Choosing The Right Shape Of Your Eyebrow

When shaping the eyebrows you need to plan the treatment carefully, because it can’t be undone. To achieve the most flattering effect you need to consider both facial and eye types. The shape of the eyebrows affects the appearance of the eyes, as well as the face. Achieving the perfect shape depends mainly on your facial features. Great eyebrows are a beauty essential and key element to a polished look. Start with a professional brow consultation to work out the best shape for your face.

The eyebrows shape is determined mainly by the bone structure of the face. The right shape will give you definition and provide an attractive frame for your face and eyes.Read which eyebrow shapes are most appropriate for the different faces:

Angular shape
The angular shape is appropriate for those with round face. You can enhance this shape with shading and contouring of the eye makeup for elegance.

Rounded shape
The rounded shape is suitable for women with large eyes or wide forehead. The rounded eyebrows can enhance the eyes. The eyebrow should follow the frontal bone and be shaped to a taper.

Arched shape
The arced shape is very flattering for most women. It gives width and expression to the eye. It opens the eyes and help balance a prominent nose or a large mouth.

Low arched shape
The low arched shape works well for those with small forehead by giving the illusion of more length.

  • place an orange stick in a straight line from the side of the nose to the liner corner of the eye; this is where the eyebrow should begin
  • place an orange stick from the side of the nose to the outer corner of the eye; this is where the brow should end

We know that creating the most flattering shape and arch of your eyebrows may be really hard, so go to a beautician. Once you get the perfect line and shape you want you will be able to maintain them by yourself.

  1. high forehead – the arch of the eyebrow should be slightly elevated to create the illusion of a lower forehead
  2. low forehead – the arch should be as low as possible to give more height to the forehead
  3. wide set eyes – leave the eyebrows unplucked on the inner corners. You can extend the inner corners using eyebrow pencil.
  4. close set eyes – if you want to make the eyes wider apart, you should pluck more from the inner corners and extend outer corners using eye pencil


  1. if you tweeze too much from the inner edge of the eyebrows it makes your eyes look smaller
  2. eyebrows should follow the line of the bone just above your eyes
  3. high arches are the best way to open up the eyes
  4. when tweezing grab each hair at the root and quickly yank in the direction of hair growth
  5. plucking too much from the bottom edge gives you a permanent look of surprise
  6. never pluck above the eyebrows
  7. pull hairs out in the direction of growth one at a time
  8. never pluck daily
  9. use a toothbrush or a clean mascara wand to brush the hairs

What do you think about this post?

    • Make Up Gal, Nicole wrote:
      I have a round face, so, angular shape of the eyebrows would be the most appropriate, right? How thick should eyebrows be nowadays?

    • Nathalie Sophia wrote:
      thick, yet cleaned. a la Brooke Shield's of in Blue Lagoon!

    • A wrote:
      Hi, i am going in to shape my eyebrows soon, and have never professionaly done them before. I have an oval shap, though i have always shaped my eyebrows to be abit straight, but higher at the end. I am really worried that if what she does doesnt suit me. She did say though, she might leave them thick, but put an arch or curve. Evan though, you havent seen my face! lol, What do you think?

    • avey wrote:
      i have a heart shaped face with a very high forhead. and i over plucked my eyebrows. how do i get my shape back? and how long will it take for them to grow back?

    • gayathri wrote:
      my face is too small round shape but the thing is i dont have hair on corners of hte eyebrow so plz help me to grow my hair......

    • marissa wrote:
      well im 15 and im barely gonna start plucking my eyebrows.. well my mom already sort of did it, but she didnt give shape just clean it up a bit.. like the stray airs and stuff... what shape should i use? i have an oval face..

    • Jessica wrote:
      I have always plucked my eyebrows With a curved shape but my natural shape has a low arch and I have grown them Out, But only one is perfect. This Might be By me overplucking or having shaved the other one a bit when I was little... How long before My eyebrow gets to its original shape again? In weeks being as We start shool again In just two weeks... :(

    • Anonymous wrote:
      i gotta wait until im in freashmen

    • Arpan wrote:
      hello, i have'nt any eye brow electronic pencil.I always uses thread for eye brow threading.I wana electronic eye brow is avalable here in TRONTO[BRAMPTON]in any store or not.

    • kelsey wrote:
      I have a square shaped face and a medium sized forhead which shape of eyebrows would be best for me?

    • leilamule wrote:
      Im 15 i got a sort of square oval face shape like a model shaped face and i have quite thik but not bushy eyebrows how should i do them .. please help thxx guys .. x :)

    • Crystal wrote:
      can i use an eyeliner to draw a thicker looking eyebrow?

    • Samantha101 wrote:
      I have an oval shaped head. Not very angular. Can you please tell me the best eyebrow shape for me? :)

    • sam :) wrote:
      i have rounded , big eyes thatcurve upwards , whats the best eyebrow shape for me?

    • ;D wrote:
      I have a round face, long nose,small lips, big eyes, i assume arched eyebrows are the best for me?

    • Jessica wrote:
      Ummm, I left my eyebrows for six months after posting that other comment and now they look great, They're quite thick and look natural. They suit my face shape too ... Soo I recommend ... Don't touch for a long time !! No One really notices, and if they do ... ignore because otherwise you will end up plucking and be sad forever :)

    • mira wrote:
      i have round face with big eyes, and a big forehead, but not to big wath eyebrow shape is bes for me? please help

    • Cj, wrote:
      I have small eyes not much nd normal forehead.. which shape will suit my eyebrow??

    • callie23 wrote:
      Heya.I've got perfect eyebrows except for a few strands of hair sticking out from here and there. So I want to know which would be the safest and most painfree method of getting those hair removed as I have not started getting my brows done as yet

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