eyebrow shape

Until recently I never really understood all the fuss about eyebrows. I have friends who get them regularly waxed, know others who obsess over getting them to be just the right shape and my sister-in-law has even had them tattooed on!

And there I was never paying them much mind. Sure, I’d pluck the few strays I’d occasionally get beneath my brow bones, but that was about the extent of it. Then I was involved in a photo shoot where a professional makeup artist was on hand to give us a freshen up before the shoot. I had arrived fully made up – or so I thought – until she took one look at me and demanded I sit in her chair. What I learnt from that woman (who happened to also do Miranda Kerr’s makeup – just saying!) was life changing.

She explained that my eyebrows were too short and not the right shape which made my face look unbalanced and didn’t frame my eyes.  Well that’s just great,  I thought, but what can I do about it? She then pulled out her “brow kit” and miraculously made my brows thicker, better shaped and longer. They looked natural and yes, they made me look better.

eyebrow shape

Apparently as we age our eyebrows become sparse and this makes our face lose definition and we look older. If you keep your eyebrows fuller it definitely draws attention to your eyes and makes you look a little more youthful.

“Brows frame the face, add dimension and awaken your whole look. For the perfect pair, fill them in after priming and before anything else. You might find you don’t need much more make-up—just mascara, a hint of concealer and a little gloss and blush and you’re good to go. ” states Napoleon Perdis

Here are some tips to help make the most of yours;

Arch the Right Way: Lots of us pluck the arch of our brows into the wrong place and that works against us. To know where it should be, grab a pencil and hold it parallel to the outer edge of your iris. The point where the pencil hits your brow is where your arch should be.

Stopping Point: Your eyebrows should end at the same place where your brow bone does. If they’re shorter they’ll look oddly rectangular. Too long? You run the risk of looking droopy eyed which is not a good look!

Step Away from the Tweezers: Experts agree that over-plucking is a bad idea and recommend that you tweeze only once every three weeks! And, when you do pluck, pull out only one hair at a time.

Lighten Up!: A lot of women use eyebrow pencils in entirely the wrong shade – usually too dark. A good rule of thumb is that you want to go with a color that’s a shade or two lighter than the color of your hair. (Go with what your current hair color is, not what you were born with.)

Getting your eyebrows right is a small change that makes a huge difference!

Eye brow shape   Eyebrow Shape

Eyebrow Shape  Eyebrow Shape

Eyebrow Shape  Eyebrow Shape