In the latest craze of eyebrows, sexy, fierce brows are in! But despite the rising popularity, not all women know the fundamentals of brow-shaping. By learning to groom and shape your brows, you can achieve the look you want much more easily.
The first thing to understand is that different shapes look best with different face shapes. For example, while a broad, arching eyebrow looks good with all face shapes, a thin, straight eyebrow looks odd. It can take some time, but you’ll see the benefits as soon as you do.
The second thing to know is that eyebrow shape can tell a lot about your personality. For example, people with arching eyebrows tend to make snap decisions that aren’t based on logic. On the other hand, people with long eyebrows have extra strength and can deal with friends’ drama. Whatever you’re looking for, these traits will show up in your eyebrows. So, to make an excellent first impression, pay attention to your eyebrow shape!
This method is the easiest way to create hair-like strokes when shaping brows. Like in Browology Studio, the artist will use a super-fine disposable blade to create strokes that mimic the natural flow of eyebrow hair. The pigment is then placed into the hair-like channels, which ensure color retention. The final results will vary from person to person, as every skin tone is different. It will likely require two sessions to get the desired look and correct flaws.
The best technique for creating these hair-like strokes is to start at the base of the brow and draw a line upward in a gentle but precise fashion. For best results, the pencil should be held lightly and applied gently. Don’t press down too hard, or you’ll create blocky pigment.
The length of the eyebrow may vary depending on the shape of your face, but a general rule is that it should begin directly in line with the inside corners of your eyes. Then, feather them in 1/8 inch toward the center, reaching a peak about an eighth inch beyond the outer edge of the iris, the colored part of your eye. The arch should be thick at the inner part, tapering to become thinner at the outer points. Ideally, the length of the eyebrow from its inner edge to its arch should be the same as that from the end of the arch to the outer corners of the iris. This will open your eyes as well as your eyesight.
It is important to know where the end of your eyebrow shaping should be, as the brow’s shape will impact the overall symmetry of your face. Hold a brow brush diagonally in front of your face to figure this out. Place the lower edge of the brow brush on one nostril, the side closer to your ear. The opposite end of the brow brush should be lined up with the outer corner of your eye on the same side of your face. Once you have established the angle of your eyebrows, follow that direction until you reach the endpoint.
The length of the eyebrow should be the same as the distance from the arch to the endpoint. The goal is to create a balance in the shape and length of the eyebrows that will open up your eyes.