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  • 15 February 2021
  • Kathy Duong

It can be hard to choose the best eyebrow shape for your face. The era of skinny, pencilled in brows ended a long time ago; nowadays it’s all about big, bushy brows. Most likely you’ve given your tweezers a rest to let your brows grow out and now that you’ve got more hair there, it’s time to find the shape that fits and flatters your face shape.

Much like you might pick your fringe based on your face shape, your brows are important too. It’s a science and we’ve got you covered.

6 most common face shapes

These are the 6 most common face shapes.

Brow Shapes for Heart-Shaped Face

Your face shape:
Heart-shaped faces follow the general outline of a heart, with a wider forehead that tapers down to a pointed chin.

Examples of celebrities with heart face shape:
Cara Delevingne, Kourtney Kardashian, Reese Witherspoon

The best brows for You:
A heart-shaped face suits brows that have a soft arch, which helps to balance out a longer chin. Regarding thickness, you should choose a fuller shape. Heart shaped faces go with fluffy, fuller brows really well, because the widest area of this face shape is the brow area meaning it won’t get easily overwhelmed with too much brow. If you don’t have naturally fuller brows, you can always use a cream or pomade brow product with an angled brush to create hair-like strokes for the illusion of a fuller shape.

Brow Shapes for Square-Shaped Face

Your Face Shape:
With square faces, your chin will typically be less defined, while your jawline will be wide and angular.

Examples of celebrities with square face shape:
Olivia Wilde, Malin Akerman, Nicole Richie

The best brows for you:
A higher, more curved arch works well on a square shape since it softens and elongates your face. Arched brows on a square face help to off-set the harder angles of a square shaped jawline. However, avoid letting the tail of the brow dip too low as it can bring the eye shape downwards a little.

best eyebrow shape for your face

The rounder your face, the more acute the angle you can have on your brows

Brow Shape for Oblong Face

Your face shape:
If you have an oblong face the face length is the largest measurement.

Examples of celebrities with oblong face shape:
Joan Smalls, Sarah Jessica Parker, Liv Tyler.

The best brows for you:
A straighter brow with soft edges will help widen the face shape. A gentler angled arch will help widen your face. Avoid high arches, which will make your face appear thinner and longer still. This face shape can also suit a fluffier brow really well because it can offset the length of the face.

Brow Shape for Round Face

Your face shape:
Round faces are curved slightly outward and feature a rounded chin. Your cheekbones are generally the widest part of your face.

Examples of celebrities with round face shape:
Gabrielle Union, Ginnifer Goodwin, Kirsten Dunst

The best brows for you:
Fuller brows with a sharp, angled arch give structure to a round face. The farther from your nose the arch is, the wider your face will appear. Be careful with the thickness of your brows here: “If you have a small and round face shape, try not to overwhelm your face with too thick and fluffy of a brow. Essentially, this face shape can still support a skinnier brow.

eyebrow shape for face

Which face shape best fits with yours?

Brow Shape for Oval-Shaped Face

Your face shape:
Similarly to round faces, the cheekbones are the widest point of an oval face. But oval faces differ in that they tend to be longer and slimmer in appearance than round faces, with the length still greater than the width of your cheekbones and jawline.

Examples of celebrities with oval face shape:
Jessica Alba, Beyoncé, Eva Mendes

The best brows for you:
An oval shape has the most flexibility, in that most eyebrow shapes fit well. Those with an oval face shape can pull off almost any haircut or fringe style, and the same goes for brows. Top advice here is to let your natural brows guide you.

Eyebrow Shape for Diamond-Shaped Face

Your Face Shape:
Very similar to a round face, diamonds have narrower chins and wide, high cheekbones. Much like an actual diamond, the top of your head will also be narrower than the middle if you have a diamond-shaped face.

Examples of celebrities with diamond face shape:
Halle Berry, Audrey Tautou, Elizabeth Hurley

The best brows for you:
If you have a diamond face shape, try a curved brow with an angled arch, which helps to lengthen the widest part of your face. Because the goal is to widen the appearance of your forehead, a more angled brow works well. If you’re between appointments and don’t want to mess with your brows too much, you can always try using a concealer to clean up around the brow and sharpen your shape whilst concealing the stray hairs.

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Eyebrow Shape for Triangle Face

Very similar to the heart-shaped face shape, with the same general structure – wider around the brows and narrows to a more pointed chin. Your bet here is to go for a softer angled brow. Feel free to go as thick as you like.

Eyebrow Shape for Long Face

As long as you don’t go with long tailed or sharp angled eyebrows, you can’t go too far wrong here. Long faces take some of diamond, oblong, oval, triangle and round shaped faces. The goal is to not accentuate your face as being thin, but to compliment it and to fit around it. If the angle is too strong, you will feel as though your face is too long.

Eyebrow Shape for Small Face

Most smaller faces still fit into one of the above shape styles. I would generally recommend to go with your natural style as much as possible – but without going too thick as this will seem even thicker still on a smaller face.

Let us help you get and choose the best eyebrow shape for face by giving us a call today!

About The Author

Kathy Duong

Our lady of lash is extremely professional, talented and always dressed to impress. Her work is meticulous, edgy, precise and always on trend. You will love her work, every time you open your eyes.

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