Long face

Some of the characteristics which can add up to a long face include:

  • Your face is narrow and noticeably longer than it is wider.
  • Your forehead, cheekbones and jawline have similar widths.
  • Your chin tapers to a narrow oval point.
  • The sides of your face and your cheek lines are straight.
  • Your forehead is tall and may be round at your hairline.
Your goal

If your face is long and narrow with features that are stretched out vertically, then your aim will probably be to balance the length of your face, and to avoid an eyebrow shape which would emphasise its length.

How to achieve it

You need an eyebrow shape that plays up the horizontal features of your face and makes it appear shorter.

Anyone with a long face is usually recommended to adopt a flat shape for their eyebrows. An almost straight eyebrow with, at most, a very soft arch would work well. (Keeping some mild natural-looking curve in the eyebrow shape avoids it looking as if there’s been a very exaggerated effort to draw attention away from the length of your face.)

Your eyebrows may look best if the tails extend slightly beyond the outer corners of your eyes. You have to be careful with this. If you extend the brows too far, this could appear to drag your eyes down and make them look droopy.

Bold eyebrows can also contribute to making a long face seem shorter than it is.


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