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If we know one thing to be true in today’s day and age of makeup trends it’s that, above all else, eyebrows stand center stage. From instantly framing your face to being the ultimate finishing touch—or even standing on their own altogether to complete your makeup look—eyebrows have a way of tying everything together. Which is why we’re sharing how to find the right eyebrow shape for your face as well as how to pick out the best eyebrow makeup (including eyebrow mascara) to style your eyebrows.
First and foremost, it’s important to realize that like jeans, shoes, and the perfectly complementary shade of red lipstick, not every eyebrow shape will flatter every face. From accentuating your facial structure to framing your well-manicured smoky eye, a tailored set of eyebrows can make or break your look. Below, find out what type of eyebrow shape will work best with your facial features.
If you have a square face, gently curved eyebrows are ideal. This eyebrow shape works for more angular facial structures because they can help soften your facial features.
If you have a round face, angular eyebrows are your best bet. The same way curved eyebrows offer the perfect contrast to a square face, angular eyebrows are best for round face shapes. When your eyebrows have just enough of a strictly styled arch, they can lend to the illusion of a more defined bone structure—which is nothing short of eye-catching.
If you have a heart-shaped face, well-groomed eyebrows are the way to go. This face shape is characterized by a wider forehead followed by narrower jaw. Since your forehead is a bit more expansive, the last thing you want to do is try to rock an ultra-thick brow. Instead, head to the salon or pick up a pair of tweezers to create a well-groomed, not too-thin arch. Be sure to only pluck from the underside of your eyebrow to keep the top of your arch in tip-top shape.
If you have a long face, slightly extended eyebrows will look awesome on you. If you feel like your facial features are a tad elongated, slightly extended eyebrows can create a new focal point. When you style your eyebrows past the ends of your eyes, instead of focusing on the vertical span of your features, eyes will be drawn to your horizontal characteristics.
Now that you know which eyebrow shape is right for your face, it’s time to find the best eyebrow makeup to achieve your sought-after look. To save you some time, we’ve rounded up our best eyebrow makeup options. Get ready to create eyebrows that look show-stopping with one (or more!) of the following eyebrow makeup definers.
For gently curved eyebrows on square faces, try the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Kabuki Blender. Looking for a little added eyebrow color without any harsh angles? This soft, creamy eyebrow definer crayon glides on smoothly to create a soft eyebrow shape. After filling in your eyebrows, flip the crayon and use the kabuki brush to blend for a softer, more natural-looking finish.
For angular, sculpted eyebrows on round faces, try the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Frame & Set. In search of super-styled eyebrows? This creamy eyebrow definer comes in the form of a pomade and designer double-ended brow brush and spoolie that work together to create the perfectly manicured eyebrow shape you’re trying to achieve. The lightweight formula glides on smoothly to fill in eyebrows for a look that lasts. Plus, it’s available in four hues: light brunette, blonde, warm brunette, and deep brunette.
For well-groomed, slim eyebrows on heart-shaped faces, try the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Shape & Fill Mechanical Pencil. In need of some extra shaping support? This triangular tip eyebrow pencil precisely outlines, easily shades, and evenly fills in eyebrows. Use the soft spoolie for extra blending definition.
For soft, slightly extended eyebrows on long faces, try the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara. Designed with a precise angled skinny brush to style eyebrow hairs, this gel mousse formula easily glides onto eyebrows to boost volume and set for a natural to thicker look. Use the angled skinny brush in short, upward strokes to boost volume and build to your desired intensity and shape. Then use the gel mousse formula to set your eyebrows.
Now that you know how to style your eyebrows using eyebrow makeup, learn about All the Different Brow Shaping Techniques.