The Brow Anatomy

The Brow Anatomy
Welcome to the Ziba University, where you can take a class that’s actually helpful! We’re kidding…sort of…. But wouldn’t it be nice if you could take Brow Science 101 and learn what the anatomy of your brow is? It’s definitely more useful than knowing the anatomy of a frog…

Any beauty expert knows that your brows can do more for your face than almost any makeup product! With the correct brow shape and fill, you can change the perceived size of your eyes, contour your face and show off your best features. However, before any of that we need to get back to the basics – the Anatomy of An Eyebrow. Check out the chart below to get an A+ in Perfect Brows!

anatomy of an eyebrow

Now that we’ve learned the fundamentals, we can move onto the five basic brow shapes!
While everyone’s face/ brow(s) shape is different, there are 5 basic brow shapes that we can identify, which can then have a bunch of variations to them. Each of the five shapes has the power to change the appearance of your other facial features, so it’s important to pick the right shape for the results you want. Keep reading to find out which shape provides the results you need!

Flat Brows:

These brows are perfect for anyone with a long face shape because the horizontal line creates the illusion of a shorter face that is also more oval-looking.

flat browsRound Brows:

The round shape is a must if you’re trying to create a softness to your face. It literally adds roundness to the face and helps to minimize sharp features, like a pointed chin or nose.

round eyebrowsCurved Brows:

Believe it or not, curved brows are completely different from round ones! They’re the perfect shape for anyone who doesn’t want too much softness to their features and the shape works extremely well on square faces.

curved eyebrowsAngled Brows:

The high arch of an angled brow has the ability to create a more youthful appearance to the face and can make a round or diamond face shape appear slimmer (if that’s what you’re looking for).

angled browsSoft Angled Brows:

This is much like the above except it has a shorter arch and softer peak. The soft angle is key for a more feminine look and is a must-do for an oval face, in place of the regular angled brow which could make the face look perpetually surprised or angry.

soft angled brows


There you have it – the anatomy of an eyebrow and the five basic brow shapes! Knowing these things can change your brow game completely and prevent those pesky eyebrow mishaps, we all have nightmares about. We hope you enjoyed learning more about your eyebrows and can’t wait to teach you more!
Take Care,
Ziba Beauty xo