The Best Eyebrow Shape for Your Face

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If you’re thinking about going for a natural makeup look this spring and summer, it’s important that your brows are on point. While the thick, full brow is making a comeback this season, you’ll need to get your brows shaped correctly to fit your face shape. Here are a few tips to keep in mind next time you visit the space for an eyebrow wax—or for the next time you step up to the mirror with a razor or pair of tweezers.

The Eyebrow Shape Perfect for Your Face

Round Face

Round Face

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Eyebrows that are both rounded and arched are best for women with a round face. As Jennifer Hudson perfectly displays here, a slightly thin brow that doesn’t overpower the face is best. A brow powder that is around the same color as your hair is best. Fill in the brows a little thicker in the middle, and thinner at the beginning of the brow.

Heart-shaped Face

Heart-shaped Face

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A rounded arch is best for women whose faces are shaped like a heart. Brows should be defined near the outer corner of the eye, but the arch shouldn’t be too pointy. This shape will make the face look more balanced, since heart-shaped faces are thinner at the bottom. Medium to heavy applications of brow powder will make the eyes the brightest feature of the face. Ciara’s cocoa-brown brows compliment her blond highlights perfectly and make her face look more proportionate.

Oval Face

Oval Face

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If your face is an oval shape, this means your forehead is noticeably wider than your chin and you have very defined cheekbones. Your brows should have a slight arch to them, but the arch shouldn’t be too high above the middle of your eye. Take your brow cues from oval-faced celebrities like Halle Berry; bring a picture along with you to the spa to ensure that your brows maintain the right amount of fullness and aren’t too sharply arched. A dark brow pencil will help to fill in any sparse spaces and will make the eyes appear brighter.