Natural Eyebrow Shapes

natural eyebrow shapes

Going for a natural look that highlights your features is always a great idea, and that also applies to your eyebrows! With so many different products for shaping, filling, and adjusting your brows, it’s easy to lose touch with your natural eyebrow shape. If you’d like to return to your brow roots with a naturally flattering shape, this post is for you! 

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What is a Natural Eyebrow Shape?

A natural eyebrow shape is the shape that your brows naturally want to grow in. 

More often than not, the brows naturally follow the curve of the brow bone in a way that’s already as flattering as can be to your face shape! Attempting to transform naturally flat brows into steep arches rarely goes well and vice versa. 

Additionally, a natural brow shape also looks like it hasn’t been heavily groomed. This has more to do with your day-to-day choices, like how you tweeze, brush, or fill in your brows. 

To keep your eyebrow shape natural, you’ll want to avoid filling them in with products that look obvious, and you don’t need to worry about a few errant hairs here and there. Very clean styles or trendy techniques like soap brows or ombre brows don’t look as natural, for example. 

Will a Natural Brow Shape Suit Me? 

Regardless of your face shape, your natural brow shape is probably going to be flattering. 

If you’ve spent many years grooming or tweezing your brows, it’s possible you’ve forgotten what they originally looked like. Consider looking at pictures of yourself as a child, to get an idea of what your natural brow shape wants to be. You might be surprised to discover just how great your brows looked back then! 

There are small adjustments you can make to make sure your brows flatter your face shape and features while still keeping them looking largely natural.

How to Shape a Perfect Natural Eyebrow

To shape the perfect natural eyebrow, it’s important to first identify your natural eyebrow shape and which of the common brow shapes it falls into. Where do your brows naturally want to arch, if at all? How thick do they naturally grow? 

With that out of the way, you can now make small adjustments to guarantee your brows look groomed and flattering, but still natural! 

  • Try brow mapping to identify the ideal start, end, and arch points for your brow. Don’t start tweezing yet, but this technique will help you finesse your brows into a flattering, symmetrical look.
  • Using a clean spoolie brush, play around with the direction in which your brows go. For a more natural look, you’ll want to brush the front part of your brows upwards, and the rest sideways. 
  • If there are any gaps in your brows, or areas where you’ve over-tweezed over the years, fill them in lightly. Use a micro stroke technique with a very small pencil or a fine-tipped brush and eyebrow pomade to create hair-like strokes. 
  • Once you’ve filled in your brows, make sure to use a clean spoolie to blend your look so it looks softer and more natural. 
  • If there are a lot of errant hairs growing between or around your brows, you can do a little bit of tweezing. Some extra hairs around the perimeter of the brow contribute to a natural look, so don’t overdo it, and don’t worry about making your brows super clean. 
  • Whether you’re tweezing or filling in, avoid touching the front too much. Having the front look blocky or over-tweezed is often a major contributor to brows looking artificial.   

Final Thoughts 

There is no singular natural eyebrow shape. Instead, it’s all about celebrating the way your brows want to grow naturally. 

For some lucky folks, that means you don’t have to do anything to your brows. For others, it means returning to your brow roots and finding ways to restore a lost shape with the help of makeup. 

If your brows have undergone some major changes over the years, one easy way to restore a more natural shape is with the Brow Tint. It’ll allow you to fill your brows in as you wish, with results that last for up to a week with no need for touch-ups! 

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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.