Nothing makes a difference to your face like well-shaped eyebrows. They frame your face and can give it an instant lift. Brow fashion does change, and we’ve gone from the thin pencilled look of the 1990’s to today’s fuller brow with a prominent arch.
But whatever is in fashion, you should think about which brow shape is best for your face and go from there.
Here’s how to get the perfect eyebrows:
Leave them be!
Step away from the tweezers! If you over pluck your eyebrows it can look unflattering and it will be all the more difficult to get them into a lovely natural shape. Leave them alone for a few weeks at least, no matter how tempted you may be to pluck them, and go and see a beauty therapist for a professional shaping. You can then just remove the stray hairs in between salon visits.
Don’t fight what nature gave you
Don’t stray too far from your original eyebrow shape, so no shaving bits off or making them look too different with makeup, because your natural brow shape is the one that will complement your face shape the most.
How to work out your ideal brow shape
Where should your eyebrows start?
Draw an imaginary straight line from the outside of your nose to your brows. This is where the eyebrows should start on most people. If you have a large forehead, avoid removing too much hair from in between the brows as this can make the forehead look bigger.
How to shape an arch
Place a ruler, or anything straight on the tip of your nose, and place it on a diagonal so it crosses the pupil of the eye. The point where it lies on your brow should be where the arch of your brow is.
Trim the brows if necessary
Once you have determined your ideal shape, use an eyebrow brush or comb and brush the hairs upwards. Carefully trim any excessively long hairs.
Tweeze any strays
It’s a good idea to use a white eyeliner or concealer to highlight any stray hairs that fall outside of your ideal shape so that you don’t over pluck.
Use makeup to enhance your natural brows
Use an eyebrow gel to tame unruly hairs, and use a pencil or powder to fill in any gaps. Always use a light touch. If you have very light eyebrows, choose a colour just slightly darker than your natural shade, or try eyebrow tinting.
And nobody should be using a black pencil to fill in their eyebrows, even ladies with very dark hair. Use a dark brown pencil or powder, as black eyebrows are likely to look too harsh.
Enlist the help of a professional
Find a beauty therapist to help you determine the shape of your eyebrows. They will use techniques like waxing and threading to help you achieve your best brows ever. They will be able to help get your brows fairly symmetrical too, which is quite difficult to do on your own.
Having nicely shaped eyebrows can make such a difference to someone’s face, why not learn how to be a brow expert by doing our brow shaping and tinting course?