Eyebrows frame your entire face, and the wrong shape can have others questioning you’re most basic emotions. We’ve all witnessed eyebrow mishaps, and tragedies; whether we’ve been victims ourselves or observed the catastrophes of our friends and celebrities. With a brief Google search, you can avoid most of these terrible trends that others have fallen victim to – maybe you’ve even made some of these mistakes when you were younger? Unless we are taught what exact eyebrow shape works best for our faces, and features, we’re destined to go through trial and error. This ‘practice’ can often leave hairs sparse and over-tweezed. So, our guide can help you to discover and maintain the best brows for your face shape. No more golden arches!
Face Shape = Eyebrow Style
The first step to shaping your perfect brows is to isolate your face shape. Your brows will compliment your overall look, so making sure that they are in sync with your face shape is very important. Here is a list of all the face shapes and the eyebrows that are most complimentary.
Square– Your forehead, cheekbones, and jawline are all about the same width and your squared jawline is the most obvious feature of your face. When shaping your brows, you want a softer more feminine shape – try a rounder shape or a low-soft arch with medium thickness. Don’t shape anything too thick or thin as this won’t support and balance out your bold features.
Round– Your face is almost long as it is wide, and the widest point of your face is your jolly cheeks. There is no defined feature on your round face shape, so you want to add definition with the brows – angular brows, with high arches, are very flattering.
Long– Your forehead, cheekbones, and jawline are all about the same width and your face tapers to a narrow, oval chin. With a long face, we want to make it appear a touch shorter – so straighter brows, with minimal arch, is perfect. If your eyebrows have a natural arch there are no worries, just extend the tail past the outside corner of the eye.
Heart– A heart face shape is wider at the top, and gradually becomes narrow at the chin. The best brow shape for a heart-shaped face is rounded – a low arch-rounded brow that creates a natural look.
Oval– Your forehead is wider than your chin and you have prominent cheekbones and a narrow chin. The perfect eyebrow shape for you is a soft, angled eyebrow shape. This shape moves straight up and then gently curves round at the top and down.
Diamond– This is the least common of face shapes. Your forehead is somewhat short and your face is widest at the temples. A curved brow shape will both soften your look and make the widest portion of your face look, well, less wide.
How to Shape them Eyebrows?
Now that you have figured out your face shape and have a general idea of the brow shape that will be most flattering, we need to map out and remove unwanted hair. The most common methods are tweezing and threading. Tweezing is usually done in your own home, by your own skillful hand. Here are some tips:
Should I Consider Microblading?
If you have sparse brows, due to over tweezing in our youth, like so many of us, adding color to your brows may be the only way to achieve the look you’re going for. Filling your brows with shadow, pencil, or pomade is an everyday task and these products all dissolve when we wash our faces at night – they also take a quite a bit of practice to make your brows look flawless.
If time and artistic ability aren’t on your side, you may want to make an appointment and get a microblading consultation. What is microblading? Microblading, also known by a variety of names, such as embroidery, microstroking, feather touch and hair-like strokes is a form of semi-permanent makeup that provides a means to partially or fully camouflage missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments. Microblading requires touch-ups every 3-6 months (depending on you) because the pigment, over time, wears off and fades.
This procedure is accomplished in office or spa and requires a consultation, as there is minor pain and minimal downtime. You may experience redness, swelling, itchiness, and dryness as your skin heals but it might be worth considering now you know all the ways to create the perfect brows to frame your beautiful face.