Ok ladies,if your eyebrows resemble to any of the first three pictures shown here, than we need to talk! Seriously! Ever since I have read The Makeup Guide and Express Makeup by Rae Morris, I was obsessed with finding my perfect brow shape. And trust me, the brow shape really matters and it can make a huge difference to your look. You can even reshape your face shape, make the nose appear smaller and the eyes less puffy. The most important thing to remember is to follow your natural shape as this is usually the perfect brow for your face shape.
The two most common eyebrows mistakes
Thin and rounded eyebrows:The rounded shape creates puffy and droopy lids. This is the number one brow shape to immediately add years to your face. There is too much space between lash-line & brows.So keep it straight to give the illusion of a thinner face.
This is a typical eyebrow shape that is usually thought in most beauty schools, which is not wrong, but if you want to make most of your looks, have a look below just to see how a perfect shape can make a difference.
This is the perfect brow shape according make-up artist Rae Morris. Eyebrow has an arch that cuts through the brow bone, narrows and straightens your nose and lifts your eyes. Also note that the arch isn't in the centre of the brow-it is very off centre, making the eye longer, sexier and with no "surprised" look!
Steps to follow for perfect brow shape:
1. Start directly up from the edge of your nose
If you want the illusion of a thinner nose, start your brow at your desired nose bridge width .The further apart your brows, the wider your nose looks.2. your brow should end in line with the corner of your nose and the outer corner of your eye
3. Your brow arch should be in line with the outer edge of your iris
The perfect colour for your eyebrows?
Blondes should go one or two shades darker to define their brows. Dark blondes can go to a light brown. Everyone else should match their natural colour.
Use an angled makeup brush to apply an eyeshadow that matches your hair colour to fill in and shape your brows.
Check also my YouTube video how to fill in your brows like a pro here:
If your brows are over plucked and you can’t remember your natural shape, then check back on your childhood or old school photos to find your natural brow shape. Let them grow out completely and find a an good makeup artist to reshape them. For more tips and tricks on perfect brows have a look at Rae Morris books, Makeup The Ultimate Guide and Express Makeup. I highly can recommend them both.
So tell me ladies, what do your brows look like? Do you pay any attention to your brow shape at all?