Eyebrows! Ah, that elegant part of our facial feature which is truly capable of making or breaking the whole beauty of our face. Stunning eyebrows are capable of hiding various imperfections of the face and improper eyebrows can make a perfect face look disgusting.
Although the natural reason for having eyebrows may be to prevent dust and sweat from falling into your eyes, it has also played a very important role in the overall aesthetics of the face. ths
Eyebrows help in enhancing your eyes as well as their colors.
A badly shaped eyebrow which is too thin or thick or just over the top can befoul your entire look.
When it comes to eyebrows the “one size fits all” rule simply doesn’t hold. Eyebrows come in various shapes naturally. It can be thick or thin or straight or curved and the list is never ending.
But when you do your eyebrows to enhance your look, not only the natural shape of your eyebrows, but also the shape of your face should be taken into consideration so that it looks awesome even without make up.
Now coming to the main question: Which eyebrow shape will compliment your face the best?
Well before answering this question you must first determine the shape of your face. Faces come in various shapes as the following:
In cases of a round face, a protruding jaw line is usually missing. Chubby cheeks and almost symmetrical length and width of face along with a round forehead are the primary features. The cheeks are usually the widest part of the face.
In the oval face type, the forehead is usually boarder than the jaw line. The chin tapers down and it somewhat resembles the shape of an inverted egg where the length is larger than the width
No! You don’t necessarily have to resemble Sponge Bob Square Pants. It is just that you will have a prominent jaw line and a square chin whereas the other parts of your face will more or less resemble a straight line.
An oblong face is most often confused with an oval face. However an oblong face is much longer than the oval face and has a softer jaw line which is of similar width like your forehead. Oblong faces are less wide than the oval ones.
The mere mention of hearts seems to make us very romantic, but having this face shape can be very tricky as far as eyebrow shapes are concerned. This face shape is adorned with a wide forehead, which is much wider than the cheeks or the jaw line. It also consists of a narrow jaw line which is complemented by pointed high cheeks.
Elegant, right? The diamond face is ornate with a wide a wide forehead and equally wide cheeks which are very prominent and pointed in nature and a narrow and tapering jaw line.
Determining The Shape of Your Face
So now you are aware of the various face shapes that are available naturally and commonly. But how will you determine your own face shape? You can easily determine your face shape by following the steps below:
Pull and tie your hair back so that your face is clear of it.
Stand in front of a mirror such that your entire face is well visible in the reflections.
Use a lipstick to trace out the outline of your face on the mirror, but before doing so make sure that the shape is clearly visible and devoid of any hair.
Now all you have to do is just compare the various features of the outline you have made with the features stated in the list of face shapes given above.
Okay! We hope that now you are completely aware of your face shape! Let’s move onto the burning question at hand: What eyebrows should you have? But first let us check out the various eyebrow shapes that usually exist.
- Round shaped
- Hard angled
- Soft angled
The above are the common eyebrow shapes which usually compliment the varied face shapes that we usually have.
Getting the eyebrows right might be like getting a pair of glasses where you have to try out a few times before finding the complimentary pair. While your eyes are a determining factor for your eyebrows, what is really important in this matter is your face shape.
We will now discuss the various face shapes and their complimentary eyebrows in details.
- Round Face
When you are blessed with round faces what you should consider having are the hard angled eyebrows. High brows along with sharp angles compliments round faces just like strawberry is complimented by chocolates. It helps your face look more elongated and less rounded.
Round faces usually look good with a little thick eyebrow, so if you have thin eyebrows or it has been plucked thin, use brow oil to grow it back and reshape it.
The highly arched eyebrows make your cheeks more prominent by adding more definition to it and shapes out your eyes beautifully. It adds width to your eyes.
Make sure your eyebrows appear longer and you can do it by making the arches high and the corners as low as can be made.
- Square Face
When you have a square face, he bigger the brows, the better they will look on your face and your eyes. This can be achieved by avoiding the sharp angles of your eyebrow arch.
Square faced people have a strong jaw line and the soft angles of your eyebrow should always compliment and reduce the sharpness of your jaw line.
Make sure your eyebrows are not too rounded and have a slight angle to it. Hence, you should try out soft angled eyebrows.
