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Earrings are a simple, yet elegantly sophisticated way to perk up your face, and add a touch of class to your outfit. However, while great, remember earrings are the only jewellery piece that brings the focus to your face. Bracelets, necklaces and the likes draw attention towards your outfit, but earrings make those around you, stare directly at your face. That being said, just as a haircut or sunglasses can be flattering or unflattering to your face, so are earrings. That is why below we take a look at the best earrings for different face shapes.

The Round Face

Not sure if you have a round face? Well, round faces are exactly what the name implies — almost circular, with the broadest part being between the cheekbones. People with round faces also have a circular chin line. More of the face is usually near the ears instead of towards the forehead or the chin. Want to have an idea of what your face is like if it falls in this category? Take a look at celebrities like Drew Barrymore, Kate Winslet, Taraji P. Henson, Penelope Cruz, or Cameron Diaz. A round face is best complemented by drop or long dangly earrings. Their hanging design elongates the face, making one appear slimmer.

Oval

Women or men with an oval-shaped face have high cheekbones, rounded jawline, and the forehead tends to be slightly wider than the chin. If your face falls in this category, then you’re quite lucky because any earrings will flatter your face. For instance, studs or lovely pearls beautifully broaden your face while long earrings balance out your face contours. Celebrities with an oval shape include Beyonce, Charlize Theron, Jessica Alba and Kate Hudson, among many others.

Heart-Shaped

Heart-shaped faces are characterized by a wider forehead and tend to gradually narrow or become softer from the forehead towards the chin. Famous heart-shaped faces include Scarlett Johnson, Jenifer Lopez, and Reese Witherspoon.

If you’ve got a heart-shaped face, include more dangly earrings with a rounded bottom in your jewelry organizer as these tend to balance out the angles around your chin. Chandelier, teardrop or tight hoops are also magnificent. Avoid slim dangly earrings as these draw attention towards your chin.

Diamond Face

If you’ve a diamond face, then your cheekbones are wider than the forehead, and the chin as well. You have that Elizabeth Taylor, Katherine Hepburn, and Sophia Loren type of face. This means your face is characterized by extreme angles, especially around the cheekbones, and is best flattered by studs or long earrings that stop right above the chin.