Like haircuts, when it comes to eyebrow shaping, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Your perfect eyebrows will depend on the shape of your face. Get the right shape and it will make such a difference to your face, from emphasising your eyes to creating the appearance of youth. Here we’ll talk you through how to shape your eyebrows to suit your face shape.
Decide on your face shape
The first thing you need to do is identify what shape your face is. Most people class themselves as having a round, oval, square, heart, diamond or oblong shaped face. Look in the mirror and use the photo guide below to get an idea of your face shape.
Finding the right eyebrow shape for your face
Once you have identified the shape of your face, you will then be able to start looking for the best eyebrow shapes to suit it. Below we’ve provided a guide on how to shape your eyebrows for each face type.
Long / oblong face
If you have a long face (which is sometimes referred to as being oblong shaped), then your aim is probably to make it look a little fuller and rounder. The best way to do this is to keep your eyebrow shape flat, as opposed to arched. Whilst arched eyebrows will elongate the face, flat eyebrows with very little curve will make the face look shorter and more round.
Round / circle face
If you have quite a round face, it’s likely that you will be looking to make it look longer and slimmer. The best way to do this is to create high arched eyebrows. It doesn’t have to be a sharp arch; you can always go for something a little softer. Just avoid making your eyebrow shape too round, as this will make your face look rounder too.
Makeup artists consider those with oval shaped faces to be the luckiest of all! This is because you can pretty much get away with any eyebrow shape you like.
We recommend going for a soft angled look, with a slight arch, which will add a little dimension to your face. There’s no need to go for anything dramatic, as you already have great features.
If you have a square face, you’ll have quite a strong jawline and forehead. Shaping your eyebrows can help to soften your features and also elongate the shape of your face a little. We recommend going for brows with a rounder shape and low arch, keeping everything quite soft. Make sure your eyebrows are of medium thickness. Too thick or thin and they’ll look too harsh.
People with heart-shaped faces tend to have pointed chins. If you want to soften your look a little, go for a rounder brow shape. Creating a low arch in your brow will give you a beautiful, natural look but if your face is quite short, you may want to go for something a little sharper.
If you have a diamond shaped face, you are likely to have wider cheekbones. To soften the stronger features on your face, create curved eyebrows.
Whether you plan on tweezing, waxing or threading your eyebrows, it is important to have a clear idea of the shape you are looking to create. Use these guidelines and you’ll have no trouble choosing the perfect shaped eyebrows to suit your face shape. If in doubt, you can always contact a beautician who will be able to thread your eyebrows into the perfect shape.
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