A Guide To Applying Makeup For Round Face Shapes

makeup for round face

Do you have a round shaped face? If you do, you probably need some guidance to understand how exactly to apply makeup on your face. Makeup can transform the way you look and balance out your face shape without having to resort to drastic measures like plastic surgery. All you need to understand is key techniques as to how to apply makeup on round face shape and you can slay with a more chiseled face effect. Here is a ste by step guide on makeup for round face. 


Makeup To A Round Face


Makeup To A Round Face


Apply Base Makeup

Prep your skin by following a CTM routine and then apply a makeup primer. Blend a foundation on your face and neck and use a concealer on areas that require more coverage. Set the concealer by dusting it with setting powder.


Opt for this super hydrating foundation that is infused with skincare for a beautiful makeup base. It is infused with skincare ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to help plump up the skin and soothe any irritation while reducing signs of skin ageing. It settles to a matte finish.


Groom Those Brows

Makeup tips for round face include having well arched brows to lift and frame the face and eyes. Fill in your brows with a brow pencil and use a spoolie brush to blend the pigment. Swipe on a brow gel and use upward and outward strokes to get a lift and gorgeous arch.


This brow pencil allows you to create hair-like strokes to fill in your brows with ease. It also has a spoolie brush on one end to blend the pigment and is available in two shades.

Contour & Highlight

Contouring will make all the difference when it comes to makeup for a round face. Draw a line beginning at the hairline from below your ears and trace it along beneath your cheekbones and towards your mouth. Apply contour along your chin as well on the sides of your nose and temples. Blend well without moving around the pigment and then set with a powder. Apply highlighter to the high points of your face.


In case you cannot find a proper contour stick, you can use a dark shade of concealer to contour your visage. Bonus: this concealer contains papaya extract and hyaluronic acid to keep skin looking fresh for long hours and the formula doesn’t crease or budge either.

Load Up On Blush

You can use any kind of blush to amp up your glow. Just make sure to pay attention to blush placement. For a more lifted effect, apply blush to your cheekbones but you can also try the W blush placement for round face shape. Apply a bit of blush to your cheekbones and a bit on the bridge of your nose as well.


Opt for this budget friendly cream blush to add colour to your cheeks. It comes in a variety of shades and has a super nourishing and highly blendable texture with a good colour payoff.


Wear Eye Makeup Of Your Choice

For this makeup for round face tutorial, you can try a basic neutral eye makeup look. Blend a dark brown eyeshadow in and above the crease of your lids and apply a light nude eyeshadow on your lids. Define your lash lines with eyeliner and create upturned wings on the outer corners of your eyes. Dab a bit of shimmer eyeshadow at the inner corners for highlight.


This eyeliner is anything but basic. It has got a glossy finish and will stay on for many hours without smudging. It gives a wet eyeliner look which looks like vinyl.

Paint Your Pout

Prep your lips for makeup by exfoliating and moisturising them. Define your lip shape with a lip liner and outline the cupid’s bow area for volume and exaggerated shape. Swipe on a balmy nude lipstick to complete the makeup for round face shapes.


This lip kit contains 3 options of nude lipsticks and the formulas are to die for. Enriched with vitamin E, these lipsticks have a matte finish and wear comfortably. They will stay on for long hours without budging.

Follow this step by step guide to do makeup on round face shapes. These makeup steps will help make round face shapes more chiselled and appear elongated and lifted to help balance out your features.

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