eye makeup How to Shape Your Eyebrows Based on Your Face Shape

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  • Témi Adebowale

Balance your beautiful features with an eyebrow shape to complement them.

February 03, 2023
Eyebrow Shapes

 

Finding the perfect eyebrow shape to complement your face shape can be hard if you’re used to going for thick or thin eyebrows based on what’s trending. The eyebrow shapes you see all over your social media feeds may not be what suits your face shape best, but the good news is all you have to do is learn how to shape your eyebrows based on your own features. Below, we’re sharing some easy tips on how to shape and fill in eyebrows so you can have the ultimate arches.


How to Find Your Eyebrow Shape

Like we said, every face shape has an eyebrow shape that’s best suited for it. Here are a few tips to help  you find your shape.

 

The Best Eyebrow Shape for Round Faces

If your face is circular with plump cheeks and a soft jawline, you have a round face shape. An angular eyebrow shape can help balance out the fullness of your face. Creating strong lines can aid in counteracting softness and a lack of definition, giving the appearance of more defined bone structure. 


The Best Eyebrow Shape for Oval Faces

When it comes to having an oval face shape, you’ll find that almost any eyebrow shape will complement your face. Since having too many options can be overwhelming, try accentuating your symmetrical shape even more with a gently angled brow. 


The Best Eyebrow Shape for Square Faces

When working on coordinating your eyebrows with a square face shape, take a moment to remember this often repeated adage: opposites attract. Pairing a rounded eyebrow shape with a prominent, angular jaw can help soften your features. 


The Best Eyebrow Shape for Heart-Shaped Faces

To complement the  high cheekbones of a heart-shaped face, choose an eyebrow shape with a high arch. By adding height to your eyebrows, you can lengthen the look of the shorter jaw that often comes with your face shape.


The Best Eyebrow Shape for Diamond Faces

With a pointed chin and a narrow hairline, this face shape is marked by features that can be softened with curves. Try a rounded brow, which helps to strike a perfect balance between your features.


The Best Eyebrow Shape for Long Faces

If your face measures longer than it is wide, keep your eyebrows thick to complement your face shape. You can also extend the tails of your eyebrows to add the appearance of width to your face.

 

How to Shape Your Eyebrows

While your best eyebrow shape is based on your face shape, there are some general rules you can follow to properly shape your own eyebrows, even for beginners.


1. Mark Your Brows

To determine where your brows should start, align an eyebrow pencil vertically with the outside of your nose, and create a mark. For your arch, pivot the pencil so it’s aligned with the outside of your eye’s iris and, once again, mark it. For the tail of your brows, line your pencil up with the outer corner of your eye and make a small mark.


2. Brush Your Brows

Use a spoolie to brush out your brows and prep them for grooming. This will remove any stray hairs or dust that could be sticking to your brows and allow you to see their true shape.


3. Outline Your Brow Shape

Using light, feathered strokes, outline your brow shape by connecting the marks you made.


4. Tweeze Away

Now that you’ve determined your brow shape, you can use your tweezers to remove any eyebrow hairs that don’t fall inside your outline.


5. Brush and Prepare to Fill

One last time, use a spoolie to brush through your brows and get ready to fill them in.


How to Fill In Your Eyebrows

Now that you know the best way to balance your face shape with your eyebrows, you’ll need to pick a product for filling them in — and learn how to use it. 


How to Fill in Your Eyebrows With Eyebrow Gel

Reach for a brow gel if you have sparse brows that need a lot of filling in. Shape your brows as we explained above, then grab the L’Oréal Paris Unbelieva-Brow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel. Fill in sparse areas of your brows with the product, then comb through your brows with spoolie. For further definition, use an angled brush to also outline your brows with the gel.


How to Fill in Your Eyebrows With an Eyebrow Pencil

A brow pencil is great for a subtle look. Using the tip of an eyebrow pencil like the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Mechanical Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil, draw the outline of your brow shape. With light strokes, fill in any gaps and sparse areas, then use the spoolie side of the pencil to blend and groom your eyebrows.


How to Fill in Your Eyebrows With an Eyebrow Pomade

Eyebrow pomades are the most long-lasting eyebrow option.  Dip an angled brush into the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Frame and Set and lightly outline your eyebrows. Draw in brow hairs in your sparse areas with the same brush, lightly flicking the tool in upward strokes. After you’re satisfied with the look, comb and blend your brows with a spoolie.


Next: A Guide to Eyebrow Makeup for Beginners


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