How to Choose an Eyebrow Shape that Compliments your Face

November 6, 2017

Now, you are probably aware of the fact that the shape of your eyebrow can play an important role in the entire look that you are trying to achieve with your make up. However, you should actually take things a bit further and consider the shape of your face as your eyebrows should compliment it rather than working against it. This is a lot easier to understand than you are perhaps aware even though there is a form of science about all of this rather than you just opting for the one thing that seems to appeal to you the most.

Choosing the correct brow shape is going to result in your entire face being opened up and at the same time you will see a major improvement in the entire symmetry of your face. This then makes it easier for you when it comes to your make up and you will also tend to feel a lot better about how you look.



The key is to pay close attention to your face.

Yep, the first thing that you must do is to pay close attention to your face. Now, we are not talking about how pretty you look or anything of the sort, but rather the shape of your face and the dimensions. This is something that is easy to find out, so we will look at individual face shapes in order to make life a bit easier for you.

Square shape.

If you have a square face, then it often means that you have quite strongly defined features. This means that softly rounded eyebrows are going to work best with you and the most important thing is to avoid including any kind of angles in them. Softness with your brows will work in direct contrast to the overall shape of your face and both will then be able to compliment one another. However, you must also avoid creating eyebrows that are too rounded because that can then lead to them resembling rainbows and that is also not a good look to then have.

Round face.

If you have a round face then the most important thing is to make sure that your brows then have some angles in them. The reason for this is because the round face tends to suffer from a real lack of definition in it. By giving your brows these angles it does then mean that you create a sense of bone structure that may not even be there, but the key with make up is the art of being able to create a sense of deception, so in this instance it works very well indeed.

Long Face.

If you have a long face then you have to be careful with how you shape your eyebrows. The chances are that you have very clearly defined features due to the length and the last thing you want to do is to make your face seem even longer because of your eyebrows. The key is for the tail of the brow to extend out beyond the outer corner of the eye and at the same time you want to avoid the end from drooping down too low, or extending too far, as the thing that you are aiming for here is to accentuate any horizontal features rather than the vertical ones.

Heart shaped face.

When it comes to the heart shaped face, then the general consensus is that your brows should be rather light, thinner than most although not pencil thing, and well defined. In addition, you need to keep on top of them as brows that are out of control with this type of face is certainly something that is to be avoided. You need to make sure that they are shaped with a gentle curve that does not come with too much of an angle as you have several angles going on in your bone structure and your brow has to match that for it to then compliment your face.

Oval face.

Finally there is the oval face and once again we have something different. With this face shape you need to focus on the classic eyebrow shape that is perfectly balanced at all times. It can be relatively flat without too much shape in it as this is supposed to really work well with those horizontal lines and to be honest this is the face shape that is the easiest to work with when it comes to your brows.

However, even though the face shape does play a role there are other things to keep in mind when choosing the brows that will compliment your face.

  • Always make sure that the head of the brow comes from the bridge of your nose.

  • The arch of the brow should only ever be approximately two thirds of the way along the brow and make sure that it is the exact same for both brows or you will not look symmetrical.

  • Never cut your brows too short and the tails always have to come to a rather crisp point rather than just tapering out all on their own.


In other words, when it comes to selecting the correct eyebrow shape to compliment your face, then the most important part is to go ahead and check the shape of your face and follow the simple instructions mentioned above. This is something that is easier to do than you imagine as it is all connected to the way in which you take your own facial dimensions into consideration and as long as you then follow those few steps connected to where they should begin and end, then you should ultimately have brows that work perfectly for you.

Finally, if you are unsure as to what to do next, then the best thing to do is to go to a professional who can help you to get the correct shape that you can then maintain in your own time. At least with this it does remove so much of the stress that you could be feeling and you can rest assured that your brows really should be perfect.




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