You can do a lot with your eyebrows. Regardless of whether you prefer to wear it bushy, slim, angular or curved, discreet or colorful: anything you like and highlight your personality is allowed. But there are certain eyebrow shapes that make the proportions of your face appear particularly harmonious.
As a general rule, rounded or oval faces harmonize particularly well with angular or strikingly shaped brows, while angular face shapes are optimally complemented by curved and rounded brows. With narrow and elongated faces, the eyebrows can also run horizontally. Let’s look at that in detail for the individual face shapes:
Round face shape
Do you have a fairly rounded face? Then you are in good company. Stars like Selena Gomez, Chrissy Teigen or Miranda Kerr also have this very feminine face shape, in which the chin and hairline are very soft and rounded. The cheeks are also quite wide and rounded. Thick, wide brows go particularly well with this as they create a nice contrast and give your face more structure. A high, prominent arch at the end of the brow will also make your face appear narrower.
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Long and narrow face shape
Narrow faces, such as those of model Gisele Bündchen or actress Hilary Swank, are characterized by a high forehead and an elongated chin. The cheekbones stand out little or nothing. If you want to optically shorten your narrow face, you should pluck your eyebrows as straight as possible and avoid a high brow arch. Extend the brows back with an eyebrow pencil to further intensify this effect.
Heart shape face shape
Heart-shaped faces have a very narrow chin, sometimes even pointed. In comparison, the area around the eyes appears quite wide, the cheekbones are high, and the forehead is flat and rounded at the hairline. Stars like Reese Witherspoon or Ruby Rose serve as examples of this beautiful face shape. This is where brows with a soft, slightly rounded arch work best. In the end, slightly shorten the eyebrows if you want your face to look narrower.
Oval face shape
Oval faces, like that of actress Jessica Alba, are quite narrow, the chin and forehead are rounded and the cheekbones form the widest part of the face. Because this face shape is characterized by its special symmetry, each brow shape harmonizes with it. So shape your brows according to the accents you want to set: straight and wide brows shorten your face and make it look more distinctive, while thin and curved brows make it rounder and longer.
Square face shape
Typical features of a square face, like Angelina Jolie’s, are angular facial contours, a broad forehead, and a broad, prominent lower jaw. Rounded, upward-curved brows balance out these corners and edges.
If you have already determined your ideal brow shape, these instructions will help you to shape and trace them perfectly:
Don’t be too strict on yourself if you can’t shape both brows in exactly the same way. Because as the saying goes: eyebrows are sisters, but not twins. And now tell us in the comments: What are your favorite tools and tricks to give your eyebrows the perfect shape?