There was a time where eyebrow was just eyebrows. Now, we put so much emphasize in eyebrows that it becomes one of the first things we notice on a person’s face. A few decades ago thin eyebrows were a thing and a few decades before that the drawn out eyebrows were in fashion. Back in the golden days, some women would shave their eyebrows and draw them every day or even get them tattooed. Now, there are two dominating eyebrow shapes are in style. The thick and natural and he perfectly shaped eyebrows.
Brows have been a precedent for beauty. Our brows frame the face and can help accentuate our facial features, but having the wrong eyebrows can do the complete opposite. If you’re an eyebrow enthusiast, you’ll know that not one eyebrow style fits everyone. Some people would look great with thick and natural eyebrows and some would look like they never heard or tweezers. Some people look great dark and defined brows while some looks like they’re trying out for the circus. We all have different facial features and bone structure. Knowing the ideal brows for you would be difficult, but we’ve created a guideline to help you find out what type of brows will be ideal for you.
The Best Brows for Your Face Shape
Round Face – People that have a round face tend to have less angles in the face. You want to create the illusion of angles or make the face appear less round, you can use arched and angular eyebrows to make the face appear more oval. Avoid thinning out your eyebrows, the thinner it gets the bigger your face will appear.
Long Face – Long faced people appear to have a long nose or chin. We want the face to appear smaller and remove unwanted arches, using an arch eyebrow on long faces will make it appear longer. Opting for eyebrows that are shaped straight will make the face appear shorter. If your nose tends to be thin and long, make sure that your eyebrows have more distance in the space between your forehead and nose. This will make your nose appear wider and shorter.
Heart-Shaped Face – People with heart shaped face will have pointed chins and high cheekbones. This face shape tends to appear soft and delicate. Combating it with eyebrows that are thick and angular will make it appear angry or irritated. The best eyebrow shape for this face shape is thin or medium eyebrows with round arches. This will help soften the sharpness of the chin.
Oval Face – People with oval faces are often lucky due to the versatility of their face shape. This face shape can handle any eyebrow shape and thickness. Ovals have the most proportional shape, there is no need to balance out anything. You can choose from any you shape and experiment.
Square Face – Balance it with a strong brow or soften it with curves. A thicker stronger color and shape balances a heavier jawline. A defined sharp peak at the top of the brow makes the brow appear stronger. Angled brows create this balance. Also consider the curved brow shape, suggested for diamond face shapes. The curves soften stronger features.
- * Your eyebrows can help define your eyes by framing it. Eyebrows that tend to be more angular fit dark eye makeup and soft, rounded ones are softer, making it a better match for neutral eyeshadows or simple eye makeup.
- * When picking the right eyebrow color, pick a color that is a shade or two lighter than your hair color. Eyebrow pencils will appear darker once applied on the skin and hair. If you color your hair there are now products you can use to temporarily color the eyebrows.
- * Taming thick eyebrows don’t need plucking. Lately, natural and thick eyebrows are in fashion. Some people are lucky to have thick yet manageable brows. For people that aren’t as lucky, there are makeup tips that can tame your brows without plucking. Use a clean mascara brush or eyebrow brush for your eyebrows. Brush the hair towards the direction of its growth. Brush until the hair flattens or have a better shape. When you attain your ideal shape. Take a clear mascara and brush it over the hairs to keep it in place. For stray hairs, take a small brush and apply concealers on top of the hair.
- * If you don’t have naturally thick brows, you can create the illusion of hair by applying eyebrow color in small strokes. Saturate the color from the ends of the eyebrow to the middle. Powder eyebrow makeup look more natural than cream or pencil type makeup.
Let’s admit it your eyebrows can ruin or accentuate your look, but with so many eyebrow styles out there how can you possibly choose? Now, that you have some of the basic ideas on how to style your brows; you are more equipped to shape them. If you’re afraid of plucking or threading your brows at home, you can always get it professionally done. Professionals will be able to help you find the right eyebrows for you. You can also ask them for maintenance and styling tips. After your eyebrow appointment, try to take a picture of your eyebrows and use this as a reference.