather than face shape correction tips.

Your main style aims are...

.....To choose styles that fit your lifestyle and personality.

Haircuts for Oval Face Shape

You can choose almost any hairstyle and length. Your main considerations are...

  • Styles that suit the texture, curl and quantity of your hair

  • If you are over 40 its best to keep the length on or above shoulder length and to choose styles that sweep hair away from the face

Eyeglasses for Your Face Shape

Choose styles that are...

  • In proportion with the size of your head. For example, if you have a small head wear glasses with smaller frames and vice versa

  • As wide as, or slightly wider than, the widest part of your face

  • Update your glasses every 2 to 3 years with a current style


Many hat styles will suit you. However, your best styles...

  • Have large brims that are either floppy or straight and no wider than your shoulders

  • Keep your body height and scale in mind and choose hats in proportion. For example, if you are short or have a small bone structure your hats should not be too large

Makeup Tips

You can have fun experimenting with different makeup styles. Remember the basic rules...

  • When applying foundation, blush and eye shadow, light shades make areas appear more prominent and darker shades decrease the apparent size of the area

  • Apply blush just under the apple (ball) of your cheek-bone and fade in a smooth arc towards the top of your ear


Most shapes of earrings will suit your face shape. Choose...

  • Earrings in proportion with your head size and body scale

  • Update your styles regularly as an easy and inexpensive way to update your look and remain contemporary

Accessory Magic

Examples of Oval Shape Face

Celebrities with Oval Face Shapes

Famous people with your face shape include...

  • Halle Berry, Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cameron Diaz

  • David Tennant

More Examples of Oval Shape Faces

Here are examples of readers with this face shape...

>> This reader's face shape is very close to being oval

Style Basics
What Shape is my Face?
Virtual Hair Styles

Trying on virtual hairstyles on your face is a great way to choose your next haircut

I've reviewed several online virtual hair styler programs to save you time selecting the one that's right for you. See my virtual hairstyles article and the reviews here.

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