What Is My Face Shape? A Gentleman’s Guide In 5 Easy Steps

What Is My Face Shape? A Gentleman’s Guide In 5 Easy Steps2018-12-04T02:58:47+00:00

In this guide, you will learn how to identify your face shape. In just a few easy steps, you’ll be able identify yours using either a quick and easy infographic or an in-depth measurement process.

Just scroll down or jump ahead with the following links if you want to get right into it:

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Why Identify Your Face Shape?

A Handsome Older Man In Front OBeing able to identify and better understand your face shape is an invaluable asset for the discerning gentleman. Some men may consider it superficial but you will be amazed in how your approach to wardrobe and personal grooming choices will drastically benefit. Know your features and learn how to best bring them into the limelight.

We’ve already highlighted the importance of our faces and how we present ourselves to the outside world. Even if a man isn’t particularly concerned with looking impeccable at all times, keeping the potential of his features in mind when picking out new hairstyles or beards gives him a huge advantage over his peers.

Remember that an understanding of your morphology gives you tremendous power in fine-tuning your appearance and the attitude you exude.

Perhaps you’re here because you’ve already read one of our guides on hairstyles or beards and need to calculate your face shape before going any further?

Maybe you’re just curious because you’ve heard about oblong or oval face shapes but don’t actually know yet which best fits your description. Let us put your mind at ease and guide you from here.

How To Find Your Face Shape

Firstly, note that although the page is written with men in mind, it can also be used for women.

If you’re a busy man at work, surrounded by colleagues and under your superviser’s watchful eye, you’d understandably feel uncomfortable asking the intern to pass you the ruler and start measuring away in the middle of an open space.

We understand and we’ve devised our own quick and dirty face shape infographic:

Face Shape Guide Infographic for Men

Bear in mind that the above infographic is designed for quick consultation to better understand your face shape. Still confused or want a more accurate result? Keep reading to learn more!

Satisfied with the result that you found? Click here to push on and learn more about your face shape!

Accurate Method For Identifying Your Face Shape

If the above infographic didn’t do it for you and you need or want something a little more precise, we’ve got an easy step-by-step method all laid out below.

Firstly, how does it work? It’s rather simple. By isolating four facial features and measuring them, we can easily determine a person’s face shape by comparing how they differ. Furthermore, no complex calculations are required as ratios are simply ordered from largest to smallest. The graphic below will help you understand how it works.

Bespoke-Unit Face Shape Geometric Infographic Presentation

Before you continue, you’ll need the following items to find your face shape:

  • A Mirror (to admire yourself).
  • A tape measure (optional but will provide accurate results).
  • An Ikea pencil (something to write with)
  • The back of an envelope (something to write on)

Once you’ve got all of those items gathered, read on!

Steps For Measuring Your Face Shape

Measuring your face shape consists of taking the following steps and measurements:

  1. Measure Your Face Length
  2. Measure Your Forehead Width
  3. Note Your Cheekbone Width
  4. Measure Your Jawline
  5. Measurement Write-Up

You can use the links above to jump ahead if you’re halfway done or scroll down to go through them all!

1. Measure Your Face Length

This is the distance between the tip of your hairline to the point of your chin. If you have a widow’s peak (a hairline in the shape of a V), you’re all set to measure from there.

Having difficulty finding the hairline? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Just facepalm in despair! In placing your palm over your forehead with the little finger wrapped across the eyebrows, the knuckle of your index finger will now be over the hairline’s tip.

Take the measurement and note it down. Metrical or imperial, the unit doesn’t matter. We just need a value.

2. Measure Your Forehead

face forehead width shape measurement animation for men

Extend your index and middle finger. Place your middle finger on the outer tip of your eyebrow and slide it up towards your hairline.

When about halfway, stop and check where your index finger is resting. This should be somewhere between the temple and the hairline, which is the widest part of your forehead.

Measure from here to the opposite side and take note.

3. Measure Your Cheekbones

face cheekbone width shape measurement animation for men

Place your finger on the outer corner of your eye (don’t poke it) and run it down until you find bone.

