How to Choose the Best Eyebrow Shape for Your Face

Updated 04/19/19

The reign of skinny brows ended a long, long time ago—it’s all about big, bushy brows these days. Chances are that you’ve given your tweezers a break in lieu of a fuller brow, and now that your arches have had some time to grow, it’s time to find the shape that flatters your face shape. One thing’s for sure: The process is similar to finding the right part and the right bangs for your face shape. But how do you know if you need a sharp arch, a gentle curve, or a straighter structure? It’s a science, and we’ve got it all figured out for you.

Choose the best eyebrow shape for your face
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Heart-Shaped Faces

Celebs With Your Face Shape: Cara Delevingne, Kourtney Kardashian, Reese Witherspoon

The Best Brows for You: A heart-shaped face looks best with a soft arch, which balances a longer chin. When it comes to thickness, choose a fuller shape.

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Square-Shaped Faces

Celebs With Your Face Shape: Olivia Wilde, Malin Akerman, Nicole Richie

The Best Brows for You: A high, curved arch works well on a square shape since it softens and elongates your face.

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Long Faces

Celebs With Your Face Shape: Joan Smalls, Sarah Jessica Parker, Liv Tyler

The Best Brows for You: The best way to flatter a long face is with a starighter brow and a gentle arch, which helps widen your face. Avoid high arches, which will make your face appear thinner.

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Round Faces

Celebs With Your Face Shape: Lily Collins, Ginnifer Goodwin, Kirsten Dunst

The Best Brows for You: Fuller brows with a sharp, angled arch give structure to a round face. The farther from your nose the arch is, the wider your face will appear.

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Oval-Shaped Faces

Celebs With Your Face Shape: Jessica Alba, Beyoncé, Eva Mendes

The Best Brows for You: Those with an oval face shape can pull off almost any haircut or bang length, and the same goes for brows. A full, softly angled brow is always flattering.

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Diamond-Shaped Faces

Celebs With Your Face Shape: Ashley Green, Audrey Tautou, Elizabeth Hurley

The Best Brows for You: Have a diamond face shape? Try a curved brow with an angled arch, which helps to lengthen the widest part of your face.

Now go make a brow appointment, and go in with instructions. 

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