What is the perfect eyebrow shape for a round face?
The short answer is: there is no one perfect shape for everyone- this despite the one-size-fits-all approach most stylists take to round-faced women.
Women with a round face often feel self-conscious about their soft features, but there’s no need to be. It’s a shame the majority of models today still have a narrow, long face shape, when there’s no shortage of stunning round-faced babes.
Selena Gomez, Chrissy Teigen and Michelle Williams all rock a round face shape- and no one has ever accused them of being anything less than gorgeous!
A lot of stylists advocated thin high-arched brows and thin high-arched brows alone for women with round faces, because it can make their face look thinner. We say, play to your strengths! There are versatile eyebrow styles for women with round faces, and we’re going to introduce you to them.
Your goal shouldn’t be to hide your face- but to show your unique beauty. There’s no one perfect eyebrow shape, but we’re going to show you how to work your features to your advantage.
Like Chrissy Teigen, think about opting for a fuller brow. Fuller brows have been a big thing for years now, and the trend isn’t going anywhere- which is a good thing! Formally more ‘hirsute’ women were encouraged to over-pluck, but now it’s all about working your hair to your advantage. Chrissy goes for a distinct arch with her full brow, but it’s a soft one. This emphasises her great cheekbones and her almond eyes. Don’t be tempted to over-pluck if you have a round face, because a full brow can really work for you.
Brows with A Subtle Arch
Selena Gomez gives us a great example of a woman defying the ‘high arch only’ rule for women with a round face.
Her brows have an arch but it’s not dramatic at all. Her brows are long and broad, and the arch subtly draws attention to her face shape.
This produces a really clever effect; Gomez draws attention to some of the softest features on her face to serve a look that’s really sensual.
Gomez has youth on her side, which only helps her overall look. But her eyebrow shape really draws attention to the softness of her nose, chin, and her full lips.
It’s a truth universally acknowledged: Marion Cotillard is one of the most beautiful women in the world- and she has a round face. Cotillard can be found rocking a brow from the golden age of Hollywood, which only serves to compliment her attentive eyes. Her eyebrows are thick near her nose, but then thin off in an arch that isn’t dramatic, but soft and light. Marion clearly isn’t adopting new eyebrow trends, but working with a tried and tested eyebrow style. The vintage look really works for her, and only serves to make her appear more glamorous than she does already (not that she needs it). If you want to look like a classic, timeless woman- this might just be the style for you!
Long, Thin Brows
Here we have it, the thin, high-arched brow.
It’s the one that’s suggested as the one-size-fits-all style for women with round faces, but although we’ve hopefully shown here that that isn’t the case, for some women, it does work really well.
Mindy Kaling shows us how to rock a brow that’s thin, high, and long. Her brow serves as almost the perfect example of a brow that properly frames her face.
The length of her brow serves to foreground all her best features nicely. It really packs a punch- we’re drawn to notice the symmetry of her features, and it shows off the sparkle in her eyes.
Kaling’s thin brow works beautifully with her soft cheeks, and serves to emphasise them to her true advantage.