How do you find the perfect eyebrow shape for you? While we love stealing the looks of our favorite celebrities, what works for Audrey Hepburn’s square face may not work for your oval face. Here’s a pro tip to find your best brows: Take cues from your face.
It’s not about your face shape alone – Your unique facial features, like your brow bone structure, cheekbones, and jawline will also help determine the most flattering eyebrow type, length, thickness and arch level for you.
Want to have a perfect set of eyebrows? Determine your face shape and see which eyebrow type works best for you.
1. Round Face: High-Arched Brows With Longer Ends
Having a bun-like face with chubby cheeks and soft, curved chin myself, I feel the struggle of lacking the definition and looking wider. Luckily, you can turn to eyebrow shaping to add dimension to your face.
Go for a structured set of brows with angled arches and longer ends. Next, to defining your bone structure and adding definition to your face, this eyebrow shaping trick may also help slim down your face. Tip: use a micro lining pencil to draw a few hair-like flicks at the end of each brow.
Celebrities with round faces: Miranda Kerr, Ginnifer Goodwin, Chrissy Teigen, Emma Stone
2. Oval Face: Soft Brows With Lower Arch
The oval face is something most women chase when doing their contouring and highlighting efforts. The hallmarks of an oval face include a wider forehead, prominent cheekbones, and soft chin. You may also have larger eyes and lips.
If you have an oval face, you’re lucky to suit most brow styles. For the most flattering, go for softer, thicker brows to balance out your high forehead, large eyes, or big lips. If you have smaller facial features, go for slimmer yet soft brows.
Celebrities with oval faces: Charlize Teron, Julia Roberts, Kate Middleton, Julianne Moore
3. Heart-Shaped Face: Soft, Rounded Arch
If your face is heart-shaped, your forehead is the widest part of your face and you have a narrow, pointed chin.
To balance out the harsh angles and sharp ends, eyebrow shaping experts suggest going for softer, rounded brows with a natural color which create fluidity and curves. These will make your forehead look smaller and your chin less sharp. Tapered ends also look flattering on heart-shaped faces.
Celebrities with heart-shaped faces: Halle Berry, Zooey Deschanel, Reese Witherspoon
4. Square Face: Brows With An Angled Peak
Square faces have strong, defined angles, with straight sides and prominent, angular jawlines – just think about how sexy Angelina Jolie and Ezra Miller look on the red carpet.
To balance out those strong facial features, bring in more of an angle to the peak of your brows. A lifted arch and lengthened tail give the illusion of an elongated, narrow face. Stay away from linear brows, which will just accentuate the boxy look. Rounded brows won’t flatter your stunning features either.
Celebrities with square faces: Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, and Kiera Knightley.
5. Oblong (Long) Face: Elongated Brows With Shallow Arch
Long, oblong face shapes are characterized by features that are stretched out vertically, with curved chin and softer jawline – like an upside-down egg. If you have an oblong face, your goal is to add width to your face and have a fuller, rounder look. Playing up your horizontal features is the key.
When eyebrow shaping, go for brows with elongated tails to balance out the features of your long face and draw the eye horizontally. Try to extend the tails of brows beyond the corner your eyes. Going for shallow arches (straighter brows) is also ideal for making the face appear shorter.
Celebrities with long faces: Tyra Banks, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sandra Oh, Liv Tyler
6. Diamond-Shaped Face: Soft, Rounded Brows
Diamond-shaped faces are highly angular, with wider temples, high cheekbones, and pointed jawline. Women with a beautifully chiseled face should opt for a curved brow shape to balance out their strong facial features. This will both soften your look and make the widest portion of your face narrower. Stay away from high, sharp arches that can exaggerate the length of your face.
Celebrities with diamond-shaped faces: Jennifer Lopez, Viola Davis, Shakira, Serena Williams.
Author Bio: Mina Natividad is a resident writer for BrowCo Eyelash Extensions & Eyebrow Shaping, a top of the line brow and lash bar in Australia, which prides itself in delivering professional eyebrow shaping and eyelash extension services. She loves writing articles about women’s health and beauty.