Once upon a time, skinny brows reigned supreme – despite the fact that thin brows don’t suit many face shapes, almost everyone hopped on the over-plucked bandwagon. Nowadays, we are all (thankfully) a lot more savvy, and we know that eyebrows help to shape and define your entire face – so it’s important to sculpt your brows to suit your individual facial features and bone structure. Chances are that you’ve put down the tweezers in lieu of a fuller brow, and now that your eyebrows have had some time to replenish, it’s time to find the shape that truly flatters your facial structure. But how do you know if you need a sharp arch, a gentle curve, or a straighter structure? Aesthetic beauty is an art, a science, and strangely, a mathematical equation. In fact, the Greeks said that all beauty is mathematics. So let’s figure out this equation – firstly, we’ll look at how to determine what your face shape actually is.
Your Face Shape: If you have a round shaped face, your face will curve outward with a rounded chin, and your cheekbones are generally the widest part of your face. Celebrities such as Selena Gomez have this face shape.
The Best Brow Shape For You: Give structural definition to a round face with full, angled arch brow. If you have a round face where the length and width of your face are roughly the same, you should opt for a high arch which will help to elongate your face.
Your Face Shape: If your face is noticeably longer than it is wide, you most likely have a long face shape. Your forehead, cheekbones and jaw should also be equal in width, with a rounded jaw.
The Best Brow Shape For You: For this face shape, opt for a low-lying arch, straight and elongated brows to add width to your facial structure.
Your Face Shape: If you have a square face, you will have a more angular jawline with the height and width of the face roughly the same.
The Best Brow Shape For You: Soft arches that lift the brows can soften a square-shaped jawline. Make sure to avoid sharp and angled brow which can create a severe look.
Your Face Shape: If you have an inverted triangle face shape, your forehead is the widest part of your face, tapering down to a narrower, pointy chin.
The Best Brow Shape For You: Aim for round brows which will give the effect of softening your face. Higher brows will help to de-emphasize a wide forehead, and create the illusion of more symmetry between the forehead and jawline.
Your Face Shape: Heart-shaped faces are wider at the forehead than at the jaw, and have a pointed chin.
The Best Brow Shape For You: Take inspiration from Cara Delevinge and opt for a thicker brow – which can help balance heart-shaped features. To help balance the chin, a soft, rounded arch and straighter brows are also optimal choices.
Your Face Shape: The diamond shaped face is the rarest of face shapes, with beauties such as Halle Berry having this facial structure. The diamond shape is defined by a narrow forehead, wide cheekbones and a narrow chin.
The Best Brow Shape For You: If you have a small forehead, pointed chin and wide cheekbones you should keep the arches of your brows rounded to soften your facial structure. Steer clear of an overly-defined finish on the brows, as this can look harsh on the face shape.
Your Face Shape: If you have an oval-shaped face, your face is longer than it is wide, your cheekbones are the widest part of your face, and your jaw is soft without any sharp angles or points.
The Best Brow Shape For You: Oval face shapes are very symmetrical, so stick with a slight arch and ensure your brows start and end on the same level. Luckily, oval face shapes are very balanced, so you won’t need to do too much work to manipulate your natural brow shape. Keep it natural with soft, angled brows.
We hope you have enjoyed reading – and discovering – the best shape for your eyebrows. Remember, the practice of perfecting your eyebrow shape is an art, so be sure to consult with a professional brow artist before making any drastic changes to your natural eyebrow shape. With Make Blink Studio’s, we will sculpt your brows to perfectly suit your facial structure. What’s more, we have some beautiful brow options: including ombre, phi, and colour boost brows. Contact us today to book your appointment.