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The Perfect Eyebrows for Your Face Shape

The Perfect Eyebrows for Your Face Shape

Wondering how to shape your eyebrows? Working with your face shape is key if you want to create the perfect eyebrow shapes for your face. Warning - this may have you rethinking everything about your brows. Read on!

Eyebrow shape for a round face 

If you have a round face shape, the sides of your face curve slightly outward, rather than being straight. Cheekbones are the widest part of your face and your chin is also rounded.

Celebs with a round face include Jennifer Lawrence, Chrissy Teigen, and Michelle Williams.

Brow goal

Your brows should work to elongate your face to make it appear less round.

The perfect eyebrow shapes

Well defined brows are a must for a round face shape. High arches with vertical lines that follow straight to the peak of the arch work best.

Take the arch as high as possible - while still looking natural - to elongate the face. Steer clear of rounded brow shapes as this will only emphasise a round face more.

Eyebrow shape for a heart face

A wide forehead that strongly tapers toward a narrow chin is the key characteristic of a heart-shaped face.

Celebs with a heart shape face include Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Mary-Kate Olsen.

Brow goal

Your brow goal is to soften the lines of your face but work with your natural shape - emphasising the heart shape between your brows and chin.

The perfect eyebrow shapes

A gentle, rounded brow works beautifully with a heart shape. Stick with a low, rounded arch for a more natural look or add length to a shorter heart-shaped face by arching the brow high.

Eyebrow shape for a square face

In terms of length and width, your face is very equal. Your chin is square and the forehead and jawline and similar width. Basically, when you look at your face straight on, the curve of your jawline and sides of your forehead will form a square shape.

Celebs with square face shapes include Olivia Wilde, Natalie Portman, and Salma Hayek.

Brow goal

You can either balance a strong, square jaw with a strong brow or soften it with curved eyebrows.

The perfect eyebrow shapes

The best eyebrow shape for a square face is a thick, angular and well defined shape. This will help balance a strong jaw and elongate the face. A softer curve also works well if you want to soften a heavier jawline.

Eyebrow shape for a oval face

Have an oval shaped face? Lucky you! Often considered the ideal face shape, the oval face is already in proportion. This means you can pull off practically any makeup look!

Celebs with oval face-shapes include Bella Hadid, Jessica Biel, and Charlize Theron.

Brow goal

To follow the natural shape of your brow.

The perfect eyebrow shapes

Stick with naturally arched eyebrows and create a soft angled shape. The soft angled shape goes straight up to the peak and gently curves round at the top and down.

For a more dramatic night time look, you might choose to slightly thicken and fill the lines but don’t go overboard. 

Eyebrow shape for a diamond face

If you have a diamond face shape, your forehead and jawline are a similar width, cheekbones are high and angular with a pointed chin.

Celebs with diamond face shapes include Jennifer Lopez, Anna Kendrick, Vanessa Hudgens, and Selma Blair.

Brow goal

Diamond-shaped faces are wider and fuller so the goal is to minimise the widest areas, balance a narrow chin, and soften the lines of your face overall.

The perfect eyebrow shapes

A curved brow does amazing things for a diamond shape. This subtle brow shape creates a nice balance between wide cheeks and forehead. Focus on creating a rounded arc towards the middle of the brow.

Or, you might take the other brow road and choose high, sharper arches. This will draw attention away from the bolder angles of your face.

Follow the 3 universal brow rules

No matter the shape of your face, there are 3 golden rules to follow when eyebrow shaping.

  • Rule 1

The arch of your brow - whether it be angular or more curved and soft - should be around two thirds of the way along your brow line, never in the centre.

  • Rule 2

Find the right place to start your brow. Lay an eyebrow pencil vertical along your nose - the point where it reaches the bridge of your nose is where the brow should begin.

  • Rule 3

Get the tail right. Place an eyebrow pencil in a line that runs from the outer side of your nostril to the corner of your eye. This is the ideal ending point for your brow.

Essential tools for all eyebrow shapes

You’ve figured out the best shape for your eyebrows based on your face shape, now you need the right tools to make it easy! Get these in your beauty bag to keep your brows looking bangin’ all day long.

Brow Pencil

Don’t underestimate the power of a great brow pencil.

The idea isn’t to draw your brows on, use the brow pencil to fill in gaps and bare spots. Opt for a colour two shades lighter than your hair or make shade selection even easier with Brow Magic. It’s a universal brow pencil - one colour suits all. Simple.

Brow Powder

Powder has a naturally soft, volumising effect. Fill in any sparse areas with brow powder - it helps set brow pencils to make the look last longer. Choose a colour close to your hair shade and use an angled brow brush to get the job done flawlessly. We love Brow Duo Powder.

Brow Gel

The answer to stay-all-day brows? Clear brow gel.

Once you’ve finished your look, gently brush the brow gel spoolie over the hairs to set your arches. Perfect for all eyebrow shapes.

Brow Highlighter

Highlighting the brow will define your eye area - making eyes look bigger and brighter.

Boost the effect by placing a little highlight in the corner of the eyes as well as beneath the brow bone. Brow Pop is our go-to highlighter for eyebrow shapes and skin tones.

Brow perfection continues with our ultimate brow cheat sheet.