How to Measure Face Shape

It’s easy to learn about the different types of face shapes, but figuring out which facial shape you have is often more difficult in practice than it may initially seem. While many can see in relatively easy fashion what shape their face is, others may need a more precise way to determine what shape their face is. Luckily, we’ve come up with a good way for you to measure your facial shape accurately.

Where and How to Measure your Face

1. Start by standing in front of a mirror with a measuring tape.

  • Make sure tape measure is flexible for accurate measurement
  • Use bright lighting so you can accurately spot the measurements

2. Take the four different measurements listed below, then write down the results

  • Measure from the top edge of one Cheek Bone to the other
  • Measure from the edge of one of your temples (above your eyebrows) to the edge of the other for your forehead measurement.
  • Measure the length of your jaw line, running the length of your jaw to the point of your chin. Multiply this number by 2.
  • Measure the distance from your chin to your hair line.

3. Compare the numbers and figure out your facial shape

  • Round Face = Width at Cheeks is nearly the same as height. Forehead and jaw may be slightly smaller or similar than cheek width.
  • Oblong Face = Height of face is greater than 1.5 x the width.
  • Oval Face = Facial height is close to 1.5x the width. Cheek, jaw, and forehead measurements close in length.
  • Heart Face = Significantly wider forehead than Jaw measurement, with cheekbone measurements smaller than forehead.
  • Square Face = Height and Width of face similar with jaw and forehead measurement similar to cheekbone measurement
  • Diamond Face = Facial shape with cheekbones significantly wider than the forehead and jaw line


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