A little shaping goes a long way–-changing the shape of your eyebrows can instantly enhance your features. But before start tweezing away haphazardly, use our handy guide to figure out what eyebrow shape flatters you the most.
|Face shape||Typical features||Suggestion||Effects|
|Low arch||Flatter eyebrows will compliment a shorter face. Keep the arch as low as possible to enhance your features.|
|High arch||High-arched eyebrows will give the illusion of a narrower face. This will help a round face look sharper by giving width and expression to the eye.|
Strong arch with rounded end
|High-arched brows elongate a square face. The rounded end makes the face look smoother.|
|Flat eyebrows||Flat eyebrows will make the face appear shorter by giving more width. Be careful to not extend the eyebrows past the end corners of the eyes.|
There are various ways to create the perfect eyebrow shape. Depending on how dramatic you want to look, pick the approach that best suits you.
Trimmers: This tool is perfect for grooming long hairs and achieves a neater appearance without any removal of hair.
Tweezers: The most commonly used eyebrow shaping equipment are tweezers. It is perfect for removing stray hairs.
Eyebrow wax: There are both hot and cold waxes that remove hair. This can be hard to control, however it is a quick way to create a new eyebrow shape. Sensitive skin may also be irritated by the method.
Eyebrow stencils: Stencils are available in many shapes. These are pre-waxed strips which are easy to apply. Be sure to pick the right shapes
Thread: Eyebrow threading can groom eyebrows without causing any pain to the skin. The thread is twisted and rolled along the hair of the eyebrows resulting in a very straight eyebrow line.
Last modified: January 9, 2009