Congratulations, you found your cheekbone – you probably already knew it was here but we just needed to make sure. Measure from here to the opposite point.

4. Measure Your Jawline

face jawline width shape measurement animation for men

If you reach in below your ear as if you were taking your pulse after an intensive jog, your middle finger will be just under your jawbone.

Measure this down to the tip of your chin. You’ll want to multiply this by two to account for the entire jaw and because maths is fun!

Additional Note:

Since we’ve launched our face shape guides, we’ve had a lot of requests for help where readers submit their measurements. Over the course of the months, we’ve noticed that there have been a number of abnormally large jawline measurements.

We believe that this may be the source of much of the confusion. Therefore, we think it’s important to highlight exactly where the measurement should be taken.

Using Cillian Murphy’s exceptional jawline as an example in the image below, you will see that you need to measure from the where the jawbone begins to the tip of the chin. Avoid measuring from below the ear as a few centimetres extra can have a profound effect on your results!

Cillian Murphy Jawline Face Shape Measurement

5. Write-Up Your Measurements

Now the figures have been hastily jotted down like the coffee requests on an intern’s first day, list your features out from largest to smallest (make a note if they’re the same or very similar).

Remember that we only need a few measurements from isolated features to identify a face shape. Nevertheless, don’t hesitate to double check by comparing the different face shapes we’ve listed out below.

Compare Your Results

Finally, let’s see how these compare to our 7 face outlines!

Compare the above proportions and click on the ratio that fits your description the most to jump straight to the face shape. Alternatively, scroll down and read up on each one before choosing.

Bear in mind that there’s an off-chance you may fall into more than one category. Don’t fret, it’s not uncommon! We’re in a ready-to-wear and not a made-to-measure context but the advantage is that you’ll be able to pick and mix our advice in several sections and tailor them to your needs.

Face Length > Cheekbone Width > Forehead Width > Jawline:


Your face length is the largest measurement, followed by your cheekbones, forehead width and jawline. This means that you have a Diamond face shape.

Shine bright and read our full guide on Diamond face shapes, which will refine your styling options.

Forehead Width > Cheekbone Width > Jawline [Pointed Chin]:

What's A Heart Face Shape Geometric Breakdown

With a forehead width larger than your cheekbones and jawline, you have a heart-shaped face.

Learn how to melt hearts with yours via our heart face shape guide.

Face Length > (Cheekbone Width ≈ Forehead Width ≈ Jawline):What's An Oblong Face Shape Geometric Breakdown

Your face length is the largest whilst your forehead, cheekbones and jawline are all similar in length, which means that you are an Oblong!

You can read up on how to style an Oblong face shape with our tutorial.

Face Length > Cheekbone Width & Forehead Width > Jawline:

What's An Oval Face Shape Geometric Breakdown
With a face length longer than the cheekbone width as well as a forehead width larger than your jawline, yours is what is known as an Oval-shaped face.

Step this way to read more about Oval-shaped faces and learn more about how to take advantage of what you’ve got.

(Face Length ≈ Cheekbone Width) > (Forehead Width ≈ Jawline) [Rounded Jaw]:

Whilst your face cheekbone width and face length are alike, they’re both larger than your similarly-sized forehead and jawline. This means that your face is Round.

Read our Round face shape page to learn how to maximise its potential.

Face Length ≈ Cheekbone Width ≈ Forehead Witch ≈ Jawline [Hard Jawed]:

What's An Square Face Shape Geometric Breakdown

All measurements are similar on a Square face shapewith an often pronounced jawline.

Read about about your God-given square-shaped features and how to style them properly.

Jawline > Cheekbone Width > Forehead Width:

What's An Triangle Face Shape Geometric Breakdown

If you have a Triangle face shape, jawline is wider than your cheekbone width, which in turn is wider than your forehead.

Our Triangle face shape guide features detailed advice on how to properly style it.

What Next?

