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Illustrated Guide to Makeup for Darker Complexions | Bindi
Basics and Symbolism
Almost all bindi look pretty in the pack or on the website, but sometimes
you can put one on that is all wrong for your face. Here are a few
tips to make sure you get the ones that are right for you.
Face shape is more a matter of the hairline, shadows and bone structure
of the facial area than the actual shape of the head. Big eyes will
give the appearance of more weight at the top of the face, as big lips
and a prominent chin will give more weight in the bottom center.
Here are some shapes you can cut out and try on:
|The heart shaped face is somewhat difficult to find bindis for.
Your forehead is already somewhat prominent, and a bindi will focus more
attention on it.
The heart shaped face doesn't need a large bindi. So keep them
small like the reflective body dots, a small spot of kumkum, or a centimetre
at most length fashion bindi.
Heart Shaped Face
|You can do pretty much as you like with the oval face. Just try
to make sure that it's classy and balanced. You have enough forehead
to get away with the new trendy long fashion bindis, or the painted gold
kumkum, but make sure your lipstick compliments it.
Avoid the side-of-the-eye stickers in favor of the eyelid stickers though.
The side ones can make you look too catty (unless that is the desired effect).
|Long bindis look good on you. Play around with designs that are
high on the forehead if you would like to give your face a longer look.
Stay away from the larger round bindis, flat bottom triangles, large
teardrops, and diamond shapes.
|The square face is a bit tricky. Some of the same rules apply
as the oval face, but the square calls for angles and splash. Butterfly
bindis look good on the square face. Long thin ones are out, but
the v-shaped ones will work quite well.
|The triangular face can get away with even more than the oval face.
Whatever big, bold, brightness is there will only balance the face more.
Be careful not to go overboard though. Sunbursts, sunrise, spider,
and star bindi will suit you well.
I hope this has helped you to decide which bindis to make or buy.
Don't forget to stop by the main Bindi page
to see what the symbolic meanings of various shapes are. Good luck!