Heart Shaped Face? You'll love this...

Heart Shaped Face? You'll love this...

Heart Face Shape

If you have a heart-shaped face like Kourtney you’ll want to balance your proportions by creating the appearance that your forehead is narrower and jawline wider.

Here is a real quick recap of how to tell if you have a heart-shaped face shape:


  • Forehead: forehead is wider than the jawline. The hairline is rounded or may have a widow’s peak
  • Cheekbone: about the same width as the forehead width. Both are wider than your jawline.
  • Jawline: Narrow jawline. Chin has a strong point
  • Face: slightly longer than it is wide

Your face shape has a huge effect on which jewelry matches you best. The right earrings or necklace can complement your best features, while the wrong jewelry can exaggerate your look or draw too much attention to certain areas of your face.

The heart-shaped face needs a strong horizontal focus for the eye to follow. High necklines with gentle curves, accompanied by the shorter necklace lengths and teardrop earring styles, will balance the wide forehead and cheekbone area of the heart-shaped face. 


Chandelier earrings are one of the very best options for the heart shape face. Look for triangular shapes to balance the face as well. 

Any earring that adds width at the jawline is ideal.

This face needs jewelry that adds width at the level of the chin and soften the effects of a pointed chin, so use horizontal lines of hoops, teardrops, curves, triangles and chandeliers. 

Avoid small post (button) and any long narrow earring styles. 

The button earrings in the first photo add width to Kourtney’s face, accentuating the face length and narrow chin. In contrast, the earrings in the second photo create width across the jawline, balancing the proportions by equalizing the width of the whole face.


Heart-shaped faces need short necklaces with curves to reduce the appearance of length in the jawline and diminishes the sharp point of the chin.

Choker, collar and princess lengths are ideal (especially if you have a long neck), since they break up the vertical line that occurs with a heart-shaped face. 

Triple-strand chokers or large beads at the base of the throat creates fullness at the neck and balances the wider area around the eyes and cheekbones. 

A bold pendant on a short necklace creates a visual stop directly under the chin, shortening the look of the face and making it appear more symmetrical

The long necklace stack and deep v neckline accentuate the long face and point to the chin. The choker in the second photo is similar to the first, but the extra width in it adds the impression of curves to the jawline and face.

The crucial part of designing for face shapes is to ensure that the jewelry chosen is proportional to the size of the face. No matter its shape, a small face will become overwhelmed by oversized earrings, even in the recommended styles.

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