Finally, remember that nothing is set in stone. Despite some sources saying otherwise, no face shape is more attractive than another. Nobody’s perfect and the grass is always greener for everyone. Therefore, it’s important to enjoy being you.

Now that you’ve successfully identified your face shape, you’ll be able to explore all our personal grooming and glasses content. Each of the following topics regularly links back to face shapes:

Nevertheless, feel free to click on your appropriate face shape above to learn more about its features and potential pitfalls!

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  1. Buildingmens October 3, 2018 at 1:50 am - Reply

    Very nice te the way you explain the steps are nice

  2. Christopher October 6, 2018 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    Hmmm… my measurements don’t match up perfectly with any of the types. I would guess my face is probably closest to triangular, as my jawline is the longest measurement. However, I’ve done the measurements 3 times now, and my forehead width consistently shows up as wider than my cheekbone width. Nor did I notice that quality showing up in any of the other types. How common is it for a face to not match up with any of these types? And do you have any advice as to what my type is closest to (measurements in descending order were: jawline, face length, forehead, and cheekbones)?

    • Charles-Philippe October 7, 2018 at 2:03 pm - Reply

      Hi Christopher,

      As we’ve outlined only 7 face shape templates, it’s not uncommon for there to be some cases where none of them apply to certain people entirely. My advice would be to do a visual inspection. If nothing comes to you immediately, consider taking into account your most distinguishable features and measurements and then comparing them to our templates. You can then mix and match the styling options based on the suggestions that we offer.



  3. Areeb October 15, 2018 at 10:08 am - Reply

    Hi i Areeb
    Jawline: 8
    Facelenght: 8.1
    Forehead: 6
    Cheekbones: 6

    Please help me to identify my face shape

  4. Charles-Philippe October 16, 2018 at 2:28 am - Reply

    Hi Areeb,

    These dimensions sound very close to one another. I would hazard a guess at square or round face shapes – you need to do a visual inspection to make the distinction.



  5. Areeb October 17, 2018 at 10:20 am - Reply

    Can you tell me that what is visual inspections and how to do it

    • Charles-Philippe October 18, 2018 at 2:50 am - Reply

      Hi Areeb,

      There are two ways. One is to use our quick infographic guide. Meanwhile, the other is simply comparing your own face with the seven different ones in order find out which one has the closest resemblance.



  6. Kevin October 24, 2018 at 6:50 am - Reply

    I’m not sure what face shape I still have lol I feel like I need help. Someone come take a look of a few pics of me lol

    • Charles-Philippe October 24, 2018 at 7:42 am - Reply

      Hi Kevin,

      If you contact us directly, we could arrange for a private consultation for a fee!



  7. Matthew October 29, 2018 at 4:59 am - Reply

    I might be tripping up the measurements but my face length is 8 and my jawline is 8 but then my cheekbones and forehead are both 6
    So I don’t know which shape I would be
    Anyone mind helping me?

    • Charles-Philippe October 29, 2018 at 5:34 am - Reply

      Hi Matthew,

      Sounds like either a round or square face shape. You’ll have to rely on a visual inspection to choose between the two.



  8. Aman November 5, 2018 at 2:24 am - Reply

    Please help me to find my face shape?
    If my face length = 20 cm
    Forehead = 16 cm
    Cheek bones = 14 cm
    And jawline = 24 cm

    Please reply!!!😣🙏

  9. jawad ali November 5, 2018 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    First is my jaw greater
    Second is my face length greater
    Third is fore head
    And four number is check bone
    What is my face shape plz tell me i am confused

    • Charles-Philippe November 5, 2018 at 10:30 pm - Reply

      Hi Jawad,

      With the greater jawline, it sounds like you have a triangle face shape.



  10. Jeremiah White November 6, 2018 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    My face length is 8 inches.

    My forehead is 7 inches.

    Cheekbones are 10 inches.

    Jawline is 10 inches

    Which one am I.

