Long face study: Idris Elba
Elba is bearded far more often than he is clean-shaven, and it’s easy to see why. Even though the guy is good-looking as it is, his facial hair—often a horseshoe mustache plus a circle beard, or the mustache plus a close-cropped full beard—adds some volume to his long, prominent chin. You could also make the argument that Elba has a triangular face, but the same concept applies: his beard adds volume (and, therefore, gravitas) to the lower third of his face.
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