Choosing the Eyebrow Shape for You

Eyebrows are one of the most undervalued parts of the body, as they are an essential part of conveying emotion, and of making you who you are. It can be difficult to know which shape to go for to suit you however, but whether you’re blessed with thick and bushy, or small and neat eyebrows to style, you can make sure they’re perfectly tailored to your face. We’ve broken it down into five categories of face shape, detailing the best way to complement this with a well-groomed pair of brows. We’ve also included a few names of famous faces for each shape for you to use as your brow idols, and some instructions on how you can live up to your full brow potential with Veet®.

 Long Eyebrows


The long face shape just radiates elegance. When shaping the brows to suit this shape, the goal is to avoid making it look longer than it is. This can be achieved with thick, flat, horizontal brows. These break up the face, and prevent the eye from wandering up and down. 

Brow Idols

Jennifer Connelly
Jessica Brown Findlay

 Square Eyebrows


A squarer jaw is a striking feature, reminiscent of classic Hollywood beauty. The thing to keep in mind however, is that because of its strength it can sometimes draw focus. Either balance this with a thick strong brow, or soften it with gentle curves.

Brow Idols

Keira Knightley
Marilyn Monroe
Sophia Loren

 Oval Round Eyebrows


This face shape is made up soft lines, and as such can often look very sensual. Because of this it was often idealised in classical paintings. The ideal eyebrow shape is a soft angled arch, to contrast and complement the curves.

Brow Idols

Lily Collins
Megan Fox
Maria Callas

 Heart Eyebrows


This face shape is often seen as being the cutest, but beauties such as Grace Kelly have proved that this can also as striking as any other shape. A thick shallow curve of a brow contrasts the angles of the jaw, and softens the effect.

Brow Idols

Halle Berry
Carey Mulligan
Grace Kelly

 Diamond Eyebrows


The diamond face shape can often give its owner an exotic air, and has been gifted to some of the most striking beauties in history. Because with this shape, the brow is on the widest part of the face, this can be broken up with soft curves up and down, which also softens the angles. 

Brow Idols

Emma Watson
Lauren Bacall
Jessica Alba

How to Get the Look

There are many ways to tame your brows, suitable for people with different budgets and pain thresholds! A convenient option for facial hair removal at home, with minimum fuss and easiest upkeep, is to use a wax such as the Veet® High Precision Facial Wax Hair Remover This can be applied carefully to the eyebrow area to ensure that you only remove the hairs that you want to, then with just one pull you’re closer to having your perfect brows!