    • Charles-Philippe November 6, 2018 at 10:53 pm - Reply

      There’s a narrow different between some of the measurements so it may be square. However, they also indicate a triangle face shape. I’d recommend checking the mirror. However, you may want to borrow from both style guides.

  11. Garrett November 9, 2018 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Sorry to bother, but I’m having a difficult time as well.

    In inches, my face measurements are:
    Forehead: 4.75
    Cheekbones: 5
    Jawline: 9 ish
    Overall Length: 8.3

  12. Charles-Philippe November 12, 2018 at 7:13 am - Reply

    Hi Garrett,

    Given the distinctive different between your cheekbones and jawline, I’d say that your face shape is a triangle shape.



  13. Venkates November 13, 2018 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Hi ,
    my face length is 23 cms
    Fore head is 15 cms
    Cheek bone is 13 cms
    Jaw line is 20 cms
    Pls hehp me with shape

  14. Mac November 16, 2018 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    Hi there

    Please help with mine

    Jaw 7 inch
    Total face length 7 inch
    Forehead width 5 inch
    Cheek 5 inch h

    Thanks in advance!

  15. zach lipsey November 19, 2018 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    the cheek measurement is just below the two corners of the eye?

    • zach lipsey November 19, 2018 at 6:03 pm - Reply

      do you start there and measure ear to ear tho

    • Charles-Philippe November 20, 2018 at 3:12 am - Reply

      Hi Zach,

      As is outlined in the text, you need to measure your actual cheekbones, which is the boney bit that tends to be just under the corner of your eye. You don’t measure from ear to ear.



  16. Moisés December 3, 2018 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    I’m having a hard time deciphering my face shape, I’d love some help. My measurements were as follows:

    Face length: 21.3cm
    Forehead: 18cm
    Cheekbones: 16.2cm
    Jawline: (13.4*2)= 26.4cm

    Also, I have a rounded jawline, So it boils down to jawline>face length>forehead>cheekbones.
    Thank you 🙂

    • Charles-Philippe December 4, 2018 at 2:16 am - Reply

      Hi Moisés,

      These measurements look like a triangle face shape to me.

      Just make sure that you properly measured your jawline as I’ve noticed that a lot of people measure from under their ear. Instead, you should measure from where the jawbone points out.



  17. Indresh December 4, 2018 at 4:44 am - Reply

    Great i got a Diamond Shape . I think its better than other face shapes.

  18. Farzy December 4, 2018 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Hey, I was wondering if you anyone could help me determine my face shape.

    1. Length: 19 cm
    2. Forehead: 11.5 cm
    3. Cheek: 12.5 cm
    4. Jaw: 9-10 x 2 = 18-20 cm

    Even a guess would be good enough for me to go from!

    • Charles-Philippe December 5, 2018 at 1:54 am - Reply

      Hi Farzy,

      Just by looking at the jawline, I’d say that you’re a triangle face shape. However, please double check your jawline measurement with regards to our note above as we’ve been getting a lot of abnormal measurements.

      All the best,


      • Farzy December 6, 2018 at 12:47 pm - Reply

        I tried measuring again and this time I got around 14-15cm. What face shape would that be? It doesn’t really look like a triangle face shape when I look in the mirror but it might be due to my body fat or somethin.

        • Charles-Philippe December 7, 2018 at 3:09 am - Reply

          Hi Farzy,

          That’s better!

          How does an oblong face shape sound to you? All your other measurements are about the same whereas the face length is the largest one.



  19. Bajil mathew December 10, 2018 at 5:10 am - Reply

    Hi. Please help me to identify my face shape IAM so confused

    Face length : 8
    Forehead :6
    Cheek : 5
    Jawline:10. Please help me

    • Charles-Philippe December 11, 2018 at 2:52 am - Reply

      Hi Bajil,

      It’s hard to say but this sounds like a triangle face shape given the larger jawline.



