I’m a brow technician – the exact shape you need to pluck yours according to your face shape

IF you thought plucking your eyebrows to infinity had been left back in the 1990s, think again.

Judging by recent events, the ghost of skinny brows could be back with a bang.

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DIGITAL/EROTEME.CO.UKBella Hadid is known for rocking pencil thin brows[/caption]

Ellie Goulding and Bella Hadid are among a new bunch of celebs who have been rocking pencil-thin eyebrows.

But while it might work for edgy celebs on the red carpet, our brows have a unique ability to frame our face and define the rest of our features – and messing with them can be seriously unflattering.

Google searches for “how to shape eyebrows” have risen 400 per cent in the past three months – but with so many styles in vogue, how can you find the best one for your face shape?

Brow artist Laurretta Power has the answers.


IF you have an oval face shape, like actresses Emma Watson and Gemma Atkinson or ex-Love Islander Amber Gill, you’re in luck.

According to scientists, it’s the most beautiful shape due to the symmetry of your facial features, so most brows will suit you.

GettyAccording to scientists, oval faces like Emma Watson’s are the most beautiful shape[/caption]

Amber Gill has also been gifted with beautiful symmetrical features

Laurretta says: “For oval-shaped faces, you can’t really go wrong. But soft arches are best as they keep the proportions of the face in line. To create this style, use powder finish products to prevent any harsh lines.

“I love Benefit Gimme Brow + Volumizing Pencil (£24.50, Boots), which will allow you to create shape and depth.

SuppliedThe Benefit Gimme Brow + Volumizing Pencil is £24.50 at Boots[/caption]

“Then use a small precision pencil such as By Beauty Bay Micro Sketch Brow Pencil (£6.50, beautybay.com) to feather through some detailed, hair-like strokes where needed.”


ROUND faces can benefit from shapes that add ­dimension, rather than emphasise any curves.

But like oval face shapes, you have more than one option Kate Middleton, along with singers Adele, and Emma Bunton fall into this category.

The Mega AgencyRound faces, like Kate Middleton’s, can benefit from shapes that add dimension[/caption]

GettyRound faced beauties like Adele have a variety of options when it comes to brow shape[/caption]

Laurretta explains: “A high arch will lift a round face, but a straight brow will give a youthful appeal that’s very flattering.

“If you want something that is low-maintenance, pick the one closest to your natural brow shape.

“For both these styles, use a fibre-filled brow wax like Glossier Boy Brow (£15, glossier.com), to add fullness and hold.

SuppliedGlossier Boy Brow is avaliable for £15 at glossier.com[/caption]

“After using the wax to lift and fluff the brow hairs, use a fine pencil like Refy Brow Pencil (£14, refybeauty.com) to fill in any gaps.”


IF you have a diamond-shaped face similar to TV hosts Rochelle Humes, Alison Hammond or pop star Taylor Swift, curved brows will suit you best.

“Rounded brows, with a round arch and longer tails are perfect for this face shape,” Laurretta says.

Camera PressDiamond faced studs like Taylor Swift suit curved brows best[/caption]

RexFormer S Club Rochelle Humes looks the part with curved brows[/caption]

“Use a thin pencil, like Sephora Collection Retractable Brow Pencil (£10.99, Sephora) to create a fluid line along the top and bottom of the brows to create the round shape, ensuring no harsh angles.

SuppliedE.L.F. Cosmetics Bite-Size Brow Palette helps fill in the centre of the brow and add texture[/caption]

“Next, rub a spoolie over the lines to soften them, and then add a brow powder, like those in E.L.F. Cosmetics Bite-Size Brow Palette (£4.99, beautybay.com) to fill in the centre of the brow and add texture.”


THOSE with heart-shaped faces – such as Michelle Keegan, Holly Willoughby and Cheryl Cole – will find adding height to their arches flattering.

“Higher arches look fantastic on a heart-shaped face as they mimic the shape of the forehead and help to balance out a pointed chin,” explains Laurretta.

Heart shaped faces like Cheryl Cole will find adding height to their arches more flatteringAlamyInstagramHigher arches look fantastic on stars like Michelle Keegan as they mimic the shape of the forehead[/caption]

SuppliedFor the best stick use a strong-hold clear gel such as NYX Professional Makeup Brow Glue for £7.50 at Boots[/caption]

“A pomade such as Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade (£19, lookfantastic.com) is best to create the shape, then use a strong-hold clear gel such as NYX Professional Makeup Brow Glue (£7.50, Boots) to push all the hairs up towards the arch and down slightly at the tail ends.”


AS with square faces, if you are like Billie Piper, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley or Victoria Beckham, and have an oblong face, flattening out your brow will give you the most flattering shape.

“A straight brow softens and shortens an oblong face,” explains Laurretta.

SplashCelebs like Billie Piper with a oblong shaped face flattening out your brow will give you the most flattering shape[/caption]

GettyVictoria Beckham’s straight brow softens and shortens her oblong face[/caption]

“Lower arches are so simple to achieve. Fill in the brow with a fine pencil such as Sleek MakeUp Micro-Fine Brow Pencil (£6.99, Boots), leaving the front.

“Keeping the brows wider apart will make the forehead appear wider – and focus on the underside of the arch to create the shape.

SuppliedSet the hairs in place with a clear gel like Mac Brow Set Clear (£18.50, Boots)[/caption]

“Set the hairs in place with a clear gel like Mac Brow Set Clear (£18.50, Boots), pushing the front hairs up and then towards the temple around three-quarters of the way through.”


IF you have more of a square-shaped face – like Kelly Osbourne, Angelina Jolie, or Bridgerton’s Simone Ashley, – you can try out bold angular shapes.

The straight lines will complement your face’s structure without looking aggressive.

GettyThe straight lines of a square face, Like Angelina Jolie’s, will complement facial structure without looking aggressive[/caption]

GettyBridgerton’s Simone Ashley has a square face shape which allows her to try out bold angular shapes[/caption]

“Bold and defined brows will add balance to a square jaw, while a high arch will help elongate the face,” advises Laurretta.

To get the clean lines, she recommends using a pomade, such as Revolution Eyebrow Pomade (£4.99, Superdrug).

“Dip a fine, angled brush into the pot, and then use it to carve out the pointed shape, emphasising the top of the arch,” she says.

SuppliedTo get clean facial lines use a pomade, such as Revolution Eyebrow Pomade for £4.99 at Superdrug[/caption]

“The long-wearing formula will ensure those statement brows won’t budge.”