FACE SHAPES & BROW SHAPES

Ever since Cara Delavigne burst onto the scene, not only did she become the most relatable model out there, but she also brought big brows back onto the beauty scene. It was the wakeup call we all needed after excessively plucking our brows for years, and we finally realized a tiny strip of hairs was not our most flattering look. But, like everything in life, one size doesn’t fit all, and it’s insane how finding the right brow shape to flatter your face can improve symmetry and even knock years off. So, we’ve broken down every gorgeous face shape with the tips for how to shape your brows to match.

eyebrow shapes 

The golden rule is to go for a brow shape opposite to your face shape. For example, if you’ve got a long face you should go for a low-lying arch and straight, elongated brows to add width to your face.

Round

If you’ve got a round face where the length and width of your face are roughly the same, you should go for a high arch to help open up the face.

A high arch for the brow can really help add structure and length to a round face, which ultimately helps narrow the face shape.

Long

If the length of your face is almost double the width, you should go for a low-lying arch, straight and elongated brows to break up the long face shape and add width.

Square

Those with a square face will have a more angular jawline with the height and width of the face roughy the same.

To soften the jawline on a square face shape, lift the brows with soft arches, and give the brows and overall undefined finish – avoid sharp and angled brows.

Rectangle

Similar to a long face shape, the length of rectangular faces is almost double the width but with a more defined jaw.

As a rectangular face can be long but with a strong jawline, opt for fuller, non-structured brow shapes to help reduce forehead size. Soft and slightly more curved arches will help soften the jawline also.

Triangle

If you have a wider jawline than your forehead, you can soften features by adding volume and fullness to brows.

Keep the arches low and curved, and do not taper the tail of the brows angling downwards.

Heart

Heart-shaped faces are wider at the forehead than at the jaw, and have a pointed chin so slightly thicker brows can help balance features.

To help balance the chin, a soft, rounded arch and straighter brows are ideal.

Diamond

If you have a small forehead, pointed chin and wide cheekbones you should keep the arches of your brows rounded to soften that diamond face structure.

Stay clear of an over-defined finish on the brows, as this can look harsh on the face shape.

Oval

Oval face shapes are very symmetrical, so stick with a slight arch and ensure your brows start and end on the same level.

Oval face shapes are very balanced, so there is no need to play with brow shape to manipulate the face shape. Stick to natural, soft angled brows.