4 Perfect Eyebrow Shape Ideas For Round Face Shapes

Discover the different brow shapes that accentuate your facial features beautifully.

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Eyebrows can make or break your looks because they are an important part of your face. You can shape your brows depending on how you like them, but you also need to keep in mind the shape of your face. In this article, we discuss the best shapes and styles of eyebrows for round faces.

A round face shape makes your features look broader and flatter than usual, and your chin looks rounded off. But you can make your features more enhancing and give them depth through well-groomed, precise-shaped eyebrows for your round face with the right tips and techniques. Let us look at a detailed guide on how you should shape your brows. Keep scrolling!

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  • Add Volume: Add Volume Use an angled brush, brown eyeshadow, or waterproof eyeliner to add volume to the brows.
  • Balance: Add Volume Brush hair in an upright direction to make the brows appear angular on a round face. Keep the arch of the brows, at the middle, to give the illusion of an oval face.
  • Eyebrow Hair Fall Remedy: Add Volume Apply a paste made with fresh aloe vera juice, castor oil, coconut, and lemon juice before bed to strengthen hair follicles.
  • Avoid: Add Volume Apply serum instead of thick creams or moisturizer to hydrate the brows. Stop using bad quality makeup products and limit brow gel application.

Best Eyebrow Shapes For Round Face:

You should choose the brow shape, which would slim down and highlight the features on your round face. You can either use the traditional technique of threading or opt for brow threading machines to shape your brows. You should be careful in shaping your brows because a wrong shape can ruin your entire look. Since your face is round, you need to add a definition to sharpen your facial bone structure. There are six brow shapes in general, such as rounded, curved, flat, hard, and soft angled shapes. Among these six variants, the following are the best eyebrow shapes for a round face:

We recommend three shapes that usually look flattering on all thicker eyebrow round shape faces.

1. Hard Angled:

It is important to elongate round shaped face as much as possible. This can be achieved with a sharp or high arch, which is considered as the best eyebrow shape for round face. Soft or gentle arch makes the face appear more round, so you should skip those arches. How to Achieve this Shape? For this shape you need to keep the brow line straight to the peak and then low towards the edges. High arches open up the eyes while the face appears thin. Since the brows are far from your nose, this shape would make your face appear thinner.

2. Soft Angled:

Round-faced women can have either soft-angled or hard-angled eyebrow shapes. The soft-angled shape has soft peaks and curves. This shape can have low or high arches. The high arches work best for round-shaped face, since it helps to make the face appear thinner than wider. Women who are uncomfortable with high arches can alternately use a soft angled eyebrow shape. The hard-angled shape makes a face look younger. This shape helps chubby faces look slimmer and short faces look longer. Though this shape gives a harsh look, but works well on round faces. How To Achieve This Shape? The angled shapes, both hard and soft render a delicate look to the round face shaped women. The shape is straight and curves softly around the top and down corners of the brow. This shape is also known to make the person look taller.

3. S Shaped:

S-shaped eyebrow shape resembles the soft angled brow shape. The shape begins with a slightly curved line and the angle of the brow is quite rounded. It makes the round-faced shape longer. The shape makes the eyebrow resemble the letter S. Thus the shape is called S-shaped. This unique brow shape suits that type of face, which is a blend of angle and curve. This shape offers a glamorous look to your face. How To Achieve This Shape? The S-shaped eyebrow for round face is quite similar to a high arched brow shape. You have to keep your brows straight towards your nose, causing a slight curve. However, this brow shape doesn’t offer much flattering look to the face.

4. Tail Arched:

For a round face, tail-arched eyebrows can establish a flattering balance. This arched shape helps elongate the face, adding definition while complementing the roundness for a more balanced appearance. It creates an illusion of length, helping in framing the face effectively. Use an eyebrow pencil or powder to extend the tail beyond the outer corner of the eye, following a slightly upward angle. How To Achieve This Shape? Begin by shaping the brows in alignment with your natural arch. The highest point of the arch should align with the outer edge of the iris, lifting upwards to add height. Gradually taper the tail downwards, extending it slightly past the outer corner of your eye. Pluck or trim any stray hairs outside this.

We also suggest you to stay away from both the rounded eyebrows and the flat eyebrows, as they add to roundness.

protip_icon Did You Know?
From 3500 BC to 2500 BC, ancient Egyptian men and women would paint their eyebrows with black oxide and carbon to darken, shape, and lengthen them.

Here are some round faced celebrities and their eyebrow styles.

Vanessa Williams Inspired Eyebrows:

She has a round face and her eyebrows are of a soft angled shape that makes her face look less full and is more complementing the face. Her eyebrows are thin and not very thick, making her face longer.