  20. AricLodbrok December 13, 2018 at 7:57 am - Reply

    Hey, i still have some problem finding my faceshape i always thought i have an oblong face but read on here that top knots don’t really look good on such a face but i’m actually rockin a top knot and most people tell me it looks good so i would like some more clarification(i feel like every hairstyle looks good on me tbh)

    My measurements are

    Forehead 18cm
    Cheekbones 15cm
    Face length 20-21cm
    Jawline 22m

    Help would be much appreciated

    • Charles-Philippe December 13, 2018 at 3:31 pm - Reply

      Hi AricLodbrok,

      Many of our recommendations are guidelines and there will always be exceptions to the rule. They’re not set in stone so if you feel good doing something, don’t let our words stop you!

      Your face shape could be square or even oval by looking at those measurements. Your jawline and face length are very similar and the forehead isn’t far off. Perhaps your could leave a link to a photo in the comments and we’ll take a look? Feel free to use Instagram, Facebook or Flickr.



  21. Detail-Oriented December 15, 2018 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    This Face Shape Guide is phenomenal! I’ve seen and used other face shape guides on the internet, but this one is the best I’ve found so far. The “geometric breakdown” aspect goes above and beyond — Thank You!

    That said, I have one piece of constructive feedback I hope you incorporate in the future in order to make this guide the absolute best. It would be tremendously helpful to have an example photo of each measurement that better defines the beginning and end point of each measurement.

    Moreover, I did not see anything in the article stating which type of tape measure should be used. There are rigid tape measures, and flexible tape measures. Essentially, are we only measuring in two-dimensions (rigid tape measure), or three-dimensions (flexible tape measure)? The difference in these measurements could be significantly different. A photo could potentially reduce this confusion.

    Face Shapes are understandably difficult to objectify. Thankfully, your “geometric shape breakdowns” provide great guidance on this subjective topic. Thanks again!

    • Charles-Philippe December 17, 2018 at 7:28 am - Reply

      Hi there,

      Thanks for the feedback.

      This page is due for an update. I recently added the section on jawline measurements due to some confusion caused by that. I’ll take aboard your comments and be sure to implement them when the time comes.

      All the best,


  22. Vinnie December 26, 2018 at 8:12 pm - Reply


    These are my measurements:

    Face: 20.5 cm
    Forehead: 12 cm
    Cheekbone: 16 cm
    Jawline: 25 cm

    Visually I think I look somewhat Diamond-like, is this confirmed by the measurements? Thanks in advance!

    • Charles-Philippe December 27, 2018 at 2:45 pm - Reply

      Hi Vinnie,

      The jawline makes the face shape more triangle than diamond. However, feel free to double check your measurements beforehand!



  23. Chitransh Shrivastav December 28, 2018 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    Hello there,

    It’s so confusing to find out alone with the measurements.

    Face : 18cm
    Forehead : 20cm
    Cheekbones : 15cm
    Jaw : 20-22cm

    What would be the perfect fit from the 7 choices?

    • Charles-Philippe December 29, 2018 at 10:40 am - Reply

      Hi Chitransh,

      Can you double check all those measurements? The cheekbone width seems oddly narrow compared to the rest.



  24. Javier December 31, 2018 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    Hi Charles…
    I’m confused, my face length from hairline to chin is exactly 7 inches. My face width from cheekbone to other cheekbone is 6 inches. My Forehead width is 5 inches and jaw line is also 5 inches. My cheek bones are the widest point at 6 inches wide. But I’m confused because I’m not sure if I’m Oval or Round, since my widest is an inch less than my length, so which is it?

    • Charles-Philippe January 3, 2019 at 6:28 am - Reply

      Hi Javier,

      It’s hard to say without seeing a photo of you as you’re right that the measurements are very close. I’d say that you may share characteristics of both face shapes as we don’t always fall into a single template. Perhaps you should consider yourself to be a “round” oval face shape and use tips from both guides.



