Straight Eyebrow Shapes

Straight eyebrow shapes

Straight eyebrow shapes are finally getting the love they deserve! Sure, an arch can be a lot of fun, but there’s an incredible stylishness to straight brows, and they can also lend the face a very youthful feel. 

The look has totally exploded in recent years, in large part thanks to the influence of Korean beauty trends. If you’re not familiar, a flat or straight eyebrow shape simply doesn’t have much of an arch. 

Whether your eyebrows are naturally straight or you want to get them looking that way, this post is for you! You’ll learn if a straight brow shape will suit you, and if so, how to shape straight eyebrows flawlessly. 


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Will a Straight Brow Shape Suit Me? 

As is often the case with eyebrow shapes, a straight eyebrow is more likely to suit you if it’s close to how your eyebrows grow naturally. If you have a very minimal arch, you’ll probably benefit from embracing a straight eyebrow shape! 

If your brows aren’t naturally flat, you’ll want to consider your facial features carefully. Unless they’re sharply angled upwards, straight brows generally tend to have a softening effect on the face, so consider whether that’s something you want.  

Another thing to consider is your forehead. Arched eyebrows can help balance a high or broad forehead, while flat brows can emphasize it. If your forehead is pretty small or narrow, straight brows will be easier to pull off. 

One way to get around this, though, is to keep the brows flatter on the bottom, while still allowing yourself to have some arch from above. Your brows will still soften your features, but you’ll still get the height and balance from the arch. 

How to Shape a Perfect Straight Eyebrow

Here’s our step-by-step guide to shaping straight eyebrows, with suggestions for both those who have straight brows naturally as well as anyone who’d like to achieve them. 

  • Always start by mapping out your brows. Use a straight makeup brush or a similar object to ensure the front of your brow lines up with your nostril and inner corner of your eye, and that the end of your tail lines up with your nostril and outer corner of your eye. If they don’t, you can always correct things with eyebrow pencil or tint. 
  • Use a clean spoolie to play with how you brush your brows. For straight eyebrows, you’ll want to brush them horizontally, so they lay down flat, and some of the hair covers your arch if you have any. If your brows are naturally straight, you can also brush the hair upwards for a fluffier look. 
  • If necessary, trim and tweeze away any errant hairs that don’t naturally make up part of the shape of your brows. 
  • Next, using an eyebrow filling product, carefully fill in your brows. If your brows are naturally straight, you may just need to fill in a few small gaps.  
  • If you’d like to make your brows seem straighter, use a pencil to fill in the space below your arch, in order to create a straight, seamless line from the front of your brows all the way to the tail. 
  • We recommend you stop here, but if you’re extremely committed to an ultra-straight look, you can flatten out your arch from above. Using a pencil or even a finger, trace a straight line from the top of the front of your brows outwards. Any hair thavg t grows above that line can be removed for a straighter look. We suggest you do this with a razor rather than tweezers to give your brows a chance to grow back in the future.  

Final Thoughts 

We love a straight eyebrow shape, especially on anyone whose eyebrows naturally lean toward looking flatness. That said, we don’t think the look is for everyone - straight brows usually look best when they’re natural. 

That said, flattening your brows from below with a bit of eyebrow tint can be a fun experiment, and you may discover a new way to play with your eyebrows! 

Are you interested in other eyebrow shapes?

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.