No doubt, the best eyebrow shape for you is the one that makes you feel most confident and beautiful. But, if you’re looking to change your look a bit, and are wondering what that one thing is that can make you look instantly glamorous, you might want to start by finding the right brow for your specific face shape. As all hairstyles do not suit all face shape, the same goes for eyebrows. Thankfully, Kelley baker, eyebrow expert has generously shared some advice on finding the eyebrows that will complement the shape of your face.
A heart-shaped face is characterised by cheeks that are wider than the hairline, and a narrow/pointed chin. For those with heart-shaped faces, a round brow shape will suit you quite nicely. Baker says, “A rounded or low-arched brow pairs perfectly. The curve of the brow creates a heart look, which flows with the face”
Square Shaped Faces
With a square-shaped face, you have a square jaw, the width of your hairline and jawline are even, and your face is equally long and wide. If your face has sharp, defined angles like that of a square, Baker suggests softer brows. “For a square-shaped face, it’s good to soften the brows by making them appear more rounded,” she says. You need brows that will soften your very strong looking features. Try a rounder shape or a low soft arch with medium thickness. You do not want to go too thin or too thick with this shape of face.
People with a rectangular-shaped face have similar hairline and jawline width, but the face is longer than it is wide. With this shape of face, Baker says, “If you do not want to highlight your face’s long lines, a flat eyebrow shape will create the illusion of a shorter face. Adding a slight curve can even give your face some roundness”. Well, thanks Ms Baker, duly noted.
Your face is round-shaped when it is equally long and wide, and there are no major points or angles; you have a rounded jaw and chin. With this face shape, you need sharp brows for contrast. Create high arched eyebrows. If you do not like sharp arches, then opt for a soft arch. But avoid round eyebrow shapes or you end up making your face look even rounder. “I like to try to give someone with a round shaped face an arch in their brow so that it gives the brow a lift, which adds more definition to their face”, says Baker.
Imagine an egg placed upside-down. That is what an oval shaped face looks like; the length of the face is 1.5 times longer than the width. If your face is more oval-shaped, try an angled brow that’s a little softer than one for a rounded face. You can pick a slight arch to add more dimension to your face. “A soft, angled brow pairs nicely with an oval-shaped face”, Baker says.
You know your face is long when its length is about two times more than its width; with this shape of face, aim to make it look a bit rounder. Avoid the arch eyebrows as it will only make your face look longer. Keep your eyebrow shapes flat. According to Baker, “A straight brow would go great because it makes the face appear shorter. It’s all about the illusion, and its horizontal shape accomplishes this”. She also says, “A brow with an elongated tail helps balance out the features of a long-shaped face”.
A diamond-shaped face has a hairline that is narrower than the cheeks, and a slightly pointed chin. With a diamond-shaped face, you get stronger and wider cheekbones, so you need to soften down the strong features with a curved eyebrow. Baker says that a curved or rounded brow shape will help make the widest part of the face look less wide, which balances out all the facial features.
By Akaomachi B