Like haircuts, eyebrow shapes aren’t one-size-fits-all. Your perfect brows depend on the dimensions of your face, and by going for the right arches, you can take years off, accentuate your best features and wear less make-up elsewhere.
Once, most women would take their mascara as their desert island beauty product, but as the bold brow proves it’s beauty prowess, more of us are dropping lacquered lashes in exchange for defined and strong eyebrows.
By choosing the right brow-shape the entire eye area can be opened up and work to improve your face’s symmetry. The perfect brow for you can make you look fresh, rested and healthy.
Sound good to you? Then read on.
For starters, your unique face shape plays a role in determining which brow shapes will work best for you. We’ve broken down each face shape and how you can achieve your own golden arches.
A square jawline really defines the angularity of the rest of the face, so keep away from anything to angular in the brow department- it’s not needed! A Blink therapist will ensure that your brows are given a softly groomed shape that can bring out the temple area, defining cheekbones. Apply B Brow Powder to add depth to your arches and keep things natural. Or if you’re after a stronger finish our B Brow Pen can be used to build up a deeper colour brow.
TIP- If you’re fair, treat your eyebrows to a tint as well as a regular thread to save time and add immediate definition.
If your face is round you want to make sure your brows are angular at the outer corners to create a balance. Because rounder faces need a little help in creating definition to the bone structure, a strong arch can bring out cheekbones, pull out and widen the eye area.
TIP- If you’ve over-plucked and need to grow you eyebrows out before they’re threaded and re-shaped then use a brow-oil to encourage and quicken regrowth. Try B Nourishing Brow Oil which has rosemary oil to stimulate hair growth.
To balance out a long face which owns vertically stretched features, flat, straight-across brows and an extended brow-tail will really help to highlight and exaggerate horizontal features. By going for regular threading appointments, you can gradually change your eyebrow shape towards this if your brows aren’t naturally playing ball.
TIP- Be careful not to extend the eyebrow tail downwards, extend straight across otherwise your brows can appear droopy, and nobody wants a sad brow!
Delicately shaped faces, such as heart shaped need to be treated with care. Bold brows are a strong trend, but don’t over do it, Cara fans! Because of a petite jawline and emphasis on the upper portion of the face, it’s important to keep brows groomed and not TOO thick. Don’t get us wrong though, thin brows are never a good look in our books. Keep things controlled, but never too bushy. A tightly kept brow will serve balance to a more petite chin and jawline.
A classic, balanced brow is perfect for this well-proportioned face shape- lucky you! The the head of the brow needs to start at the bridge of your nose, which can be determined easily by vertically holding a pencil up to either side of your nose bone, whilst the arch of your eyebrows should be about two-thirds of the way out. Finish slightly the brow tail slightly longer than the outer corner of your eye for the perfect balance and tease brows into shape with a tamer to keep things groomed.
TIP- If you want to slim down or balance out a thick set or very slim nose, then try starting the brow further in or slightly further out from the start of your nose bone. Be careful not to over-do it though! Practice makes perfect!
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