Jennifer Aniston’s Eyebrow Style:

She uses her medium-thick eyebrows to frame her face. Using a symmetrical high-arched eyebrow shape, she gets a long and slim face.

protip_icon Fun Fact
Ancient Greeks, during 800-146 BC, would use black incense to color their eyebrows and create a unibrow which was a popular look at the time.

Grace Kelly Style Eyebrows:

If you notice her in the picture above, her arch is not a high arch but a soft one that is tapered down neatly. She keeps her eyebrows thick and natural. To achieve this look, you can fill up your eyebrows and keep the arch subtle and not so perfect.

Britney Spears Inspired Eyebrows:

Britney sports a high arch, a hard angled that keeps her brows medium thick. She fills up her eyebrows to make them prominent and more defined. The high arch will give the illusion of a long face.

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From 1066-1485 (medieval times) women would shape their eyebrows very thin. They would heavily pluck their brows so they were barely seen.

Few Tips To Make Your Brows Look Best:

Let’s have a look at the few steps, which can make your brows look their best:

  • Fill up the gaps in your brows using a dark pencil to give it a natural, balanced look.
  • After shaping your brows, use brow powder to remove excess oil and make your brows look natural.
  • Brush your eyebrows with a spoolie brush or gently massage with your fingers to increase blood circulation in the area.
  • Regularly moisturize your brows with ginger juice, which helps in reducing hair fall.
  • You can remove unwanted hairs underneath your brows, but avoid over tweezing. It may result in permanent hair loss.

Hope these tips help you in choosing the right eyebrow design for your round face.

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Kiki Qabuki, a YouTuber, shared tips on how she shapes her eyebrows according to her round/oval face shape. She mentions, “What I like to do sometimes is that I brush my hair up and afterwards, take your eyebrow pencils, and then afterwards you draw it first as you desire. Like how I do it is always from the back, making that one line go front then marry the above line. Basically I make the frame first before I do anything (i).” The video tutorial also includes steps like using eyebrow pencils to define and fill in the brows, and shaping them to achieve the desired look.

Infographic: The Right Eyebrow Shapes For Round Faces: What You Should Know

Not all eyebrow shapes are suitable for round faces. That is why choosing the right eyebrow shape is important. Three out of six variants are considered the best eyebrow shapes for round faces as they highlight facial features and give depth to them. Check out the infographic below to learn more about the perfect eyebrow shapes for a round face.

the right eyebrow shapes for round face you should know about (infographic)

Illustration: StyleCraze Design Team

Your eyebrow shape plays a vital role in your look. The wrong technique can make a round face seem broader. That is why it is important to determine the right shape of eyebrows for a round face that gives depth and accentuates your facial features. You can ask your salon professional to give you soft-angled or s-shaped eyebrows. They make your face appear longer and more defined. Additionally, following simple tips like filling the gaps and regularly moisturizing your eyebrows can reduce hair fall and give you healthy eyebrows!

Frequently Asked Questions

Which eyebrow shape is most attractive?

The attractiveness of an eyebrow shape depends on your face shape. For example, for heart shaped faces, straight and softly arched brows look perfect. However, the same shaped brows will make a round face look unnaturally rounder.

Do thinner eyebrows look better on round faces?

Round faces need eyebrow shapes that give angles and depth to their shape. Thin and straight eyebrows are unsuitable for round faces as they add to the roundness. Instead, medium-thick brows with a high arch add length to the face shape, making it appear slimmer.

Can changing my eyebrow shape help create a more balanced look for a round face?

Yes, opting for a high-arched eyebrow shape can help create the illusion of a longer, sharper, and angular look.

Are there any eyebrow trends or styles that work well for a round face?

Yes, popular trends like colored brows, feather brows, and 90s pencil eyebrows can effortlessly complement a round face.

Key Takeaways

  • Hard-angled eyebrows are characterized by high arches that create an illusion of the face appearing elongated and slim, thereby making them the best fit the round face shape.
  • Soft-angled eyebrows include soft curves and can be a suitable option for those who would rather avoid high and sharp arches.
  • The S-shaped eyebrows display a slightly curved angle and arch that makes the round face shape appear slimmer.
  • Jennifer Aniston often sports thick eyebrows with a high arch that makes her face seem thinner.
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Abhilasha SinghLicensed Cosmetologist

Abhilasha Singh is one of the top bridal makeup artists and a celebrated Bollywood makeup artist with a decade of experience. She was the Creative and Business Head of Makeup for Jean Claude Biguine Salons and Spa - India. She is now a USA-certified cosmetologist and a bridal hair and makeup artist based out of the Bay Area, California. Abhilasha...read full bio

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