Ladies, put your hands up if this has happened to you. You've purposely hunted down a beautiful, gorgeous shade of pink lipstick seen on the lips of your friend, but when you get home and put it on, it looks no where near as good on you. This lipstick becomes one of those products that falls to the bottom of your makeup bag unused.
Why does this happen? Well, this is because the colour of the lipstick likely doesn't match your skintone as well as it does your friend's. Jewellery is the same. You likely have a few pieces that you've only worn once, but don't think they don't complement you like you thought they would. If this is the case, we're here to help! Check out our handy guide to find the best jewellery suited to your face shape.
Square face shapes
A square face shape means you have a strong jawline, where the distance between your forehead, cheekbones and jaw are all the same.
If you want to soften your jawline shape, avoid square-shaped stud earrings – these can make your features look more even more angular. Instead, opt for pieces with curves that elongate your face shape. Long dangly earrings look absolutely stunning on these face shapes! For example, the White Gold Lily Diamond Drop Earrings play on round shapes while offering a glamorous edge to your outfit.
Alternatively, the Tone Cone Drop Earrings really balance out your jawline with the streamlined curves and pointy ends.
When it comes to necklaces, choose longer necklaces as they will also accentuate your neckline.
Oval and diamond face shapes
These face shapes are more elongated, with a pointier chin. Dangly earrings and long necklaces can make your face appear longer, and if it's a look you're after, go for it!
However, you may want to soften your angular features. In this case, studs and chokers are your best friend.
If you also have a long neck, a necklace such as a thicker choker or necklet can tie everything together. Necklaces with a horizontal pendant also work to your advantage – you can customise one in your name or design a simple bar necklace with an engraving.
Round face shapes
The geometric trend came in a few years ago, found in everything from bedding to clothes patterns, and it's a style that's stuck around.
Those with round face shapes can have a lot of fun with geometric shapes! Upside down triangle-shaped pieces will add an angular element to your features, such like these heart sapphire earrings.
You can also pull off many acute shapes such as these square earrings that add definition to a round face.
It's all about playing with shapes and lines – long necklaces with a V shape or pointy end can make your face appear slimmer.
Rule of thumb
It's important to note that this is just a guide rather than a rulebook! If you have a oval face and love long dangly earrings, don't let anyone or anything tell you that it doesn't look good.
The best way to make a piece of jewellery look good on you, despite your face shape, is confidence. If you like it and can wear it with pride, we highly advise you continue doing so.
However, if you'd like some face-to-face advice and to see these jewellery pieces up close against your face shape, you can always pop into your local Showcase Jewellers store and have a chat to one of our consultants. We'll see you soon!
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