Eyebrows can really change the perspective of a face. They can interfere with the way you look, your expressions, and even the way people see you, so it is really important to be aware of the right eyebrow shape that will balance your appearance.

We at Enlighten gathered all the information for you about face types and eyebrow shapes, so you can nail it.

Face types


The first thing that you need to know is that there are around 6 kinds of face shapes. It is really important to know which is yours, so you can bring harmony to your look. First, figure out your face shape, and then check what kind of eyebrow looks best with it.

1. Oval face

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First, let’s look into the features that an oval-shaped face has. The forehead is wider than the chin, the cheekbones are prominent, and the chin is narrow.

If this is your face type, the perfect eyebrow shape for you is the soft angled shape. That means it goes straight up, then gently curves at the top and goes down. It is important that you don’t have an arch that is too high, otherwise your face won’t look symmetrical.

2. Round face

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The round-shaped face is known for being almost as wide as it is long and for having a wide cheek area.

If this is your face structure, you should go for an arched eyebrow. From the start of the eyebrow, go up until the middle of it, and then down. The lines that the brows create help make your face appear longer.

Since the goal is to make your face look less round, you should avoid an eyebrow that is too round or flat.

3. Oblong face

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People that have an oblong face have a forehead, cheekbones, and a jawline that are about the same width, and a narrow chin.

If this is your type of face, the best eyebrow shape for you is a flat shape. The straight horizontal lines help make your face appear shorter, therefore balancing it. To achieve this look, try to make the bottom of your eyebrow as straight as possible, respecting its original shape, always.

If you go for an angled eyebrow, the straight lines going up will make your face look longer than it is, instead of balancing it. Try to avoid this shape.

4. Square face

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For those with a square-shaped face, the forehead, cheekbones, and jawline are all about the same width. The squared jawline is the most present and obvious feature that this kind of face presents.

If you have a square face shape, it is recommended to go for a curved brow shape to soften the square jaw, that is your strongest feature. To achieve that, follow your eyebrow’s natural shape, draw in the arch but don’t draw it too strong or too high.

If you go for an arched eyebrow, it will only make your features look more defined and strong, and that is the contrary to what we are going for.

5. Heart-shaped face

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This type of face is really similar to an oval one, the biggest difference is that people with heart-shaped faces have a pointed chin.

If you can relate to these features, the best eyebrow shape for you is a curved one. It creates a natural look that is soft and feminine. The curved eyebrow is simple to do, just follow your eyebrow’s natural shape and draw a soft arch. The lines should not be super strong, since we are trying to achieve a delicate look.

Avoid a super straight eyebrow, since it does not balance your pointed chin.

6. Diamond-shaped face