Braided brows, glitter brows, wavy brows, oh my! Aside from the crazy eyebrow trends we’ve seen on social media over the past few years, your brows are more than just bushy patches of hair above your eyes and your eyebrow shape can actually make a world of difference for your face.
If you’re stuck on finding the perfect eyebrow shape to fit your face, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to learn about why your eyebrow shape is so important, what eyebrow shape will work for you, and some tips for keeping your brows on point!
Why is finding the right eyebrow shape so important?
If you’re trying to perfect your beauty routine, it’s crucial that you find your perfect eyebrow shape to bring proportion to your face, enhance your eyes and features, and overall frame your face.
Different eyebrow shapes and placements can also show emotions and feelings! If you’re suspicious or stern, what’s the first thing you do? Raise your eyebrows! In short, eyebrows are much more important than you may realize.
Types of eyebrow shapes
There are a few factors you need to think of when choosing an eyebrow shape—the thickness of your brow, the angle of your arch, the arch shape, and the length of your brow. You can easily play around with the shape and thickness of your brow by filling them in different ways and chatting with your esthetician when you get a wax or thread. If you bring in inspiration pics, they’ll be able to better tell you if that shape is feasible for you. Once you find a shape that you really love, you can even think about getting your brows microbladed!
If you’re unsure where to start on your brow journey, here are a few basic eyebrow shapes to flatter any face shape.
Round Face Shape
High arched brows work best for round face shapes because they help create the illusion of a slimmer face. You’ll also want to tone down the thickness to help with slimming. You can even brush up your eyebrow hairs to play into that illusion of lifting your face.
Diamond Face Shape
To help soften the angles of a diamond face, you’ll want to go for a rounded shape with a low arch or a soft angled shape with a low arch. This is because diamond face shapes are so angular, a low arch/angled brow will bring a softer look to your face.
Oval Face Shape
If you have an oval face shape, you’ll want to stick to a soft, rounded brow with a low arch. With oval face shapes, the forehead is usually wider than the chin which means a soft, rounded brow will help maintain the balance of your face without being too overpowering.
Square Face Shape
To really draw the attention to your eyes and brows, you should try a flat brow with little to no arch. You’ll also want to thicken your brows to really make them pop. This shape will enhance your natural features while also bringing the focus off of the angles of your face.
A heart-shaped face is when your chin is sharp and your forehead is wide. Similar to the diamond face shape, you’ll want to try a rounded brow with a low arch to help balance and soften the angles.
Oblong Face shape
If you have a longer face, you should opt for a brow shape that has a lower arch as a high arch can make your face look longer than it really is. A flat brow shape will work best for you to add width to your face.
Lastly, to compliment a pear-shaped face, try a long brow with a medium arch height. This will create width on your forehead to help balance out the angles of your chin.
While certain eyebrow shapes tend to compliment certain face shapes better, always remember to do what you like! Your eyebrows aren’t going to come out perfect every time and they shouldn’t! It’s okay to experiment and evolve the shape of your brows based on your tastes, the makeup you’re rocking, and how you’re feeling that day. That’s what’s so fun about makeup anyway, right?
Tips to the perfect brow
Once you find the perfect shape, here are some tips on keeping your brows on point:
- Finding the perfect shade is just as important as the shape! The trick is to match your brow color to your hair undertones. If you have silver or cool-toned hair, you should go for an ashy shade. If your hair is golden or red, a warm-toned brow will suit you the best. If you’re going with a thicker or bigger brow shape, try opting for a light color. This will help to avoid your brows being the focal point for your face and standing out too much. Don’t be afraid to experiment with products until you find the right one for you!
- Don’t let your brows do the talking. While it’s important to let your brows make a statement, you don’t want them to take over your face. Make sure your brows enhance instead of overpowering. One way to achieve this is by keeping the inside of your brows lighter than the tail. To do this, apply little to no product on the inside and brush the hairs up for a more natural look.
- Stick to what looks natural. You’ll want your brow shape to be close to your natural shape instead of creating something new. This will not only help it look more natural but also help with the upkeep and maintenance of your brows as well.
- Remember that your brows are sisters and not twins. At the end of the day, your brows are tiny little hairs on your face, they don’t have to be perfect. In fact, having them a bit uneven and even bushy will give them a more natural look.