Eyebrows can instantly alter the appearance of your face; they frame and enhance your features. So, it's worth putting some effort into finding the shape that works for you. Even though styles change, sometimes you just need to discover what makes you look your best, so you can exude confidence!
1. Understand Your Face Shape
Different eyebrows suit different people based on the shape of their face. Understanding the structure of your face is the first step to enviable brows.
If your face is more rounded, try shaping your brows into a higher arch. It will draw attention to your stunning eyes and lengthen your face.
A long, straight brow flatters long faces since it balances out the shape and draws the attention vertically.
Heart Shaped Face
The trick for heart-shaped faces is to draw the attention away from your forehead. Subtle curvy or slightly rounded brows will compliment you.
Prominent brows will draw the attention straight to your eyes and balance out your jawline.
2. Grow Out Your Brows
To craft the perfect eyebrow shape, grow out your brows to witness their full potential. It might take a few weeks and you may feel a little strange if you're used to plucking them. Fuller brows have made a strong comeback in the last few years, especially with more natural grooming being at the forefront of many beauty conversations. Long gone are the days of pencil-thin brows and we're here for it!
3. Discover The Perfect Length
Once your brows are grown out, it's time to find your ideal length. Grab a pencil and hold it against the edge of your nose facing upwards, then make a mark. Rotate the pencil at an angle, line it up with the outer corner of your eye and make a mark. This is an age-old trick that will help you work out the length of your eyebrows according to the dimensions of your face. You can then proceed to grow out your brows to match your ideal length, or you can subtly fill them in to elongate them.
4. Don't Get Tweezer Happy
To create a certain shape that highlights your features you should also consider the maintenance, but you should first put down the tweezers! Overplucking can lead to sparsity and it can become harder to grow them back as time goes on. Try an eyebrow razor to get rid of outlying hairs or head to the salon for a consultation. Threading or waxing is often seen as a better long-term alternative to plucking. It's best done by a professional though!
5. Fill In Your Brows
If you want to fill out your brows in a natural way, start by finding a pencil that matches the colour of your brow hairs and ensures your eyebrows are clean and dry. Follow the shape of your brows and use gentle, light strokes, following the direction of your hairs. Our monthly subscribers can vouch for the occasional bellabox treat of great brow products.
No matter your face shape, filling your eyebrows can suit everyone, it's just a matter of ensuring they don't look too drawn in or perfect. If you are naturally blessed with full, thick brows, then you can just use a brow gel to keep unruly hairs at bay.
6. Brush Your Brows
Brush through your eyebrows with a spoolie once you're done. It's like a magic wand complete with soft bristles that enhances the natural appearance. Gently brush in the direction of your brow hairs.
Eyebrows can make such a huge difference to any woman's face, if you have never considered their shape it’s time to start. You will truly see the difference once you've taken the easy steps to flawless brows!
Sarah Pelham is the Beauty & Wellness Expert for Bookwell.com.au, an online platform for instant bookings for hair, nails, beauty & massage appointments. For nearly four years Sarah has worked closely with hundreds of salon owners within the beauty and wellness industries. She has her finger on the pulse of new trends in this growing market.