Makeup Tips for Triangle Face Shape

Makeup Tips for Triangle Face ShapeLashify

If a heart-shaped face is wide at the top and pointed at the bottom, you can consider the triangle face shape the polar opposite. Triangle faces have more width in the jawline, with a face that tapers through the forehead. 

Face shapes are tricky. Experts say at least nine different face shapes can be categorized into five different groups. 

Not sure whether you have a round face, square face, oval face, or triangle face? That’s okay. You can easily find your face shape with the help of this blog.

Once you know you’ve got a triangle face shape, read on to find out how you can use a few clever makeup hacks to add balance to your face, highlight your favorite features, and contour sharp angles to create softer curves.

Triangle Face Shape Basics

Triangle face shapes feature a facial outline that widens from forehead to chin. The forehead area may be tapered and smaller, and cheekbones may be less prominent, with a more structured jawline and defined chin area. 

If you have a triangle face shape, the goal with makeup will be to add more width to your forehead while simultaneously contouring your jawline to create more curvature, soften sharp angles, and add balance.

5 Makeup Tips for Triangle Face Shapes

If you’re attempting to add some width to your upper face and make the lower half of your face appear slimmer, these makeup artist tips and tricks will help you do the job easily and quickly.

1. Blush It Up

Blush can add youthful radiance and a healthy glow to your skin, but it can also do double duty, creating more noticeable and prominent cheekbones and adding volume to the midface. For triangle-shaped faces, blush should be applied to the tops of the apples of the cheeks and can be extended through the temples.

Start by focusing your blush application on the apples of the cheeks using your eyes as a guide. Begin the application just under your pupils and extend it upward and outward toward the temples. 

Extend the blush through the temples, just onto the forehead (slightly above the eyebrow), making sure that the color is light on the temples and that the forehead is blended well. This will add width to the midface area and make your cheekbones appear more prominent and your forehead slightly wider. 

Avoid adding blush to the center of your forehead or to your chin, which can make you look like you just finished a two-hour hot yoga class, and never add blush too close to the sides of your nose or on your nose, which can make you look sick. 

2. Contour the Easy Way

Contour makeup is literal magic. It can slim a nose, widen a jawline, sculpt the skin, and make your entire face shape appear dramatically different. Most makeup tutorials, however, show you how to contour oval face shapes, and those methods won’t work as well for someone with a triangle face shape. 

Instead, try contouring the easy way. Using a bronzer, concealer, or foundation that is about one shade darker than your natural skin tone, use the “3” method. 

Begin at your hairline just above the outer corner of each eye and trace down underneath your cheekbone. Then, sweep your makeup back out to the jaw and finish the contour by tracing the jawline to the chin. Blend your contour product so that there are no visible lines. 

Focus the majority of your contour makeup on the jawline, which will create a shadow there that will slim the jaw and chin area to create a more balanced look. 

3. Highlight 

While contouring creates shadows, highlighting creates light. Use a highlighter that contains light-reflecting pigments (like mica) instead of glitter, which can instantly make you look very early 2000s. 

Add highlighter to the areas of your face that are highest, like the bridge of your nose, the center of your forehead, and the apples of your cheeks. Avoid using a highlighter below your nose to help focus the attention on the upper part of your face and create more space in this area. 

4. Keep the Eyes Your Focal Point

A serious benefit of having a triangle-shaped face is that playing up your eyes draws attention to the smallest part of your face, which is where you want it. You can create drama and width and keep attention focused upward using eye makeup. 

Triangle face shapes look best with eye makeup looks that feature more color, so if you have a lot of eyelid real estate, consider blending two to three colors of eyeshadow at a time. If you have hooded lids, using two colors may be a better solution, considering that your most neutral shade should be applied closest to the brow bone. 

You can also add width with eyeliner by using a winged liner to create length near the temples and outer corners of the eyes. It can be difficult to apply winged liner, even if you are an ace with liquid liner or a pencil liner pro. 

Thankfully, you’ve got Lashify. The I-Line™ Gossamer is our first pre-mapped Gossamer set that has perfectly angled lash fibers to mimic the look of winged eyeliner.

There are tons of ways to accentuate your eyes with the Lashify DIY Lash Extension™ System. 

5. Add More Lashes

Lashes are for your eyes what contouring is for your bone structure. For triangle faces, we love adding a full, lengthy fringe of lashes to bring balance to a slimmer forehead. 

Try the Lashify Extreme Gossamer collection for the most volume and length. Our Extreme Gossamer lashes feature thicker lash fibers for incredible volume and unbelievable length. 

Each Gossamer features 72 fibers, which rest comfortably on your own lashes due to Underlash Technology™. Underlash Technology allows our Gossamer lashes to be adhered to the underside of your natural lashes, close to your waterline, for a more comfortable and forgiving application. 

That’s not all that’s different about the Lashify system. From top to bottom, we’re built differently than other DIY lash systems. 

The Lashify Way

We created our lash extension system so that you could break up with your lash tech and get salon-quality lashes at home without spending all your time and money in the salon. 

Our Gossamer Lashes

Our Gossamer lashes are 100% cruelty-free and made from Korean PBT silk. They are designed to be a cross between a traditional strip lash and a cluster lash, with each Gossamer containing multiple lash fibers attached to a weightless spine that is just a few millimeters in length. 

Gossamers are attached to the underside of your lashes and can be combined with other Gossamer sets to create customizable looks.

Our Bonds

Lash glue used in the salon and at home can contain harsh chemicals like formaldehyde and cyanoacrylates. These chemicals can cause your natural lashes to become brittle and break, taking the lash extension with them. 

At Lashify, we don’t use glue to adhere our Gossamer lashes to your natural lashes; we use Bonds. Lashify Bonds are made like eyelash serums, with nourishing biotin and lavender to support your natural lashes even when you’re wearing your Gossamer lashes. 

Our Bonds also contain a proprietary blend of ingredients called Microflex™. Microflex allows your Gossamers to bend and move with your natural lashes to avoid breaking. Bonds also never fully harden, so they won’t cause your natural lashes to become brittle.

The Lashify Control Kit™

To get started with Lashify, you just need the Control Kit. Each kit comes with: 

  • Two sets of Gossamer lashes. Start your lash wardrobe off right with two selections from our Bold, Amplify, or Curl collections. 
  • Fuse Control® Wand. The Fuse Control Wand is our ergonomically designed tool to help you get your lashes applied perfectly every time. 
  • One set of Wandoms®. Bonds become tacky during application, and Wandoms ensure that your Gossamer lashes don’t adhere to your Fuse Control Wand. 
  • Whisper Light Bond™. Our most popular bond, this dual-sided adhesive has a black end and a clear end. This dual-sided bond is perfect for application and for touch-ups, and it never leaves behind a sticky residue. 
  • Glass Finishing Coat. The perfect sealer for getting long wear out of your lashes. You don’t have to seal your Gossamers, but if you do, Glass is a great solution. 
  • Samples. We include two samples in each kit: Pre Cleanse and Melt Away. Use these to prep your lashes for application and to remove your Gossamer lashes when you’re ready for a new set. 

Everything comes wrapped up in a protective hard case with a mirror.

All the Right Angles 

Your facial features get all the attention they need with these makeup tips for triangle faces. If you’re a narrow forehead, wider jawline kind of gal, it’s easy to add balance with makeup techniques that help soften the jaw and add width to your upper face. 

It’s also a great idea to make your eyes your focal point with easy-to-use, at-home lashes from Lashify. You can have salon-quality lashes without the salon. Lashify lets you Be Your Own Lash Tech. 


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