Eyebrow Shape for Round Face

eyebrow shape for round face

Do you ever find yourself looking in the mirror and thinking your face looks a little too youthful or soft? If so, you might have a round face shape. When deciding on the best eyebrow shape for a round face, many women prefer more angular styles that’ll add some structure to their features. 

The shape of your brows can have an incredible impact on the rest of your face, so in this post, we’ll give some suggestions on how to shape your brows for a round face. We’ll help you figure out if this is really your face shape, and give tips for the best eyebrows for a round face regardless of your brow goals.

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Round Face

As you can guess from the name, a round face is quite circular. It often looks soft and youthful, with few angles or definition.  

The two main characteristics are that it’s almost as wide as it is tall and that the chin and jawline are quite rounded. Your cheeks might be quite full, as well. 

If you want to actually check your face shape, you can always do a bit of measuring. Measure the width of your face across the center, and then measure its length. If the two numbers are quite close and you don’t have the sharp angles of a square face, then congrats - you’re round! 

Brow Goal 

Women often look for eyebrow shapes for round faces that’ll help to add some structure and help the face seem a little more narrow. 

To achieve that effect, you want your brows to have a  combination of straighter lines, some arching, and an overall upward angle. Your ideal arch will be about medium or medium-high. 

That said, you don’t want too high of an arch or lines that are too squared off, as this can end up overwhelming your features or contrasting against them too strongly. 

Make sure to map your brows to identify the best location for the front, arch, and tail of your brow. This will guarantee that your brow aligns and flatters your features.

That said, a lot of women are moving towards a softer overall look that embraces their round features. If that describes you, don’t feel constrained! You can experiment with a softer or more rounded style, as we’ll explain in the next section. 

The Perfect Eyebrow Shapes for Round Face

Even eyebrows for round faces aren’t one-size-fits-all. That said, Here are four options we think are the most flattering to your face shape! 

And remember, our suggestions are just guidelines - ultimately, you should do whatever makes you feel happy, even if it doesn’t quite align with what we have to say. 


This modern brow shape’s arch starts a little closer to the tail. It’s a popular, flattering choice for just about anyone because it gives the face a bit of a lift. It’s an excellent eyebrow style for a round face because it can give a narrower look. 

Make sure to have enough of an arch in your brow with this style. Sticking to straight lines at the border will ensure the look sharpens your features. 

Upward Angle 

A brow with an upward angle has a more minimal arch, but it still offers that lifting effect that lengthens the face. It’s a great choice if you want an edgier style or if it's something your brows naturally gravitate towards. 

It can be hard to create, though - if your brows don’t gravitate towards this shape naturally, you’ll need a pretty extreme combination of hair removal and filling-in at the tail. 

Classic Center-Arched Brow

In some cases, it might make more sense to have a classic brow shape where the arch isn’t quite as close to the tail (but isn’t totally centered, either). 

 It adds the lift a little closer to the center of your face, so it can open up the eyes nicely. It’s a more retro look but it’s not dated. 

It’ll also be easier to maintain if that’s the shape your brows lean toward naturally.

Soft Angle 

Here’s the thing - you don’t have to look for an eyebrow shape that’ll make your face seem less round. The softness of a round face can be very beautiful, youthful, and feminine. There’s nothing wrong with that! If you want to celebrate and emphasize the roundness of your features, you can aim for a softer brow with a lower, more rounded arch. 

Celebrities with Round Face

A lot of celebrities have round faces. You can look at their pictures to help you identify if you indeed have a round face. 

You can also look to their eyebrows as inspiration for yours. Not every star has the perfect eyebrows for her round face shape, necessarily, so this is also a good way to identify which styles you like and which styles you don't! 

And now, you should feel ready to pick up some eyebrow tint or a pair of tweezers. Which of these brow shapes do you think you like best? Would you try any of these on yourself? 

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Maya Adivi

Maya Adivi is a makeup artist and beauty writer originally from Toronto, Canada. She’s passionate about all things makeup, skincare, and beauty. She takes a science-based approach to writing, ignoring the marketing buzz in favor of facts and results.