How To Shape Your Eyebrows Depending On Your Face Shape


Having great eyebrows is essential for a polished look. So how do you nail the perfect shape for your brows? Try working with the bone structure of your face.

A round face is almost as wide as it is as long with round edges. The nose is the center guide and the widest point is at the cheeks and ears. To balance off a round face, go with high arched eyebrows with the peak toward the end of the brow and a short tail.

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This is the most desired shape. Its length is equivalent to 1.5 times of its width. The hairline is gently rounded with the jaw line slightly narrower than the temples. Any eyebrow shape will work on an oval face.

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The square-shaped face is almost as wide as it is long with strong angles. It usually has a strong, square jawline and an equally square hairline. To balance your strong jawline, go with strong, angled eyebrows with the peak close to being directly above the square of the jaw.

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The heart-shaped face is wide in the eye and cheekbone area narrowing to a small, pointy chin. Many heart-shaped faces also have a high forehead. A rounded shape looks best on a heart-shaped face.

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Long faces are also known as oblong – long and slender. The width of the forehead is just about the same as below the cheekbones. Long faces usually have a very narrow chin or a very high forehead. To avoid further elongation, go with a flat brow.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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