Everyone’s face is different, and what looks good on one person, may not look so great on the next. This is true, especially, for eyebrows. Luckily, we’re here to help with this eyebrow tutorial on choosing the perfect eyebrow shape for your face.
The Power of Eyebrows
Eyebrows have a lot of power when it comes to defining your look. They frame the face and can bring attention to your best features. We’ve had different ways of accenting them throughout the ages.
In the 1920s, thin and rounded arches were in. That changed in the ’40s when full and natural arches were all the rage. Fast-forward again to the ’70s, and brows waxed to within an inch of their lives were the talk of the town.
After flip-flopping trends in the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s, today, we’re back in love with full natural brows. This means we’re inspired by celebrities like Cara Delevingne, Zendaya, and Lily Collins, all of whom rock thick and luxurious brows.
Finding the Best Brow Shape for You
Just like a haircut, certain styles of eyebrows work best on particular face shapes. Just because you envy Emilia Clarke’s full brows doesn’t mean they’re the ideal shape for your face shape. You need to know how to shape eyebrows that will accentuate your beautiful features.
The key in determining which brow shape will help you look your best is figuring out your face shape. The most common face shapes are round, heart, square, oval, long, and diamond. Once you have that down, you can follow our guide for the perfect eyebrow shape for you.
Round Face x High Arch Eyebrows
If you have a round face, you’ll notice your face is widest at the cheekbones. You’ll also have a rounded chin.
To best accent your look, we recommend a full brow with a high arch. Look no further than Mila Kunis for inspiration. Her rounded face looks amazing with her arched eyebrows, as it helps give the face a little more angular definition. Try it now!
Heart Face x Soft Arch Eyebrows
Those with heart-shaped faces will have a wider forehead paired with a sharp and pointed chin. If this is you, you’ll want to keep your eyebrows with a soft arch. In some cases, straight eyebrows work too to complement the point of your chin.
Just check out how Zendaya does it — her wide brows follow the gentle curve of her brow line without becoming overly arched. Try it now!
Square Face x Angle Tipped Eyebrows
If you have a square face, you’ll notice your face is as long as it is wide, with a jawline that’s sharp and angular.We recommend wearing your eyebrow shape with a high arch and angled tip.
Olivia Wilde is a great example of this, as her highly arched brows help to offset her killer jawline. Try it now!
Oval Face x Shallow Arch Eyebrows
Oval face shapes are the most common, as well as the most versatile. That’s because the shape of the face is the most uniform. Your face will be widest at the forehead, but you’ll also have prominent and high cheekbones.
As for your eyebrows, give them a shallow arch with soft angles. Queen Bey does this particularly well. Her brows gently curve along her brow bone without any harsh lines or angles, accentuating her natural beauty. Try it now!
Long Face x Straight Eyebrows
If you have a long face, it means your face is longer than it is wide. If you have this face shape, we recommend keeping your brows long and straight, as adding an arch can elongate your features even more. Sarah Jessica Parker typically wears her brows like this. Try it now!
Diamond Face x Rounded Eyebrows
Shine bright like a diamond! If this is you, you’ll notice your face is widest at the cheekbones. You’ll also have a sharp forehead and chin. Since you already have so many angles going on, keeping your arches rounded can help smooth out your face.
J.Lo does a great job of this — her brows lightly arch up and then come back down at the ends for a rounded appearance. Try it now!
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