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How Should Glasses Fit Your Eyebrows?

Vanessa Teng

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Vanessa Teng

Updated: 20 May 2024 •  
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Your face deserves glasses that look great on it. And perfecting the fit of your glasses is a hugely important part of looking and feeling your best.
Today on the blog, we’re all about the eyebrows. Read on to learn about how your glasses should fit your brows, and the types of glasses that suit every brow shape and thickness. Let’s go!

Are glasses supposed to cover your eyebrows?

Not typically! Obviously, if you’re doing it on purpose or if you’re wearing sunglasses, then, by all means, go for it. You do you.
However, for everyday frames, your eyebrows should typically show slightly from above your glasses. As a rule, at least the top half of your eyebrows should be visible. Your glasses shouldn’t cover them completely, nor should they show them so much that your eyebrows look like they’re floating on top of your frame.

3 golden rules for fitting glasses to your eyebrows

If you’re wondering how to fit glasses to your eyebrows, here are three golden rules to follow that’ll help you find the perfect glasses for you.

1. Follow the line of your brows

Other than showing at least the top half of your eyebrows, the top of your frame should also follow the line of your eyebrows for a flattering fit. We’ll be talking more about eyebrow shapes shortly!

2. Matchy matchy

The shape at the top of your glasses often looks best if it matches the shape of your eyebrows. If they are mismatched, then the glasses might look like they don’t belong there, which is not a flattering look!

3. Through thick & thin

The thickness of your frame is important when it comes to fitting your glasses to your eyebrows too. If you have thick eyebrows, go for a thin frame. If you have thin eyebrows, then you can choose thicker frames. This helps create a balanced look, so it doesn’t look like either your glasses or your eyebrows are overpowered.

What should you do if your glasses cover your eyebrows?

If your current glasses frames are covering your eyebrows, there are several ways you may be able to solve the problem.

1. Filling in your brows to help bring them out

woman filling out her eyebrows

Filling out your brows can help balance your face.

A little makeup might do the trick. By filling in your eyebrows with an eyebrow pencil or shadow, you can help to bring them out and look more prominent. This can prevent your glasses from totally overpowering your brows or from covering them completely. It’s all about balance!

2. Adjust your glasses to sit lower on your face

If your glasses are covering your eyebrows or way too far below them, you may be able to adjust your frame to make them sit higher or lower on your nose, depending on the material of your frames. To adjust where it sits on your nose bridge, you need to adjust the temples. The temples are the long stems on the sides with bends at the end to help them sit securely behind your ears.
To adjust them, put your glasses in warm water (make sure it’s not boiling hot!) for half a minute to one minute, and then start bending. If you want them to sit higher and cover more of your eyebrows, bend the temple stems downwards to make them fit tighter. If making your glasses sit lower is the goal, bend them upward for a loose fit, and they’ll sit lower on your nose.
Some eyewear shops do this for you for free if you buy glasses from them, but many will charge you a fee. We’ve written more on this in our guide on how to adjust your glasses.

3. Get new frames that fit just right

If you can clearly see all your eyebrows inside the lens of your glasses, or if there’s a big gap between your eyebrows and the top of your glasses, then the frame is ill-fitting. Some frames are simply bigger or smaller, not all glasses will fit your face.
If it’s really bothering you – the solution here is to find a pair of glasses that fit you right and can meet those golden rules.

The best glasses to fit your eyebrow thickness

Glasses for thick eyebrows

man wearing a pair of thin metal glasses frame

Thin metal glasses look awesome with thick eyebrows! (Photo by Fady Hany).

As per rule #3 of fitting glasses to your eyebrows, the best frames for both ladies and gentlemen with thick eyebrows are:

Think those cool glasses with thin metal frames and sleek rimless glasses.
A thin frame on top of your beautiful thick eyebrows compliments them instead of exaggerating them. If you wear a thick frame on top of thick eyebrows, it may emphasize that area and make it overpower your other features. As for rimless glasses and clear frames, they let your features shine while framing them delicately.
Here are some favorites from our Mouqy collection.
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Mouqy’s vintage-inspired meta Initiate frame.