  25. Areeb Amjad January 4, 2019 at 3:50 am - Reply

    Please help me I am so confused

    Face length- 18 cm
    Cheek bones- 16cm
    Forehead- 16cm
    Jawline- 18cm

    • Charles-Philippe January 4, 2019 at 4:51 am - Reply

      Hi Areeb,

      These measurements are quite close so there’s a strong possibility for a round or square face shape. Otherwise, it might be triangle. I recommend that you double-check your measurements and do a visual assessment before choosing a face shape.



  26. Areeb Amjad January 4, 2019 at 4:11 am - Reply

    How to find that you have a hard or soft jaw

  27. Daniel January 4, 2019 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    I don’t fit any!

    Face length = 220
    Forehead = 220
    jaw = 200
    cheek bone = 170

    • Charles-Philippe January 7, 2019 at 2:42 am - Reply

      No, you don’t seem to. Would you like to double-check your measurements? Specifically the jawline as you may have measured too far. However, you may not fit an exact face shape. If that’s the case, I recommend that you find the two closest matches and read up on both to select the best advice.

      For instance, you may have features from both the square and round face shapes while the narrow cheekbones are a hallmark of triangle face shapes.



  28. Areeb Amjad January 7, 2019 at 6:47 am - Reply

    Is it possible to having a triangle face with small chin

    • Charles-Philippe January 7, 2019 at 12:21 pm - Reply

      I wouldn’t rule it out, Areeb. It’s the jawline that’s the largest measurement. It’s possible that the chin could be independently small.



  29. Areeb Amjad January 7, 2019 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    With a small chin and a triangle face, can round frames will suit me or not

    • Charles-Philippe January 8, 2019 at 3:46 am - Reply

      I expect so. It’s probably worth trying but you may benefit from something slightly more angular with a little roundness. Have you considered browline frames as this may offset the wide jaw to balance out the chin too?



  30. Andres January 10, 2019 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Hey Charles,

    Looks like i can’t find my face shape .. my measures are:
    face length 21 cm
    forehead 13 cm
    cheekbone 13.5 cm
    jawline 16 cm

    Is it oblong or triangle ? Both ? Something else?

    Help me out please, can’t say exactly which one is..

    • Charles-Philippe January 11, 2019 at 7:09 am - Reply

      Hi Andres,

      Sounds like an oblong face shape but you have a stronger than average jawline. Therefore, feel free to use some relevant tips from the triangle face shape guide too. However, please double check your jawline measurement before moving on as we’ve been getting a lot of inconsistent results from people measuring too far back.



  31. Jawad Ali January 13, 2019 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    Please Help me Identify my face Shape
    5.5 forehead
    5.5 cheekbones
    8 face length
    8 Jaw
    But I have no Jawline.

    • Charles-Philippe January 14, 2019 at 3:58 am - Reply

      Hi Jawad,

      I’d double-check that jawline measurement. Everyone has a jawline whether it’s visible or not. Simply measure the bon from the chin to the corner before it goes up again.

      Otherwise, this looks like it’s an oblong face shape.



  32. Johny January 16, 2019 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    Can you pls help me?
    Jawline: 21
    Face length: 20
    Forehead: 13.5 – 15
    Cheekbones: 14

    I don’t have a pointy cheen.
    What shape do you think I have?

    • Charles-Philippe January 22, 2019 at 4:18 am - Reply

      Hi Johnny,

      With those measurements, you likely have a triangle face shape. However, can you double-check the jawline measurement using the method outlined above?



  33. Sharon Wilson-Smith January 21, 2019 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    I never knew that you must consider where your cheekbones are so you can correctly measure your face’s shape. My husband is planning to find a barbershop because he wants a new haircut. But before that, he wanted to find the best hairstyle for him, so he’s interested in finding out his face’s shape and size. He wants a hairstyle that can complement his face’s shape, so I’ll share your blog with him.

  34. Areeb Amjad January 24, 2019 at 1:59 am - Reply

    Now I have got it all !!

    The present characteristics of my face are as follows-

    Face length – 18 cm (exact measurement)
    Forehead – 16 cm to 17 cm
    Cheek bones – 16 cm to 17 cm
    Jawline – 17 cm to 18 cm

    My face is fatty so I couldn’t find any angles on my face but,!! My angle of jaw is hard.

