Triangle Face Shape (Style Guide)

It would be boring if we all looked the same, wouldn’t it? If we all had the same face shape, the same body type, the same hair, the same skin. There would be no variety, just clones of different women who all look the same.

What we need to remember as women, is that it is beautiful to be different. It’s great to have a different face shape or body type than that of your friends. Your features are what make you unique and you should feel proud and embrace who you are. 

Characteristics of a Triangle Face Shape

When it comes to different face shapes though, we must be aware that certain styles and looks suit certain face shapes better than others. If you have a triangle face shape, you’ve probably noticed the following characteristics:

  • Your face is longer than it is wider
  • Your chin is typically square or flat in shape
  • Your jawline is broad and forehead is narrow
  • Your face is widest at the jawline

Each of these characteristics results in a unique face shape that can easily be flattered with the right makeup and hairstyle choices. For example, as you’re reading an article about triangular-shaped faces, you probably know that shorter hairstyles suit your face shape better, whereas the opposite goes for the heart-shaped face. 

So, without further ado, if you’re looking for some style tips to help enhance your beautiful triangular face shape, then keep reading. We have some great beauty tips that will help you discover and amplify your best features in no time! 


So girls, let’s start with your beauty regimes. 

There are many different makeup hacks and beauty tricks that can be implemented to strengthen triangle shaped faces.

From contouring to choosing the right eye makeup, there are many things you can do to really brighten and bring out your beautiful features.

Here are a few makeup looks that really compliment a triangle face:

Dark Eyeshadow

To really enhance the eyes and make them stand out, popular eye makeup look for those with a triangle head shape is a dark eyeshadow. Here’s a quick how-to list:

  1. Apply a dark and sultry color over the lid for a dramatic and piercing look that will most definitely make a statement.
  2. Once you’ve applied the eyeshadow, be sure to use mascara on both sets of eyelashes to finish the look.
  3. You can also apply some highlighter just underneath your brow bones to emphasize a strong brow, increase width, and obtain striking symmetry.

Cat Eye Eyeliner

Another great eye look that will really bring out the best in your features is the infamous cat-eye.

The upwards flick will emphasize the width of your eyes and give your face a more evened outlook. With the triangular shape face, the jaw is the widest part of the face, so extending the width of the eyes will create a more symmetrical look. 

Contouring & Blush

When applying blush to your cheekbones, it is a good idea to use a lighter colored palette to soften the overall look. When using blush, make sure you apply all the way up to your hairline to narrow the face slightly. 

People with a triangle-shaped face also tend to use a darker blush when applying it from below the cheekbone all the way down to the jawline. 

Lip Colors & Styles

Just like the eyes, using a darker colored lipstick will help minimize the width of the bottom half of the face. This is because people with triangular-shaped faces tend to primarily have a wider shaped bottom half. 

Again, this doesn’t apply to everyone with this shaped face, as everyone has differently shaped lips. 

It is advised that you understand your lip shape and go from there when wanting to apply different glosses, colors, and lipsticks.

People who have plumper lips more often suit the darker tones as they have more of a surface area to apply the lipstick to, however, preference is everything, and you should wear whatever style or color you feel most comfortable with. 


When applying foundation above your eyebrows and towards your hairline, it is suggested that you use a paler foundation color to give more definition and create more width across the forehead. 


Like we said before, certain hairstyles suit certain face shapes, so don’t be disheartened if your favorite celebrity hairstyle doesn’t look good on you. All this means is they have a different face shape than you and what may look good on you doesn’t look good on them! It works both ways!

Here are a few different hairstyles you should try and a few that you should actively avoid:

Try: Layered Hair

A layered cut will soften the prominence of your jawline and give you a more feminine and delicate overall look. 

You can try layers that taper around your jawline if you want to opt for a shorter cut, or if you’re set on having long hair, you can add different layered lengths to give your hair that extra body without making your face look droopy and dragged down. 

Try: Bangs

For you triangular-shaped gals, bangs can be your best friend!

Whether you opt for a full-on fringe or a softer approach, bangs can really help accentuate and bring out your best features.

Fringes can add width and balance out your face, however, make sure you don’t go too short and have your bangs too far above eye level. 

Avoid: Straight Cuts

One of the most unflattering styles for girls with a triangular-shaped face is the short and straight bob. You already have the killer jawline so there’s no need to accentuate it even more — blunt bob cuts can make your face look too harsh. 

Avoid: Slicked Back Up Dos

If you want to wear your hair up, make sure you pull out a few tresses of hair to frame your face. Because the triangular face shape has so many prominent features, it is best to avoid slicked back tight updos. Leaving a few tresses to hang out will add softness to the overall look, avoiding any harshness. 

Bottom Line

So you triangle face shape girls, embrace the jawline that nature gave you — a prominent jawline is something a lot of women crave for nowadays, so be grateful for the gift you’ve been given!

Be sure to use these tips and tricks and you’ll be looking the best you’ve ever looked in no time! 

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