Yes, it's obvious that brows are having a major moment. And with glitter and colourful brows now in the mix, they're getting bigger and bolder than ever. And while you may be excited to try out caterpillar-thick Delevingne arches or Lily Aldridge-inspired metallic brows, there are certain brow shapes and sizes that will suit you best (although we are all about beauty experimentation!)
The shape and size of your eyes play a role in determining which brow shape is best for you, but face shape is hands down the most important factor in determining the ideal angle for your arches.
Not sure which brow shape is best for you? Check out our tips to find out!
When your face is curvy and round, brows with high, sharp angles look best because they provide a vertical counterpoint on the face. Women with a rounder face can also get away with trimming their brows to make them precise and severe against a soft, round face.
Whether they're thick, thin, dark or light, there are no hard and fast brow rules for those with oval faces. Play around with angular arches or severe lines that stretch outward to the temples. No matter what you do, you almost can't go wrong with your brows when you have an oval face. The one look we advise against? Small, skinny arches or perfect half-moons aren't a good look for anyone!
Heart-shaped faces are trickier than the rest when it comes to finding the perfect brow shape. The focus of the face is already on the eye and forehead area, so any fussing tends to accentuate that effect. In general, you'll want a low, straight arch that hugs your brow bone to bring the attention downwards. Heavy shaping is a major no-no if you have a heart-shaped face – think less weight to bring attention away from your forehead!
If you have a long face, like supermodel Gisele Bundchen, for example, focus on extending the length of your brows from left to right. You can get away with a high or low arch. One thing to avoid? Filling in your brows can accentuate the length of your face, giving you a harsh look.
A square face – one that is about the same width and height, with an angular hairline and chin – is the least common shape. If you have a square face, you can go thick with a nice, strong arch. You can also darken the brows one shade deeper than your natural shade to give yourself a statement brow that will take the attention away from your jaw.