Find the Best Brow Shape for your Face Shape

“Eyebrow Shape Can Change How Your Face Shape Looks”
The face shape looks different in this example:

 

 

 

 

 

Is one eyebrow shape better than the other? The quick answer is yes.

A long face shape can look “too long”
• A flat eyebrow shape shortens the face shape

The Good News

Examples of women with long face shapes who have flat eyebrows:

Sarah Michelle Gellar Jessica Alba Claudia Schiffer Scarlett Johansson Victoria Justice

Note how the celebrities with characteristically long faces below all have a flat eyebrow shape. This creates an optical illusion and makes the face appear shorter, bringing it into balance.


Find the Best Brow Shape for your Face Shape

“Knowing your face shape is the first step to creating your most beautiful look” – Kevyn Aucoin

There are six basic face shapes:

Oval Face Shape
Round Face Shape
Long Face Shape
Square Face Shape
Heart Face Shape
Diamond Face Shape

Find your Face Shape

Start by pulling your hair back from your face, and look closely in the mirror. The features to look for are:

 Oval Face Shape
• Forehead is wider than the chin
• Prominent cheekbones
• Face gracefully tapers to a narrow chin

 Round Face Shape
• Face is almost as wide as it is long
• Face is widest at the cheeks

     Long Face Shape
• Forehead, cheekbones and jawlines are all about the same width
• Face gracefully tapers to a narrow oval chin

 Square Face Shape
• Forehead, cheekbones and jawlines are all about the same width
• The squared jawline is the most obvious feature

 Heart Face Shape
• Similar to oval but the chin tapers to a point

 Diamond Face Shape
•Not as common as the other face shapes
• Typically the face is highly angular
• The forehead is somewhat short and the face is widest at the temples

Find your Face Shape

Step 1: Measure the length of your face with a ruler. (In this case the total length of the face is 8).
Step 2: Divide the total length by 3. (In this case 8 divided by 3 is 2.67).
Step 3: Measure the length from the bottom of your nose to the bottom of your chin. (in this case 2 1/3)
 If the last number is larger than the first number, chances are you have a long face.
• If the last number is less than the first number, chances are you have a round face.
• If the last number equals the first number, chances are you have an oval face
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Find the Best Brow Shape for your Face Shape

  • The Oval Face Shape
  • The Heart Face Shape
  • The Long Face Shape
  • The Round Face Shape
  • The Square Face Shape
  • The Diamond Face Shape

The Oval Face Shape

 

About this Shape: 

This is considered the ideal face shape. The brows play no role in making the face appear "more oval" -it already is oval.

The perfect eyebrow shape is widely considered to be the soft angled eyebrow shape. The soft angled shape goes straight up and then gently curves round at the top and down.

The Heart Face Shape

The Goal:

Soften your look with curves and create a beautiful heart shape using the point of your chin as the heart bottom and the brows as the top of the heart.

The Eyebrow:

The best eyebrow shape for a heart shaped face is rounded. A low arch rounded brow creates a natural look, while a highly arched brow can add length to a shorter heart shaped face or create a dramatic look. The curve of the brow is soft, feminine and attractive and also creates the heart like look of the face.

The Long Face Shape

 

The Goal:

Make a long face appear shorter.

The Eyebrow:

Apply straight horizontal lines that stop the eye moving up and down the face. A flat brow shape accomplishes this. Its horizontal shape makes the face appear shorter.

The Round Face Shape

 

The Goal:

Make a round face appear less round by making the face appear longer. 

The Eyebrow:

Apply lines that go more up and down the face. This helps draw the eye up and down and lengthens it. Create as high an arch as you can. A high arched brow accomplishes this. Look for a brow shape that follows a straight line to the peak of the brow, and creates more vertical lines. Stay away from a rounded brow shape. This makes a round face look very round. Look for a high arched soft angled brow or consider a high arched angle brow.

The Square Face Shape

 

The Goal:

A square jaw is a strong feature. Balance it with a strong brow or soften it with curves. 

The Eyebrow:

A thicker stronger color and shape balances a heavier jawline. A defined sharp peak at the top of the brow makes the brow appear stronger. Angled brows create this balance. Also consider the curved brow shape, suggested for diamond face shapes. The curves soften stronger features.

The Diamond Face Shape

The Goal:

Soften the angles in your diamond face shape and make the widest portion of the face appear less wide. 

The Eyebrow:

Curves will both soften your look and make the widest portion of your face look less wide. The curved brow shape does this. Notice that many beautiful celebrities that have a diamond face shape also have curved brows. A second popular choice are the round brow stencils - also suggested for the heart face shape.

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