A thin metal frame is an A+ match for thick eyebrows.
dapper rectangle black top view

Mouqy’s sleek and modern Dapper frame.

Rimless frames let your features shine without stealing the show.
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Mouqy’s fun see-through Boyish frame.

A clear frame is another cool alternative if you have prominent eyebrows.

Glasses for thin eyebrows

woman wearing a pair of round acetate glasses

Acetate glasses often have thick frames that look great with thin eyebrows! (Photo by Nicola Giordano)

For women and men with thin eyebrows, glasses with thicker frames often suit you best. This includes:

Yup, we’re talking acetate glasses with a thick overall frame. These glasses come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, so you can definitely find a pair that fits you.
If thick frames are too bold for you, you can go for browline glasses that usually have a thick browline on top with thin metal frames on the bottom. They help bring out your eyebrows without stealing the show.
Here are some top recs from our Mouqy collection.
florist square green floral top view

Stay fun and funky with Mouqy’s Florist frame.

This thicker frame will bring out your eyebrows. Plus, vintage is so in right now, so you’ll certainly be in style!
zen rectangle black top view

Look cool and sleek in Mouqy’s Zen frame.

The thicker browline looks flattering against thinner eyebrows, and this frame is simply perfect for both the casual and the formal.
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Turn heads in Mouqy’s bold Deluxe frame.

If you feel like standing out, this is the one. The thick frames compliment your features while giving you that wow factor.

The best glasses for particular eyebrow shapes

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Brows come in all shapes and sizes, and each shape looks fantastic with specific styles of glasses. Here are some common eyebrow shapes and the frames that match them.

1. Straight eyebrows

Straight eyebrows are, as the name suggests, straight with little to no curves. If you have straight eyebrows, then glasses with a flat top will suit you as it matches the outline of your brows, like square glasses or rectangle glasses. Many wireframe glasses have these silhouettes too, so check them out.

2. Rounded eyebrows

Rounded eyebrows have a round curve, so people with these brows tend to look great in many types of frames. However, the best ones are round glasses and oval glasses.

3. Arched eyebrows

Arched eyebrows are just as versatile as rounded eyebrows, as they have a gentle curve that’s a tad more angular than rounded eyebrows. If you have arched eyebrows, you’d look good in round glasses, oval glasses, and oversized glasses with a rounded frame.

4. Upward-slanting eyebrows

Upward-slanting eyebrows have a high arch shape, so people with this type of eyebrow look best with cat eye glasses, as they match the brow outline perfectly. However, sometimes the rims of glasses might clash with your brow line. In that case, you can go for rimless glasses or glasses with thin metal frames.

5. Downward-slanting eyebrows

Downward-slanting eyebrows are the opposite of upward-slanting eyebrows, as the brow line slants downward. If you have this kind of eyebrow, oval glasses work great if they match your brow line, if not, you can try browline glasses. Browline glasses will cover the end of your eyebrows, but it’s still flattering. If you think downward-slanting eyebrows make you look tired, browline glasses are your #1 go-tos.

Your face shape also affects which glasses look best

Like how people dress for their body types, your face shape plays a big part in the type of glasses that suit you. For example, you might want to consider cat eye glasses if you have a square face shape, as this type of frame helps soften angles.
Colors are an important consideration when choosing the right frame too! The perfect color for you depends on your hair color, eye color, skin tone, and a combination of all of them.

Now you know!

We bet your eyebrows are on fleek, and we’re here to make sure your glasses can be on par. No matter if you have a square face, round face, or apple-shaped face, there’s a frame for you here – happy hunting!

Vanessa Teng

Written by:

Vanessa Teng

Vanessa Teng is a freelance fashion copywriter who's living her dream digital nomad lifestyle. You can find her exploring, taking pictures, and crashing exchange students' parties around the world.

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