How to Know Your Eyebrow Shape

July 19, 2016 1:46 pm

Determining Your Eyebrow Shape

Determining Your Eyebrow Shape

The eyebrow: those things above the eye that can make or break an entire beauty regimen if not properly maintained and groomed. Eyebrows have gone through many transformations and styles over the years. From super thin to super thick and everywhere in between, the proper brow can be difficult to achieve without knowing one key thing: your face shape.

In this blog, we’ll share what to look for in determining face shape and how to achieve a complementing brow style including the arch, length and thickness of the brows.

Face Shapes

The first step in perfecting the perfect eyebrow shape is determining your face shape. Begin with a clean, no makeup face and your hair pulled back. Take notice of the positioning of your forehead, cheekbones and jawline.

For all face shapes, proper eyebrow placement can be determined by laying a pencil on either side of the nose and holding it upright towards the forehead. This position is where the brow should begin. From there, the arch of the brow should be placed at the back third of the eye, where the iris ends. Finally, the tail of the eyebrow should never extend into the temple area and shouldn’t fall below the inner starting point of the brow.

Below are descriptions of the face shapes and the brow shape that best complement those features.

Oval

Oval face eyebrow shape

With this shape the forehead is wider than the chin, the face tapers gradually to a narrow chin and the cheekbones are distinguished.

The perfect brow shape: softly angled. Since this shape is well-proportioned, a balanced, soft angled brow works well.

Square

Square face eyebrow shape

The prominent feature of this face is the square jawline and an equally proportioned square shape from the forehead down to the jaw.

The perfect shape: softly rounded.  Because of the angular jaw, it’s important to stay away from angled brow shapes. A softly rounded brow balances out the facial symmetry.

Round

Round face eyebrow shape

With this shape, the cheeks are the widest point of the face and the length of the face is the same as the width.

The perfect shape: arched. Because of the roundness of the face, adding a high arch will lengthen the face, define the facial bone structure and accentuate the cheekbones.

Heart

Heart face eyebrow shape

This shape is similar to the oval, except the chin tapers to a point. The emphasis on this facial shape is the upper portion of the face, especially the eyes and forehead.

The perfect shape: controlled. To soften the sharp, pointed chin of the heart shape a, controlled brow will give the face softness. This brow shape should be well-groomed, tight and never bushy.

Long

Long face eyebrow shape

With this facial shape, the forehead, cheekbones and jawline are nearly the same width. From there, the jawline tapers into a thin, oval chin.

The perfect shape: straight, horizontal lines. The goal with this shape is to make the face appear shorter and this is accomplished with straight brows. Also, the tails of the brow should extend a bit further, beyond the corner of the eye.

Attaining great eyebrows doesn’t have to be a difficult task. By learning your facial shape, you can achieve the perfect arch, length and brow thickness to complement your style. To learn more about eyebrow restoration or replacement and how our team at Great Hair Restoration of Oklahoma can help you achieve the perfect brows, contact us today.

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