A How-To Guide for Beautiful Brows

Not everyone has Cara Delevingne's bone structure and can carry off her highly sought after brows. So, how do you know which brow shape is right for you?

We’ve got you covered with this how-to guide on finding the perfect brow for your face shape. 

Founder of cosmetics e-tailer Lulu and Lipstick, Fleur Madden, has some basic tips for the best brows:

Oval Faces

Oval shaped faces are best complemented by balanced and natural lines. Think Blake Lively, Beyoncé and Elle Macpherson.

Already well-proportioned, oval faces don’t necessarily need brows to frame their face shape. Instead, keep the brows balanced and softly shaped - avoid harsh angles or curves! Your soft-angled brow shape should only be slightly angled and look as natural as possible.

Long Faces

Flat brows are ideal for creating a visual break and giving the optical illusion of a shorter face. Try elongating your brows by extending the tails of your brows beyond the corner of your eyes, as a low arch will also help to open your face horizontally.

Avoid any strong penciling! Keep your brows light and wispy, or your face might end up looking like a cross. For celebrity brow inspiration, check out Gisele Bundchen and Alexa Chung.

Heart-shaped Faces

Heart-shaped faces are wider at the forehead, with a petite jaw line framing a pointy chin.  A soft, rounded brow with a low arch is the ideal brow shape for softening the pointiness of the chin and bringing more attention to the top half of the face.

Keep your brows well-groomed to balance the smaller bottom half of the face. Celebs who do it well are Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson.

Round faces

Elongation is key! Round faces are typically broad and lack definition. A pair of thick, high-arched, angular brows are perfect for lengthening the face and defining bone structure.

While the aim of the game is to make your face appear thinner, over-plucking your brows and grooming them into thin lines can easily make your arched brows look unnatural. Best to keep them full and maintain their natural thickness, like Mila Kunis and Emma Watson.

Square faces

Square faces are naturally strong in appearance with a heavy jaw line. Go for a shape to complement the face shape rather than contrast it. A thicker, darker brow with a defined peak aligned with the widest angle of your jaw will help balance out the jaw line.

Unleash your inner Cara Delevingne – use a darker shade to give your brows more depth. A weaker brow will only draw unflattering attention to your strong chin.

Diamond Faces

Diamond-shaped faces are wider and fuller with sharp angles. Think Rihanna and Kourtney Kardashian.  Curves are essential to soften angles. Curve the brows and emphasise the arch to make the centre of the face appear less wide and frame the face.

Tips for all face shapes: 

Never cut your brow tail short! The end of your brow should run on the imaginary line that runs from the corner of your nose to the outer corner of your eye.

Also, never centre your arch! Always create your arch two-thirds of the way out, so to avoid the horror of the rainbow brow.

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