If you have thin eyebrows or eyebrows which have been too plucked, make sure to use a brow pencil to fill it in. The main point is to have eyebrows which are full and broad in nature and have a slight peak at the arches.
If you are very fair, you may consider using darker brow pencils to fill in your eyebrows as they will add more definition to your eyes as well as your face.
- Oblong Face
Oblong faces are usually longer than they are wider and your primary focus must be to give it a more rounded shape with the help of your eyebrows. All you need to make your face intensified are flat eyebrows.
The oblong faces usually appear droopy in nature and to avoid it you will have to have sharp, flat eyebrows which will give it an edge.
Make sure that the corners of your eyebrows are extended and that too in a straight line and not pointed downwards. Downwards pointed eyebrows make the face look longer and drooped down, which is to be avoided under all conditions.
Make sure you thread your eyebrows regularly and it will automatically assume the desired shape.
- Heart Shaped Face
While determining the perfect eyebrow shape which complements the heart shaped face can be difficult, sticking to the natural brow shape often doe the magic.
In case of a heart shape you need to fade out the shape of your face and make it less prominent which can be achieved by soft, round eyebrows.
Smooth curves are what you should be aiming for. Avoid high angles as they will snatch away the length which is much desired for your face shape.
People with heart shaped face should always have perfectly groomed eyebrows which are neither too thick nor too thin.
- Oval Face
These people are truly blessed when it comes to shaping the eyebrows. They can experiment it with their brow shapes and almost all eyebrow shapes, be it light, dark, thick or thin; goes perfectly with them.
While experimentation is a pretty safe option for you guys, you might want to stick to the classic shape just to be safe.
For a perfectly balanced and complementary eyebrow you need to start right above the bridge of your nose. If you have a very thin nose, then you might consider trying a bit further away. You can
Start the arch after two third of your eyebrow length has been reached.
The bridge of your nose and eyebrow starting point can be aligned by placing a straight object aligning the two.
Make sure that the end of the eyebrow is slightly longer than the length of your eyes so as to provide depth.
- Diamond Shaped Face
As the main attraction of the diamond shaped face are the high cheek bones, hence you need soft, curvy eyebrows balance it out.
Avoid having highly arched or completely flat eyebrows for this kind of a face.
Soft round eyebrows will soften the outline of your face and make it appear more pleasant. It prevents the emphasis on the extremely angular shape of your face and makes it longer and soothing to look at.
Now you must have a fair idea about what kind of face shape is complemented best by which kind of eyebrows. But if you are still in doubt, we can help you out with some general guidelines which will help you shape out eyebrows for almost all face shapes.
General Tips to Make your Eyebrows Perfect
- Your nose bridge and your eyebrows should not be too apart from each other. If in doubt place a pencil aligning the bridge of your nose and the starting point of your eyebrows. A wide gap means you are in trouble.
Grow it back as soon as possible and reshape your brows.
- One of the most common mistakes made while shaping the eyebrows is beginning the arch too soon or too far out. This may provide you with odd rainbow shaped eyebrows which are not worth having.
The best way to shape is to make sure that your eyebrows arch start out two third ways out from the starting point in order to have the perfect shape.
- Always keep your eyebrows groomed. Too thin or too bushy eyebrows are an absolute NO, NO!
Eyebrows are very crucial when it comes to enhancing the shape of your face and they should be taken care of always. They are responsible for making your eyes, prettier and intensifying the shape of your face.
If needed shape it out further with the help of a brow pencil, but avoid going over the top.
- The last but not the least, it is absolutely important that you find the perfect salon who will help you achieve your perfect eyebrow goals. When you find the salon stick to it.
Changing the salon frequently often results in disastrous outcome which is not at all desirable when it comes to eyebrows.
We hope to have answered all your queries about how to determine the perfect eyebrows which will complement your face. We hope that our article will help you to determine your correct eyebrow shape so that you may appear even more beautiful without make up.
So to conclude it may be said that as eyebrows are the most important part of your face, it is better not to play around with them too much. Avoid changing your salon frequently and get your eyebrows done by someone you trust. Lastly, we would like to say that it is best to stick to the natural shape of your eyebrow and avoid making it too bushy or too thin.
So what are you still waiting for? Go ahead and get the perfect eyebrows done. Keep it simple, keep it stylish!