March 05, 2012

How to have perfect eyebrows

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.

Over arched eyebrows or the so called ever surprised  look: Don’t go overboard with your arch, according to Rae Morris a straighter brow is more youthful and more sophisticated. An over arched brow creates a puffy eyelid and lots of saggy space above your eye that instantly ages you about ten years! So basically the less you arch your brows, the younger you'll look.

 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?

xxx Marina


  1. What a great posting - very helpful!

    Thank you <3.

    XOXO Britta

  2. Thanks for this post! It is great! Angelina has perfect eyebrows.
    Please have a look at my blog. Maybe we can follow

  3. Thanks for the tips, have always been hesitant to over-pluck and what the 'perfect' shape is but shall definitely be giving your tips a go! x

  4. Brows are always my weakness so I found this super helpful. Thank you!!

  5. thanks for this very informative post! i was just going to do my eyebrows this evening... =D

  6. Thank you for this :)
    I tend to keep my natural shape. I have overplucked in the past and made them to thin, so now I'm always careful not to do that.

  7. great post! I always have complications everytime I have to shape my browns! What a difficult work!!! Btw, love your blog, so original and useful;) xoxo

  8. very informative! very thin eyebrows can be as terrible as untrimmed ones

  9. WOW I love these - hate thin surprises eyebrows too. Mine are cool, but I did pluck them a tiny bit too much back in the day :O)

  10. nice post. I rather prepared a simple brow that feel much w/ confidence...

  11. This is really helpful, I'm always at a bit of a loss with what to do with my eyebrows! xxx

  12. the super thin eyebrows just look awful. Luckily my mom taught me how to pluck my eyebrows so I never over plucked them.

  13. I like thin and straight eyebrows :)

  14. my brows are a hot mess... but i'm hoping eventually I can reverse the damage I've done them... thanks for a great post, now I know what I should be working towards :)

  15. I sure hope my brows are as bad as some of the pics :( I have never had mine professionally shaped and probably should. Even when using the suggested tips, I still have a hard time getting the shape right. Thanks for the reminders!

  16. Great post, so helpfull! However my eyebrows seem to refuse growing for quite some time now, really frustrating. Hope they will eventually ;)

    X Denise

  17. Anonymous19:09

    When I was younger, I made my brows too thin and short! Thank goodness they've grown back to be normal. :) I would like them to be even thicker, so I could shape them to suit my face completely. But they're ok ^^

    Thank you for the comment, I've been away from the computer a while so took a bit to reply. :) Have a great day,

    - Indie by Heart

  18. OMG! I am so guilty of the 2nd picture above LOL. I once did it to myself until my friend finally told me to grow it and he will shave it with he right shape. (He's a gay hairdresser btw)

    I always try to work hard on my eyebrows. Lately I'm so engrossed with it.

    This post is helpful, I'd learn doing my brows like AJ :)

  19. Anonymous20:48

    Love this post, glad you followed me, otherwise I may never have found this gem of a post!! I'm scared my eyebrows are heading towards old Pammy's, so I might have to leave mine to go wild for a few weeks! haha


  20. Hi Marina, this post has great timing as I just started to re grow my brows. I'm guilty of the Pamela look...over plucked! I always used a pencil to fill in my brows and recently started using eyeshadow to shade them in love it! I dont know why it took me so long to do this. great post!


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