    My face has a small chin which is nearly pointed. Also,my face has a widows peak hairline on my forehead.

    So,please please help me to find out my face shape.!!

    • Charles-Philippe January 24, 2019 at 3:41 am - Reply

      Hi again Areeb,

      In most probability, you have either a round or square face shape. Given the the measurements are so similar, it’s likely one of these. However, it’s hard to say between the two so that’s probably up to you. You mentioned that you have a fatty face but also a hard jawline so it’s hard to say from my position.

      All the best,


  35. Areeb Amjad January 24, 2019 at 6:56 am - Reply

    But when I look into the mirror, it look something like triangle

    • Charles-Philippe January 24, 2019 at 9:01 am - Reply

      Unfortunately, our measuring system isn’t infallible and there will be exceptions. How about you leave a link to an image of your face in your next comment and we can help you figure this out? You can use something like Instagram or Flickr to do this. We’ll delete the link when publishing our answer so that it isn’t made public.



  36. Guy January 24, 2019 at 11:53 am - Reply

    Jawline : 8.5 inch
    Face length :7.125 inch
    Forehead : 6 inch
    Cheekbones: 5.875 inch
    What is my face shape ?

    • Charles-Philippe January 24, 2019 at 6:19 pm - Reply

      Hi Guy,

      It appears that you have a triangle face shape due to the strong jawline measurement despite the reversed forehead and cheekbone proportions.



  37. Javier January 24, 2019 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    Hello again Charles Philippe

    I posted earlier, I said my face length was 7 inch, cheekbone to cheekbone width 6 inches. Also, jawline and forehead is both 5 inches. You said a mix between a round/oval. Well here’s a picture from my Instagram and see what your eyes can determine. Thanks again…
    *Link Deleted*

    • Charles-Philippe January 25, 2019 at 2:33 am - Reply

      Hi Javier,

      Thanks for the photo. Out of respect for your privacy, I just deleted it from your original comment.

      Looking at you portrait, I stand by my initial assessment. Indeed, it seems like you have an overall oval face shape with some round face shape features.



  38. Pavel Adrian January 28, 2019 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Forehead 13 cm
    Cheekbones 10-10.5 cm
    Jawline 20 cm
    Face length 18,5 cm
    I’m confused…can you help me?

    • Charles-Philippe January 29, 2019 at 7:25 pm - Reply

      Hi Pavel,

      This doesn’t strike me as very confusing. You seem to have a classic triangle face shape. If this doesn’t sound right, be sure to properly remeasure your face shape.



  39. Aditya January 30, 2019 at 4:54 am - Reply

    Hi my name is Aditya. My faceleanth is 19,jawline is 9, cheekbones and forehead is 14. So what face shape l have?

    • Charles-Philippe February 2, 2019 at 7:13 am - Reply

      Hi Aditya,

      Can you double-check those jawline measurements? They appear to be quite extreme.



  40. Aditya February 2, 2019 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Forehead is 14 cm, and cheekbone is also 14 cm, jaw is 9×2=18 cm and face is almost 20 cm

    • Charles-Philippe February 6, 2019 at 5:17 am - Reply

      Hi again Aditya,

      We received all your messages – sending more won’t make us answer any faster!

      It sounds like you have an oblong face shape with a somewhat triangular jawline. I recommend that you use both guides as a reference for your styling needs.



  41. Curious February 4, 2019 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Hi I tried to make as accurate as possible but I didn’t have a true proper measurement other than a hard power lock inch measurement tool but my measurements translated into Centimeters is:
    Jaw:13.2 (I only measured one side to the middle of my chin).
    Forehead:6.35 (from eyebrows to hair peak)
    Cheekbone:9.65 (from beginning tip of cheek bone across my face to other tip of cheekbone)
    Face length:18.03 (overall length +/- 1-4cm from bottom of chin to top of my face)

    I’ve been told I have a inverted triangle face and I have also been told I have a heart shape face as I have low bf %. I’ve been told I look like several actors even if I don’t think I look like them. Examples:Chris Evans, Ryan gosling, Jay Ryan (aka ben from Mary kills people), Channing Tatum(was told this more than 2-3 times), Jacob Black from twilight and Jensen Ackles from supernatural. But I still can’t find out my “true” face shape… Any help is much appreciated!! ty!

