A friend once told me that her boyfriend’s eyebrows look like two woolly bear caterpillars trying to mate and I honestly haven’t stopped thinking about that for about seven years. But herein lies the problem: it’s challenging to learn every grooming technique and follow every fashion trend. We see celebrities with perfect eyebrows that dance elegantly across their brow bones, and contouring that can LITERALLY slice bread, so why can’t you have that? Here at Bennetts, we want to help you reach your eyebrow style dreams. So where do you start? Shape up.
BROW SHAPES AND YOU
Times have changed since the Ultra Thin eyebrows of the 1990s and now we’re in the golden age of bigger, fuller brows—not quite woolly bear territory, though. Make those eyebrows do their job. Make them accentuate your beautiful facial features; they answer to you now. We hope this guide demystifies perfect eyebrow shapes and all their hidden secrets. Who knows, maybe you know a couple of woolly bear caterpillars that might want a quick trim.
WHAT’S MY FACE SHAPE
The first step to killer eyebrow game is to find your face shape. There are ways to find your exact shape using math, but I’m not very good at math. So we suggest looking in a mirror and taking a guess. Once you know what face shape you’re working with, you can get down to business.
Eyebrows for an Oval Face
Some say that people with oval-shaped faces are the most beautiful people… or something. First of all, everyone is beautiful and every face shape is perfect, but let’s be real, if I were a face-stealing alien from a far off planet I would definitely put oval faces at the top of my shopping list. What’s so great about oval faces? Humans really dig symmetry and well-balanced faces. Oval faces are just that—perfectly balanced. This is the reason why most people use their eyebrows to make their face look more oval. This witchcraft can be achieved through soft angles and shallow arches. NO DRAMA. Dramatic shapes will make your fabulous oval face into something else.
Eyebrows for a Round Face
People with round faces may want to use their eyebrows to create the illusion that their face is less circular. To make a round face more oval, you will need to lift that eyebrow arch and spice up that angle; this will lengthen how your face looks. But alas you have bamboozled everyone—your face is the same shape it was last week *gasp*. But they don’t need to know that. If they find out we can shapeshift, it’s all over.
Eyebrows for a Long Face
“Why the long face?” It was supposed to be a flirty joke. It wasn’t. Shut it down. You don’t need this. You’re a goddess. Give yourself a face that can stop traffic. Enter Eris, Goddess of chaos. Today you decided to take matters into your own hands and give yourself horizontal, straight eyebrows to stop those wandering eyes in a locked gaze. A flat eyebrow will make a long face seem shorter—don’t forget to extend their tails to create the width that you need to get that A+ look. For a rounder look, avoid any arches—arches make the face grow longer.
Eyebrows for a Square Face
All you square-faced beauties have a jawline that’s almost as strong as you. But when it comes to strong jawlines, you need something to balance out that showstopping angle. Your eyebrows provide you with a path to an elegant balancing act that will reveal a drop-dead gorgeous look. A strong brow with a defined arch is what you’re looking for, but feel free to ~mess around~ with curved brows, which can soften your face shape if you’re into that. Bring attention back to those eyes.
Eyebrows for a Heart Face
Y’all out there repping heart-shaped faces: you may have delicate facial features but you’re most certainly not fragile. Don’t hide your incredible taper. Embrace that 2000s TNT slogan—you DO know drama, and you make it look FINE. High arches can give a shorter face the drama and length you need to bring that “I’m the boss” vibe to your look. Longer faces: a lower arch is the way to go. Don’t switch them though—high-arched eyebrows on a long face will bring attention to the forehead. Keep their eyes on yours. She is beauty, she is grace, she is smashing that eyebrow game.
Eyebrows for a Diamond Face
Diamonds are formed using a monumental amount of heat and pressure, and while stress is subjective, diamond-faced people ARE made of carbon and they ARE pretty hot. The diamond-shaped face is apparently the rarest face shape and owners may feel that their angles are just a little too spicy. They’re mainly known for strong and wide cheekbones that taper off towards their chin and forehead. If your angles are a bit more dramatic than you’d like, diamonds are only a few degrees from an oval face. To give yourself a softer and less wide look, round out your brows.
TAME THOSE BROW BEASTS
Eyebrows can be hard to get right and figuring out the best look definitely isn’t easy. Stop in at Brow Betty and we can do all that for you. Wanna learn more about eyebrow shapes and face shapes and stuff? We got you. We’ll tackle any eyebrows.