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It’s 2017, so it’s probably safe to say that you know thick eyebrows are on trend. Yep, gone are the days of over-plucking and drawing on brows with eyeliner. These days, it’s all about finding the perfect brow shape to complement your face shape. That’s right, the extremely angular brows you see all over your social media feed might not be what suits your face shape best. In fact, different brow shapes will look better on different face shapes. And shaping and filling in your brows based on your face can help flatter your face and disguise any sparse areas. We’ve already shared the right way to contour for every face shape and how to apply blush according to your face shape, and now we’re breaking down the right brow shape for every face shape, below. Keep reading to find yours!
If your face is circular, with plump cheeks and a soft jawline, then you have a round face shape. An angular brow shape can help balance out the fullness of your face. Creating strong lines can help counteract softness and a lack of definition, giving the appearance of more defined bone structure.
When it comes to having an oval face shape, the world is practically your oyster. As the most balanced face shape, the rules rarely apply. You’ll find almost any brow shape will complement your face shape. Since having too many options can be overwhelming, try accentuating your symmetrical shape even more with a soft angle.
While square face shapes may not quite look like a cube, the resemblance should be clear. When working on coordinating your brow shape with your face shape, take a moment to remember this oft-stated piece of wisdom: Opposites attract. Pairing a rounded brow shape with a prominent, angular jaw can help soften your features.
Despite being blessed with sharp cheekbones (seriously, jealousy-inducing), when you have a heart-shaped face, there’s still work for your brows to do. Choose a controlled shape with a high arch. By adding height to your brows, you can lengthen the look of a shorter jaw.
Think of what you know about diamonds. Sure, they're shiny and expensive, but they’re also known for their cut. The harsh edges and facets on your favorite jewels are exactly what makes them comparable to a diamond face shape. With a pointed chin and a narrow hairline, this face shape is marked by harsh features that can be softened with curves. Follow the natural curve of your brow bones to make wide cheekbones appear narrower.
Looking long in the face may be associated with sadness, but with the right brows, there’s no reason to tear up. Keeping your brows horizontal will help stop the eye from traveling downwards, thus making your face seem shorter. You’re not done yet! Extend the tails of your brows straight to the side, which can add visual width to your face.
Now that you know the best way to balance your face shape with your brows, you’ll need to pick a product for filling them in—and learn how to use it.
If you’re partial to a pencil…start with clean, brushed brows. Use the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Shape & Fill Mechanical Pencil to outline for precise lines. Shade with the flat side for even coverage and define the tail using the tip.
If you’re partial to a pomade…dip a brush into the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Frame & Set, then outline the brow and define the arch. Draw in brow hairs in sparse areas, filling in to your desired intensity. Comb and blend with the included spoolie to style your final look.
Can you ever have enough brow tips? Don’t think so! Next, check out our article, 8 Brow Hacks for Gorgeous-Looking Arches.