The most flattering brow shape for your face
Because Cara Delevingne’s full brows aren’t one-size-fits-all
marie claire Contributor / October 28 2016
The shape of your brows should extend beyond your personal preference. Your face shape plays a big role in what brow style will suit you best. Check out our gallery to find your celebrity brow sister, and then follow our top brow styling advice according to your face shape.
“This is the most commonly requested shape as it adds height and has a lifting effect on the eyes,” explains Hannah Terrett, Benefit Australia’s National Brow Artist. It complements square and diamond face shapes. For square faces it softens an angular jawline, while on diamond face shapes it makes the widest part of the face seem less wide.
Brow do: Keep the arch softly angular.
Brow don’t: Go for clean lines or make the arch too pointy, which can look severe.
Brow do: Add bulk and tone with a brow tint.
Brow don’t: Try straight or exaggerated arch shapes.
Brow do: Maintain fullness to match the softness of your face shape.
Brow don’t: Round the shape too much, and steer clear of harsh edges and crisp lines.
Brow do: Keep the shape soft and slightly angled.
Brow don’t: Add too much of an arch – “this will shorten the tail and make your eyes seem smaller,” warns Terrett.
Brow do: Administer some maintenance to add dimension and polish.
Brow don’t: Try this if your eyes are naturally small. “The heaviness will swallow them,” explains Terrett.
Brow do: Keep the arch soft and gradual.
Brow don’t: Allow the arch to become too exaggerated – this distorts the eye shape and can look aggressive.
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