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Eyebrow Tutorial | Finding The Right Brow Shape For Your Face

Do you want an eyebrow tutorial that will teach you to create the perfect eyebrows for your face shape? We’re going to make sure your brows are on fleek from here on out! Strong, thick eyebrows have made a comeback, so all of a sudden, everyone’s very aware of their own.

It makes sense–our brows affect the overall look of our makeup. Even if our contouring is on point, messy brows can ruin the whole look! It’s important to know that one trending eyebrow shape isn’t right for all of us, mainly because not everyone has the same facial shape and features. This eyebrow tutorial was created in an effort to help every gal find their perfect brow shape.

Eyebrow Tutorial: Finding the Perfect Eyebrows for You

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The Right Eyebrows For Your Face Shape

Since we’re all uniquely made, we have to own our features and make them work! Thankfully, achieving the perfect eyebrows for any face shape is just within reach. I’m not saying it’s easy, but with practice, you’ll get eyebrows on fleek 100 percent of the time. Let’s now start our easy eyebrow tutorial on how to get the ideal eyebrows for you:

1. Square Face Shape

With a square face shape, your angular jaw is more prominent. What you want to do is soften the face to contrast the face’s angularity. The perfect eyebrow shape, then, is softly rounder brows. Here, the arc is more curved than pointed. But please be careful, you don’t want to make eyebrows in the shape of rainbows. Start thick and go thinner as you reach the end of the eyebrow.

2. Round Face Shape

On the contrary, if you have a round face shape, you want to do away with the softness and add more definition. So, the perfect eyebrow for you is an angular brow with a higher arch. This eyebrow shape will help define your facial bone structure, which isn’t always obvious with this face shape.

3. Long Face Shape

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For women with a long face shape, the focus is usually placed on how the face is vertically stretched. Of course, we want to diffuse that and instead achieve a better balance. So the perfect eyebrow is the one that stretches past the outer corner of the eye. This will create a horizontal effect on the face, thereby balancing out the face effectively. However, please be cautious; avoid extending it too far as the eyes will appear droopy.

4. Heart Face Shape

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Those Instagram-famous brows might still be trending, but unfortunately, that’s not the best eyebrow shape for you. For those with a heart-shaped face, thick eyebrows will just further emphasize the upper, rounded part of the face. The perfect eyebrow for you is one that well-shaped and groomed. Makeup pros call it a tight eyebrow, wherein the ultra-polished look will balance out the small chin and jawline.

5. Oval Face Shape

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The oval face shape is known to be the well-proportioned face shape, which means it already has the balance it needs. So when it comes to the eyebrows, it’s best to stick with the classic and balanced eyebrows as well, although a slight arc won’t hurt too! So what does it take to get balanced brows? Just three important things: 1) The head of the brows must be aligned with the bridge of the nose, 2) The arch should be two-thirds of the way out, and 3) The tail shouldn’t end lower than the head, and they must be tapered to give the eye a lift.

Tips for the Perfect Brows

1. Locate the Head of Your Brow

Place tweezers vertically alongside the outer edge of your nostril. This marks the head of your brow (about one inch above the inner corner of the eye).

2. Locate the Tail of Your Brow

Place the tweezers on an angle against your cheek from your nostril to the outer corner of your eye. This point should mark the end of your brow or the tail.

3. Determine the Thickness of Your Brow

Starting just below the fullest part of your brow, draw a line along the bottom edge, above any stray hairs, following the natural shape of your brow’s top line. Your brows should be between a quarter inch and a half inch at the thickest.

4. Shape Your Brow

The arch should rise just above the outer rim of your iris and land right on your brow bone.

Infographic | Eyebrow Tutorial | Finding The Right Brow Shape For Your Face


If you’re still a beginner in shaping your eyebrows, please watch the video below for the do’s and don’ts of eyebrow shaping from Laura Lee:

You can now breathe a sigh of relief as you can show off your perfectly shaped eyebrows wherever you go! Our eyebrows can really make a huge difference in our everyday look. Even if you don’t wear full-face makeup, just with some blush, lip gloss, and perfectly shaped brows, you’re good to go! But just a heads up, it does take a lot of practice to achieve perfect brows. But once you master how to do yours, it will be a breeze! I hope that this eyebrow tutorial helped you. Enjoy practicing!

Do you have genius hacks on how to achieve the perfect eyebrows? We’d sure like to hear from them in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on September 11, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.


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