Eyebrows add symmetry and frame your eyes and features. Don’t be afraid to work your eyebrows; they add symmetry to your face and help frame your eyes and features. Once you get the hang of doing eyebrows, you’ll love how much difference a great pair of brows can give your overall look.
Finding the perfect brow shape to suit your face takes time and practice. It is always a personal preference; some people might like thicker brows, while others might like them thin. I myself prefer thick eyebrows because they tend to add a youthful feel to my features.
However, that’s not to say that thin eyebrows are not appealing. They are, especially if you have perfected putting them on. With brows, what is most important is to groom them properly and fix them to your personal liking.
Round face. If your face is round, an arched eyebrow is recommended for a more oval look. The high arch will open your eyes and elongate your face. A slim brow will help thin out your face, so you need to experiment to find the thickness you are most comfortable with. Tweezing your eyebrows is your best bet for a precise and accurate shape, as you are able to remove hair strands individually.
Long face. Here, the goal is to make your face look shorter. Avoid overly arching your eyebrows, and work with horizontal or straight line
shaped brows, which will help open up your face sideways and make it look wider.
Oval face. They say this is the easiest shape to work with because any silhouette for your eyebrow will look good on you. Try a soft, angled arch on your brows. Experiment, because almost anything will look good on you!
Heart face. Soften your chin with a rounded, low-arched brow shape. Think Reese Witherspoon. Avoid a straight shape as we want to minimize sharp angles on your face.
Diamond face. This face shape is angular, and widest at the upper middle of your face. The goal is to soften your face with curved brows to make your cheekbones look narrower.
Square face. A square face is striking because of your strong jawline. Make sure to balance this with an angled brow shape; avoid high arches on your brows. Thicker, natural eyebrows look great, so try waxing or threading them so they can follow their natural shape.
Once you have your shape strategy in place, have the right tools to ensure that you are able to complete your task properly: a good pair of tweezers, an eyebrow liner, an eyebrow brush and an eyebrow trimmer/brush.
Start by grooming your brows properly. Clean the stray hairs under your brows with a tweezer, or visit a professional to have them spruced and tidied up.
Brush your eyebrows. Fill them with an eyebrow pencil/liner. A current celebrity favorite is K-Palette’s 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyebrow Liner. Its 24-hour staying power is fantastic.
The K-Palette comes in two ways: one end is eyebrow powder and the other end is a felt pen with an ultra fine tip for accuracy and precision. You fill your bald spots with the powder-ended side, then line with the liner in feathery strokes to accurately draw your eyebrows. Brush them again with an eyebrow brush for a natural look.
After lining your brows, finish them off with K-Palette’s Real Lasting Eyebrow Mascara. The application is easy because it comes with a brush that helps you apply the mascara as sparingly or as heavily as you want. The mascara is also long-lasting and guaranteed smudgeproof and waterproof.