    • Charles-Philippe February 6, 2019 at 5:25 am - Reply

      Hi there,

      Did you double that jawline measurement? Did you measure only along the jaw bone and not from directly under the ear?

      It sounds like you do have a triangle face shape but I’d hasten to add that there’s an oblong characteristic to it as well. I’d recommend that you use both guides for the best styling advice.



  42. Krosch February 5, 2019 at 2:16 am - Reply

    Hey Charles, I need help determining my face shape, since in the quick guide identification I’m a Heart, but my chin isn’t pointed. Here are my measurements
    Face Length: 9″
    Jaw Line: 7″
    Forehead: 6.5″
    Cheekbone: 6″

    • Charles-Philippe February 6, 2019 at 5:28 am - Reply

      Hi Krosch,

      A heart face shape doesn’t necessarily mean that it has a pointed chin. They’re usually somewhat soft and sloping.

      However, the measurements that you’ve shared indicate that your face shape is oblong more than heart shaped.



  43. Pedro Hernandez February 5, 2019 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    Hey Charles! I’ve been looking for this for a while and now I’m hesitating for my results, I think I’m a Triangle (because I couldn’t find something that is similar to my measurements:

    21 face lenght
    14 forehead
    15 cheekbone
    18 jawline

    Every single measurement is in cm.

    Hope you can help me with that!

    • Charles-Philippe February 6, 2019 at 5:29 am - Reply

      Hi Pedro,

      While you do have a strong jaw line that indicates a triangle face shape, the face length is more indicative of an oblong face shape.



  44. Mathew February 15, 2019 at 1:44 am - Reply

    Hey Charles could you help me with my face shape?
    Face length 8in
    Jawline 7in
    Cheekbones 6in
    Forehead 6in

    • Charles-Philippe February 15, 2019 at 2:35 am - Reply

      Hi Mathew,

      With the longer face length, you’re probably an oblong face shape.



  45. Julian February 15, 2019 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Hey Charles! I need help identifying my face shape
    Forehead 6
    Cheekbones 6
    Facelength 8.5
    Jawline 8

    • Charles-Philippe February 15, 2019 at 3:53 pm - Reply

      Hey Julian,

      If these results are accurate, it sounds like you have a triangle face shape with some oblong characteristics.

      Hope this help!



  46. Jacob February 17, 2019 at 12:33 am - Reply

    Hey Charles! I need help identifying my face shape

    Forehead 6in
    Cheekbones 6in
    Face length 8in
    Jawline 9in

    • Charles-Philippe February 17, 2019 at 9:09 am - Reply

      Hi Jacob,

      Can you double-check that jawline measurement? It seems like it could be above average?

      If it is indeed accurate, it would appear that you have a decidedly triangle face shape.



  47. Jacob February 17, 2019 at 12:41 am - Reply


    What’s my faceshape

    8 in face length
    9 in jawline
    6 in forehead
    6in cheeckbone

    Looks like im a combo of triangle and square?

    • Charles-Philippe February 17, 2019 at 9:13 am - Reply

      Hi Jacob,

      That’s precisely right! More triangle than square I’d say, though.



  48. Aditya February 19, 2019 at 3:43 am - Reply

    Hi,can you please help me determine my face shape.
    Length-14.5 cm
    Forehead-17 cm
    Cheek-13.5 cm
    Jaw-22 cm

    • Charles-Philippe February 19, 2019 at 4:19 am - Reply

      Hi Aditya,

      Can you double check your jawline? It seems somewhat larger than average. If it’s correct, you have a triangle face shape.

      All the best,


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